Cement News tagged: International

Iranian cement market remains stable

20 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Iran reached 5.8Mt in June 2022, edging up slightly when compared with 5.78Mt of cement sold in June 2021. Iranian cement plants produced 6.6Mt of clinker and 5.58Mt of cement in June 2022. Clinker output slipped by 2.2 per cent from 0.63Mt in June 2021 while cement output declined by 7.3 per cent YoY. In addition to supplying the domestic market, they exported 0.93Mt of c...

Vietnamese market sees 4% contraction in June

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam slipped one per cent MoM and four per cent YoY to 5.590Mt in June 2022, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM deliveries delivered 1.922Mt – up four per cent YoY but down two per cent MoM, while other VNCA members supplied 1.373Mt, seeing their sales slip by four per cent YoY and one per cent MoM. Vietnam’s other ...

Mannok Cement joins the WCA as a corporate member

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that Republic of Ireland’s Mannok Cement  ( Aventas group ) has joined the global network as a corporate member. Mannok has made a commitment to reducing its carbon emissions by 33 per cent by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050, with a focus on scope three emissions and responsible procurement, while ensuring full transparency on ...

Peru's cement market expands 4% in June

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru increased four per cent to 1.126Mt in June 2022 from 1.08Mt in June 2021, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Of this total, 1.067Mt was dispatched by Asocem members – representing a slight increase when compared with 1Mt in June 2021. Cement production from Asocem members advanced seven per cent YoY to 1.079Mt in June 2022 from 1.007Mt in June 2...

Cement sales in Brazil decline 5% in June

Cement sales in Brazil decline 5% in June

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in Brazil saw a five per cent drop to 5.184Mt in June 2022 when compared with June 2021, according to the latest data by the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The association attributes the drop to the uncertainty surrounding the Russia-Ukraine war impacting energy supplies. The price of petcoke increased 73.5 per cent in the last 12 months. In Brazil, electricity, freight,...

Puerto Rican cement sales up 4% in June

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

In June 1.35m bags of 42.6kg,or 57,561t, were sold in Puerto Rico. This represents a 3.7 per cent increase when compared with June 2021, according to the country’s Institute of Statistics – the first increase in 13 months. When compared with June 2019, sales were up 19.6 per cent. Cement production advanced 31.5 per cent YoY in June to 860,000 bags, or 36,668t – the third consecutive increas...

Spotlight on the design and construction of silos in the cement and other industries

Spotlight on the design and construction of silos in the cement and other industries

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Silos for Cement and Other Industries. Design and Construction – by BGK Murthy Material storage silos are complex structures and the internal process dynamics when loading and discharging silos affect the silo structure. Moreover, when they fail, the impact on the cement plant and its staff can be catastrophic. Therefore, the design of silo is of paramount importance, particular...

Key publication highlights key factors in cement plant structure design

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement Plant Structures. Structural and Civil Engineering Aspects - by BGK Murthy As cement plant sizes have increased, plant loads have become very large and as a result, cement plant designers now need to consider additional factors to build safe cement plants. In his recent book “Cement Plant Structures. Structural and Civil Engineering Aspects”, BGK Murthy, former civil a...

Burundi: Dangote's next stop?

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Zambia’s CEO, Vipul Agrawal, has assured the Burundi government that its company will not only help to address the scarcity of cement in the country in the short term but also find a long-term solution. Burundi has large limestone, magnesium oxide and silica deposits in the northwest. As a result, the government has invited Dangote to build a cement plant in the country. The...

Chilean cement market contracts 7% in May

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement demand declined 6.7 per cent in May 2022 to 330,114t from 353,704t in May 2021, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. When compared with April 2022, the decrease was around 5.4 per cent from 313,101t. In the first five months of 2022 total cement consumption dropped 6.4 per cent YoY to 1,675,216t from 1,789,995t in the January-May 2021 period.

Holcim acquires General Beton Romania

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired General Beton Romania, a leading player in the Romanian ready-mix concrete (RMC) market with estimated 2022 net sales of EUR45m. The move is designed to expand Holcim's RMC portfolio across Romania's major urban centres and help Holcim reach its target of 25 per cent of RMC sales coming from ECOPact. With the addition of General Beton Romania's eight RMC plants, Holcim Roma...

Swiss deliveries slip in 2Q but up 3% in 1H22

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, slipped 2.2 per cent YoY to 1,143,153t in the second quarter of 2022 from 1,168,331t in the 2Q21, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. January-June 2022 In the first half of 2022 cement deliveries increased by 3.1 per cent YoY to 2,093,709t from 2,030,542t in the 1H21. Of this total, the largest share of deliveries...

Argentine market expands 15% in June

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement demand increased by 14.8 per cent YoY and one per cent MoM to 1,109,755t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. With no cement imports into Argentina, domestic producers supplied this entire demand, as well as 5659t of exports, which were down by 38.5 per cent YoY. January-June 2022 In the January-June 2022 period cement consumption in Argentina increase...

Colombian cement market expands 35% in May

07 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia advance by 35.2 per cent to 1.104Mt in May 2022 from 0.816Mt in May 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with May 2019 the cement market expanded by 4.6 per cent from 1.055Mt. Bulk sales were up by 41.6 per cent and bagged sales advanced by 32.3 per cent. Market growth was driven by ready-mix concrete companies, which incr...

Pakistan dispatches decline in FY22 by 8%

05 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released 12 months of local and overseas dispatch data on 4 July. During the FY21-22 (July 2021-June 2022) total cement dispatches were 52.89Mt, 7.9 per cent lower than 57.43Mt dispatched during the last fiscal year. Domestic consumption during this period fell by one per cent to 47.63Mt from 48.11Mt, while exports declined by 43.6 per...

Morocco’s cement deliveries see 10% drop in June

05 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by APC members in Morocco declined 9.8 per cent to 1,229,636t in June 2022 when compared with June 2021, when deliveries reached 1,363,579t, according to Ipsos. Deliveries in the first six months of 2022 saw a drop of 4.7 per cent to 6,505,973t from 6,809,696t in the 6M21. APC members are Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc, LafargeHolcim Maroc.