Cement News tagged: International

Italian cement output down 4% in September

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Italy’s cement production declined by four per cent YoY in September 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value increased from 61 in August to 96 per cent in September. Cement prices remained stable MoM at 189 when compared with the base year of 2015 (=100). However, they saw a 49 per cent increase when compar...

Spanish cement demand slips 0.4% in October

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has edged down by 0.4 per cent YoY to 1,264,554t in October 2022, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The fall represents a six-month decline since May. Exports from Spain were down 22 per cent YoY in September, resulting in a 20 per cent drop in the year to date of 20 per cent. Imports decline by 55 per cent YoY on the back of falling domestic c...

European construction outlook revised down for 2023

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The outlook for Europe in 2023 remains challenging and unpredictable after a better than expected 2022, according to CIC Market Solutions. Citing recent data from Euroconstruct, the materials, construction and infrastructure sector in the EU-15 plus four Eastern European countries is now expected to expand by just 0.2 per cent next year, but this has been revised down from growth of 2.3 per ce...

Vietnam market expands 5% in October

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam saw a five per cent increase to 5,376,495t in October 2022 when compared with October 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM reported a four per cent uptick YoY to 1,805,791t while other VNCA members increased their deliveries at the same rate to 1,200,704t. Vietnam’s other producers saw a five per cent advance YoY to 2,...

Cemex delivers 1Mm3 of Vertua concrete since 2020

Cemex delivers 1Mm3 of Vertua concrete since 2020

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has delivered 1Mm 3 of Vertua ready-mixed concrete in Colombia since the product was launched in 2020, avoiding emissions of around 178,000t of CO 2 . According to Cemex, Vertua has become one of the most accepted lower carbon products in the industry and the company expects it to account for the majority of its cement and concrete sales by 2025.  “In 2020, we launched Vertua concr...

CEMEX enhances its digital offering

24 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Five years after the launch of its end-to-end digital commercial platform, CEMEX Go, CEMEX is accelerating its evolution, targeting 100 per cent adoption across business lines and customer segments, and a fully-automated experience with supply chain visibility. Since its launch in November 2017, CEMEX Go has positioned itself as the leading end-to-end multichannel platform for the buildin...

Dangote wins three FMDQ awards

Dangote wins three FMDQ awards

24 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Industries Ltd and Dangote Cement Plc have picked up three accolades at the FMDQ Gold Awards - ‘Largest Corporate Bond Lodgment on FMDG’, ’Most Trusted Brand of the Year’ and ‘Most Outstanding Conglomerate in Environmental Sustainability.’ According to FMDQ, the awards recognise excellence in the fixed incomes, currencies and derivatives markets. They also recognise resilience and...

APCMA elects new executive committee

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Muhammad Ali Tabba, chief executive of Lucky Cement , has been appointed chairman of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) for the 12 months ending September 2023. Senior vice chairman of the APCMA over the same period has been named as Kohat Cement ’s Aizaz Mansoor Sheikh, while Attock Cement ’s Babar Bashir Nawaz has been elected vice chairman. Also elected were eigh...

Pakistan export volumes fall but earnings rise

21 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Export volumes from Pakistan's cement industry in the first four months (July-October 2022) of FY22-23 fell but export prices rose, leading to higher export earnings, according to the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). Prices increased to US$50.40/t from US$36.70/t over the period. As a result, exports grew by 1.25 per cent in terms of value, despite volumes being down by 26.61 p...

Cement imports from Belarus threaten Russian production

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Rising imports from Belarus may hit cement production in Russia, according to the real estate office of the RIA Novosti agency. Cement imports from Belarus have increased by 61 per cent YoY in September-October 2022 to 434,000t. By the end of 2022, total cement imports to Russia are forecast to reach 2.2Mt, of which 1.5Mt will originate from Belarus. Eurocement believes that imports from Belar...

Relief for UK cement producers as mega projects go ahead

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

UK cement producers will be breathing sighs of relief this morning that mega projects such as HS2, the Sizewell C nuclear plant, and the Northern Powerhouse Rail plan will be going ahead. Jeremy Hunt, UK chancellor, confirmed in his Autumn Statement on 17 November 2022 that the government has given its full backing to all three projects and that capital spending would not be cut for the next t...

Chile’s cement demand falls 13% in September

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile declined by 12.5 per cent YoY to 292,714t in September 2022 from 334,603t in the year-ago period, according to the CChC, the Chilean construction chamber. In the January-September 2022, demand contracted by 11.6 per cent to 2,841,853t from 3,214,352t in the 9M21.

Iran’s cement demand stable in October

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market expanded 0.3 per cent to 5.22Mt in October 2022 from 5.05Mt in October 2021, according to the Iranian cement association. Domestic cement production in October 2022 reached 5.66Mt, up 3.6 per cent from 5.46Mt in October 2021. Clinker production edged up from 7.02Mt in October 2021 to 7.09Mt on year later. The output figures include 0.79Mt of clinker exports and 0....

Demand for mineral products falls for second quarter in a row, says MPA

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Demand for aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete has declined for the second quarter in a row in the 3Q22, according to the UK-based Mineral Products Association (MPA). MPA members supply around 90 per cent of the total market for minerals and mineral products in Great Britain, predominantly to the construction industry.  Sales volumes were not only down on 2021 but also below the...

Swiss market contracts 3% in 3Q22

09 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, declined by 2.6 per cent to 1,080,399t in the third quarter of 2022 from 1,108,772t in the 3Q21, according to the Swiss cement association, cemsuisse. In the January-September 2022 period, sales edged up 1.1 per cent to 3,174,108t from 3,139,313t in the 10M21. Ordinary Portland cement (CEM I) sales were down 5.4 per cent YoY in the...

Cement demand in Argentina slips 1% in October

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina has decreased by 0.8 per cent YoY and 6.7 per cent MoM to 1,131,593t in October 2022 from 1,140,962t in October 2021, according to the Argentine Portland cement association, AFCP. Dispatches from domestic producers contracted by 1.3 per cent YoY and 6.7 per cent MoM to 1,136,644Mt in October 2022 from 1,151,997t. Of this total, 5051t were exported, representin...