Cement News tagged: International

Puerto Rican cement sales drop 10%

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico decreased 9.6 per cent YoY to 51,165t (or 1.26m bags), the third-consecutive YoY fall, according to the Bank of Economic Development (BDE). Cement sales had been increasing since May 2020 following the end of lockdown, peaking at 1.6m in June 2020, which represented the highest sales since 2012. By the end of the year, sales had advanced 2.8 per cent when compared...

New plant to be constructed in Libya

13 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Libya’s National Mining Corp and Al-Shahba Cement Co have signed an agreement to construct a 1Mta cement works in Al-Shahba, south of Tobruk. The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Ahmed Abuhisa, laid the foundation stone for the establishment of the cement factory on Thursday.

Ukrainian cement prices could be set to rise

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The introduction of antidumping duties on imports of Turkish cement could lead to a 50 per cent increase in prices for Ukrainian products, as well as an increase in prices for repairs, housing and construction of infrastructure facilities, according to the former state commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU), Ahia Zahrebelska. "Two years ago, the Ministry of Economy int...

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement market remains stable in June

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at 10.1Mt in June 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois – the leading cement-consuming states – accounted for 37 per cent of the US market. Output of Portland and blended cement in June 2021 was the highest in Missouri, Cali...

Morocco’s cement deliveries expand 31% in August

Morocco’s cement deliveries expand 31% in August

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Moroccan cement producers Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc advanced 31.1 per cent YoY to 1,132,899t from 864,441t in August 2020, according to Ipsos data published by the country’s Ministry for Housing and Urbanisation. In the first eight months of 2021 deliveries were up 19.3 per cent to 8,841,024t from 7,411,847t in the Januar...

Chilean cement deliveries up 56% in July

07 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile advanced 55.5 per cent YoY to 361,956t in July 2021 from a low base of 233,186t in July 2020, according to the Camara Chilena de Construcción (CChC). In July 2019 cement dispatches reached 317,626t. In the first seven months of 2021 an increase of 24.5 per cent to 2,507,802t was reported. This compares favourably with the 2,014,574t in the January-July 2020 period....

Argentina sees 18% demand increase in August

Argentina sees 18% demand increase in August

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In August 2021 the Argentine market expanded by 18.2 per cent YoY to 1,083,914t from 917,233t in August 2020 while MoM there was a 3.9 per cent improvement in offtake, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland (AFCP). Cement dispatches from Argentina’s cement producers advanced 18.8 per cent YoY and 4.1 per cent MoM to 1,096,564t in August 2021 from 922,743t and 1,053,19...

Odisha approves Jajpur cement projects

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The state government of Odisha, India, has approved the proposal of My Home Industries Pvt Ltd to set up a 3Mta cement grinding unit at Badchana, Jajpur district. The project represents an investment of INR6.5bn (US$88.9m). Ramco Cements Ltd’s INR1.9bn project to expand its existing facility at Haridaspur, Jajpur district, with a 0.9Mta grinding plant was also cleared by the State Level Sing...

Italy sees 32% advance in 1H production

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement output in Italy picked up by two per cent YoY in June 2021, following a YoY increase of 18 per cent in May 2021, according to Federbeton. In the January-June period output has advanced 32 per cent when compared with the year-ago period. To supplement local supply, Italy imported 151,444t of cement in May 2021, up 75 per cent YoY. In terms of CIF values, the total price was EU...

Colombia sees 4% increase in cement dispatches

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded by 3.6 per cent to 1.132Mt in July 2021 when compared with dispatches of 1.093Mt in July 2020 and by 7.5 per cent when compared with 1.113Mt in July 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Cement sales were particularly strong in the ready-mix concrete market (+11.9 per cent YoY) while construction companies and contractors also increased...

Salvadoran cement prices up 4% in August

03 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in El Salvador have increased four per cent YoY to US$7.87/42.5kg bag in August 2021 from US$7.57/bag, delivered ex-works. Retail prices rose by 3.6 per cent YoY to US$8.68/bag from US$8.38/bag over the same period.

Bolivia’s cement market sees 26% expansion in June

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia increased 25.6 per cent YoY to 289,440t in June 2021 from 230,378t in June 2020, according to data from the country’s statistics office, INE. However, when compared with June 2019, when demand reached 330,612t, a 30.3 per cent contraction was reported. Domestic cement production increased 25.5 per cent YoY to 299,517t in June 2021 from 238,640t in June 2020. Howe...

Yousheng Cement reportedly plans Cameroon project

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s Yousheng Cement is reportedly planning to build a cement plant inside the port of Douala, Cameroon, according to Business in Cameroon. While the capacity was not disclosed, public sittings related to the project’s environmental impact assessment have been planned.

Pakistan cement production rises 27% in 12MFY21

31 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The overall output of the Large-Scale Manufacturing Industries Index (LSMI) in Pakistan increased by 14.9 per cent for July 2020-June 2021 compared to July 2019-June 2020, including local cement production, FBS estimated. Industry attributes the increase in production on the back of a boost in local demand by housing schemes. During the last fiscal year of July 2020-June  2021, Pakistan's ...

Coal rally reaches 2011 highs while petcoke discounts up to 37%

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

By Brannvoll Aps, Denmark Following on from ICR’s most recent energy report , the coal rally has now reached levels comparable the highs of 2011, leading to more supply distortions. Petcoke FOB contracts are dragged up close to all-time highs with only a few deals available. Discounts for petcoke FOB (USGC 6.5 per cent, 40 HG/API 4) have increased to 37 per cent. However, freight rate...

Vietnam sees 8% drop in July domestic sales

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam in July 2021 declined eight per cent YoY to 4,964,884t and by 19 per cent from 6,095,139t in June 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM sales fell by eight per cent to 1,627,342t when compared with July 2020 and by 22 per cent from 1,853,650t in June 2021, while for its associates, the YoY drop was 25 per cent to 1,037,5...