Cement News tagged: International

Pakistan is entering a new cement capacity expansion phase

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In a cement conference, conducted by AKD Securities Ltd CEO, Muhammad Farid Alam, on 15 September 2021, Pakistan's cement industry producers confirmed that the country has entered another expansion phase. The total installed capacity of the cement industry in Pakistan is currently at 69Mta, and a further 18Mta of capacity is in the pipeline. This will take total production capacity to 87Mta b...

Clinker shortage result in surge in Mozambique prices

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Due to a shortage in clinker supply, prices of cement in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, have surged. Retail prices of cement are now priced at MZM700-800/50kg, up from MZM500-520/bag. The lack of clinker is caused by challenges in maritime navigation, which has impacted clinker imports in Cabo Delgado and northern Mozambique, according to Club of Mozambique. The clinker shortage has led to the ...

Vietnam exports up, domestic market contracts

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement producers sold 8.09Mt of cement in August 2021, representing an eight per cent drop YoY as the COVID-19 pandemic suspended construction projects, according to the latest data from the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction. Of this total 4.97Mt were sold in the domestic market while 3.12Mt were exported. In the January-August 2021 period total sales edged up four per cent to 70...

Uruguayan cement producers see 8% increase in June dispatches

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Uruguay increased their total deliveries by 8.3 per cent YoY to 60,950t in June 2021 from 55,930t in June 2020, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland del Uruguay (AFCPU). Of the total, domestic sales were up by 6.8 per cent to 56,199t in June 2021 from 52,633t in June 2020 and exports advanced 33.2 per cent to 4391t from 3297t in June 2020. Janua...

Brazil's cement sales expand in August

Brazil's cement sales expand in August

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.1 per cent YoY to 5.864Mt in August 2021, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. However, when considering the number of days worked, domestic sales slipped by one per cent in August 2021. In the southeast, the largest market, sales increased by 1.7 per cent YoY to 2.711Mt from 2.665Mt in August 2020. However, in the northeast sales declined by...

Cement prices rise in Zimbabwe

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe's construction sector appears to be on course for a revival, driven by public spending on infrastructure and private development. However, a recent increase in cement prices could restrict the recovery. On average, a 50kg bag, which ordinarily costs around US$10.50, is now around US$13. An intermittent supply of cement on the local market looks to be behind the high cement prices, ...

Puerto Rican cement sales drop 10%

Puerto Rican cement sales drop 10%

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico decreased 9.6 per cent YoY to 51,165t (or 1.26m bags), the third-consecutive YoY fall, according to the Bank of Economic Development (BDE). Cement sales had been increasing since May 2020 following the end of lockdown, peaking at 1.6m in June 2020, which represented the highest sales since 2012. By the end of the year, sales had advanced 2.8 per cent when compared...

New plant to be constructed in Libya

13 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Libya’s National Mining Corp and Al-Shahba Cement Co have signed an agreement to construct a 1Mta cement works in Al-Shahba, south of Tobruk. The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Ahmed Abuhisa, laid the foundation stone for the establishment of the cement factory on Thursday.

Ukrainian cement prices could be set to rise

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The introduction of antidumping duties on imports of Turkish cement could lead to a 50 per cent increase in prices for Ukrainian products, as well as an increase in prices for repairs, housing and construction of infrastructure facilities, according to the former state commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU), Ahia Zahrebelska. "Two years ago, the Ministry of Economy int...

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement market remains stable in June

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at 10.1Mt in June 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois – the leading cement-consuming states – accounted for 37 per cent of the US market. Output of Portland and blended cement in June 2021 was the highest in Missouri, Cali...

Morocco’s cement deliveries expand 31% in August

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Moroccan cement producers Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc advanced 31.1 per cent YoY to 1,132,899t from 864,441t in August 2020, according to Ipsos data published by the country’s Ministry for Housing and Urbanisation. In the first eight months of 2021 deliveries were up 19.3 per cent to 8,841,024t from 7,411,847t in the Januar...

Chilean cement deliveries up 56% in July

07 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile advanced 55.5 per cent YoY to 361,956t in July 2021 from a low base of 233,186t in July 2020, according to the Camara Chilena de Construcción (CChC). In July 2019 cement dispatches reached 317,626t. In the first seven months of 2021 an increase of 24.5 per cent to 2,507,802t was reported. This compares favourably with the 2,014,574t in the January-July 2020 period....

Argentina sees 18% demand increase in August

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In August 2021 the Argentine market expanded by 18.2 per cent YoY to 1,083,914t from 917,233t in August 2020 while MoM there was a 3.9 per cent improvement in offtake, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland (AFCP). Cement dispatches from Argentina’s cement producers advanced 18.8 per cent YoY and 4.1 per cent MoM to 1,096,564t in August 2021 from 922,743t and 1,053,19...

Odisha approves Jajpur cement projects

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The state government of Odisha, India, has approved the proposal of My Home Industries Pvt Ltd to set up a 3Mta cement grinding unit at Badchana, Jajpur district. The project represents an investment of INR6.5bn (US$88.9m). Ramco Cements Ltd’s INR1.9bn project to expand its existing facility at Haridaspur, Jajpur district, with a 0.9Mta grinding plant was also cleared by the State Level Sing...

Italy sees 32% advance in 1H production

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement output in Italy picked up by two per cent YoY in June 2021, following a YoY increase of 18 per cent in May 2021, according to Federbeton. In the January-June period output has advanced 32 per cent when compared with the year-ago period. To supplement local supply, Italy imported 151,444t of cement in May 2021, up 75 per cent YoY. In terms of CIF values, the total price was EU...

Colombia sees 4% increase in cement dispatches

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded by 3.6 per cent to 1.132Mt in July 2021 when compared with dispatches of 1.093Mt in July 2020 and by 7.5 per cent when compared with 1.113Mt in July 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Cement sales were particularly strong in the ready-mix concrete market (+11.9 per cent YoY) while construction companies and contractors also increased...