Cement News tagged: International

Iran’s cement consumption at 5.36Mt in November

22 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market required a supply of 5.36Mt in November 2021, according to the Iranian Cement Association. Domestic supply of cement and clinker reached 5.35Mt and 6.57Mt, respectively. In addition 0.38Mt of cement and 0.97Mt of clinker was exported by the country’s cement producers.

Spain's cement market expands 9% in November

16 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 9.1 per cent YoY to 1,318,146t in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Demand in the first 11 months of 2021 advanced 10.6 per cent YoY to 12.738Mt when compared with the 11M20. "In these 11 months, consumption accumulated growth of 10.6 per cent, an evolution that slightly improves the forecasts made by our research depar...

Colombian cement demand falls to 1.15Mt in October

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia slipped 1.6 per cent YoY to 1.15Mt in October 2021 from 1.169Mt in the same period of the previous year, according the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with the 1.111Mt dispatched in October 2019, deliveries were up 3.5 per cent. Deliveries to ready-mix concrete companies increased 7.5 per cent, but construction companies and contractors purchases...

Chile’s cement market expands 5% in October

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile increased 4.5 per cent YoY to 410,424t in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, when demand reached 392,688t, according to the Chilean Chamber for Construction (CChC). In the January-October 2021 period dispatches were up 52.4 per cent to 3.625Mt from 2.379Mt in the 10M20.

Brazilian sales advance 2% in November

Brazilian sales advance 2% in November

16 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 2.3 per cent to 5.359Mt in November, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The latest data follow a continued growth trend but with decelerating magnitude as the market stabilises and the effect of the low base due to COVID-19 wanes. In April growth reached 20.8 per cent. In addition, exports declined 46.8 per cent to 5384t in November 2021 fro...

Cameroon minister accuses cement producers of price-fixing

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

In a correspondence sent to the managing directors of various cement producing firms on 9 December 2021, Minister of Commerce, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, denounced an illegal agreement to increase the prices of the products. "It has come to my attention, through written communications of which I have copies, that ypu unnanmously and unilaterally decidd to increase your sales prices  by XAF...

Shanghai Yicheng Juxin Construction Technology joins WCA

Shanghai Yicheng Juxin Construction Technology joins WCA

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today that global innovative technology services corporation Shanghai Yicheng Juxin Construction Technology Co Ltd has joined as an associate corporate member. The Chinese organisation is a specialised construction technology firm providing advanced materials, green and low carbon technology, and professional design to construction companies. ...

Zimbabwe to keep imports flowing

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Zimbabwe's cement market opted to keep import permits in response to increasing cement shortages. Zimbabwe’s cement sector has been stretched and reliance on Lafarge Cement (Holcim group) and PPC, the top two domestic producers, has led to the current situation where imports have become a necessity to complete private and public building projects. The immediate cement shortage in...

US Portland and blended cement market expands 5% in September

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 4.5 per cent YoY to 9.8Mt in September 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received 38 per cent of total domestic shipments in September 2021. The leading producing states for Portland and ...

Tokyo Cement Co imports bagged cement to address shortage

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Tokyo Cement Co has begun distributing a shipment of bagged cement to fill a gap created in the market when importers stopped bag cement imports, according to the Daily FT. As a result, bagged cement will now reach end consumers in all parts of the island at the lowest maximum retail price of INR1275/bag (US$6.3), which is expected to lessen the impact of the cement shortage in ...

Saudi Cement sales fall to 4.7Mt in November

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The aggregate sales of 17 Saudi cement producers decreased by five per cent to 4.7Mt in November, compared to 4.9Mt in the same month last year, according to Yamama Cement Co. Locally, 14 market players reported lower sales, led by Northern Region Cement Co with a 54 per cent YoY drop. It was followed by United Cement Industrial Co, whose sales were down 31 per cent YoY, and by City Cemen...

INSEE Cement ups its game to ease Sri Lankan cement shortages

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Operating at maximum production capacity with optimised distribution channels for a number of weeks, INSEE Cement claims it has successfully helped to mitigate the cement shortage that was prevailing in the Sri Lankan market. INSEE Cement’s concentrated and immediate contingency measures across its entire operation at the onset of the shortage ensured an uninterrupted market supply of ce...

Argentina's cement market sees 5% growth in November

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption expanded 4.6 per cent in November 2021 to 1,142,140t from 1,092,246t in November 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic market demand in November 2021 was entirely met by output from Argentina’s cement producers. In addition, they exported 7997t of cement, down from 40,740t in November 2020. In the January-November 2021 period cement...

Cuban cement industry expected to recover in 2022

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cuba’s cement industry is forecast to show significant signs of recovery in 2022 with a production of 1.4Mt of cement, according to the country’s Construction Minister, Réné Mesa Villafaña. “It [cement] will continue to be produced at the José Mercerón factory in Santiago de Cuba, transporting clinker produced at Cienfuegos by cabotage. If the Siguaney kiln in Sancti Spíritus remains stable ...

Honduran cement prices frozen until end of 2021

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The price of a cement bag in Honduras will remain the same until 31 December 2021, according to the country’s Secretary of Economic Development (SDE), the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP) and the Honduran Chamber of Industry and Construction (CHICO). The head of the SDE, María Antonia Rivera, said that "the most important thing is to maintain the stabilisation of the price that...

Morocco’s cement dispatches up 11% in November

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries increased 11.4 per cent YoY to 1,227,984t in November 2021 from 1,102,003Mt in November 2020, according to data from the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The deliveries were made by APC members, ie Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc.  In the January-November 2021 period deliveries were up 15.6 per cent YoY to 12,719,348...