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Swiss decarbonisation report claims high cost for industry to reach net zero

01 September 2022, Published under Cement News

A collaborative decarbonisation report on the Swiss cement sector between ETH Zürich, Jura Cement , Vigier Holding , Holcim , cemsuisse, Swiss Federal Office of Energy and the Federal Office for the Environment has advised that net zero can be achieved by 2050 at a CO 2 abatement cost of CHF113/tCO 2 (US$115/tCO 2 ). This would lead to a mothballed annual decarbonisation cost of approximately CHF300m (US$307m) for the Swiss cement sector. The report claims that abatement costs rise wit...

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 was low-carbon CEM II cement, which accounted for 87.8 per cent of all deliveries. Bulk cement ac...

Swiss cement market sees 10% pick-up in 1Q22

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland increased 10.2 per cent to 950,556t in the first quarter of 2022 when compared with 862,210t in the 1Q21, according to the Swiss cement association, cemsuisse. The association attributed the rise in dispatches to a mild winter with high building activity, particularly in January. Deliveries of lower-carbonn CEM II cement remained at a high level with a market share of 89.2 per cent. CEM I Portland cement deliveries remained stable when compared with the 1Q...

Swiss cement dispatches stable in 2021

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in the October-December 2021quarter in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) reached 1,037,394t, up 3.4 per cent when compared with the 4Q20, when 1,002,614t,were supplied to the market, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. Full-year deliveries edged up one per cent from 4.151Mt in 2020 to 4.177Mt in 2021.  Cement types with a lower clinker factor and therefore, lower CO2 emissions than Portland cement, continued to increase to 94.6 per cent. In addit...

Swiss market remains stable in 9M21

08 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland declined 2.5 per cent to 1,108,772t in the third quarter of 2021, according to cemsuisse, the country’s cement association. In the 3Q20 deliveries reached 1,137,615t.  Adverse weather conditions and delivery bottlenecks for other building materials affected construction activity and demand in the summer. In the first nine months of 2021 domestic deliveries slipped 0.3 per cent to 3,139,313t from 3,148,523t in the 9M20. Deliveries of lower-carbon CEM II ce...

Swiss cement dispatches edge up 3% in 2Q21

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Swiss cement producers saw a 2.6 per cent YoY rise in deliveries to 1,168,331t in the second quarter of 2021, according to cemsuisse, the country’s cement association. In the 2Q20 dispatches reached 1.139Mt. In the first half of 2021 dispatches edged up by one per cent to 2,030,542t from 2,010,908t in the 1H20. A total of 96.4 per cent of cement was supplied in bulk and 3.6 per cent as bagged product in the 1H21. Around 7.26 per cent was dispatched to ready-mix concrete plants, 20.5 per ce...

Swiss cement demand falls 3% in 4Q20

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, slipped 3.1 per cent YoY to 1,002,614t in the 4Q20, down from 1,034,914t in the 4Q19, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In 2020 deliveries were down by 1.5 per cent YoY to 4.151Mt from 4.215Mt in 2019. Switzerland transported 37.5 per cent of its cement via rail in 2020. Domestic cement producers delivered 74.2 per cent of its product to ready-mix concrete producers, while 19.1 per cent was supplied to building ...

Swiss cement deliveries up 1% in 3Q

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) edged up by 0.9 per cent YoY to 1,137,615t in the third quarter of 2020. In the 3Q cement dispatches reached 1,127,516t, according to the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse, In January-September 2020 deliveries slipped by one per cent YoY to 3,148,523t when compared with the 9M19 when 3,179,871t were supplied to the domestic market. Lower-carbon CEM II cement accounted for 89.7 per cent of total deliveries while the share of CEM ...

Swiss cement deliveries stable in 1Q20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland including Liechtenstein remained largely stable in the 1Q20 at 872,104t, just slightly down from 874,275t reported in 1Q19, according to Cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In the 1Q20, 40.1 per cent of deliveries were made by rail, while the rest was transport by road. Ready-mix concrete plants accounted for 73.5 per cent of take-off while 17.8 per cent of deliveries were supplied to in-situ concrete systems at large construction sites and 5.2 per cen...

Swiss cement deliveries fall to 1.176Mt in 2Q19

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland declined 3.6 per cent in the 2Q19 when compared to the 2Q18, according to Cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. Sales in the April-June quarter 2019 came in at 1.176Mt. In the 2Q18 cement sales reached 1.22Mt. In the first quarter sales increased 4.8 per cent YoY to 0.874Mt and when compared with the 1H18, total cement sales in the first half of 2019 have slipped by 0.2 per cent.