Cement News tagged: International

Pakistan’s domestic dispatches grow, but exports declined in November 2021

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

According to the data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), local cement dispatches during November 2021 were 4.124Mt compared to 3.742Mt in November 2020, showing an increase of 10.2 per cent YoY. However, exports declined by 9.2 per cent with volumes falling from 766,273t to 695,779t during this period.  In November 2021 northern-based cement mills deliver...

Pakistan plans new cement capacities for its northern zone

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's five big cement manufacturers are in the process of raising total production capacity in the northern zone, targeting 73.6Mta by 2024 from 54.1Mta of 2021, expanding at an average annual growth of 12 per cent to meet the expected robust demands in Punjab and NPK provinces. In addition, the extra capacity will benefit land export opportunities to Afghanistan and India. The north z...

Indian cement demand likely to rise as rains recede

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Maharashtra dragged down cement volumes across sectors at the start of the peak season for the industry which runs from October until May, but c ement companies expect demand and consumption to pick up from December as the rains fade. "Slowly demand is coming back to normal across all sectors. In a week or so we may even s...

CNPC begins 2.5Mta plant construction

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s CNPC has reportedly started construction of a US$200m plant in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent region. The facility is expected to produce 2.5Mta of cement. CNPC has already imported more than 40 machines and equipment worth US$16.7m into Uzbekistan for the project.

Italy's cement output falls 4% in September, imports up 39%

Italy's cement output falls 4% in September, imports up 39%

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined four per cent YoY in September 2021 to reach an index of 100, when compared with the base year of 2015, according to Federbeton, Italy’s concrete association. This results in a 9M advance of 16 per cent YoY following YoY increases of 24 and 20 per cent in July and August 2021, respectively. Cement prices were up seven per cent YoY in September 2021 to reach and ind...

Signing ceremony held for five cement factory projects in Libya

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A new strategic cement and building materials factory complex agreement has been signed by Ahmed Abuhisa, Minister of Industry and Minerals, in Tripoli. The ceremony was attended by FLSmidth, Grenzebach Co and Austroplan.   The agreement signed was between the National Mining Corp and the local company, Abraj Al-Ghad Co for the Cement and Building Materials Industry, under the auspices of...

Bolivian cement market surges in August but slips in September

Bolivian cement market surges in August but slips in September

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement consumption advanced by 36.6 per cent to 339,838t in August 2021 but edged down 2.1 per cent the following month to 329,982t when compared with the equivalent months of 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, INE. Output from domestic cement plants increased by 27.3 per cent in August 2021 to 317,594t. However, production declined by 4.4 per cent YoY to 342,663t ...

Cement demand continues climb in El Salvador in July

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador increased 45.9 per cent YoY to 180,611t (4249.67 bags) from 123,779t (2912.45 bags) in July 2020, according to Casalco. In the January-July 2021 period apparent demand saw a 57.3 per cent increase to 1,100,926t (25,904.15 bags) from 699,989t (16,470.33 bags) in the 7M20. In October 2021 the ex-works price remained stable MoM at US$8.09 per 42.5k...

Salvadoran cement market expands 60% in 6M21

25 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador surged by 59.7 per cent to 920,315t (21,654.48 bags) in January-June 2021 from 576,210t (13,557.88 bags) in the equivalent period of 2020, according to Casalco. In June alone, 102,413t (2409.71 bags) were sold on the domestic market, representing a 24.4 per cent increase when compared with June 2020 sales of 82,345t (1937.54 bags). Cement prices in ...

Cement sales in Vietnam advance 5% in October

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in Vietnam have increased five per cent in October to 5,239,069t, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM sales edged up two per cent YoY to 1,739,204t in October 2021 while its affiliates saw sales slip by one per cent to 1,149,865t. Vietnam’s other cement producers reported a 10 per cent advance in sales to 2,350,000t. Total exports increased 17 ...

Colombian cement market expanded 3% in September

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia edged up 2.9 per cent YoY to 1.164Mt in September 2021 from 1.131Mt in September 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. When compared with September 2019, demand grew by 7.9 per cent from 1.078Mt. Bulk sales increased by 7.3 per cent YoY in September 2021 while bagged cement saw sales grow by one per cent. When compared with September 2019, b...

Coal sharply lower after Chinese price intervention, petcoke discounts turn negative as petcoke price remains stable

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

By Frank O. Brannvoll, Brannvoll ApS, Denmark The euro holding tight US$1.15-1.17 trading range in the wider US$1.15-1.20 range. Table 1: Prices at a glance Crude oil (US$/bbl) 83.25 Coal API2 – 1Q22 (US$) 125.00 API2 – Cal 2022 (US$) 125.00 API4 – 1Q22 (US$) 122.00 ...

Peruvian cement market expands 2% in October

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement deliveries in Peru edged up two per cent to 1.264Mt in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, according to Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Its members dispatched 1.17Mt, up two per cent YoY. Cement production from members’ cement plants increased seven per cent to 1.228Mt in October 2021 from 1.147Mt in the equivalent period of 2020. In addition, they also produce...

Iranian cement market contracts 12% in October

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement demand declined 11.7 per cent MoM to 5.05Mt in October 2021. In addition, producers exported 0.65Mt of clinker and 0.29Mt of cement, according to the Iranian cement association. In term of output, 7.02Mt of clinker and 5.46Mt of cement were produced in October 2021. When compared with September 2021, clinker production increased 2.8 per cent while cement output was down 9.2 per ...

Venezuelan cement industry sees 10% capacity utilisation rate

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s cement industry is currently producing around 1Mta, or 10 per cent of its nominal capacity, according to the President of the Cement Workers Federation (Fetracemento), Orlando Chirinos in La Nación newspaper. The union leader compared the figures the figures with the output figure of 8Mt in 2008, which at the time represented a capacity utilisation rate of 85 per cent of nominal c...

Cement consumption in Spain up 10% in October

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand has expanded by 10.1 per cent to 1,302,750t in October 2021, according to data from Oficemen. In the January-October 2021 period domestic cement consumption advanced 12 per cent YoY to 12.458Mt. "The figures for October bring us closer to the end of the year in which we could recover the volume of pre-pandemic consumption for 2019, in line with what was already indicate...