Cement News tagged: International

Chilean cement market expands 4% in January

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement demand increased 4.4 per cent to 346,463t in January 2021 when compared with January 2020, when demand reached 331,783t, according to CChC, the Chilean construction chamber. However, when compared with December 2020, consumption fell by 5.1 per cent from 364,925t.

Senegalese cement output up 9% in December 2020

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The production of cement in Senegal has advanced 8.9 per cent MoM in December 2020. However, domestic cement sales have slipped by 0.1 per cent  while exports were down 9.2 per cent MoM, according to the national statistics and demographic agency, ANSD. When compared with the year-ago period, production edged up 0.9 per cent, while local sales remained stable and exports contracted by 17 p...

Peru’s cement dispatches advance 14% in February

16 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased 14 per cent YoY to 1.039Mt in February 2021 from 0.91Mt in February 2020, marking the sixth-consecutive monthly rise, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, Asocem. Domestic cement output of Asocem members advanced 17 per cent YoY from 0.849Mt to 0.993Mt in February 2021 while clinker output edged up three per cent from 0.784Mt to 0.807M...

Philippines expands import safeguard measures

16 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines has expanded the list of countries covered in its cement import safeguard measures. The amendment was based on the Department of Trade and Industry’s annual review of import data, where it found that some countries already have a share of total cement imports that has exceeded the three per cent threshold, according to the Manila Bulletin. As a result, the list now includes C...

Moroccan cement demand declines 8% in February

Moroccan cement demand declines 8% in February

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco fell eight per cent to 1,079,983t in February 2021 from 1,173,350t in February 2020, reports the country’s Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the January-February 2021 period demand decreased 10.1 per cent YoY to 2,116,988t from 2,355,548t in the 2M20.

US cement market sees slight expansion in 2020

11 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico increased 13 per cent YoY to 7.5Mt in December 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona, which accounted for 44 per cent of December offtake. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missour...

February sees 14% pick-up in Brazilian cement sales

February sees 14% pick-up in Brazilian cement sales

10 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 14 per cent YoY to 4.7Mt in February 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Key drivers of the market expansion were the maintenance of real estate works and self-construction as well as favourable weather. Cement sales per working day increased 5.4 per cent MoM and 16.4 per cent YoY to 234,100t. Exports were up from 11,000t in February 2020...

Bolivia’s cement market contracts 4% in December

10 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement demand saw a four per cent YoY and a 4.3 per cent MoM drop to 328,064t in December 2020. In December 2019 consumption reached 341,861t while in November 2020 it reached 342,743t,  according to Bolivia’s national statistics institute, INE. Domestic cement production declined to 322,876t in December 2020 from 372,217t in December 2019 and from 361,363t in November 2020.

New cement project set to begin in Ethiopia

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Lemi National Cement Industrial Complex, a new private industrial park, is set to be built in the Amhara region of Ethiopia by private investors, according to The Swazi Observer. The US$2.2bn complex is expected to feature many different factories, including a 10,000tpd cement plant. Other factories to be built at the park include gypsum, board and glass manufacturing. The new park is owned...

Argentine demand advances 18% in February

10 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market expanded by 18.2 per cent YoY but contracted 9.3 per cent MoM to 686,602t in February 2021, according to the country's cement association, AFCP. The market was supplied by domestic producers with no imports reported. In addition, Argentina’s cement producers exported 8557t of cement, up 2.2 per cent YoY. January-February 2021 In the first two months of 2021 Argen...

Ghana reports cement price increase

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghana has reported a small rise in cement prices due to an increase in the cost of imported clinker in recent days. A bag of cement which was earlier sold for GHS38 (US$6.62) is now being sold for GHS41, according to GhanaWeb. "There has been a price hike because of certain challenges which industry players are facing while importing the major raw material called clinker which is used to pro...

WCA's Gender Focus Network promotes gender equality in the cement sector

08 March 2021, Published under Cement News

In late 2020 the World Cement Association launched the Gender Focus Network (GFN) with the aim of tackling gender inequality in the cement industry and making the sector more attractive to women, as the participation of women in this particular working environment is very low. According to data from the US and from the 'Big Four' cement companies, only about 13 per cent of the sector's work...

Vietnamese cement market expands 77% in January

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Vietnam surged 77 per cent YoY to 5.079Mt in January 2021. However, MoM they fell by 16 per cent, reports the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM saw a 91 per cent YoY rise in domestic sales to 1.729Mt (-17 per cent MoM) while its affiliates posted a 65 per cent increase YoY to 1.25Mt (-16 per cent MoM). Other cement producers noted a 74 per ce...

Pakistan cement sales expand 2% in February

04 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in Pakistan edged up two per cent YoY to 4.6Mt in February 2021, showing sharply decelerating market growth when compared with January, when the market expanded by 16.3 per cent. The drop in sales was attributed by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) to a considerably drop in export sales, which fell to 18.2 per cent YoY to 753,444t – the fourth-conse...

PCA warns US cement consumption will take time to recover

04 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The PCA's Market Intelligence Group announced its February outlook on the economy and cement consumption in the US. It stated that COVID-19 is expected to remain an elevated drag on the economic recovery as consumer spending is cautious and accounts for two-thirds of every US dollar generated in US GDP. While COVID-19 relief programmes have prevented the US economy slipping further, by t...

PCA releases winter US regional cement consumption forecasts

04 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The PCA Market Intelligence Group has released its cement consumption and  construction spending forecasts in the USA.   Northeast The Northeast has been hit hard by COVID-19, leading to cement consumption declining by a projected 0.6 per cent in 2020 and PCA Market Intelligence projects further decline in 2021 by nearly one per cent. The Middle Atlantic was down nearly   four per cent ...