Cement News tagged: International

Cement sales in Puerto Rico up 2% in May

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales increased 2.1 per cent YoY to 52,824t – the first increase since October and the highest level in seven months, according to the country’s Statistics Institute. In May 2019 sales stood at 51,546t while for the full year, they fell 5.6 per cent YoY to 575,100t. Cement sales were significantly impacted by COVID-19 in March and April, seeing declines of 55.1 and 60.6 pe...

Brazil's cement demand rises 3% in May

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian cement market expanded by three per cent YoY to 4.761Mt in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Between January-May, dispatches slipped 0.3 per cent YoY to 21,683Mt. The volume of sales per working day was 211,600t, up 9.7 per cent when compared with May 2019 and by 13.7 per cent when compared with April 2019. In the 5M20, sales per working day edged u...

Final acceptance certificate issued for Edo Cement second line

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

On 4 June, the final acceptance certificate (FAC) was issued from BUA Group to the EPC Contractor CBMI Construction, the core member of Sinoma International, for EDO Cement's second 6000tpd new lin, in Nigeria. The new plant has been under our operation and maintenance since June 2019 with a reliable and high running rate, much to the satisfaction of the client, said CBMI Construction.   ...

Return to prosperity forecast for Pakistan's cement sector

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is likely to prosper in the coming months, due to some positive developments at the local and international level, anticipated by three of Pakistan's leading research houses. BMA Capital Management forecasts that the cement sector is showing signs of revival, backed by initiation of the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme and construction package announced by the governmen...

Argentina’s cement dispatches decline 33% in May

Argentina’s cement dispatches decline 33% in May

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina decreased by 32.8 per cent in May 2020 to reach 648,562t, according to new data published by AFCP, the country’s cement association. In May 2019 domestic dispatches were 964,733t. All volumes were supplied by Argentine cement producers with no imports entering the country. In addition, domestic producers exported 4573t of cement in May 2020, down 48.6 per cent...

Moroccan cement sales fall 50% in May

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Morocco’s cement market contracted 50.6 per cent in May with 523,848t of cement delivered to domestic customers, according to APC, the country’s cement association. In May 2019 deliveries by APC members (Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc) reached 1,060,372. In the first five months of 2020 deliveries declined by 26 per cent to 4,342,865t when compare...

China's cement output recovers lost ground

China's cement output recovers lost ground

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in China fell 14.4 per cent YoY to 520.949Mt in the first four months of 2020. However, monthly output has rebounded strongly from its decline in February and March, with production in April reaching 223.469Mt, up 3.8 per cent YoY. Demand in the 1H20 is expected to decline 6-8 per cent, based on a survey carried out in April by International Cement Review assessing the glo...

Pakistan dispatches drop in May, slip in 11MFY19-20

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released local/overseas dispatches data for May and the 11MFY19-20. May 2020 Total cement dispatches (domestic + export volumes) were only 2.63Mt in May 2020 against 4.12Mt in May 2019 representing a 36.1 per cent drop. The decline in cement dispatches is mainly due to Ramzan, COVID-19 and Eid holidays, which slow the construction act...

CarbonCure joins the WCA as Associate Corporate Members

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today that Canadian company CarbonCure has joined its international community as an Associate Corporate Member. The company’s technology delivers improved production efficiencies and reduced-carbon concrete. Ian Riley, CEO at WCA, said, "CarbonCure’s technology helps ready-mix concrete producers become more efficient through innovative carbon usage...

Colombian cement market contracts 76% in April

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Dispatches of grey cement in Colombia declined 75.6 per cent to 241,900t in April 2020 from 991,100t in April 2019, according to the national statistics office, DANE. Consumption in some of the country’s key cement markets were particularly hit. Sales in Antioquia were down 13.3 per cent, followed by Bogotá (-9.8 per cent), Cundinamarca (-6.8 per cent) and Valle del Cauca (-6.5 per cent) De...

Canadian Cement Association and producers call on President to up infrastructure spending

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Canada's cement companies and the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as federal ministers to plead for federal government to prioritise construction and strategic infrastructure spending. The letter signed by executives from St Marys Cement, Lafarge Canada, CRH Canada Group, Lehigh Hanson Materials Canada, McInnis Cement and CAC contains a...

Quarry accident at Thai Boon Roong Cement

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Two men have been crushed by falling rocks after an explosion at the quarry of Thai Boon Roong Cement in Kampot province, Cambodia. The accident happened at La’ang commune’s La'ang village in Dang Tong district. District deputy police chief Men Ly said the victims, 29-year-old Kun Ral and 33-year-old Nheb Sarun, were cousins from Kandorl commune’s Damnak Trach village in Teuk Chhou district...

Azerbaijan sees 9% fall in cement production

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan fell 8.7 per cent YoY to 911,400t in the first quarter of 2020, according to the State Statistical Committee. Ready-mix concrete production rose 9.9 per cent to 461,400t, while prefabricated structures were down 4.3 per cent to 13,500m 3 . In total, construction materials worth AZN203.9m (US$119.9m) were produced in in the country between January-April 2020, ...

Kyrgyzstan produced 230,600t of cement in 1Q20

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Kyrgyzstan produced 230,600 of cement in the first quarter of 2020, according to the country’s National Statistics Committee. In January output reached 28,500t, followed by 58,600t in February and 143,500t in March. When compared with the 1Q20, when 352,400t was produced, output declined by 34.6 per cent YoY.

US cement market expands 5% in March

29 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 5.1 per cent YoY to 7.7Mt in March 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states in the US were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, with a combined share of 45 per cent of March shipments. In terms of output, Texas, California, Missour...

Dominican cement demand up 7% in 2019

28 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Dominican cement market expanded 7.2 per cent YoY to 4.7Mt in 2019. Consumption in 2018 reached 4.3Mta, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. Output by Dominican cement producers advanced four per cent YoY to 5,644.176t, representing a capacity utilisation rate of 81.5 per cent. “In the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) one of the main challenges to face lies in ...