Cement News tagged: International

Pakistan's Federal budget 2021/22 has benefits for cement industry

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Finance Minister, Shaukat Tarin, presented the PKR8.48trn (US$54bn) federal budget for 2021-22 in the National Assembly last week. The government had set the GDP growth target at 4.8 per cent against the expected 3.9 per cent for the outgoing financial year. In addition, Islamabad allocated a considerable fund for Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). These indirect incentive...

Cement prices rise in Tamil Nadu

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in India’s state of Tamil Nadu have reportedly climbed over the past few months. Builders in the state have claimed a 13 per cent price hike from INR460 (US$6.27)/bag in May to INR520/50kg bag in June, according to The Hindu. Research firm Emkay has also stated there has been a 20-22 per cent rise in prices in the state from FY20 to FY21. Real estate developers are noting that...

Vietnam market expands 16% in April

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Vietnam reached 6.551Mt in April 2021, up 16 per cent YoY, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM reported a 17 per cent YoY rise in sales to 2.26Mt while its affiliated companies saw a six per cent YoY uptick to 1.661Mt. Other Vietnamese producers supplied 2.63Mt, up 22 per cent when compared with April 2020. Exports advanced 79 per cent YoY to 4.323M...

Rock Hard Cement to increase cement price

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Caribbean cement importer Rock Hard Cement announced it will be increasing its price for cement from 1 July 2021. The company cited rising global prices along with the volatility of shipping in the second half of the year, according to the Daily Express. Meanwhile, Trinidad Cement Ltd confirmed that it has not supplied any cement to local distributors and retailers since 8 May, except for di...

Brazilian market expands 14% in May

Brazilian market expands 14% in May

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil advanced 13.6 per cent YoY to 5.465Mt in May 2021 from a low base of 4.809Mt in May 2020, reported the country’s cement association, SNIC. Real estate work continues to drive the market as well as residential and commercial renovations. The drop in interest rates, simplification and reduction of bureaucracy and new credit lines have supported the purchase of real estat...

Moroccan deliveries up 69% in May

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC, were up 68.5 per cent to 882,785t in May 2021 from 523,848t in May 2020, according to data published by the Ministry for Housing and Urbanisation. In the first five months of 2021 total deliveries reached 4,446,117t, representing a 25.4 per cent increase from 4,342,862t in the January-May 2020 period.

Chile’s cement market expands 32% in April

Chile’s cement market expands 32% in April

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile saw a 31.5 per cent hike to 352,817t in April 2021 when compared with 268,319t in April 2020, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction, CChC. When compared with March 2021 they declined by 8.4 per cent. In the January-April 2021 period total dispatches increased 12.6 per cent to 1,436,291t from the 4M20, when deliveries were at 1,276,105t.

UK builders merchant announces cement shortages

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Travis Perkins is warning that around 40 per cent of its branch network does not have enough cement to supply UK customers. Travis Perkins Chief Operating Officer, Frank Elkins, predicted that cement shortages were unlikely to ease before the end of the year.  Lead times on bagged cement have extended from around two days to two weeks, and Travis Perkins was now looking at supply chain...

Argentina's cement market expands 35% YoY in May

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina declined 7.8 per cent MoM to 874,187t in May 2021 but surged 34.8 per cent YoY from 648,543t in May 2020, according to AFCP, the national cement association. Market demand was entirely supplied by domestic cement plants, which produced 884,204t of cement in May 2021. This represents a 35.4 per cent advance YoY from 653,116t but a 7.5 per cent drop MoM from 955,...

Cement sales stabilise in South Africa in the 3Q20

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Sales of cementitious products in South Africa edged up 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2020 to 3,457,438t when compared with 3,447,822t in the 3Q19, according to Levitt Kirson Business Services Pty Ltd. This followed a 42.5 per cent YoY drop in the 2Q20, when dispatches declined to 1,877,298t from 3,264,718t in the 2Q19. Sales in the 9M20 reached 7.719Mt, down 19.7 per cent when compar...

Pakistan’s cement dispatches surge

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has reported considerable growth in domestic and export cement dispatches for May 2021 and the 11MFY21. It registered an increase of 49.9 per cent in May 2021, when total cement/clinker dispatches were 3.947Mt against 2.634Mt in the same month of last fiscal year. In the 11MFY21, total cement dispatches stood at 52.222Mt, representing ...

Cement prices in El Salvador increase in May

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The price of a 42.5kg bag of cement in El Salvador, delivered ex-works increased by four per cent to US$7.87 in May 2021 when compared with May 2020, when the ex-work price stood at US$7.57/bag – a price level it held until April 2021. At retail level, prices rose 1.5 per cent YoY from US$8.53 per 42.5kg bag in May 2020 to US$8.66/bag in May 2021. Since the start of 2021 retail prices have s...

Uzbekistan cement imports surge in 4M21

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan imported 1Mt of cement worth US$50.5m in the January-April 2021 period, more than doubling the year-ago volume of 515,100t, according to Trend reporting the latest data from the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan. Kazakstan was the largest importer with 498,900t of cement, followed by Kyrgyzstan (278,500t) and Tajikistan (234,700t). In March, the Uzbekistan government susp...

Colombian demand more than triples in April

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s grey cement market expanded by 333.5 per cent in April 2021 as demand reached 1.051Mt, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. In April 2020 consumption fell to 242,400t as demand contracted sharply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic cement production quadrupled to 1.236Mt in April 2021 from a low base of 198,900t in April 2020 when the industry was affected by the ...

Kazakhstan sees cement price hike

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan has seen a rise in cement prices on the back of an improvement in the country’s housing construction market. "In general, manufacturers' prices are kept at KZT20-22,000 (US$46.69), the growth is about five per cent. On the market this figure has grown by 30-40 per cent, in some places by 50 per cent," said Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Beibut Atamkulov. T...

Bolivian cement market expands 51% in March

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia reached 290,525t in March 2021, up 50.8 per cent when compared with 192,670t in March 2020, according the country’s national statistics office, INE. Output from Bolivia’s cement plants increased 38.1 per cent from 215,629t in March 2020 to 297,744t in March 2021. January-March 2021 In the first three months of 2021 cement demand slipped 1.4 per cent to 748,8...