Cement News tagged: International

Mexico’s cement market sees cement prices surge

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The price of grey cement in Mexico increased on average 14.5 per cent per 50kg bag and 20 per cent per tonne of bulk cement in January 2022 when compared with December 2021, according to industry sources and material distributors, reports El Norte. This is significantly above the 2.4 per cent increase between January 2021 and December 2020 as reported by INEGI, the country’s statistics office...

Mixed trend in export and production observed in Pakistan

25 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement and clinker exports have reported mixed trends in the earlier part of FY2021-11. A local research house attributed the results to a drop in exports from the southern part of the country, leading to a subdued performance. Exports The Pakistan cement industry earned US$143.76m in export revenue by dispatching 3.921Mt of cement and clinker overseas in the 6MFY21-22 (J...

Belarusian cement plants quadruple peat consumption in 2015-21

25 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Belarusian cement plants increased the consumption of peat fuel by 4.36 times to 362,000t between 2015-21, according to Valery Kovalyov, vice CEO of Beltopgaz. “Peat fuel consumption by cement plants increased from 83,000t in 2015 to 362,000t in 2021,” Mr Kovalyov said in an interview with Beltopgaz’ corporate journal. Cement plants account for 44 per cent of total peat fuel sales and have b...

Vietnam cement sales slip in 2021 but exports surge

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam edged up by two per cent to 6,135,769t in December 2021, according to the Vietnamese cement association, VNCA. When compared with November 2021, the increase was 10 per cent. Of this total, VICEM sales remained stable YoY although MoM they saw a 13 per cent hike to 2,067,491t in December 2021. Affiliated companies reported a nine per cent drop YoY but an 11 per cent M...

Ciments du Maroc builds new grinding station at Nador

Ciments du Maroc builds new grinding station at Nador

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ciments du Maroc , a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement (Germany), is building a new grinding station close to Nador in the north of Morocco that will support the development of the country's north and east regions. Located 18km from the city of Nador in the municipality of Ouled Settout, the 0.7Mta grinding plant represents an investment of MAD330m (USD35.54m). This investment has been describe...

Iran's annual cement consumption falls by 5.4 per cent in FY2021

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Annual cement consumption in Iran reached 59.87Mt in FY2021, reflecting a YoY contraction of 5.4 per cent, according to the Iran Cement Association.   Consumption in December 2021 was reported at 5.03Mt, marginally ahead on a YoY basis by 0.6 per cent.   Domestic clinker and cement production volumes reached 5.67Mt and 5.38Mt in December, respectively. Meanwhile, the country's clinker and ceme...

COCMAG calls on Ghana's government to cancel imported clinker Fumigation Levy

COCMAG calls on Ghana's government to cancel imported clinker Fumigation Levy

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Chamber of Cement Manufacturers, Ghana (COCMAG) said the Fumigation Levy charged on imported clinker is having serious financial toll on cement production companies in the country and pushing cement production costs up. The Executive Secretary of COCMAG, Reverend Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, who expressed the concern in an interaction with the media, said the local cement manufacturers we...

Peruvian cement market grows 5% in December

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 4.7 per cent YoY in December 2021 to 1.275Mt when compared with the previous year’s December month, when consumption reached 1.218Mt, according to the country’s cement association Asocem. Cement production by Asocem members edged up four per cent from 1.077Mt in December 2020 to 1.122Mt in December 2021. They increased their dispatches by a similar figure to ...

Preparations start for new plant in the Kyrgyz Republic

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

A total of 10ha of land have been transformed in the village of Tunuk-Suu, in the Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic to build a cement plant, reports Central Asia News. Currently part of a 60km-long road is being repaired. Part of the plot belongs to the local administration with the remainder leased by investors. It is expected that the construction of the new plant will be carried out in...

Brazil's cement market expands 6% in 2021

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales totalled 4.8Mt in 2021, representing a 1.6 per cent increase YoY, according to SNIC, the national cement association. As a result, the industry closes 2021 with full-year domestic sales of 64.3Mt, up 6.4 per cent YoY. In addition, exports advanced 6.9 per cent to 31,000t in December 2021, resulting in a 52.4 per cent hike in full-year volumes to 416,000t. The continu...

Argentina’s cement demand advances 23% in 2021

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement marked expanded five per cent to 1,025,371t in December 2021 when compared with 976,945t in December 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, when compared with the previous month, dispatches were down 10.2 per cent. In addition to supply the domestic market, producers exported 9354t of cement in December 2021, down from 16,837t in December 2020....

Swiss cement dispatches stable in 2021

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in the October-December 2021quarter in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) reached 1,037,394t, up 3.4 per cent when compared with the 4Q20, when 1,002,614t,were supplied to the market, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. Full-year deliveries edged up one per cent from 4.151Mt in 2020 to 4.177Mt in 2021.  Cement types with a lower clinker factor and the...

Honduran price hike cancelled

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The HNL10 (US$0.41) increase in the price of cement in Honduras, effective from 1 January 2022, has been cancelled following an agreement between private firms committee, Cohep, construction companies, cement firms and the Honduran government. ANDI, CHICO, Cementos del Norte, Cementos Wang Peng and Ultracem agreed to maintain the price of cement to its pre-2022 level.

US and Puerto Rican cement shipments slip in October

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico edged down slightly to 9.9Mt in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading markets of Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia accounted for 37 per cent of total consumption in October. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, Califo...

Russian monopoly watchdog blocks Atakaycement acquisition

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has blocked the acquisition of Atakaycement by AO Actual Investments and OAO Novoroscement. FAS concluded after a market analysis that if the transaction went ahead, the aggregate share of the corporate group Actual Investments, Novoroscement and Atakaycement in the Southern and Northern Caucasus federal districts would exceed 50 per cent in terms ...

Aggregate Saudi Arabian Cement sales fall 7% in December

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The aggregate sales of 17 Saudi cement producers decreased by seven per cent to 4.8Mt in December 2021, from 5.2Mt in the same month last year, according to recent data issued by Yamama Cement Co. In terms of local sales, 14 companies witnessed a sales drop, led by Northern Region Cement Co with a decline of 58 per cent YoY. It was followed by United Cement Co and Hail Cement Co with YoY...