Cement News tagged: International

Sharp coal rally drives petcoke higher to widen discounts – new demand fears and OPEC+ agreement sent oil falling

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

By Brannvoll Aps, Denmark The euro is seen in the US$1.17-1.20 range with the US infrastructure package expected to support the dollar in the short-term. As forecast, inflation fears evaporated but the expected turn in commodities did not occur due to continued bottlenecks in the opening economies. Table 1: Prices at a glance Crude oil (US$/bbl) 69.2...

Czech Republic sees domestic sales up 4% in 2020

12 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The Czech Republic’s cement output declined 1.2 per cent YoY to 4.51Mt in 2020, which was still the second-highest level since 2008, according to preliminary data. Overall domestic sales expanded by 4.2 per cent to 4Mt. Cement exports declined 26 per cent to 562,720t, with the most important markets being Slovakia (almost 50 per cent), Poland (about 25 per cent), Germany (18 per cent) and Au...

Brazil's cement market expansion decelerates in July

13 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil remained almost level in July 2021 at 5.9Mt, representing a 0.1 per cent YoY increase from 5.897Mt in July 2020, according to SNIC, the industry’s professional body. All regional markets, except for the South, showed small to moderate contractions. In the South sales were up 9.9 per cent to 1.019Mt, but at the other end of the spectrum sales in the Northeast, the count...

Buying House Cement could fill Jamaican cement shortages

10 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Government is being asked to consider alternative cement suppliers to Caribbean Cement (Cemex group) becaue of recent shortages on the island, which CemNet first reported in May . For the last 15 years, Montego Bay company Buying House Cement has been importing the product to meet 10 per cent of Jamaica’s cement demand from the Domicem cement plant in the Dominican Republic. ...

Chile’s cement market expands 67% YoY in June 2021

Chile’s cement market expands 67% YoY in June 2021

09 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement consumption advanced 66.7 per cent YoY in June 2021 to 355,851t when compared with the 233,186t reported in June 2020 and by 21.9 per cent when compared with June 2019, according to the Chilean Construction Chamber, CChC. In the January-June 2021 period, dispatches were up 20.5 per cent YoY to 2,145,846t from 1,781,388t in the 1H20. When compared with the first six months of 2...

India's government urged to reopen cement works

09 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Union government has been urged by a Telangana state minister to revive Adilabad's Cement Corp of India (CCI) plant in the state. In a letter to Heavy Industries Minister, Mahendra Nath Pandey, a request was made for the reopening of the plant which has remained closed since 1996. The CCI plant in Adilabad began production in 1984, serving the cement requirements in the Marathwada a...

Argentina’s producers enjoy pick-up in domestic and export demand in July

Argentina’s producers enjoy pick-up in domestic and export demand in July

05 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption increased 20.9 per cent YoY and 8.5 per cent MoM to 1,043,388Mt in July 2021 from 862,675t in July 2020 and from 961,512t in June 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic market was entirely supplied by local production, which advanced by 21.4 per cent YoY and 8.5 per cent MoM to 1,053,344t from 867,641t in July 2020 and from 970,7...

APCMA expects pick up after dismal start to FY21

05 August 2021, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA) released total dispatches data for July 2021, which indicate a market contraction of 19.4 per cent to 3.899Mt in the first of month of the new fiscal year, FY21-22. APCMA attributes the declining trend to monsoon rains and the stoppage of construction activities due to Eid-ul-Azha across the country. A representative of APCMA expre...

Colombian market expands 18% in June

04 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia reached 1.072Mt in June 2021, up 18.4 per cent when compared with 0.905Mt in June 2021 and by 9.5 per cent per cent when compared with 0.979Mt reported in June 2019, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Retail sales advanced by 18.3 per cent in June 2021 while offtake from ready-mix concrete companies was up 18.3 per cent when compared with June ...

Bolivia's cement market expands 125% in May

05 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement demand advanced 125 per cent to 295,026t in May 2021 when compared with the low base of 131,101t in May 2020, according to Bolivia’s statistics office, INE. When compared with May 2020, it contracted by 6.4 per cent from 309,393t in May 2019. Output from domestic cement producers surged 92.8 per cent to 307,004t in May 2021 from 159,201t in the year-ago period. When compared w...

Further price hikes coming for Malaysia's cement industry

03 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Malaysia's cement sector is expected to see further cement price hikes, according to AmBank Research. AmBank Research also projects the average net cement selling price in Peninsular Malaysia to rise marginally by two per cent to MYR240/t (US$56.8/t) in 2021 against an estimated price of MYR235/t in 2020.   The research house believes that the conditions are conducive for further price ...

Puerto Rico sees first fall in sales since April 2020

30 July 2021, Published under Cement News

In June 2021, 1.3m bags, or 55,429t of cement were sold in Puerto Rico, according to the Banco de Desarrollo Económico.  This represents a YoY decline of 18.8 per cent from 68,220t, the first drop in sales since April last year. FY21 ended with a 31.7 per cent advance in sales from 12.4m bags, or 528,707t, to 16.3m bags, or 694,994.51m. The growth in sales is the highest in 12 years, accordi...

US Portland and blended cement market expands 6% in May

29 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 5.6 per cent to 9.2Mt in May 2021 when compared with May 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Cement consumption was the highest in Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia – combined these five leading states consumed 37 per cent of May shipments. In terms of leading Portland and blended ceme...

Senegal demand surges but exports fall in April

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Senegalese cement market expanded by 158.7 per cent in April 2021, according to the Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Demographie. However, domestic output declined by 9.9 per cent while export sales slipped by 3.5 per cent YoY in April 2021.

Vietnamese cement market expands 14% in June

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Vietnam rose 14 per cent YoY to 6,095,139t in June 2021 but decreased six per cent when compared with May 2021, when 6,469,659t was supplied to the domestic market, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM advanced sales by nine per cent YoY to 1,853,650t in June 2021 but when compared with May 2021, sales dipped eight per cent from 2,...

Pakistan cement producers looking at Afghanistan for coal

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Due to a spike in the price of coal imported from overseas countries, cement companies in Pakistan are considering the import of coal from Afghanistan. “Afghan coal is cheaper compared to the coal imported through sea links from other countries including South Africa,” said Taurus Securities analyst Mustajab Ali Kazmi. “Although the quality of Afghan coal is a bit inferior than the one impor...