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Pakistan cement dispatches total 39Mt in first 10 months of fiscal year

08 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement industry during the first 10 months of outgoing fiscal year July 2017-April 2018 dispatched 38.99Mt of cement compared to 33.880Mt during the same period last year. It posts a growth of 15.1 per cent YoY.   According to data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), out of this total, the mills of the northern region dispatched 28.9Mt cement for domestic consumption, up by 18.69 per cent over last year. The northern zone exported 2.674Mt of cem...

Tajikistan increases cement exports to Uzbekistan

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Tajikistan to Uzbekistan increased by 162,000t in the last year, Exports to Kyrgyzstan were up by 16,800t, but exports to Afghanistan fell by 10,600t (8.8 per cent) in 2017. The main producers of cement in the first quarter of 2018 were the Tajik-Chinese Chung Tsai Mohir Cement and Huaxin Guyar cement companies in Khatlon region. The cement plants of Tajikistan over the first three months (January-March 2018) produced 774,000t of cement, the Ministry of Industry and ...

Pakistan reaches record capacity utilisation in 9MFY18

05 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan reached its highest-ever capacity utlisation at 93.7 per cent during the 9MFY18 period, ended March 2018. In total, cement dispatches rose 14.7 per cent YoY to 34.75Mt, according to figures supplied by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Domestic dispatches in the northern region increased 19.3 per cent to 25.88Mt, while exports decreased 3.8 per cent to 2.43Mt. Similarly, domestic dispatches advanced 11.8 per cent to 5.43Mt in the south, whereas exports fell ...

Pakistan resumes clinker exports

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan has resumed exports of bulk clinker after a gap of over six years. This has been achieved by the start-up of Pakistan's International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL) at Port Qasim, devaluation of Pakistan’s currency by about 10 per cent and expansion in capacity as well overseas demand.   According to local media, bulk clinker exports will resume as one of the leading south-based cement manufacturers has received export orders from west African countries and Kenya. It is reported that At...

Philippine imports pass quality tests

30 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Philippine government has confirmed that all of the country’s cement imports have passed quality tests after the implementation of an administrative order by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). "In the review of implementation of the revised DTI Department Administrative Order 17-06:2017, governing the procedure in testing the standard compliance of all imported cement, we found 100 percent compliance where all shipments of imported cement passed the post shipment tests conduc...

Savannah Cement sees opportunity with African trade agreement

26 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement of Kenya has optimism of growing trade following the signing of the KES3trn (US$29.7m) African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Savannah Cement's CEO, Ronald Ndegwa, said that east Africa-based companies will soon start enjoying wider markets and opportunities. The AfCFTA signed last Tuesday in Kigali, Rwanda, seeks to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments. This will pave the way...

Egypt exports rise 79% in January

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s cement exports increased 79 per cent in January 2018 to reach US$7m, compared to US$4m in the year-ago period, according to a report from the country's Export Council for Building Materials. This follows a recent 194 per cent rise in cement exports to Yemen, which contributed US$1.3m in January. Exports to Kenya boomed, advancing 6630 per cent to US$1.9m from US$29,000. However, cement dispatches to Saudi Arabia declined 25 per cent YoY to US$891,000 from US$1.19m. Following t...

Investment minister explains cement price rises in Tanzania

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanzania's Trade and Investment minister Charles Mwijage has clarified the reasons behind the recent rise in building materials in the country. He explained that the local increase in cement prices was partly caused by a breakdown at the Dangote factory in Mtwara. Mr Mwijage added that the breakdown would be fixed within six to seven days. "Dangote is a game changer. They use the market penetration strategy. The approach is to manufacture more and distribute large quantities of cement coun...

Devki Group complains of substandard imports flood

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Devki Group's Chairperson, Narendra Raval, has spoken out against imported cement that is disrupting the Kenyan cement market and has criticised the Kenya Bureau of Statistics (KBS) and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) for not taking action to protect local producers. Narendra Raval said: "Those importing to Kenya are not monitored. Their cement is substandard and below the normal 50kg. This is killing the local industry."  Mr Raval questioned why the KBS and KAM is not ...

Cement exports from Bangladesh on the rise

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry earned export revenues of US$8.8m during the first eight months of FY17-18 (July 2017-February 2018), compared to US$5.93m earned in the year-ago corresponding months, reports the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). This equates to a 49 per cent increase in exports YoY with India the main destination for cement exports. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, but the country's export promotion bureau has appreciated the ...