Cement News tagged: International

June sales in Chile down 16%

23 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement market contracted 16.4 per cent YoY as cement producers dispatched 297,514t of product in June 2022, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In June 2021 cement dispatches reached 355,851t. In the first six months of 2022 domestic cement dispatches declined 8.1 per cent YoY to 1,972,730t. In the 6M21 dispatches stood at 2,145,846t.

Brazil's cement sales decline by 7% in July

26 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil fell by 6.6 per cent YoY to 5.51Mt in July 2022 from 5.899Mt in July 2021, according to the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. However, when considering dispatch per working day, the decrease is only 2.6 per cent YoY. Exports saw a 33.3 per cent drop to 28,000t in July 2022 from 42,000t in July 2021. January-July 2022 In the first seven months of 2022, domestic disp...

Iran’s cement market expands by 34% in July 2022

22 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement demand reached 5.36Mt in July 2022, according to the Iranian Cement Association. This represents a YoY increase of 34 per cent when compared with July 2022, when domestic dispatches were 4Mt. In addition, cement producers exported 0.81Mt of clinker in July 2022, up from 0.3Mt in the year-ago period. However, cement exports declined to 0.34Mt in July 2022 from 0.41Mt in July 20...

Argentine cement consumption up 10% in July

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina increased by 9.9 per cent in July 2022, according to the AFCP, the country cement association. Dispatches were up 3.9 per cent MoM to 1,146,900t. The domestic market was entirely supplied by local producers. Total production increased 9.4 per cent YoY and 3.8 per cent MoM to 1,152,412Mt in July 2022. This includes exports of 5512t, down 44.6 per cent YoY and 2.6 pe...

Cheetah Cement Botswana to reduce country's cement imports

Cheetah Cement Botswana to reduce country's cement imports

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cheetah Cement Botswana (Pty) Ltd, which includes investment from Chinese backers, has promised to play a crucial role in helping Botswana cut its cement imports to zero.  Botswana needs 620,000tpa of cement and the southern African country has been heavily relying on imported cement before the Chinese company was set up, Hui Ming, said the company's general manager. "We are earmarking a...

Vietnamese cement consumption falls 27% in July

18 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Vietnam came in at 5.95Mt in July 2022, down 27 per cent compared to July 2021, according to data from the Department of Building Materials under the Ministry of Construction. Domestic consumption in July reached 4.85Mt while exports stood at around 1.1Mt. For the first seven months of 2022, cement consumption was an estimated 54.99Mt, a decline of 17 per cent YoY, wit...

Nepali cement producers raise prices

Nepali cement producers raise prices

17 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Nepali cement manufacturers have increased the price of their products by NPR50/bag (US$0.39/bag), due to soaring raw materials prices. Cement manufacturers said demand at present has fallen by a notable quantity due to slow development work and low capital expenditure of the government. Increasing prices of coal and petroleum products, higher transport costs and the hike in bank interest r...

US and Puerto Rican cement shipments increase in May

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico increased six per cent YoY to 9.7Mt in May 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. They received 39 per cent of May shipments. The top five cement-producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, wh...

CCI accuses Indian cement industry of antitrust violations

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The investigations arm of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has held top leadership of Holcim, ACC and Ambuja cement, market leader UltraTechCement   and 17 other firms,   such as Shree Cement and Dalmia Cement liable for antitrust violations.  The investigation report, issued last month and seen by Reuters, is the penultimate but most significant stage of the CCI probe that starte...

MPA reports slowdown in UK mineral product sales

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association has remarked that a disappointing quarter for UK producers of mineral products raises concerns that widespread cost inflation for raw materials, energy and labour is starting to negatively impact the sector. Demand for mineral products, edged lower in the 2Q22, with sales volumes down on a quarterly basis, according to the MPA’s latest industry survey. Tonna...

South Korea's cement prices rise again

04 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in South Korea will rise for a second time this year, leaving ready-mix concrete producers to find ways to lessen the impact, reports Korea JoongAng Daily. Sampyo Cement will increase the price of cement by 11.7 per cent to KRW105,000/t from September. Buyers of Hanil Cement ’s product will pay out 15 per cent more at KRW106,000/t. Sampyo Cement increased its prices by 19 ...

Northern Cement sees 21% increase in 2Q profit

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Jordan-based Northern Cement Co reported a 21.4 per cent rise in profit to JOD1.7m (US$2.39m) in the 2Q222 from JOD1.4m in the 2Q21. Sales in the 2Q22 were down 3.3 per cent to JOD8.9m from JOD9.2m in the 2Q21.

Italy’s cement output down in May 2022

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined by eight per cent in May 2022 when compared to May 2021, when compared with the 2015 base index, output increased to 104, according to Federbeton. The price of cement increased to 186 when compared with its 2015 base index. When compared with May 2022 the price rose by 49 per cent in May 2022. Cement imports into Italy advanced by 23 per cent YoY to 157,924t in Apri...

Adam Auer brings environmental expertise to CAC board

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute Chairman of the board, Stephen Pope, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Auer, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC). Mr Auer takes the board seat of Michael McSweeney, who has retired as president and CEO of the CAC. “We are grateful to Michael for his long and beneficial service on the board, and we look forward to ...

Spanish 1H22 cement demand stable, exports down

27 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain remained stable in June, registering a -0.1 per cent slip when compared to June 2021, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In the first six months of 2022, demand increased by 2.5 per cent to 7,487,569t, but exports were down 21 per cent YoY to 2,908,877t. Going forward, Oficemen expressed concern about the economic context of rising interest...

2022 conference volume provides latest calcium aluminate cement knowledge

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Following the International Conference on Calcium Aluminates 2022, the conference’s proceedings have been published as a 540-page volume, edited by Dr Charles Fentiman and Raman Mangabhai. This volume contains over 50 international contributions with the most up-to-date information about calcium aluminates and their unique properties. The proceedings cover a wide range of topics: new types, ...