Cement News tagged: International

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.

Iranian cement consumption up 34% MoM in September

22 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market expanded 34 per cent to 5.72Mt in September 2021 when compared with August 2021, when demand reached 4.27Mt, according to the Iranian cement association. Cement production in Iran reached 6.01Mt in September 2021, up 25.5 per cent MoM, while clinker production stood at 6.83Mt, representing a MoM increase of 34.4 per cent MoM. In addition to supplying the domestic m...

Cement price stabilises in Lubumbashi

Cement price stabilises in Lubumbashi

22 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The price of grey cement in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, is stabilising at CDF15,000-16,000/bag (US$7.58-8.09), when compared with CDF20,000-25,000 in previous years, according to ACP, the Congolese press agency. The trend is due to an increase in domestic cement production from CARRILU and Grande Cimenterie du Katanga, which came online 10 months ago. In addition, the market su...

Cement market in Spain expands 4% in September

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain advanced 4.4 per cent to 1,305,861t in September 2021 when compared with the equivalent period in 2020, according to Spain's cement association, Oficemen. In the first nine months of the year, demand increased to 11,127,341t, up 12 per cent YoY. Exports from Spain in September 2021 declined 5.9 per cent to 482,241t when compared with September 2020. However, in th...

Peru's cement market expands 14% YoY in September

Peru's cement market expands 14% YoY in September

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru advanced 14 per cent YoY and three per cent MoM to 1.238Mt in September, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Of this total, Asocem members delivered 1.145Mt, up 14 per cent YoY and three per cent MoM. Cement production increased by 14 per cent YoY and by two per cent MoM to 1.145Mt in September. In addition, clinker output advanced by 50 per cent ...

Power supply switching station ready for Huaxin Cement

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has commissioned the switching station in Dhading district that will be supplying electricity to the Huaxin Cement plant that is under construction. According to the NEA, the switching station was charged on Friday by using the electricity supply from Marsyangdi-Syuchatar 132kV transmission line. The NEA will be supplying 20MW of electricity to the cement fa...

Cimtogo raises price due to input price pressures

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Cimtogo will increase its cement price by XOF6000/t (US$10.60), according to Republic of Togo. “This adjustment became necessary following a 250 per cent increase in fuels for the Scan Togo plant and an increase of more than US$35 per tonne in sea freight on gypsum and coal. In the current international context, it is no longer possible to maintain the old prices,...

Nuvoco Vistas MD supports Gati Shakti National Master plan

15 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd's Managing Director, Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, supports the Indian government’s announcement for a national infrastructure masterplan. Indian Prime Minister, Narenda Modi, has launched an INR100trn (US$1.33trn) national master plan for multi-modal connectivity that aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy. PM Gati Shakti, as the infras...

US market sees modest contraction

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico reached 9.6Mta, down 2.3 per cent YoY, in July 2021, according to the US Geological Survey. The leading markets wereTexas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, with their offtake accounting for 37 per cent of July shipments. Leading producers were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. ...

Higher freight costs and port congestion send clinker price up in Côte d’Ivoire

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cement industry in Côte d’Ivoire has also faced unprecedented increases in the prices of sea freight, which has sent the price of clinker in the international market up by 80 per cent, according to Rachid Yousry, CEO of LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire. Clinker has also become more expensive as a result of additional clinker storage costs due to congestion...

1H cement sales fall 10% in Gabon

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Gabon’s cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 197,246t in the 1H21 from 219,386t in the equivalent period of 2020, according to data by the country’s Ministry of Economy. In the first quarter of 2021 sales reached 102,823t but a drop to 94,423t was reported for the 2Q21. However, domestic cement production saw a 3.6 per cent uptick to 225,748t in the 1H21 from 217,981t in the 1H20. Ou...

September sales in Brazil continue to decline

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 1.6 per cent in September 2021 to 5.698Mt when compared with 5.812Mt sold in September 2020, according to Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The main sales indicators for construction materials, particularly cement, continue to decelerate as a result of  the lower income of the population and growing household indebtedness, which reached 59.9 per cent, the hig...

Regional chief president calls for new Ghanaian cement factory

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The President of the North East Regional House of Chiefs, Nayiri Naa Bohagu Abdulai Sheriga, has appealed to Ghana's government to establish a cement factory in the area to create employment and promote the local economy. According to the Nayiri, who is also the overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, the huge limestone deposits in the area present the opportunity to develop an indust...

Construction firms and contractors drive 4% rise in Colombia’s cement demand

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches picked up 4.3 per cent to 1.098Mt in August 2021 from 1.052Mt in August 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with August 2019 deliveries slipped 0.1 per cent from 1.099Mt. Growth was particularly robust in the ready-mix segment where off-take saw a 14 per cent improvement. Construction companies and contractors increased their pu...