Cement News tagged: International

North Korean cement production boost

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement producers across North Korea have supplied more cement to major construction sites even under the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system. Officials and workers of the Sangwon Cement complex increased the output of clinker by introducing new operation methods of production. The Sunchon Cement plant has recorded high daily production results. Meanwhile, the Chonnae-ri Cement f...

Colombia sees 4% increase in cement sales in April

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches saw a 3.7 per cent YoY uptick to 1.089Mt in April 2022 from 1.051Mt in April 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total bulk sales increased by 12.2 per cent, reflecting the growth in the ready-mix concrete sector, which expanded its offtake by 15.6 per cent YoY. However, construction companies and contractors reduced their purchases b...

Pakistan producers await budget FY23

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement producers will be paying close attention to the government’s federal budget for FY23, which is due to be announced today. The industry hopes it will include a number of measures to help boost growth over the next couple of years. Although there has been a revival in construction activity following the easing of lockdowns, cement demand remains sluggish due to inflation and hi...

Chile’s cement market contracts 16% in May

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile declined by 15.8 per cent YoY to 313,101t in May 2022 when compared with the 371,947t dispatches in May 2021, according to CChC, the Chilean construction chamber. In the first five months of the year, deliveries fell by 6.8 per cent to 1,345,102t from 1,443,458t in the 5M21.

Brazilian cement dispatches slip in May

Brazilian cement dispatches slip in May

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales by Brazil’s cement producers slipped by 0.8 per cent to 5.487Mt in May 2022 when compared with 5.529Mt in May 2021, according to SNIC, the Brazilian cement association. Sales have been affected by record-high household indebtedness and reduced household income. The rising interest rate is at 12.75 per cent, making the financing of housing expensive. Political and economic uncert...

Argentina’s cement market expands by a quarter in May

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased by 24.5 per cent to 1,087,998t in May 2022 when compared with May 2021 when 874,188t was sold in the domestic market, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. MoM an increase of 4.7 per cent was seen. Argentine demand was entirely supplied by domestic cement plants as no imports were reported. The country’s producers increased output by 2...

Wellington Terminal gets US$6m facelift

Wellington Terminal gets US$6m facelift

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Wellington Terminal in New Zealand is getting a NZD$10m (US$6.45m) upgrade aimed at increasing its shipping capacity and reducing its CO 2   footprint. Each year over 100,000t of cement arrives at the terminal by ship from Golden Bay’s Northland production facility to be stored and distributed throughout the Wellington and Manawatu regions. By replacing old equipment and introducing greater a...

Moroccan deliveries up 7% in May

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco increased 7.1 per cent YoY to 945,706t in May 2022 from 882,785t in May 2021, according to Ipsos. The data relates to APC members Asment Temera, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. However, in the year to date deliveries contracted by 3.1 per cent to 5,276,337t when compared with January-May 2021 when deliveries reached 5,446,117t.

Italy’s cement output sees 3% drop in March

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy increased by nine per cent in March 2022 when compared with the 2015 baseline index of 100, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. On a YoY basis output declined by three per cent. Cement prices remained level when compared with February 2022 but when compared with 2015, they were up 57 per cent. Cement trade Grey cement imports were down 2...

Peruvian cement sales expected to show lower growth in 2022

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

While 2021 was a positive year for Peru’s cement industry as in increase in demand. "Before the pandemic, there was a notable growth in the construction category (cement, building materials and paints). However, with the arrival of the health crisis, drops of up to 50 per cent were recorded as early as April [2020]. The momentum returned months later, in September, due to the development of ...

Vietnamese cement deliveries decline 9% in April

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Total cement deliveries in Vietnam fell nine per cent to 5,968,302t in April 2022 when compared with April 2021 and decreased 16 per cent when compared with March 2022, according to the Vietnamese National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM sales volumes during the month decreased six per cent YoY and 18 per cent MoM to 2,121,931t while sales by other VNCA members saw their sales fall by 10 per ...

Multimodal transport to ease Indian cement supplies and prices

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Indian government is looking at ways to balance up supply and demand of cement across the country, while also helping to reduce cement prices. Cement producers in southern India have idle capacity due to low demand, while in the north of the country demand remains high and cement is in short supply. According to a government spokesperson, one proposal is to transport cement by sea from sou...

COCMAG calls on members to uphold cement sector integrity

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement manufacturers in Ghana are being urged to comply with fair trade practices in a bid to promote the cement industry and protect the integrity of the country’s construction sector. According to the Chamber of Cement Manufacturers Ghana (COCMAG), it is vital that intense competition in the country’s cement sector does not lead to unfair trade practices, such as the production of substandar...

Prices expected to fall after excise duty cut on fuel

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The cut in excise duty on fuel by India’s government is expected to lead to price reduction for cement users as the cement industry saves on transport and freight costs, according to companies and analysts, reports Business Standard. In April most cement companies increased prices by 8.3 per cent to INR390 (US$5.02)/50kg bag with expectations for May indicating a further price increase. Howeve...

Uzbekistan sees lower cement output and import in 1Q22

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan produced 2.448Mt of cement in the first quarter of 2022, down from 1.949Mt in the 1Q22, according State Statistics Committee. In the January-March 2022 period Uzbekistan imported 425,300t of cement with a total value of US$16.7m, representing an average price of US$39/t. When compared with the 1Q21 import volumes fell by 342,000t. In 2022 the country expects to significantly inc...

Puerto Rican market contracts 5% in April

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

In April 2022 cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 1.3m bags of 42.6kg (94lb), or 55,250t, representing a five per cent drop when compared with April 2021, according to the country’s statistics office. However, sales were 13.2 per cent ahead of April 2019, before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the January-April 2022 period, cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 5.02m bags, or 213,852t. ...