Cement News tagged: International

Cement demand getting back on track, says India Cements

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Despite the ongoing ressures from rising fuel, power and logistics costs, growing construction activity is expected to put cement demand in India back on track, according to Mr N Srinivasan, vice chairman and managing director of The India Cements Ltd . India is forecast to be the fastest-growing economy going forward with GDP predicted to improve by 7.2-7.4 per cent in 2022-23, reports the F...

Cement deliveries in USA and Puerto Rico remain stable in July

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at 9.6Mt in July 2022 when compared with July 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Cement consumption was the highest in Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia received together 37.5 per cent of July shipments. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, Missouri,...

Pakistan cement demand expected to rise in floods aftermath

28 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has stated that the provincial government would start building homes and other civil infrastructures for flood victims as soon the water has receded in Sindh province. The other provinces will follow in their footsteps. Furthermore, Pakistan’s top cement manufacturers expect domestic demand for cement to pick up in 3-6 months, as soon as rehabilitation works...

Cement price in Ziguinchor falls to XOF88,000

27 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Regional Consumer Council (CRC) of Ziguinchor (South), Senegal, set the sale price of cement at XOF88,000 (US$129.81)/t following a meeting with stakeholders. A bag of cement will be sold at XOF4400/t. The new price, which represents a XOF2000 decrease, will be applied through the Ziguinchor region and first displayed in the various cement distribution locations, according to Ousmane Ka, ...

Iran’s cement market expands 17% in August

Iran’s cement market expands 17% in August

26 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement demand increased 16.6 per cent to 4.98Mt in August 2022 from 4.27Mt in August 2021, according to the Iranian Cement Association. Domestic cement output picked up by 2.7 per cent YoY from 4.79Mt to 4.92Mt while clinker output increased 10.6 per cent YoY from 5.08Mt to 5.62Mt in August 2022. Iran exported 0.79Mt of clinker in August 2022, up 79.5 per cent from 0.44Mt in August 2...

MVW Lechtenberg & Partners joins WCA as associate corporate member

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has welcomed MVW Lechtenberg & Partners (MVW), as an associate corporate member.   “We are delighted to announce that MVW Lechtenberg & Partners will join our growing membership network. They continue to lead the way in alternative fuel recovery technology and application, enabling firms to significantly reduce CO 2 emissions. MVW brings a clear global...

Kenyan cement consumption grows by 18% in 1H22

Kenyan cement consumption grows by 18% in 1H22

22 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Kenyan cement consumption grew 18 per cent in the half year ended June, driven by increased construction activities in the private sector that defied a surge in cement prices, according to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). KNBS reports that 4.97Mt of cement were used in the six months from 4.06Mt consumed in a similar period last year. This was achieved despite a sharp rise in the...

Peru’s cement market expands 3% in August

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru edged up by three per cent YoY to 1.227Mt in August 2022 when compared with 1.192Mt dispatched in August 2021, according to the country’s cement association, ASOCEM. Of this total, 1.167Mt was delivered by its members. Cement production saw a two per cent uptick YoY to 1.145Mt in August 2022 from 1.126Mt in August 2021. Clinker output slipped by two per cent to 0.84...

Cement demand in Spain continues to decline in August

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain saw a decline of 8.6 per cent in July and 5.3 per cent in August, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. This has resulted in a 2.3 per cent drop in cement consumption for the year to date to approximately 9.8Mt. “The latest data from the cement statistics continue to point to a slowdown in the construction sector in our country, which has been b...

August sales remain stable in Brazil

14 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil edged up 0.1 per cent to 5.866Mt in August 2022 from 5.858Mt in August 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The association attributes the limited growth in cement sales to an unstable economic scenario, marked by high interest rates, high indebtedness and the low income of Brazilians. Sales in the southeastern market, the largest in the c...

August cement sales up 10% YoY in Saudi Arabia

14 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia advanced by 10 per cent YoY in August 2022, according to a report by brokerage house Aljazira Capital. Sales last month reached 4.38Mt marking a 19.2 per cent improvement on the previous month.Cement exports grew by 34 per cent YoY in August to 788,000t, compared to 588,000t in August 2021. The highest sales increases were reported by Yamama Cement Co , which s...

Puerto Rican cement sales advance 6% in August

13 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 1.33m bags, or 56,711t, in August 2022. This represents an increase of 5.5 per cent YoY and of 18.8 per cent when compared with August 2019, according to Sin Comillas. Cement output expanded 34.9 per cent YoY to 33,643t in August 2022, up 34.9 per cent YoY. It is the fifth consecutive monthly increase and the largest in three months.

Moroccan cement deliveries see 5% dip in August

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco declined 5.4 per cent to 1,071,990t in August 2022 when compared with August 2021, when 1,132,900t was dispatched, according to the country’s cement association, APC. The data includes shipments by APC members Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In the first eight months of 2022, shipments reached 8,208,743t, a drop of 7.2...

Two new cement plants for Kyrgyzstan

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and a consortium of companiese Terek-Tash LLC and ZENIT Firm LLC have signed an investment agreement to build two cement plants in the country. A clinker production plant will be built in Kemin district while the Issyk-Ata district will see a cement grinding plant. The two projects represent a total investment of US$150m.

Venezuelan cement industry operates 40% capacity

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in Venezuela is operating at 40 per cent of its installed capacity, according to Orlando Chirinos, president of the Cement Workers Federation (Fetracemento). “The cement industry is totally paralysed, technically, because it is below its production capacity. At the national level, the industry is using 40 per cent of its production capacity. We are talking of 9Mt that tod...

US cement demand up 7% in June

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement consumption in the USA and Puerto Rico increased seven per cent to 10.8Mt in June 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A total of 36.7 per cent of demand originated from the top five cement-consuming states: Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois. Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan were the largest cement-producing states, accoun...