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Tanzania Portland optimistic on 2H turnaround

16 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement Company expects a recovery in second half net profit thanks to reduced production costs. In the first six months of the year, net profit fell by over one-third to TZS19bn (US$11.8m) due to unregulated imports,  power shortages and problems with its electric transformer, the HeidelbergCement group company had previously said. However, TPCC managing director, Pascal Lesoinne that problems with the electric transformer (which had cut the number of operational mills...

Ships transporting clinker collide at Chittagong port, Bangladesh

13 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Three ships carrying clinker collided at Chittagong Port in southern Bangladesh earlier this week, causing partial interruptions to supplies. However, local production has not been affected due to regular imports.   An official of the Chittagong Port told CemNet News that on 9 September 'Fortune Cloud', a Panama-flag bulk carrier (carrying 33,000t of clinker) arrived at Chittagong’s outer anchorage and came into contact with Bangladesh-registered bulk carrier 'Abdullah' , laden with 37,300t...

Tanzanian producers call for reinstatement of EACUP import duties

02 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Tanzania are calling for the government to reinstate the East African Custom Union Protocol (EACUP) 2005 to protect the industry against an influx of imports. The Guadian reported that during a half-day seminar chaired by the ministry of Transport (drawing key industry players, contractors and media representatives) local cement producers said their profits have been declining due to an influx of alleged substandard products. Pascal Lesoinne, East African Cement Pro...

Azerbaijan increases imports from Georgia

23 August 2013, Published under Cement News

In the 1H13 249,770t of cement valued at US$18.45m was exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan, according to Georgia's national statistics service, GruzStat. The share of this category in the total volume of Georgian exports to Azerbaijan in the 1H13 constituted 5.54 per cent. In comparison with the same period, the export of cement from Georgia increased by 28.48 per cent or by 53,700t.

Russian cement production in June reaches 7.1Mt

22 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Substantial rises in Russian cement production and consumption have been achieved in 1H13. SMPro analysts state that Russian cement producers achieved an output of 7.1Mt of cement in June, the highest monthly production in 2013. Meanwhile, cement consumption rose by 4.8 per cent compared to June 2012 and by 14.6 per cent with May to 7.5Mt. Russia's overall 1H13 production total was 29.9Mt, a 7.7 per cent YoY increase, while cement consumption is estimated at 31.5Mt for the same period, up ...

US shipments ahead in first five months

07 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in May 2013 were about 7.77Mt, up by nearly three per cent YoY, according to the latest statistics from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Shipments for the year were also up slightly to 29.7Mt, the data shows. The leading Portland cement-producing states in May were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan (in descending order). These five states accounted for around 43 per cent of total shipments d...

Algeria notes strong import growth in 1H13

06 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement imports into Algeria soared nearly 86 per cent to US$211.59m in the 1H13 when compared with the previous year’s US$113.78m, according to the country’s national statistics office, CNIS. In terms of volumes, a 93 per cent YoY rise was recorded, from 1.24Mt to 2.393Mt. The figures include clinkers, white and other Portland cements, alumina and hydraulic cements. The rise in imports has been attributed to a sharp increase in demand as key construction projects were launched. The s...

Cementos Lemona starts exports to UK

18 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Lemona has initiated exporting cement to the UK. The first shipment of 13,000t of cement will be delivered to Southern Cement, also owned by Lemona’s parent company, CRH. As part of an asset swap undertaken earlier this year, Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV) transferred its 99 per cent stake in Cementos Lemona SA to CRH. In addition to the Cementos Lemona assets, which has cement, ready-mix and aggregates operations in Bilbao, Spain, the deal included CPV’s Southern ...

US April shipments decline marginally

15 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in April 2013 were about 6.7Mt, slightly down from the same month of the previous year, latest data from the US Geological Survey shows. Shipments for the year through to April were 22Mt, essentially unchanged on an annual comparative basis. The leading Portland cement-producing states in April (in descending order) were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Pennsylvania and these shipped about 46 per cent of the t...

Cimpor starts exporting from Portugal to northern Brazil

15 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimpor has started its first exports to northern Brazil from Portugal, according to local press reports. The first shipment of 28,000t of cement has already reached the port of Manaus, northwestern Brazil, Valor Economico reported. Camargo Correa's subsidiary InterCement, which owns Cimpor, plans to import some 70,000t of Portuguese cement this year. Apart from Brazil, Cimpor seeks to expand its exports to Algeria, Togo and Paraguay amid the shrinking sales in the domestic market.