Cement News tagged: International

Philippines' DTI to begin anti-dumping investigation into Vietnamese imports

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry is expected to begin investigating allegations of cement dumping from Vietnam, following applications by three local manufacturers, according to the Manilla Standard. Cemex Philippines, Holcim Philippines and Republic Cement all applied for an anti-dumping investigation into cement products imported from Vietnam. The investigation will cover ...

Chile’s cement market expands 6% in February

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Chile increased by six per cent to 351,735t in February 2021 when compared with February 2020 when 331,905t were dispatched, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. When compared with January 2021 the increase was 1.5 per cent from 346,463t.

Ciments de Bizerte sees 61% rise in 1Q revenues

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Les Ciments de Bizerte advanced its total revenues to TND40.2m (US$14.7m) in the 1Q221, up 61 per cent when compared with TND25m in January-March 2020. The company has seen its domestic sales rise to 194,517t, up 26.5 per cent YoY in January to March 2021. As a result, its domestic revenues in the three-month period increased 50.5 per cent to TND34.6m. In terms of exports wer...

Swiss 1Q cement deliveries down 1%

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) slipped 1.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 when compared to the 1Q20, which was the last not fully affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse. Domestic deliveries fell to 862,210t in the January-March 2021 period from 872,104t in the year-ago period. CEM II cements with a lower CO 2 ...

TürkCimento’s DigitalCem discusses the way to a net zero emission future

TürkCimento’s DigitalCem discusses the way to a net zero emission future

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

TürkCimento, the Turkish cement association, hosted Digitalcem from 20-21 April 2021 and covered discussions in decarbonisation in its opening session and the current state of the cement sector’s path towards net zero emissions by 2050. Koen Coppenholle, C EMBUREAU CEO, outlined the EU cement sector carbon neutrality roadmap. He advocated that the cement sector should be proud that cement is...

Vietnam sales slip 9% in March

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam slipped nine per cent YoY to 5.903Mt in March 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Sales by VICEM and its affiliates were down by 12  per cent YoY to 1.966Mt and 1.557MtMt, respectively while other cement producers saw a five per cent decrease in sales to 2.38Mt. Total exports advanced 75 per cent YoY to 4.672Mt, mainly supported by a 19 ...

Cement consumption in Spain up 8% in 1Q21

Cement consumption in Spain up 8% in 1Q21

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand advanced 8.4 per cent YoY in the first quarter of 2021, reaching 3,378,281t, reports Oficemen, the country’s cement association. The hike reflects the low based of demand in the 1Q20 as the country entered lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. “You have to look very cautiously at the percentage data for March, which show a growth of 52.6 per cent when compared to th...

Peruvian cement market expands 151% in March

16 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru surged 151 per cent YoY to 1.09Mt in March 2021 from a low base of 0.435Mt in March 2020, when the country faced measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to its national cement association, Asocem. Cement production from the cement plants owned by Asocem members went up from 0.419Mt in March 2020 to 1.006Mt in March 2021. Clinker output rose from 0.352Mt t...

US Portland and blended cement shipments decline 2% in January

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped two per cent YoY to 6.7Mt in January 2021, said the US Geological Survey (USGS). The country’s top five cement markets – Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona – accounted for 46 per cent of January shipments. Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama were the leading producing...

Egypt's cement sector sees sales rise 15% YoY

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Egypt's cement industry recorded strong sales in March with total sales reaching 4.99Mt, up 22 per cent MoM and 15 per cent YoY. The industry’s utilisation rate also surged to 74 per cent from 60 per cent in February. The average utilisation rate in 2020 was 59 per cent. Watania Cement (Beni Suef) recorded the highest sales of 990,000t with a market share of 20 per cent, according to Dai...

Brazilian cement consumption up 34% YoY in March

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Brazil's cement market expanded 34.2 per cent to 5.48Mt in March 2021 when compared with March 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Market growth was the strongest in the south, where sales increased 45.3 per cent YoY from 682,000t to 991,000t in March 2021, followed by sales in the northeast, which expanded by 43.6 per cent to 1,127,000t from 785,000t. In the central-w...

Moroccan market expands 40% in March

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco jumped 40.2 per cent to 1,277,221t in March 2021 when compared with March 2020 when 910,994t was supplied to the domestic market, according to the Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the January-March 2021 period, deliveries were up 3.9 per cent YoY to 3.394Mt from 3.267Mt in the 3Q20. These data reflect deliveries by APC members Asment Temara, Ciments de l’A...

Uruguay's cement market expands 16 per cent in 1Q21

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Uruguay saw a 33.8 per cent YoY advance in March 2021 to 71,027t from 53,083t in March 2020. This follows a 6.8 per cent increase to 65,680t in February and a 9.3 per cent uptick to 53,268t in January 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland del Uruguay (AFCPU). Exports reached 6349t in March 2021, up 156.4 per ce...

PCA releases Spring Forecast for US demand

12 April 2021, Published under Cement News

USA-based Portland Cement Association (PCA) has recently presented its annual Spring Cement Consumption Forecast, predicting an increase in cement consumption for 2021 and 2022 in the country. "Remarkably, US cement consumption recorded two per cent growth during 2020. It is remarkable because COVID-19 exerted a terrible toll on the economy. Consumers bunkered down; states enacted rigid loc...

Cement consumption in Puerto Rico up 26% in February

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico advanced 26.2 per cent in February, according the Puerto Rican statistics agency. In February 1.36m bags of 94lb, or 57,987t were sold. In February 2020, 1.08m bags or 48,049t were delivered to market. Cement sales have expanded robustly since May last year. In June they increased by 42 per cent YoY. In 2020 sales edged up 2.8 per cent to 13.8m bags, or 588,400t, ...

Sacko Holding to build new plant in Mali

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Sacko Holding SA, a private Mali-based company, has finalised the funding of a US$300m cement plant in Bema, 30km from Diéma on the Noro du Sahel road, Mali. The company has also carried out exploration for limestone in the Bema area, according to Mali News. The plant will cover 4.5ha of the site, which will also include housing (15ha), and is expected to create 250-300 direct jobs initially...