Cement News tagged: International

Moroccan cement dispatches down 16% in October

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by APC members in Morocco declined by 16.4 per cent YoY to 1,048,975t in October 2022 from 1,254,798t in October 2021, according to the Moroccan cement association, APC. The association’s members include Asment Temara, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In the first 10 months of 2022, deliveries were down 9.2 per cent YoY to 10.432Mt from 11.491Mt in the 10M21.

WCA welcomes CHASM Advanced Materials as Associate Corp member

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that it is welcoming US-based carbon nanotube materials innovation company CHASM Advanced Materials (CHASM™) as an Associate Corporate Member. CHASM, with its proprietary NTeC-C™, a pioneering nanotube hybrid material, claims to have the potential to produce a greener, smarter, scalable, cost-effective concrete. CHASM’s NTeC-C aims to overcom...

Colombian cement market expands 2% in September

10 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 2.1 per cent YoY to 1.188Mt in September 2022 when compared with September 2021, when 1.164Mt of cement were dispatched, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. When compared with September 2019, dispatches increased 10.2 per cent. Of this total, bulk sales were up 9.3 per cent while bagged cement sales posted a 1.3 per cent decline. Dispat...

Pakistan cement dispatches fall 19% in October

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Pakistan fell for the fourth month in a row in October, coming in at 4.25Mt, compared to 5.22Mt in October 2021, down 18.5 per cent. According to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association, local dispatches declined 15.5 per cent YoY from 4.6Mt in October 2021 to 3.89Mt in the same month this year. Exports fell by 40.7 per cent over the same period from 611,378t to ...

The 8th SEMTEC attracts more than 350 industry professionals

The 8th SEMTEC attracts more than 350 industry professionals

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The 8th SEMTEC Technical Seminar was successfully held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on 25-27 October 2022. More than 350 technicians of the cement and lime industry from 81 different plants in South America attended the event. A total of 44 companies sponsored SEMTEC 2022, including International Cement Review.   More than 350 delegates attended SEMTEC 2022   SEMTEC 2022 w...

Italy’s cement output falls 8% in August

04 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Italy saw cement output decline by eight per cent YoY in August 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value dropped from 100 in July 2022 to 61 in August. In August 2022 cement prices were up 51 per cent when compared with August 2021 and but slipped from 190 in July to 189 in August 2022 on a price index basis...

Pakistan cement sales decline by up to 25%

Pakistan cement sales decline by up to 25%

03 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Pakistan in the first four months of FY22-23 are expected to decline by 21-25 per cent compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association. Sales of local cement are forecast to drop by 22 per cent, according to analysts, who attribute the fall to higher-than-expected rainfall, rising construction costs and the ongoing infl...

Cement carrier sinks off the coast of Taiwan

02 November 2022, Published under Cement News

A search for 12 missing crew members continues off the coast of Taiwan after their cement carrier sank. The 10,000dwt Xing Shun No 1, built in 2014, sank on Monday, 31 October, on the east side of the Changhua channel in the Taiwan Strait. The Panama-flagged ship had 17 seafarers on board. Five seafarers who abandoned the vessel were successfully rescued, and the remaining 12 were still a...

Vietnamese cement market expands 25% in September

03 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Total cement dispatches in Vietnam surged by 25 per cent YoY to 4,631,353t in September 2022, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM sales were up 30 per cent YoY to 1,598,940t while other VNCA-affiliated cement companies reported a 59 per cent surge to 1,132,413t in September 2022 when compared with September 2021. Other cement pr...

Vietnam cement demand advances 37% in August

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Vietnam increased by 37 per cent YoY in August 2022, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM sales improved by 39 per cent YoY to 1,555,599t in August, while VNCA-affiliated companies saw their combined sales surge by 68 per cent YoY to 10,150,041t. Vietnam’s other cement companies improved their dispatches by 23 per cent YoY...

Cement consumption in Spain down 3% in September

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement market contracted by 3.4 per cent YoY in September to 1,245,816t, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. Moreover, the fifth-consecutive monthly decline has pushed the volume on a year basis into the red, with domestic cement sales contracting by 0.2 per cent YoY in the January-September 2022 period. External trade also lacks lustre as exports were down 5.4 per ...

Russian cement sector withstands crisis

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and unprecedented sanctions imposed on Russia, the Russian cement industry is withstanding the crisis with volumes continuing to expand so far this year. According to data from SOYUZCEMENT, cement consumption in Russia in January-August 2022 reached 41.8Mt, up 5.6 per cent YoY. Cement production over the same period advanced by six per cent to 41.1Mt, ...

Cement Plant for sale, ready to be reassembled

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

EquipNet, the world's largest online platform for buying/selling surplus assets is working alongside a top cement manufacturer to sell its 94,100 cu3 USA Cement Plant. The plant was put into service in late 2012 and remained operational until 2019 when the facility was shut down due to production slowdowns in the United States. It is now disassembled but can be professionally reassembled where...

US and Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement market expands 7% in August

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 7.3 per cent YoY advance to 10.9Mt in August 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The country’s leading markets included Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, where 36.6 per cent of sales were delivered. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cements were T...

Spain’s cement price sees record hike

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Spain hit a record high as it increased by 18 per cent in September, the highest increase since the historical series started in 2002, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics (INE). In May the cement price increased by 14.3 per cent YoY and increases accelerated further in June to 16.5 per cent, followed by further increases in July and August, when...

Fiona sends Puerto Rican cement sales down

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Hurricane Fiona has sent Puerto Rican cement sales in a downward spiral as sales in September 2022 dropped by 21.1 per cent YoY to 986,000 bags of 94lb, or 42,041t, the largest fall since 2020, according to Sin Comillas. Domestic cement production declined 17.5 per cent YoY to 509,900 bags, or 21,741t in September 2022. The decrease represents the first fall in six months.