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Vietnam cement and clinker exports rise 36% in July

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam has exported an estimated 3Mt of cement and clinker with a value of US$117m in July, according to the country’s General Statistics Office. This represents a rise of 35.5 per cent in volume and 30.2 per cent in value when compared with July 2019. In the first seven months of 2020 total cement and clinker exports stood at 19.46Mt, up 9.4 per cent YoY. Their value fell 3.4 per cent YoY to US$732m.

Pakistan's cement export volumes rise

20 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) has released cement export data for the 12 months of July-June (2019-20). During this period, the quantity of cement exports increased but the dollar value fell, reflecting a weaker global market for cement and clinker in the aftermath of COVID-19. Pakistan's total exports (all commodities) decreased by 6.8 per cent during the FY19-20 to US$21.394bn against US$22.958bn in the corresponding period of last year, the PBS data revealed. Pakistan'...

Iran continues cement exports to Afghanistan

20 July 2020, Published under Cement News

A total of 54,000t of cement have been exported to Afghanistan from Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, since the start of the Iranian year on 20 March. The cement was transported by 2,056 trucks through the Milak border crossing, said Ayoub Kord, head of the Roads and Urban Development Organisation of Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Will Turkish cement exports come under pressure?

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

As the second-largest cement exporter after Vietnam, Turkey's cement industry has for many years exported its surplus around the world. However, analysts anticipate Turkish trade to contract due to COVID-19 as the pandemic affects trans-Atlantic exports to the US, as well as other countries where anti-dumping measures increase in response to local surpluses - most recently Georgia . However, this week's news indicates that Turkish cement exporters have found ways to boost their sales, at le...

Uzbekistan cement prices fall

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

At the last auction of the Uzbek National Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange on 29 June, the average weighted cost fell 4.9 per cent from UZS792,000/t (US$77.71/t) to UZS754,000/t, according to the UzEX press service.  Between January and June 2020, the average price of all cement brands on the exchange advanced 59 per cent from UZS499,000/t to UZS792,000/t as the construction season got underway in May. A reduction of volumes offered by sellers and a threefold increase in cement imports...

Turkish cement exports to France rise by 9% in 1H20

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In June 2020 the export of Turkish cement to France increased by 65.6 per cent YoY, representing a value of US$12.9m, according to the Turkish Ministry of Trade. Total cement exports from Turkey in June advanced 37.4 per cent to US$343.1m when compared with June 2019. January-June 2020 In January-June 2020 Turkish cement exports to France increased 8.9 per cent YoY to US$61.6m, reported Trend News Agency.

Uzbekistan to simplify cement imports

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Antimonopoly Committee of Uzbekistan intends to simplify the imports of cement. Domestic cement shortages , due to a pick-up in construction works and a fall in imports, have seen the cement price increase by 59 per cent, according to Esmerk CIS News. The Uzbek government has instructed the Antimonopoly Committee, the Uzstandart agency, the State Customs Committee, and the Uzpromstroymaterialy Association to develop a draft document to increase the supply of cement to the domestic mark...

DG Khan Cement wins export orders from the Philippines

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement Company Ltd has procured cement export orders from the Philippines. The order was confirmed by a Pakistan government adviser. "Congratulations to DG Khan Cement for making a breakthrough in winning orders for export of cement to the Philippines. This follows on their success in China," said Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood, in a tweet on Wednesday. "Once market reach extends, then market share will increase. Increasing geographical diversification i...

Cement exports from Bangladesh record a +12% fall in FY19-20

08 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$9.14m in the FY19-20 (July 2019-June 2020), compared to US$10.41m bagged in 12MFY18-19, a significant contraction of 12.2 per cent YoY. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, says data of Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). The export value for cement decreased by -13 per cent, underperforming when compared with the FY19-20 government target.The EPB had set a lower export target f...

Pakistan cement records a 2% uptick in dispatches in FY20

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry during the FY19-20 (July 2019-June 2020) recorded a rise of two per cent to 47.81Mt in total cement dispatches from 46.88Mt in FY18-19. All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) attributed this growth to the strengthening of higher export growth, which reached 19.8 per cent with exports surpassing the 7Mt mark after a long time. However, the domestic consumption contracted by almost one per cent during this fiscal year, the first such decline in the las...