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Pakistan: cement dispatches rise 10.6% YoY in year to May 2016

08 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Pakistan totalled 35.5Mt in the period July 2015 to May 2016, up 10.55 per cent on the corresponding period of last fiscal year, the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has announced. The APCMA reports that the growth in consumption is solely due to higher domestic demand. Overall domestic dispatches from plants in northern Pakistan increased by 16.6 per cent to 24.7Mt. Dispatches from southern plants rose more quickly – by 23.7 per cent – but volume...

Pakistan: new federal budget to increase cement demand

02 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s new federal budget, set to be announced in the next few weeks, looks set to provide a fillip for the country’s cement producers by boosting demand. Through the federal and provincial Public Sector Development Programmes (PSDPs) the government has allocated PKR1675bn (US$16bn) for infrastructure projects, including roads and dams. However, the budget might also change the way in which Federal Excise Duty is applied to cement. Currently the tax is levied at five per cent of retai...

Nigeria: Dangote majority contributor to solid mineral revenues

26 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has revealed that Dangote paid NGN15.9bn (US$80m) in taxes on solid minerals in 2013, more than the rest of the industry combined, Vanguard reports. The NEITI report showed that in 2013 the government of Nigeria received revenues of NGN33.86bn (US$170m) in taxes on solid minerals, to which Dangote paid 53 per cent. In all, five cement companies – Dangote, CCNN, Ashaka, Unicem and WAPCO (the last three all owned by LafargeHo...

Aalborg welcomes decision to phase out NOx tax

08 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Following Denmark's Budget 2016 announcement, domestic cement producer Aalborg Portland has “warmly” welcomed the government's decision to phase out the NOx tax from 1 July 2016. “It is indeed very good news and a very positive message for us as energy-intensive business that the Government proposes a removal of a Danish special fee which none of our competitors are subject to. It is a strong signal that the Government has confidence in the investment climate in the energy-intensive produc...

Chile: Cemento Polpaico to pay US$14.6m in back-taxes

03 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemento Polpaico reported that the Chilean tax office (SII) has ordered the cement producer to pay U$14.6m in back-taxes for the years 2012 and 2013. Liquidations have led to US$7.2m outstanding with the country’s revenue authorities, with adjustments, interest and fines by SII increasing the amount payable to US$14.6m. Polpaico indicated that it believes the adjustments are unfounded and incorrect and is expected to complain to the relevant tax authorities.

India: CMA calls for lower tax on cement

24 December 2014, Published under Cement News

India’s Cement Manufacturers Association has urged the government to lower the overall tax on cement by 20-25 per cent. In a pre-Budget representation, the industry body said despite being a core industry, overall taxes hover around 60 per cent, comparable with luxury goods while other key industries such as coal and steel are subject to considerably lower tax rates. Excise duty is levied at 12 per cent apart from an additional INR120/t, while duty on other core items is around five per c...