Cement News tagged: International

Italy’s cement output declines 10% in November

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Italian cement production fell by 10 per cent YoY in November 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value declined from 102 in October to 85 in November. Cement prices in November 2022 increased MoM to 212 when compared with the base year of 2015 (=100). Federbeton also reported a 69 per cent increase when comp...

Moroccan cement deliveries fall 6% in January

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC, declined by six per cent YoY in January 2023 to 1,060,585t from 1,128,552t in January 2022, reported the cement association. The data reflects the sales by Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In 2022 cement deliveries by APC members saw a 10.7 per cent fall YoY to 12.487Mt from 13.975...

Colombian cement market expands 4% in 2022

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia slipped 1.1 per cent YoY to 1.122Mt in December 2022 from 1.135Mt in December 2021, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. Bagged cement sales in December 2021 were down by 2.9 per cent YoY but this was offset by a 2.9 per cent increase in bulk sales. The 12.5 per cent YoY increase to ready-mix cement companies was unable to offset the decline ...

US Portland and blended cement shipments up 4% in 11M22

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to 9.3Mt in November 2022 when compared with November 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which accounted together for 35.9 per cent of total shipments in the month. The leading producing s...

Puerto Rican cement sales decline 7% in 2022

Puerto Rican cement sales decline 7% in 2022

25 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico fell by 6.8 per cent YoY in 2022 to 14.5m bags of 42.6kg, or 618,247t, according to the Puerto Rican Statistics Institute. It is the first decline since 2019. In 2021 cement sales reached their peak since eight years. However, in June they started to fall and this trend was maintained until December 2022, when they decreased by 3.4 per cent. Cement production ad...

Chile’s cement dispatches fall 23% in November

24 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile saw a 22.9 per cent YoY drop to 300,800t in November 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, CChC. In the January-November 2022 period total dispatches reached 3.492Mt, down 13 per cent YoY from 4.015Mt in the year-ago equivalent period.

Peruvian cement market contracts 6% in December

Peruvian cement market contracts 6% in December

23 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement dispatches reached 1.092Mt in December 2022, representing a six per cent decline YoY from 1.159Mt, according to the country’s cement assocation, Asocem. Of this total, 1.054Mt were dispatched in December 2022 by Asocem members. Cement production edged down three per cent YoY to 1.087Mt while clinker output slipped by one per cent to 0.913Mt YoY in December 2022. In December 2021...

Côte d’Ivoire amends cement standards to include dolomite

23 January 2023, Published under Cement News

In Côte d’Ivoire the government has modified cement production standards to include dolomite. It will enable cement producers to reduce the cost of manufacturing cement. Currently limestone is imported from Asia and Europe, which has become very expensive, according to government spokesperson Amadou Coulibaly. Dolomite, which is imported from Ghana and Togo, is a more accessible substitute a...

Steel shortage may impact the cement industry

19 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan Ship Breakers Association (PSBA) said on 18 January that the shipbreaking industry is on the verge of closure as local banks are reluctant to open letters of credit to import vessels for breaking up (recycling) and as a result, producing raw material for the steel industry.  This is expected to lead to an acute shortage of construction steel bars in the country. Therefore ,...

Bolivian cement market expands 6% in 10M22

16 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement sales increased by 5.6 per cent YoY to 3.1Mt in the January-October 2022 period, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics (INE). In the 10M21 demand reached 2.9Mt. “Speaking of annual values, in 2019 it [sales] closed with 3,956,990t. In 2020 with just 3,031,190t,” said Marcelo Alfaro, general manager of the Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH)...

Ministry ready to act on cement and clinker price rises

16 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The Turkish Ministry of Commerce stated that measures will be taken in Ankara, Anatolia region, to prevent cement and clinker price increases and to relieve domestic supply. The following statements were made in the written statement made by the Ministry: “These products were added to the 'List of Goods for Exports' on 4 September 2021, in order to closely monitor the exports of cement and ...

US market expands in October 2022

12 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico increased by 8.8 per cent YoY to 10.7Mt in October 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. They received 36.5 per cent of October shipments.The leading producing states were Missouri, Texas, California, Mich...

MPA calls for electrification push by UK government

13 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the UK government’s announcement of the new Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS), extending the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. The broad support available through the EBDS encompasses most of the products manufactured by MPA members, including aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete and industrial minerals. However, the MPA says the proposed support ...

Swiss market contracts by 1% in 2022

11 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, were down 6.3 per cent YoY to 971,994t in the fourth quarter of 2022 from 1,037,394t in the 4Q21, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. Low-carbon cements accounted for 94.7 per cent of sales. A total of 73.2 per cent of deliveries were supplied to ready-mix concrete companies while 20.2 per cent of deliveries represent...

Holcim acquires NICEM

10 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired Nicem srl, a leader in ground calcium carbonate based near Bergamo, Italy. Calcium carbonate is a highly versatile, low-carbon raw material that is useful for a broad range of applications. Nicem’s customer base spans industries from construction to plastic, rubber and paints. With this acquisition, Nicem’s low-emission raw materials will accelerate the green formulation ...

First Graphene teams up with Suvo for low-carbon options

10 January 2023, Published under Cement News

First Graphene Ltd has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with Suvo Strategic Minerals to research and develop low-emission cement and concrete products. The agreement aims to investigate the potential for further improvements in CO 2 emission reductions by combining the already successful outcomes achieved from the addition of graphene to cement and concrete with Suvo’s metakao...