Cement News tagged: International

Iranian cement demand reaches 5.78Mt in June 2021

29 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market consumed 5.78Mt of cement in June 2021, remaining level with the 5.78Mt reported in May. This demand was entirely met by local cement production, which reached 6.02Mt in June while clinker production stood at 6.75Mt. In May cement and clinker output reached 6.1Mt and 6.68Mt, respectively.  In addition, 0.63Mt of clinker and 0.36Mt of cement was exported in June. E...

Cayman Islands expands import list to counter cement shortage

21 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Cayman Islands has added three countries to its list of approved cement providers to help ease shortages currently being experienced by the domestic construction industry. The Customs & Border Control (Prohibited Goods) (Amendment) Order 2021 has added Colombia, Cuba and Panama as authorised countries for the purposes of importing cement. "The PACT Government is committed to supporting s...

US Portland and blended cement demand up 19% in April

22 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico, saw a 19 per cent YoY increase to 9.7Mt in April 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, who accounted for a combined share of 40 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were Missouri, Texas, C...

Peruvian cement demand surges 66% in June

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 66 per cent YoY to 1.085Mt in June 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. When compared with June 2019, the increase was 23 per cent from 0.879Mt. Cement production saw a 68 per cent increase to 1.085Mt in June 2021 when compared with 0.655Mt manufactured in June 2020. When compared with June 2019 output advanced 24 per cent from 0.879Mt...

Vicat confident cement business in Egypt will improve

Vicat confident cement business in Egypt will improve

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat has been operating in the Egyptian market for the past 17 years, since its acquisition of the Sinai Cement Co in 2003 and it will keep investing in the country even during times of crises, says Sinai Cement Country Manager, Tamer Magdy. Egypt remains promising for investment, despite the negative impacts of COVID-19 crisis on the economy. The country ’s GDP is still expected to ...

1H cement demand in Spain sees 17% rise

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 17.3 per cent YoY to 7,309,916t in the first half of 2021, according to Spanish cement association, Oficemen. When compared with the 1H19 demand dipped 1.4 per cent. The positive trend in demand has been due to high sales in June 2021, which registered the highest volume since June 2011. A total of 1,389,619t of cement were sold in Spain, representing ad...

Chilean cement demand sees 21% hike in May

Chilean cement demand sees 21% hike in May

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement market expanded by 21.2 per cent YoY as 353,704t was sold in May 2021 compared with 352,817t in May 2020, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. The January-May 2021 period saw an increase of 14.2 per cent to 1,789,995t when compared with 1,567,886t in the 5M20.

Hungary levies excess-profit tax on construction material producers

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Hungary's government has levied a 90 per cent excess-profit tax on some producers of construction materials from 9 July, in an effort aimed at curbing surging prices. The tax applies to companies that produce cement and other materials, including plaster, chalk, gravel, sand, clay, lime and gypsum, with annual revenue of HUF3bn (US$10.02m) or more in 2019. It requires the companies to pay a...

Brazil market expands in June with expectations of 6% growth in 2021

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.5 per cent to 5.438Mt in June 2021 from 5.358Mt in June 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Self-construction as well as residential and commercial renovation continue to rise while increasing sales are further supported by works in the real estate sector. Growth was strongest in the southern region, where sales advanced 11.4 per cent ...

Swiss cement dispatches edge up 3% in 2Q21

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Swiss cement producers saw a 2.6 per cent YoY rise in deliveries to 1,168,331t in the second quarter of 2021, according to cemsuisse, the country’s cement association. In the 2Q20 dispatches reached 1.139Mt. In the first half of 2021 dispatches edged up by one per cent to 2,030,542t from 2,010,908t in the 1H20. A total of 96.4 per cent of cement was supplied in bulk and 3.6 per cent as bagge...

Indian government sets up new cement council

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Indian government has set up a 25-member development council for the cement industry, which will suggest ways to eliminate waste, obtain maximum production, improve quality, reduce costs and promote the standardisation of products, according to a press release. Other functions of the council include recommending measures for securing the full utilisation of installed capacity, particula...

India's cement production falls in April and May

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

India's cement production was down by 11 per cent MoM in April and 18 per cent MoM in May, due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and the subsequent lockdown restrictions by many states. However, notwithstanding the onset of the monsoon season, pent-up demand is expected to push volumes forward in the second quarter of the FY21-22. As a result, ICRA ratings agency has revised its volumetric grow...

Cement consumption in Argentina sees 21% hike in June

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market expanded by 20.5 per cent YoY and by 10% MoM to 961,340t in June 2021, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by Argentine cement producers, who produced 970,540t in June, up 20.6 per cent YoY and 9.8 per cent MoM. Of total output, they exported 9200t of cement, which represents a YoY advance of 34.2 per cent fro...

Bolivian market sees 7% MoM decline in April

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia surged to 286,667t in April 2021 from a very low base of 39,222t in April 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to INE, the country’s statistics agency. However, MoM demand fell by 7.3 per cent from 297,744t in March 2021. Production from domestic cement plants also returned to more regular levels, noting 276,061t in April 2021, up from 11,5...

Pakistan cement dispatches grow by 13% in June

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement sector posted a robust YoY growth of 12.73 per cent in June 2021, as total dispatches rose to 5.211Mt against 4.623Mt in June 2020. Cement dispatches rose by 20.40 per cent to 48.119Mt in 12MFY21 from 39.96Mt during the 12 months of the last financial year 2019-20, according to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The rise is attribut...

Pakistan's cement exports rise 5% YoY

02 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Pakistan increased 4.6 per cent YoY during the first eleven months of FY20-21, rising to US$253.584m from US$242.505m, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). In terms of quantity, cement exports rose 13.3 per cent from 6,570,921t to 7,442,573t. In May 2021, cement exports advanced 47.8 per cent YoY to US$28.527m from US$19.302m in the year-ago period.