Cement News tagged: International

Chile's market expands 17% YoY in 11M21

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile edged up 0.2 per cent in November 2021 to 390,080t from 389,488t in November 2020, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In the first 11 months of 2021 deliveries saw a 17 per cent advance YoY to 4,014,856t from 3,42,051t in the 11M20.

Burundi authorities request consultation in Buceco price hike

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Buceco has raised its price for a bag of cement from 1 January 2022, informing all its approved sales agents that prices per 50kg bag would be increased from BIF24,500 (US$12.21) to BIF27,500 for 32.5R cement and from BIF30,000 to B-F33,000 for 42.5R cement. However, Burundi’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism has asked the cement producer to suspend the application of the price ris...

Pan-Indian cement prices fall by 5% in December

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement prices declined by an average pan-Indian rate of five per cent MoM in December 2021, according to Emkay Global Financial Services. Prices declined 6-7 per cent MoM in the east and south, while prices in other regions fell by 3-4 per cent, according to the report, while industry volumes likely increased by 25 per cent MoM. Emkay Global Financial Services said all regions are likely...

Honduran cement price rise alarms construction industry

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Members of the Honduran Chamber of the Construction Industry (CHICO) have demanded that the cement industry explains the reasons for a HNL10 (US$0.41) price increase for a bag of cement in the domestic market. "We hope to see what solid substantive arguments will be presented by the cement companies when I understand that an agreement had been reached to leave said increase on stand-by, taki...

Moroccan cement deliveries up 7% in December

Moroccan cement deliveries up 7% in December

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco increased 6.9 per cent YoY to 1,255,552t in December, according to data from the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. In December 2020 APC members Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc supplieda total of 1,174,183t of cement. For the full-year 2021, cement dispatches advanced 14.8 per cent YoY from 12.174Mt in 2020 to 13.975...

Colombia's cement market expands 4% in November

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement demand increased four per cent YoY in November 2021 to 1.167Mt from 1.122Mt in November 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with November 2019 the market expanded by 7.7 per cent from 1.083Mt. In November 2021, bulk cement sales advanced by 11.2 per cent while bagged cement sales edged up one per cent, reflecting mainly a 12.9 per cent YoY ...

Ethiopian plants warned to fast-track outstanding deliveries

Ethiopian plants warned to fast-track outstanding deliveries

06 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia's Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Takele Uma, said that the Ministry has cautioned cement factories to use their full potential and fast-track outstanding deliveries of 2.6Mt of cement.     According to Takele, "cement factories already owe more than 2.6Mt of cement", resulting in delayed delivery to consumers and having a "direct impact on the cement supply chain, inflation"...

Stagnant coal supply impacts Indonesian cement exports

06 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The constrained supply of coal in Indonesia has affected cement and clinker exports from the archipelago. While under normal supply conditions, there is sufficient coal for 21-30 days, in early December 2021 coal supply on average lasted 5-10 days, according to Widodo Santoso, chairman of the Indonesian cement association, ASI. As a result, some Indonesian cement producers, including PT Seme...

Indonesian cement demand expands 5% in 11M21

06 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Indonesia reached 5.94Mt in November 2021, representing a 2.1 per cent drop YoY. ASI Chairman Widodo Santoso said the decline occurred in almost all areas on the islands of Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and eastern Indonesia. "The increase in consumption is only in two areas, namely Nusa Tenggara and Kalimantan," Mr Santoso said. Maluku and Papua saw the largest decline at seven...

South Korea's cement producers plan 18% price rise

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Major cement manufacturers in South Korea will be implementing a further rise in wholesale prices as the construction industry in the Asian country gathers pace, according to Maeil Business Newspaper. This follows a 5.1 per cent price rise from KRW75,000 (US$62.63)/t in July 2021, the second rise in a year following a price freeze since 2014. Ssangyong C&E has decided to lift the price of its...

Cambodian cement production reached 7.9Mt in 11M21

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cambodia’s five cement factories produced 7.9Mt over the 11 months from January-November 2021, a slight decrease compared to the volume recorded in 2020, according to the Cambodian Cement Manufacturing Association. Puth Chandarith, secretary-general of the Cambodian Cement Manufacturing Association, said on Monday that the production of domestic cement during the January-November period was...

Qassim Cement to establish new cement mill at Buraydah

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Qassim Cement, Saudi Arabia, has entered into a preliminary agreement with the Chinese company, CDI, for the engineering, supply and construction of a new cement mill to be installed at the company's Buraydah cement plant. The new mill will have a replacement capacity of 300tph. The agreement with CDI includes the supply of mechanical and electrical equipment, including design and superv...

Vietnam cement production reached 101.2Mt in 2021

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 101.2Mt of cement in 2021, up 2.6 per cent YoY, according to the latest data from the government-run General Statistics Office (GSO). In December, the country’s cement output is projected to have reached 9.9Mt, up 8.4 per cent YoY, the GSO said.

Umm Al-Qura Cement Company granted limestone exploration license

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Umm Al-Qura Cement Company, Saudi Arabia, announced the issuance of an exploration license for limestone on 28 December 2021 from the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources. The license location is situated between Taif and Radwan. This license was issued in accordance with the Mining Investment Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/140 dated 10/19/1441 AH and its executive regulations. ...

Vietnamese market contracts 7% in November

23 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Vietnam declined by seven per cent YoY to 5,570,069Mt in November 2021 but advanced by six per cent when compared with October 2021, according to the Vietnamese cement association, VNCA. Of this total VICEM saw a six per cent drop YoY to 1,836,559t while associated companies reported an 11 per cent fall to 1,223,510t YoY in November 2021. Other cement producers reported ...

Cement output in Indonesia falls 22% in November, affecting exports

23 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The total Indonesian production of cement and clinker in November 2021 reached 11.45Mt, down 22 per cent from 14.67Mt when compared with October 2021, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. Director of the Cement, Ceramics and Non-Metal Mineral Processing Industry, Ignatius Warsito, attributed the decrease in output due to issues with the supply of coal. "The decrease in monthly p...