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Spanish demand down 19% in January

24 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain decreased by 19.2 per cent YoY to 842,861t in January 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Demand was impacted by the stoppage of works due to snowstorm Filomena as well as subsequent clearing operations that lasted for a fortnight. In addition, January had two fewer working days than last year. “The storm, although temporary, has been the last straw to a situation that, as we have been saying, is already critical for a sector, that o...

Uruguayan market expands by 8% in 2020

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Uruguay increased 34.6 per cent YoY to 251,000t in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the country’s chamber of industry, CIU. Of this total, 89 per cent or 223,290t were delivered to the domestic market, which expanded by 44.1 per cent YoY to around 257,000t in the 4Q20 from 179,000t in the 4Q19. Around 13 per cent, or 33,710t of Uruguayan demand was covered by imports. In addition, cement producers exported 11 per cent or 27,610t of sales, mainly to Paraguay. In 4Q19...

Indian demand picks up as industry awaits improved prices

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in India is improving, but prices have not recovered as yet, according to Motilal Oswal Financial Services (MOFS). Demand has been robust in February, led by the continued healthy demand in the north, east and central India as well as the recovery seen in the west of the country. However, the southern region has seen weak demand, although there has been a strong QoQ uptick in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. "Our channel checks indicate the seasonal uptick in demand is playing...

Peruvian demand up 18% YoY in January

16 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased 18 per cent YoY to 1.059Mt in January 2021 from 0.895Mt in January 2020, reports Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Its members increased their deliveries by 20 per cent YoY from 0.828Mt to 0.995Mt in the same period. Output from Asocem members advanced 23 per cent YoY to 1.024Mt in January 2021 from 0.906Mt in January 2020. Clinker output was up 27 per cent YoY to 0.906Mt from 0.713Mt. To supplement domestic supply, Peru imported 65,000t of cement i...

Moroccan market contracts 12% in January

16 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco by members of the country’s cement association, APC, saw a 12.3 per cent drop in January 2021, according to data published by the Ministry of Urbanism and Housing. Dispatches by Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc declined from 1,182,198t to 1,037,005t in the first month of 2021.

Building on diversification

15 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Kuwait has seen its economy heavily impacted by the crisis in oil prices, a lack of diversity and the COVID-19 pandemic. A lack of investment in infrastructure has further seen demand fall for the cement sector, which relies on several importers as well as domestic cement producers. Building ACICO’s new grinding unit, Ball Mill 4, which is scheduled for commissioning in the 1Q21 Kuwait’s economy remains largely dependent on the oil sector, which accounted for more than 90 per ce...

El Salvador market contracts 8% in 10M20

15 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador in the January-October 2020 period declined 8.3 per cent to 25,558,640 bags of 42.5kg, or 1.086Mt, according to the country’s construction chamber, CASALCO. In the equivalent period of 2019, apparent consumption reached 27,881,320 bags or 1.185Mt. The ex-works price of cement remained stable in December 2020 at US$7.57/42.5kg bag but at retail level the price for bagged cement edged up 1.2 per cent YoY and 0.2 per cent MoM to US$8.41/bag

Brazilian market off to good start in January 2021

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement demand increased by 10.1 per cent YoY and 7.3 per cent MoM to 5.03Mta in January 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Sales per working day were 223,600t, up 7.3 per cent MoM and 17.5 per cent YoY. Deliveries were supported by favourable weather conditions in January as well as the maintenance of real estate works and the latest releases of emergency aid supporting self-construction, reports SNIC. The poor sales performance in January 2020 due to heavy ...

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement shipments up 9% in November 2020

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Total US and Puerto Rican shipments of Portland and blended cement advanced nine per cent to 8.6Mt in November 2020 when compared with November 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The five largest cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia – accounted for 40 per cent of deliveries. The leading producing states in November 2020 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments totalled 178,000t in November 2020, repre...

Bolivian cement demand advances 21% in November

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian cement market expanded by 20.9 per cent to 342,743t in November 2020 from 283,404t in November 2019, according to the country’s statistics institute, INE. However, MoM there was a 10.5 per cent decline from 382,944t in October 2020. Cement production in Bolivia surged by 77.3 per cent to 361,363t in November 2020 from 203,779t in November 2019. When compared with the previous month, output slipped 7.4 per cent from 390,321t.