Cement News tagged: International

Argentina's cement market expands by 94% in March

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged by 94 per cent YoY to 974,391t in March 2021 from a low base of 502,368t in March 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production, which advanced by 93.5 per cent from 508,402t to 983,911t over the same period. In March 2021 domestic producers exported 9520t, up 57.8 per cent YoY from 6034t i...

Bolivian market contracts 24% in January

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia saw a 24.1 per cent drop to 230,317t in January 2021 from 303,619t in January 2020, according to Bolivia’s national statistics institute, INE. A MoM fall of 29.8 per cent was noted when compared with a demand of 328,064t in December 2020. Bolivian cement production declined 38.9 per cent from 392,217 in January 2020 to 239,663t in January 2021. When compared with...

Pakistan sees 44% rise in demand for March

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement sector posted its highest-ever monthly growth of 44.4 per cent YoY for March 2021, rising to 5.773Mt from 3.722Mt in the year-ago period on the back of an increase in domestic consumption and exports. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association reported a 42 per cent increase in local cement dispatches to 4.563Mt, compared to 3.214Mt in March 2020. Exports also advan...

Colombian cement market expands 5% in February

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.3 per cent to 1.079Mt in February 2021 when compared with 1.025Mt in February 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Bagged cement sales were up by 11.8 per cent in February but bulk sales fell 7.2 per cent YoY. The retail sector accounted for all of this growth, with sales expanding by 16.9 per cent. In contrast, there was an 11 p...

Argentine cement price up 5%

Argentine cement price up 5%

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The price of a 50kg bag of cement in Argentina saw a five per cent increase to ARS820 (US$8.90) on 3 April 2021, according to El Liberal newspaper. The latest price rise has seen prices increase cumulatively by 20 per cent since December 2019.

China's imports from Vietnam rise 36%

30 March 2021, Published under Cement News

China, the Philippines and Bangladesh were the biggest importers of Vietnamese cement in the first two months of 2021, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. China imported 2.43Mt of cement worth US$79.91m, up 36.1 per cent YoY and 22.8 per cent in volume and value, respectively. The volumes accounted for 40.6 per cent of Vietnam’s total export volume and 36.8 per cent of t...

Algeria starts clinker exports to France

Algeria starts clinker exports to France

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

CILAS commenced Algerian clinker exports to France with a 9000t shipment of clinker from the port of Skikda. In the coming weeks, other shipments of 10,000t will leave Algeria for France, according to M Souakri. Clinker exports to other European countries such as Serbia and Belgium are also being considered. The company has set a clinker export target of 1Mt this year. Earlier shipments of...

Cement prices rise in Ghana

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Tamale, Ghana, have risen amid reports of a cement shortage, according to Ghana News Agency. Ghacem and Dangote Cement brands are being sold at GHS50 (US$8.68)/bag while Diamond Cement and other brands are currently around GHS48/bag, up from GHS47 and GHS45, respectively. Construction companies in the region are expected to pay the higher prices for the limited stock to ...

The Cement Admixtures Association joins the MPA

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

T he Cement Admixtures Association (CAA), the trade federation for the main UK admixture manufacturers has become an Affiliate Member of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) . The agreement will enable MPA to provide support services to CAA and allow CAA to take a more active role in the vital work of MPA in promoting sustainable concrete and masonry construction, and its broader enga...

MPA's collaboration plea to UK government

24 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The UK government's aspirations for improved infrastructure, affordable housing and a green industrial revolution rely on policies that create the right conditions for a strong and sustainable UK mineral products industry, according to the Mineral Products Association (MPA).   In its new 'Priorities for Government' statement the MPA sets out the government’s 'to do' list for the sector. In ...

Vietnam's cement sales set to rise 2% in 1Q21

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is expected to sell 8.87Mt of cement in March, up 1.5 per cent YoY, according to the latest data from the Department of Building Materials under the Ministry of Construction. The figure includes 5.02Mt of cement sold in the domestic market. State-owned VICEM is also expected to sell 1.83Mt in the domestic market and 3.85Mt of exports during the March period. As a result, Vietnam’...

Paraguay’s INC sets 70,000bags/day output target

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Paraguay-based Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) reported that the production of cement at its Vallemí plant is normalising at nearly 50,000 bags/day. The state-owned cement producer currently has a production target of 70,000 bags/day. INC President, Ernesto Benítez, said that once imported stock is sold, the INC product will be able to reach the market via the usual channels. “There is s...

Chhattisgarh truck owners seek 12% increase in transport rates

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Truck owners under the umbrella of The Chhattisgarh Transport Association, India, are demanding in a 12 per cent rise in charges to transport cement from plants due to an increase in diesel prices. Since 26 February truckers have been on strike in terms of cement transportation. Initially they sought a 40 per cent hike. The cement companies want to limit price hikes to five per cent. Chhat...

New 2Mta plant planned for Cambodia

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cambodia’s Conch KT Cement (Phnom Penh) plans to build a US$263m cement factory in Aoral, Kampong Speu province, with a 2Mta capacity, according to the Phnom Penh Post. Conch KT Cement is a joint venture between China’s Conch International Holding (HK) Ltd and Battambang KT Cement. The joint venture currently operates another 2Mta facility in Ratanak Mondol district, which started up in 201...

Tajikistan to see exports rise to 1.9Mt by 2023

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan is expected to see cement exports increase by 200,000tpa and reach 1.9Mt by 2023. Overall cement production in the country is also projected to rise to 5.3Mt by the same time. More than 4.2Mt of cement was produced in 2020 and over 1.3Mt was exported to neighbouring countries, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Uzbekistan (764,000t) and Afghanistan (50...

Spain’s cement consumption falls 2% in February

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has declined 2.4 per cent YoY to 1,136,748t in February 2021, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Cement consumption in the first two months of the year saw a 10.1 per cent drop when compared with the 2M20. In terms of exports, volumes increased by 29.2 per cent YoY in February 2021. “We are observing this export improvement with great caution. W...