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Ukraine's ICIT to initiate anti-dumping investigations

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

On 4 July 2018, Ukraine's Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) announced the initiation of two anti-dumping investigations into imports of steel and cement. The products being looked at by the investigations include cement originating from Russia, Belarus and Moldova. Both investigations are the latest in a series of Ukraine's probes into and measures against Russian and Belarus exports, but this is the first time when Ukraine called products from Moldova into questio...

Argentine domestic dispatches down 4% YoY in June

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted by 3.5 per cent to 970,978t in June 2018 from 1.007Mt in June 2017, according to the latest data from AFCP, the country’s cement association. Output from the country’s cement plants slipped 2.8 per cent to 973,743t from 1.002Mt in June 2017. Of this total, 968,676t was delivered to domestic customers, down three per cent when compared with 998,478t in June 2017. However, exports were up 35.7 per cent to 5067t in June. In June 2017 the country’s ceme...

Botswana to restrict cement imports

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Botswana Government will restrict cement imports from September 2018. According to the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Bogolo Kenewendo, the step is part of the process aimed at stimulating economic activity and job creation.  "The proposed restrictions would be done through the issuance of import permit after the importer has submitted evidence that indeed they have satisfied the 70 per cent requirement," Mr Kenewendo said.

Uruguayan producers sees 18% rise in sales

25 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in the 1Q18 in Uruguay totalled 219,000t, representing an increase of 18 per cent YoY. Of this total, 74 per cent were sold in the domestic market while some 26 per cent were exported, according to the Chamber of Industry (CIU). The rise represents the fourth-consecutive quarterly increase in total cement sales following a market contraction that lasted from 2013 to 2017. “Cement sales in Uruguay have a high orientation to the domestic market and in general term...

Peru’s consumption stable in May

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market remained largely stable in May with consumption edging up by 0.6 per cent YoY to 0.778Mt and by 2.5 per cent from 0.759Mt the previous month, according to the latest data by Asocem, the country’s cement association. Peru’s cement production rose 3.4 per cent YoY and four per cent MoM to 0.807Mt in April. Clinker production fell 15.1 per cent to 0.636Mt when compared with April 2018, when output volumes stood at 0.749Mt. However, when compared with May 2017, clinker out...

Mozambique customs service seizes 1440t of cement at border

14 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mozambican customs service has defended the seizure on 2 June of 28,800 sacks of cement (1440t) imported from South Africa, despite the insistence by the importing company, Kawena, that such imports are exempt from customs duty. The press attaché of the National Customs Directorate, Fernando Tinga, said that the seizure of the imported cement was because Kawena did not present the legally-required documentation at the time. The train hauling the wagons loaded with cement entered Mozambi...

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments down 1% in March 2018

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to to 7.42Mt in March 2018 when compared to March 2017, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). In March 2017 total shipments reached 7.49Mt. The largest state markets were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania, in descending order, which accounted of around 46 per cent of domestic demand. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order...

Maintaining a strong position

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Following a major overhaul at its plant in Salalah, Oman, Raysut Cement is in good shape to further expand its business internationally. ICR speaks with Joey Ghose, the company’s CEO, about Raysut’s recent capital investments and its plans to gain additional market share both at home and abroad. Joey Ghose, CEO of Raysut Cement Co, Oman ICR: When was Raysut Cement Co established and what is the extent of the company’s activities in Oman today? Joey Ghose (JG): Raysut Cement ...

Argentina’s market demand falls 4% YoY in May

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption decreased by 4.4 per cent to 924,979t in May 2018, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. When compared with the previous month, demand contracted by 3.5 per cent from 958,184t in April. Of this total, the domestic industry supplied 924,425t, three per cent less MoM, while imports fell from 5160t in April to 554t as Argentina’s producers recovered market share. Compared with May 2017, Argentina’s producers saw their domestic sales ease by 3.9 per...

Ugandan government calls off plans for imports

30 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Uganda's government has back-tracked on initial plans to call in cement imports because local manufacturers have stablised prices. Yesterday, the Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Ministry Public Relations Officer, Khadijah Nakakande, said that cement prices had fallen and that government would no longer invite external players to import cement. "The cement prices have gone down and we understand a bag is now at UGX32,000 (US$8.50) around where it was before the crisis. There will be no...