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Vicem cement and clinker sales up 4.5%, Vietnam

16 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) sold 14.44Mt of cement and clinker in the first nine months of this year, up 4.5 per cent from a year earlier. Of this total, 13.73Mt were sold in the domestic market, representing a rise of six per cent YoY, while 717,000t were exported, which was a fall of 18 per cent on year, the corporation said on its website. Vicem produced 10.97Mt of clinker in the first nine months of this year, up two per cent YoY. The corporation’s cement production,...

Iran exports hit 6.8Mt in six months

15 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran exported over 6.8Mt of cement and clinker during the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20. Exports grew by 26.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. Exports of cement and clinker amounted to 1.21Mt in the sixth calendar month of Shahrivar, which ended on 21 September. Iran plans to produce 75Mt of cement by the end of the current year, the deputy industry minister, Vajihollah Jafari told the ISNA News Agency on September 14. ...

Pakistan cement market progress

15 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Latest statistics on the Pakistan cement sector show that the country will have ended the first quarter of FY12-13 (July-September 2012) ahead of the same period as last year as September sales gather pace on the back of increased real estate activity and higher government infrastructure spending. Improving prices and government incentives are likely to further spur industry profitability but declining exports remain a concern.   Preliminary estimates for September 2012 dispatches show tota...

Caribbean Cement looks to Venezuela contract to revive sales

05 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) is hoping a new supply agreement with Venezuela will revive sales but fears elections will impede the deal, according to reports in the Jamaican Gleaner. The cement supply deal is being negotiated under the crude for commodities component of the PetroCaribe agreement between Jamaica and Venezuela, which allows for part-payment of oil with goods. In June, Caribbean Cement's chairman Brian Young disclosed to shareholders that the Kingston plant hoped to beg...

New Uruguay joint venture plant investment

04 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Three cement companies are planning to invest in a new joint venture cement plant in eastern Uruguay’s Treinta y Tres department to tap export potential in neighbouring Brazil, according to local press reports. State oil and cement company ANCAP, along with Spanish cement producer Cementos Molins and Brazil’s Votorantim have filed an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a new 750,000tpa. Total costs are estimated at US$160m, with Cementos Molins contributing 60 per cent and ANCAP and...

Nigeria eliminates need for imports in first nine months

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CMAN) has stated that Nigeria has not imported cement since the beginning of the year, thus helping the Federal Government’s aim of making the country self-sufficient in cement. Speaking at a forum in Calabar, Cross River State, at the weekend, president of CMAN, Joseph Makoju, lauded the Federal Government for policies that have prevented the need for cement imports, thereby, protecting local industries. “For the first time in Nigeria’s h...

Pakistan cement export volumes fall 20.8% YoY

01 October 2012, Published under Cement News

During the first two months during FY12-13, Pakistan exported 1.154Mt of cement and earned US$91.356m compared to 1.457Mt at US$75.891m in corresponding period last year. This shows that cement export fell by 20.79 per cent in terms of quantity but rose by 20.38 per cent in terms of value in dollar over corresponding period last year respectively, according to data released by Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics. However, in terms of Pakistani currency, exports rose 31.69 per cent du...

Exports drive Akmenes’ growth, Lithuania

28 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Lithuania’s sole cement producer Akmenes Cementas is operating at almost full capacity as it benefits from its strategy to increase exports, business daily Verslo Zinios reported "Today we rely on exports for growth," it quoted Akmenes Cementas CEO Arturas Zaremba as saying. The company this year is targeting at least a 10 per cent increase in annual sales and a rise of around 15 per cent in revenues thanks to growing exports. Akmenes Cementas expects that its LTLT350m (EUR 101.4m) mode...

Pakistan exports see 20.4% YoY rise

21 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports during the first two months of the current financial year posted growth of 20.38 per cent compared to the same period of last year.   According to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), 1,154,554t of cement worth US$91.356m was exported during the July to August 2012 period against 1,457,677t worth US$ 75.891m in same period of last year.   Cement export from the country recorded 11.8 percent during the month of August compared to exports in the previous mont...

Inchini Cement seeks export permit, Ethiopia

19 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia-based producer Inchini Bedrock Cement factory is seeking approval to export cement volumes to neighbouring countries as domestic demand has declined, forcing the factory to operate at 52 per cent capacity utilisation. The Addis Fortune reported that the company is seeking an export permit and is in negotiations with three regional customers, citing Inchini’s operations manager, Daniel Ganyi. According to the report, the management at the local cement factory have concerns on the ...