Cement News tagged: International

Morocco’s cement deliveries advance 1% in October

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement delivers edged up 0.8 per cent in October 2021 to 1,254,798t from 1,245,064t in October 2020, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The data apply to members of the domestic cement association, APC – Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and Holcim Maroc. In the January-October 2021 period 11.491Mt of cement was supplied to the domestic market b...

Puerto Rican cement sales see 14% drop in October

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico declined 13.9 per cent YoY to 1.18m bags, or 50,312t, according to the country’s Economic Development Bank (BDE). It is the fifth-consecutive monthly fall and the lowest level since November 2020, according to Sin Comillas. However, the FY21 ends with a 31.7 per cent surge in sales – from 528.707t (12.4m bags) to 694,994t (16.3m bags) – and is the largest increase...

Sarawak cement shortage due to lack of raw material vessels

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has explained the current shortage of cement in Sarawak, attributing it to the demand generated by various construction projects such as the Pan Borneo Highway and the Baleh dam in the state. State director Datuk Stanley Tan acknowledged the current shortage throughout Sarawak and noted that many major projects that had been disrupt...

October sales down 10% in Brazil

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

While year-to-date sales of cement in Brazil continue to be high in the period until October 2021, October’s stand-alone result has been seen as the worst of the year, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Total sales volume in October totalled 5.4Mt, down 9.5 per cent when compared to October 2020. However, in the first 10 months of 2021, sales were up 7.5 per cent YoY to 54....

Indonesian cement market expands in September

Indonesian cement market expands in September

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia advanced four per cent in September 2021. "Consumption of domestic [cement] in all regions is moving up, including Bali and Nusa Tenggara," said the chairman of the Indonesian cement association (ASI),  Widodo Santoso. In the 9M21 domestic cement demand increased 5.5 per cent YoY to 46.9Mt. “With three months remaining, it is still difficult for domestic cement...

Cement sales in Chile edge up 2% in September

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement sales have increased by two per cent YoY in September 2021. Volumes were reported at 334,603t in September 2021, up from 328,184t in September 2020, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). In the January-September 2021 period sales advanced 1.2 per cent YoY to 3.214Mt when compared with 2.65Mt.

Argentine cement market expands 7% in October

Argentine cement market expands 7% in October

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption increased 6.6 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent MoM to 1,141,043t in October 2021, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. All cement in the market was produced by domestic producers with no imports reported. Total output by Argentine cement plants reached 1,152,077t, up 6.1 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent MoM. This included 11,034t of exports, which rep...

Western Cape provincial government challenges cement import ban

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s Western Cape provincial government has reportedly challenged the recent decision by the National Treasury to ban the use of imported cement for state-awarded contracts, saying there was no consultation before the decision, according to Business Day. The provincial government noted that the ban is likely to cause price hikes and therefore, make projects more expensive. The m...

APCMA reports declining local and export dispatches

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) reports that cement dispatches declined by 9.1 per cent to 5.214Mt in October 2021 against 5.735Mt in the year-ago period. The breakdown indicates that the local share out of this total stands at 4.603Mt, compared to 4.859Mt in October 2020, showing a reduction of 5.3 per cent YoY. Exports suffered a significant 30.1 per cent decline, as v...

INSEE Cement adds import vessels to address cement scarcity in Sri Lanka

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement has added two more import vessels to its operations in order to increase cement supply across Sri Lanka, according to the Daily Mirror. "INSEE Cement continues to operate at maximum production capacity to ensure the Sri Lankan construction industry remains on its path to a successful recovery," said Gustavo Navarro, INSEE Cement’s CEO. "What the domestic market is experienci...

Italy’s cement production falls 14% in August

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined 14 per cent YoY in August 2021 to reach an index of 67, when compared with the base year of 2015, according to Federbeton, Italy’s concrete association. This results in a year-to-date  increase of 20 per cent YoY following YoY advances of 24 and 32 per cent in July and June 2021, respectively. In July 2021 the country imported 97,549t of cement, down 18 per cent Yo...

Iran's cement industry to prepare alternatives amid fuel shortage

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran is facing the prospect of power shortages amid an insufficient supply of natural gas, according to Trend News. As a result, cement plants are expected to store mazut as an alternative fuel over the next few days, says the secretary of the Cement Industry Association, Abdolreza Sheikhan. Mr Sheikhan also noted that an electricity outage during the summer had previously led to a cement s...

US/Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement market expands 5% in August

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico, including imports, advanced 4.9 per cent YoY to 10.1Mt in August 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The cement markets in Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were particularly buoyant and accounted for 40 per cent of deliveries. Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan were the leading produci...

Petcoke market stable, but coal to see return to normality?

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Following on from ICR’s most recent energy report , the coal rally was at an all-time high but is now experiencing a sharp retracement down due to demand destruction and forecasts of a warmer winter. It remains to be seen whether there are upside risks or whether there will be a correction to return to “normality”. Meanwhile, the petcoke market is steady due to increased demand from India ...

Vietnamese cement market contracts 25% YoY in September

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam fell by a quarter YoY but edged up by five per cent to 3,684,047t in September 2021, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, sales by VICEM declined 23 per cent YoY to 1,230,229t although when compared with August 2021, they advanced 10 per cent. However, affiliated companies saw sales drop by 44 per cent YoY to 713,...

Kenyan sees record cement consumption in July

27 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s cement consumption grew to 726,823t in July, the highest in the last decade records the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics.   The record demand is linked to several ongoing mega infrastructure projects such as, the Nairobi Expressway, Dogo Kundu Bypass, James Gichuru-Rironi highway, Nairobi Western Bypass and dam construction.