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Bangladesh cement producers seek new export markets

28 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh cement producers are searching for new exports markets in a bid to extend their current reach and increase utilisation levels. Our cement export is fully dependent on north-eastern states of India, and now we are searching new destinations", Additional Managing Director of Crown Cement Alamgir Kabir told the Financial Express. “We have invited a number of new buyers to visit Bangladeshi cement industries and received a good response from the new destinations," he added. Current...

Lafarge Malayan Cement to finalise expansion plans by August

27 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malayan Cement is expected to finalise plans for a new expansion project by the end of August this year, according to the company's chief executive Bradley Mulroney. "We are very close to finalising the option we want to adopt for our next phase in terms of expansion," Mr Mulroney told reporters, adding that a decision is likely to be made at the company's board meeting in August. Mr Mulroney expressed confidence in the growth potential for Malaysia's cement demand which will b...

Vietnam cement sales down 1.7 per cent in first four months

23 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement sales in the first four months of 2013 fell 1.7 per cent YoY to 14.45Mt, the Ministry of Construction (MoC) has said. Sales in the first four months represent 29.8 per cent of the full-year target, the MoC added. Cement production during the period was 15.53Mt (meeting 27.7 per cent of the full-year target). In April alone, cement sales reached 4.87Mt while production was 4.99Mt. A total of US$21.6m on cement imports between January-April, down by 22.3 per cent YoY. Meanw...

Iraq can grow with security

23 May 2013, Published under Cement News

With considerable growth potential in the Iraqi cement market, the government is not only keen to rehabilitate the old plants but also aims to encourage new investors to enter the country. However, the task is a difficult one because of the continued political instability, the prospects for further unrest and inadequate energy supplies. Iraq’s cement industry has potential to grow, but it is restricted by political uncertainty and a lack of energy provision Iraq is a nation that...

Vietnam calls on producers to report on export activities

22 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction is urging cement producers to report on their export activities and cooperate fairly to prevent further losses. According to reports by Vietnam NewsBrief service, the move follows a request by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for the government ministries of Construction, Industry and Trade as well as the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA) to boost the value of clinker and cement exports. Local cement producers are now being called upon to report on ceme...

Peruvian dispatches see double-digit gains

21 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Total cement dispatches by members of Peruvian cement association Asocem reached 3,345,226t in the first four months of this year, rising 12.42 per cent YoY. Domestic dispatches during the period amounted to 3,276,329t , showing a rise of 13.25 per cent on the same period of last year. ??Cement exports, meanwhile, were 68,897t (+41.69 per cent YoY). Production over the four months was 3,344,008t, up 13.15 per cent YoY. In April alone, total dispatches were 868,649t , of which domestic...

Titan recovers in the USA

15 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Titan's first-quarter turnover showed a 7.8 per cent improvement to €243m while the EBITDA fell by 29.4 per cent, in line with the 29.3 per cent reduction seen this time last year, to €24.3m. The pre-tax loss rose by 33.5 per cent to €23.5m and the net attributable loss rose by 39.7 per cent to €27.1m. Net debt at the end of March, however, declined by 20.1 per cent to €630m, giving a gearing level of 41.6 per cent, compared with 48.6 per cent a year earlier. Group cement shipments ro...

Cemex Lloseta exported 40% of output to Maghreb

15 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s Lloseta cement works in Mallorca, Spain, exported 40 per cent of its output to Maghreb countries last year. The rise in exports proves a turning point for the plant which was on the verge of closure one year ago as the Spanish construction sector faces one of the worst recessions in known history. The opening up of new national and foreign markets has, however, enabled the continued operation of the cement facility. This year, Cemex plans to export 40 per cent of its Lloseta ...

Iranian cement output down in first month of year, exports rise

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement industry produced 4,940,597t of cement and 6,277,978t of clinker in the first month of the Iranian calendar, known as Farvardin (20 March - 20 April 2013), according to local sources. However, cement production was down1.5 per cent on the 5,013,282t produced in the previous Farvardin, but clinker production rose 1.7 per cent from 6,174,705t in the same month of last year. Abyek Cement was the biggest producer with an output of 197,770t of cement and 209,306t of clinke...

Argentine April dispatches and consumption advance

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Local cement producers in Argentina have reported a rise in dispatches (local and exports) for April 2013 whilst consumption on the local market has also demonstrated healthy gains, latest figures from the country's cement association, AFCP, show. In April 2013, Argentine Portland cement factories dispatched 975,081t of cement, including exports, representing an increase of 3.9 per cent compared to the previous month. Of the April 2013 total, 946,202t were destined for the local market...