Overview of global cement price 2012

Overview of cement price in the world 2012

Several days ago, I posted that the global cement output is decreasing in the first half of 2012. So how about the price trend of cement worldwide? Is it increasing or not?

Information from different sources shows the prices of cement varies worldwide. For instance, prices of cement in South Africa had been retailing at US $186-230/ton in March of 2012. Due to an acute shortage of cement in Ghana, cement price has rapidly risen over the latest 12 months by 25% in the capital Accra and by up to 35% in rural areas.

Compared with the expensive price in Africa, cement price in Asia except China is more or less similar to that of United States. e.g. the price in Pakistan is US $96/ton, while it is US$101/ton in US.

In the biggest construction market China, cement price has been decreasing in the first two quarters of 2012, now varying at US $55/ton and still much cheaper than that in other places.

The price above is for Portland cement, and conversion of US dollar from local currencies is based on the rates at time of publication.

There is a possibility that cement price will increase soon because of increased public sector spending in the coming fiscal year that normally starts on 1 July 2012, in the meanwhile, the shrank production of cement in 2012 may account for the risen price in the coming months as well.

6 replies on “Overview of global cement price 2012”

Dear all
thanks for your useful articles, which looks a bit too technical for me, since I’m more interested by the commercial side of the business, I’m seeking for a reliable market report of FOB cement (Portland 42.5) prices world wide, is there any publication, web site for same ???
Thanks in advance , bst rgds ,Chris

Sorry, I do not focus on Marketing of cement, so I do not have this kind of exact info. You may refer to, seems they offer info on this issue. Good luck.

The price here does not include the shipping fee. If you sell it to Africa, you have to consider about it. On the other hand, I guess each government has strategy on export cement, since producing cement is such a energy intensive and CO2 emission industry.

Interested in importing large quantity of grey Portland cement.Could you advise me the best possible price available.

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