German cement delivers rose in 2017, hitting almost 26.60 million t, a 4.1% rise on the previous year.
The Israeli Commissioner for Trade Levies has recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duties on cement imports from Turkey and Greece.
Pakistan’s cement dispatches to the local market continued their positive run in May and June, as the market could close on 50 million t this year.
US cement imports have now recorded year-on-year increases since May 2017, while domestic shipments bounced back in April after a weak March.
Arun Salvi, UltraTech, discusses the importance of supply chain optimisation within the cement industry.
The Making Concrete Change: Innovation in Low-carbon Cement and Concrete report argues that although the sector has made some progress reducing its emissions, any progress made has been more than matched by increasing demand.
With the global trade back in the headlines, World Cement Editor, Jonathan Rowland, considers what impact the imposition of tariffs could have on the cement industry.