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Saudi Arabia: 35,000t of imported cement shipments

27 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Saudi Port Authority (SPA) says cement shipments have been coming since the start of implementing the decrees of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to import 10Mt of cement to cover local demand. About 350,000t of cement have reached from the UAE and Egypt through various Saudi ports. "Shipments have come through Dammam, Jeddah and Jazan ports, some through Yanbu, and some others are scheduled to arrive through Jubail and Dammam ports," said Musaid Al-Darees, press spokesman...

China’s transition underway

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

The speed of China’s cement industry restructuring was always going to be a drawn-out affair. The scale of the market and ambitious modernisation plans of a government intent on reshaping the industry in a relatively short space of time have presented challenges, but there is no turning back and reform is well underway as the country’s legendary cement market matures. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the China International Cement Conference, 24-26 April 2013, Beijing Exhi...

Iran reports strong export gains in first 11 months

21 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementitious exports from Iran have risen by 35 per cent in value terms during the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar (beginning 20 March 2012), to reach a total of US$822m. Exports totaled 10.4Mt, a rise of 27 per cent YoY, according to reports by Trend News Agency. Export destinations include some 24 countries including Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Iran’s cement output is expected to reach 75Mta by the end of the current Iranian year, with plans to lift this volum...

Egypt considers levy on cement exports

07 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade Eng Hatem Saleh has said that the ministry is considering imposing a levy on cement exports as a result of increases in cement prices on the local market. In a statement released last Thursday by Egypt’s State Information Service, the Minister said that cement prices in the local market have increased from EGP420/t to EGP700/t, while there is a significant deficit in cement supply in the market which is also leading to increased prices. T...

Liberia: implications of rice, cement tariff reduction

10 January 2013, Published under Cement News

On 4th January  2013, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president, issued executive orders Nos 45 and 46 with immediate effect suspending tariffs on rice and cement. The intention is to ensure a simultaneous reduction in the market price of rice and cement. In the interest of national reconstruction and development the government decided to re-instituting the suspension of the protective tariff on cement by wavering the US$2 protective tariff. It also aims at encouraging the establishment of local in...

The battle for Michigan & Ohio

05 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The US states of Michigan and Ohio are textbook examples of the country’s struggle to adapt to globalisation and rapid economic development of countries such as China and the BRICs. As jobs in manufacturing went abroad and people moved away from the area, construction activity declined and cement consumption followed. However, more recent figures are providing some hope looking forward. Rob Roy, ROI Economic Consulting, provides a market outlook. Michigan and Ohio are expected to note...

Cosmos ships 36,000t of clinker to Brazil

25 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimpor-owned Cosmos Cement will be shipping 36,000t of clinker from its Spanish Toral de los Vados works to the Brazilian town of Recife. The shipment, which started loading on Monday is the first of the new Langosteira terminal.

Indian cement importers meet Pakistan exporters

22 February 2012, Published under Cement News

An Indian trade delegation of over 120 business people, government officials and members of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) including cement importers visited Pakistan last week to make head way on Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India and further enhance bilateral trade relations between the two countries. The Indian delegation was led by Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. On the sidelines of visits, a group of Indian ce...