Cement News tagged: International

Cement dispatches from Peru up 0.985Mt in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches from Peru in April surged to 0.985Mt in April 2021 from a low base of 0.011Mt in April 2020 when the country was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. When compared with April 2019, dispatches were up by 16 per cent. Cement production from domestic cement plants advanced to 0.973Mt in April 2021 from 0.010Mt in April 2020....

Brazil's SNIC urges short-term caution with sunnier outlook from 2022

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Commenting on the latest consumption data of the Brazilian cement market, the country’s cement association, SNIC cautioned against too much optimism for 2021: “The cuts in the federal government budget, mainly in activities such as infrastructure and housing programmes such as Casa Verde Amarela, macroeconomic instability, exchange rate devaluation, inflation, rising unemployment, the slow pac...

Morocco’s cement deliveries up double in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Moroccan cement producers Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc increased by 111.6 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in April 2021, according to the national cement association, APC. In April 2020 deliveries stood at 0.552Mt. The ready-mix concrete segment saw the largest growth, by 276 per cent YoY, as its offtake reached 227,182t in April 20...

Iranian cement demand declines 24% YoY in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement market contracted by 24 per cent YoY to 4.5Mt in April 2021, according to the Iranian Cement Association. In April 2020 the country’s demand reached 5.91Mt. Exports of clinker in April 2021 remained stable at 0.76Mt when compared with April 2020 while cement exports increased by 31 per cent YoY to 0.46Mt. On the supply side, clinker output from domestic cement plants edged ...

Puerto Rican cement sales triple in March

Puerto Rican cement sales triple in March

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 66,941t in March 2021, according to the Puerto Rican Institute of Statistics. This represents a 15.9 per cent MoM increase and the highest since June 2020. When compared with March 2020, sales nearly tripled. Cement sales fell dramatically in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but May 2020 saw a sharp increase and by the end of the year, sales reached...

Canacem pronounces 2020 the best year for Mexican cement in the last 5 years

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Yanina Navarro, director of Mexico's Cement Association (CanaCem), has said that overall 2020 has been the best cement production year for the Mexican cement industry in the last five years.  Navarro told bnAmericas that in January the industry reported a production volume of 4.2Mt, which is 533,000t and 669,000t more than the same month of 2020 and 2019, respectively, according to data ...

Brazil's cement sales up 27% in April

Brazil's cement sales up 27% in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales surged 26.5 per cent YoY to 5.3Mt in April, according to the domestic cement association, SNIC. Domestic sales Sales within Brazil saw a 25.8 per cent uptick to 5.219Mt in April 2021 from 4.148Mt in the equivalent period of 2020. The volume of cement sales per working day increased 8.2 per cent MoM and 25.8 per cent YoY to 237,200t. However, the considerable rise is ...

Côte d'Ivoire government responds to rising cement prices

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

To prevent cement prices spiralling out of control following recent increases, the Ivorian Ministry of Commerce and Industry set maximum cement prices in Côte d’Ivoire at XOF73,000/t (US$135.08/t) of CPJ 32.5 cement ex-works, and at retail level XOF85,000/t within a radius of 300km from the cement plant. Retail prices beyond 300km  were set at XOF90,000/t. The sale of CPJ 42.5 cement will be...

Siemens and Schaeffler to cooperate on drive system diagnostics

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Siemens and the automotive and Schaeffler have started cooperation on intelligent diagnostics for drive systems. Through this collaboration Siemens combines its IIoT platform Sidrive IQ with Schaeffler’s decades of experience and expertise in designing, manufacturing and servicing bearings. Sidrive IQ integrates a number of functionalities into one seamless solution and augments drive systems...

Bolivian cement market contracts 13% in February

11 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement consumption slipped 13.3 per cent from 262,895t in February 2020 to 228,018t in February 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, INE. Output from domestic cement plants dropped 11 per cent to 223,272t in February 2021 from 250,821t in the equivalent period of the previous year. January-February 2021 Demand for cement reached 458,335t in the first two months o...

Colombian cement consumption advances 61% in March

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Colombia increased 60.7 per cent to 1.189Mt in March 2021 from 0.74Mt in March 2020, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Sales in the retail sector were up 76 per cent YoY while ready-mix concrete companies saw a 47 per cent hike. Construction companies and contractors increased their offtake by 39.6 per cent YoY. Sales in Bogotá increased by 64.1 per cent YoY...

ADOCEM reports 30% increase in 1Q sales

13 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland cement production in the Dominican Republic increased 23.8 per cent YoY to 1,247,386t in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Asociación Dominicana de Productores de Cemento de Portland (ADOCEM). Local cement sales were up by 30.1 per cent in the 1Q21 while 11.8 per cent of production was shipped overseas. "Our sector continues to grow stronger and has been able to supply t...

Moroccan cement market expands 112% in April

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement sales in April saw a 111.6 per cent YoY rise to 1.169Mt when compared with a low base of 0.552Mt in April 2020, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, APC. In the first four months of the year, sales advanced 19.5 per cent to 4.563Mt from 3.819Mt in the 4M20.

Argentina's cement market shows 135% YoY growth

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged 134.6 per cent YoY to 956,373t in April 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, this does compare to the low base of April 2020, which was considered the worst month of 2020, and is down 2.8 per cent from last month’s results. The country’s demand of 948,830t was entirely met by domestic production, while 7543t were exported. April...

UK hit by cement shortages

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

UK contractors and domestic retail buyers are both facing steep prices rises and supply shortages for cement amidst a booming recovery in construction activity. UK distributor, NYEs Building Suppliers, contacted all customers to warn that "there are now issues with cement from all manufacturers. We are working hard every day to maintain supply for our customers but it is tough and will only g...

US Portland and blended cement shipments fall 11% in February

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in February 2021 fell by 11 per cent YoY to an estimated 5.7Mt, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Shipments for the year through February totalled an estimated 12.4Mt, down 6.2 per cent from those in the year-ago period.   The leading producing states in February 2021 ...