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Cement and clinker FOB prices in the Mediterranean Basin, the Persian Gulf, and East Africa continued to increase month-on-month in September, boosted by increasing exports across key cement markets, according to CW Research's Cement and Clinker Price Assessment for Med Basin and Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea & East Africa.

CW price index for slag in the third quarter of 2021 is estimated to decline almost 2 percent when compared to the second quarter, according to the 3Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

After several months of declines, in August 2021, FOB prices of gray cement strengthened in the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea increasing by almost 1 percent month-on-month, according to CW Research's Cement and Clinker Price Assessment for Med Basin and Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea & East Africa.

Gray cement ex-works prices on a yearly basis are estimated to range from a decrease of more than 7 percent in the Asia Pacific region to an increase of 14 percent in China, according to the 3Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

CW price index for gray cement exports is estimated to remain relatively stable in the third quarter of 3Q2021, decreasing by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter and by 0.2 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year, according to the 3Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

The investment bill should show its beneficial impact from late 2022 to into 2023, if passed in 2021, affecting a long downstream supply chain, renovating an aging public works system, and increasing productivity

FOB prices in the Mediterranean Basin region for gray cement continued their upward trend as key markets in the region reported rising export statistics, according to CW Research's Cement and Clinker Price Assessment for Med Basin and Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea & East Africa.

Cement demand in Latin America remained bullish in the first half of the year, according to CW Research’s Cement Country Market Data.

The median global slag prices in the second quarter of 2021 are estimated to have declined by over 7 percent quarter-on-quarter, following the trend in prices since the first quarter of the year, according to the 2Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

Gray cement ex-works prices are estimated to witness an increase of more than 10 percent in Western Europe in the second quarter of 2021, on an annual basis, while declining by almost 9 percent in the Asia Pacific region, according to the 2Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

FOB prices in the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea for gray cement continued to decrease in June, down by more than 1 percent month-on-month, while clinker export prices declined almost 2 percent, as Saudi exports weaken, according to CW Research's Cement and Clinker Price Assessment for Med Basin and Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea & East Africa.

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