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Semen Indonesia lowers prices amid increased competition, weaker demand

26 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia, the country's largest cement producer, has reduced cement selling prices by around 10 per cent this year and is looking to increase exports against a backdrop of heightened competition in a weaker demand environment. Following a presidential instruction in January this year calling on state-owned cement producers to lower their prices by IDR3000/bag, Semen Indonesia has so far adjusted its prices by around 10 per cent this year, the Jakarta Post reports. Cement prices had...

CCCL secures highway stabilisation contract, Jamaica

17 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) has secured a deal to supply cement for use in stabilisation of a 46km stretch of the north-south leg of Highway 2000, which is currently under construction. The local cement manufacturer is also to supply projects that will see 640 hotel rooms being built by BahÌa PrÌncipe and 460 rooms for student accommodations being constructed at the University of the West Indies. "We are now on a path to improve profitability on a sustainable basis," recently appoi...

Dalmia Cement increases exports to Sri Lanka

16 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement is increasing its exports to Sri Lanka through channel partner Smart Dragon Lanka Pvt Ltd, the company said in a statement. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd currently supplies cement to the Sri Lankan market from their plant located in Dalmiapuram, Trichy District (Tamil Nadu). The plant has 21 silos, making it convenient to store all varieties of cement adequately, the company notes. R Sanjay, Assistant Executive Director, Institutional Sales - Dalmia Cement, commented: ...

Indonesian monthly consumption declines by 7.9%

15 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Indonesian consumption remained weak in May, declining by nearly eight per cent, latest data from the Indonesia Cement Association shows. Cement demand fell by 7.9 per cent in May 2015 to 4.78Mt. Consumption during the month was down in all areas, with Kalimantan seeing the largest regional drop (-24.3 per cent) followed by Maluk & Irian Jaya (-16.2 per cent) and Sulawesi. On the main island of Java, demand fell by 8.7 per cent, with the biggest declines in Jakara (-14.5 per cent), Banten...

VNCA expects 4% rise in 2015 sales

15 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Ministry of Construction expects a four per cent YoY rise in cement and clinker sales in 2015 to 74Mt, comprising 53Mt of domestic sales and exports of 20Mt. Latest figures released by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA) show that in the four months leading up to May domestic cement sales jumped three per cent YoY to 15.89Mt. For the month of April alone the VNCA statistics indicate that sales of cement surged 113 per cent YoY to 5.45Mt, but were down 28 per cent Y...

Vietnamese producer targets new export markets

04 June 2015, Published under Cement News

La Hien Cement JSC, a subsidiary of the Vietnam National Coal Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin),  is seeking new export markets in Asia and Africa, an executive of the company said. According to Nguyen Van Dung, Director of the La Hien JSC, the company will seek new markets while securing its traditional markets including Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan and Lang Son provinces, the Vietnam News Agency reported. The company aims to ship its clinker to Bangladesh, the Philippines and a number of natio...

Argentinian cement deliveries up 8.3% YoY in May

03 June 2015, Published under Cement News

In May 2015 Argentina’s cement plants shipped 1,001,540t of cement (including exports), representing a five per cent drop compared to last April, but up 7.8 per cent YoY, according to the Argentinian cement producers' association, AFCP. The domestic market expanded by 8.3 per cent YoY as 996,149t were delivered within the country’s borders. When compared with the previous month, a 4.7 per cent fall was noted.

Pakistan to contest ITAC ruling

02 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The government of Pakistan is to challenge South Africa’s recent decision to impose duties on imported cement from the country.  “We are analysing the detailed report of International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) to determine our course of action,” an official of the Pakistan National Tariff Commission (NTC) told Dawn media (Pakistan) on Friday. Last month, ITAC imposed provisional anti-dumping duties ranging from 14.29 per cent to 77.15 per cent on Portla...

Domestic demand buoys Pakistan dispatches in first 10 months

01 June 2015, Published under Cement News

A total of 29Mt of cement was dispatched during the first 10 months (July 2014 - April 2015) of the current Pakistan versus 28Mta in the same period of last year due to a rise in domestic demand, the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) said. Total dispatches in April 2015 were 3.29Mt compared to 3.21Mt during the same month last year, up by 2.62 per cent. Monthly domestic dispatches increased by 4.57 per cent to 2.65Mt. Meanwhile, exports fell by 4.72 per cent to 0.64Mt ...

Pakistan cement exports see monthly gains

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement exports during April 2015 showed sequential gains but declined over the first 10 months of the current fiscal on an annual comparative basis, with shipments to its main market of Afghanistan down by almost a quarter. In April 2015, Pakistan exported 614,732t of cement on revenues of US$33.36m, up by 40.02 and 33.51 per cent, respectively compared to the previous month.  However, on an annual basis, export volumes were down by 14.9 per cent while the value in dollar ter...