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China first-quarter 2013 exports rise

10 May 2013, Published under Cement News

China exported 2.85Mt of cement and cement clinker worth of US$160m in the first quarter of 2013, a YoY increase of 30.6 per cent and 20.8 per cent respectively, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Full year exports last year were expected to have reached 11.5Mt last year, up 8.5 per cent on the 10.6Mt in 2011. 

Pakistan nine-month exports volumes slip

30 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exported 6.22Mt of cement in the first nine months of FY12-13 earning US$421.12m, compared to 6.245Mt at US$342.95m in the same period of last year. This shows that exports fell by 0.39 per cent in terms of volume but were up by 22.79 per cent in terms of dollar value, according to data released by Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics. In terms of the Pakistan rupee, cement exports rose by 33.66 per cent to PKR40.46bn during the July-March FY2013 period. The average export p...

Vietnam first-quarter cement sales slip

19 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 9.48Mt of cement in the first quarter of this year, down slightly from 9.57Mt in the same period of last year, the Ministry of Construction (MoC) said. The decline was attributed to a stagnant real estate market, according to the MoC. The three-month figure accounted for 19.5 per cent of the country’s full-year target, the ministry said on its website late Wednesday. In the first quarter, the country exported 1.46Mt of cement and clinker, including 320,000t of clinker. ...

Russia: status and prospects

17 April 2013, Published under Cement News

The Russian cement industry is ranked in the world top 10 in terms of cement capacity. Amongst the BRIC nations, Russia is second only to China in terms of per capita cement consumption. In recent years, the industry has witnessed a real turning point with consumption continuing to climb and new capacity being installed. But what does the long-term future hold? By CMPro, Russia. A view of Moscow’s city centre. The capital has developed into modern and bustling city, as the many new...

Iranian full-year cement production rises 5.7%

15 April 2013, Published under Cement News

During the Iranian year ending 20 March 2013, the country produced 70.26Mt, which represented growth of 5.7 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year (66.44Mt). Clinker production, meanwhile, rose 4.54 per cent YoY to 70.44Mt from 67.38Mt in the same period of last year. During the year just ended, Abyek Cement Company was the biggest Iran’s cement player, with producing 3,192,454t of cement and 2,941,334t of clinker. Iran exported 1.364Mt of cement and clinker last...

Association warns of industry losses through exports, Vietnam

12 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Despite the Vietnamese government calling for the domestic industry to increase exports, the chairman of the Vietnam Building Association has called for local producers to cooperate in a fair pricing environment to prevent further losses. Last year producers were reported to have incurred a loss of US$80m as volumes were sold at below floor prices to undercut each other, said Mr Huynh, chairman of the association. According to him, local firms sold their products at US$40-45/t, incurring ...

Pakistan cement dispatches rise on increased exports

08 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan reported a rise in dispatches last month led by gains in export volumes but domestic sales were subdued. Latest data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association show cement dispatches reached 3.326Mt last month, of which 2.558Mt was consumed by the domestic market and 0.786Mt exported. Exports during March rose by 22.9 per cent YoY, and were up 15 per cent MoM compared to February 2013. However, the healthy gain in exports was accompanied by only marginal growth in...

Vietnam cancels nine proposed cement projects

08 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Nine proposed cement projects in Vietnam are to be cancelled by the government following calls by the Vietnam Building Materials Association to help bring cement capacity more in line with market trends. According to reports by Vietnam News Brief Service, the projects cancelled by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, include Ha Tien-Kien Giang, Truong Son- Ro Li, Hop Son, Ngoc Ha, Vinafuji Lao Cai, Thanh Truong, Son Duong, Quang Minh and Cao Bang. Each was reported to have a capacit...

Pakistan exports rise 24% YoY in value

25 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan has reported flat growth in export sales in terms of volume for the first eight months of fiscal 2012-13, but a strong advance has been reported in terms of value thanks to improvements in the price per tonne of cement. During the July 2012 – Feb 2013 period, Pakistan exported 5.59Mt of cement with a value of US$376.85m compared to 5.589Mt at US$303.71m in the same period of last year. This represents a growth in volumes of 0.03 per cent but a rise in dollar value of 24.08 per ce...

Vicem cement sales rise 30% in Jan-Feb

15 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem) has reported a rise in overall cement and clinker sales for the first two months of the year but export volumes declined. The country’s largest cement group sold 2.88Mt of cement and clinker in the first two months of the year, up by 30 per cent from a year earlier. Some 2.85Mt of cement and clinker was sold on the domestic market, a 44.5 per cent YoY rise, while 24,000t of cement was exported which was a decline of 36.8 per cent on the previous yea...