Cement News tagged: International

Argentina’s cement market expands 13% in August

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased by 13.2 per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 1,226,646t in August 2022, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In August 2021 demand reached 1,083,824t and in July 2022 1,146,900t was sold on the home market. Domestic cement producers manufactured a total of 1,231,760t of cement, up 12.3 per cent YoY and 6.9 per cent MoM. Of this tota...

Czech market expands 5% in 2021

08 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the Czech Republic saw a 5.2 per cent advance to 4.68Mt in 2021 when compared with the previous year, according to the Czech Cement Association. Domestic cement production advanced by 4.6 per cent YoY to 4.72Mt in 2021 from 4.513Mt in 2020. Of this total, 0.615Mt was exported, representing a 9.2 per cent increase on export volumes in 2020. Supply in the Czech market i...

Chile cement deliveries contract 24% in July

07 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement dispatches declined 23.6 per cent YoY in July 2022 to 276,554t when compared with July 2021 when 361,956t were dispatched, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In the first seven months of 2022, deliveries were down 10.3 per cent YoY to 2,249,284t from 2,507,802t reported in the 7M21.

Colombia’s cement consumption slips in July

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Colombia slipped by 0.6 per cent YoY in July 2022 to 1.125Mt from 1.132Mt in July 2021, reports the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with 2019 pre-COVID shipments edged up by one per cent from 1.113Mt. Bulk sales increased 2.8 per cent YoY while bagged cement sales contracted 2.2 per cent YoY in July 2022. While ready-mix concrete companies increased their ta...

Cembureau warns of EU plant closures

Cembureau warns of EU plant closures

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

In light of rising energy prices across Europe, CEMBUREAU has issued advice for its members to help support energy-intensive industries and households alike. According to CEMBUREAU, a 10-fold increase in electricity prices compared to last year has led to a tripling in the cost of producing cement. “Unless urgent actions are taken at both European and national level, the current energy prices ...

Cement capacity outpaces production in Pakistan

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry saw a fall of 3.6 per cent to 48.011Mt in cement production between July 2021 to June 2022 from 49.79 Mt produced in the year-ago period, says data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). While analysts attribute the slide to a range of factors, particularly to blame were high inflation and interest rate, costly raw materials, high cost of doing business...

Dzata Cement calls for raw material VAT waiver

Dzata Cement calls for raw material VAT waiver

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Ghana-based Dzata Cement has urged the government to grant waivers on VAT charged on cement raw materials. According to the Managing Director of Dzata Cement, Nana Phillip Archer, instability in the local currency had significantly pushed up cement producers’ operating costs and this would result in cement producers passing on the cost to consumers as higher cement prices. Nana Archer sa...

Pakistan cement market continues contraction in August

05 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) estimated a decline in Pakistan cement dispatches in August and July-August 2022 (2MFY21-22) as the country experiences economic challenges, rising inflation, political unrest and heavy rains due to floods. Total cement dispatches (domestic deliveries plus exports) declined by 24 per cent in August 2022 to 3.296Mt when compared with 4.336Mt ...

Cameroon government lowers price of cement

05 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The government of Cameroon has announced a decrease in the price of bagged cement. The drop comes in view of the country’s increasing cement production capacity, according to the Ministry of Commerce. As a result, the price of a bag of 42.5 R-grade cement will fall to XAF4800 (US$7.26) from XAF5100 in Douala and from XAF5400 to XAF5100 in Yaoundé. In terms of 32.5 R-grade cement, in Douala...

Italy’s cement production contracts 16% in June

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement output in Italy fell by 16 per cent YoY in June 2021, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value dropped from 104 in May 2022 to 94 in June. The price index (2015 = 100) slipped from 186 in May 2022 to 184 in June, but when compare with June 2021, prices have increased by 48 per cent.   Grey cement imports in...

Vietnam’s cement consumption up 6% in July

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement market expanded six per cent to 5,199,736t in July 2022 when compared with July 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM sales advanced by eight per cent YoY to 1,750,212t while other VNCA-affiliated companies reported a 22 per cent hike in deliveries. Non-affiliated cement producers saw sales slip by three per cent to 2.18Mt YoY in July 2022. ...

Indonesia’s cement markets contract 2% in June

26 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia slipped two per cent to 5,438,865 in June 2022 from 5,551,489t in June 2021, according to the Indonesian cement association, ASI. East Indonesia, the country’s smallest market, was the sole province to record an uptick in sales, which increased five per cent YoY to 194,192t in June 2022 from 184,957t. Java, the largest market, saw a 0.8 per cent YoY decline in sales...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico decline 16% in July

26 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 15.7 per cent YoY in July 2022 to 1.12m bags of 42.6kg, or 47,712t, according to the country’s Institute of Statistics. The drop represents the largest fall in the past seven months. Sales were down 2.9 per cent when compared with July 2019. Cement production increased 21.3 per cent YoY in July 2022 to 739,000 bags, or 31,481t. While this represents the fourth ...

Peru’s cement market contracts 3% in July

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped by three per cent to 1.089Mt in July 2022 from 1.126Mt in July 2021, according to the country’s cement association, ASOCEM. Of this total, 1.036Mt was dispatched by ASOCEM members. Cement production in domestic ASOCEM-affiliated plants edged up two per cent YoY to 1.081Mt in July 2022 from 1.063Mt. Clinker output from these plants advanced six per cent YoY t...

July deliveries drop 30% in Morocco

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, AFCP, declined by 29.8 per cent in July 2022 to 630,479t from 898,429t in July 2021, according to Ipsos. The data is the aggregate delivery volume of Asment Temera, Cements de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In the first seven months of 2022, cement deliveries by APC members fell 7.4 per cent YoY to 7.137Mt from...

Colombian cement market expands 4% in June

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement demand advanced 4.2 per cent in June 2022 to 1.117Mt from 1.072Mt in June 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with June 2019, cement dispatches were up 14 per cent from 0.979Mt. Cement production increased 7.3 per cent YoY to 1.189Mt in June 2022 when compared with output of 1.108Mt in June 2021. When compared with June 2019, cement produ...