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Moroccan cement demand expands 33% in June

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco increased 33 per cent YoY to 1,129,708t in June 2020 when compared with June 2019, when demand stood at 849,524t, according to data by the country's cement association, APC. However, in the first half year of 2020 domestic sales fell 18.5 per cent YoY to 5.473Mt, down from 6.718Mt reported in the 1H19.

Colombian cement demand declines 33% in May

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches of grey cement in Colombia fell by 33.1 per cent to 705,900t in May 2020 when compared with May 2019, when they stood at 1.055Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Ready-mix companies represented the largest drop as their offtake declined by 52.5 per cent YoY, followed by the concrete products segment, which contracted by 46.6 per cent. Building companies and contractors reduced their purchases by 36.7 per cent while the retail sector reduced its consu...

Indian cement demand recovers after lockdown

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown in several Indian states, the country’s cement industry is witnessing some pick-up in demand, according to Livemint. Research into the cement dealers’ channel by various brokers has shown that pent-up demand is supporting capacity utilisation levels with rural areas expected to provide a further rise in sales going forward. “Rural and pent-up demand has led to higher-than-expected volumes in May-June 2020 and the industry could just suffe...

Cement consumption in Vietnam slips 3% YoY in May

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement demand fell by three per cent YoY to 5,680,883t in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, VNCA. Sales by VICEM saw a two per cent decline to 1,975,476t while offtake from its associates decreased by eight per cent to 1,495,407t YoY. Other VNCA member companies saw a one per cent advance in sales to 2,210,000t in May 2020 when compared with 2,160,000t in May 2019. Exports increased by 23 per cent YoY in May to 3,138,827t, supported by a 65 per cent surge...

Spain’s demand for cement contracts 18% in May

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has fallen 17.8 per cent YoY to 1.144Mt in May as construction works halted in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. However, cement exports increased 11 per cent YoY while imports fell 55.6 per cent YoY. In May output from domestic cement plants. declined 5.6 per cent YoY to 1.4Mt, when compared with 1.5Mt of cement manufactured in May 2019. January-May 2020 In the year to date, cement production droppe...

Senegal sees contraction in cement sector

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Senegal have fallen by 42.3 per cent MoM in March 2020 while domestic sales slipped by 0.5 per cent, according to ANSD, the national agency for statistics and demography. YoY the drop was 41.5 per cent for exports while domestic sales edged up 0.2 per cent.   Output at the country’s cement plants declined by 9.5 per cent MoM and 7.7 per cent YoY.

Paraguay’s INC ensures cement supply for public works

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) is guaranteeing the supply of cement to public works during the COVID-19 health emergency, reports the official news agency, Agencia de Información Paraguaya (AIP). In March and April 2020 it sold 1,392,612 bags of cement, with a daily production of 50,000 bags, or around 2500tpd. At present, the company is on track to supply the market with 0.6Mta. INC head, Ernesto Benítez, told AIP that the company plans to ensure the requirement of public ...

Peru’s cement demand plummets by 69% in May

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru fell by 69.1 per cent YoY to 298,300t in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production fell by 70 per cent to 263,000t in May 2020 when compared with May 2019 but recovered considerably when compared with April 2020 when COVID-19 impacted operations at the country’s cement plants. Clinker output fell 93.9 per cent YoY to 46,000t. Domestic production was supplemented in May 2020 by 32,000t of cement imports, down 35.1 per cen...

Jan-May exports from Turkey up 33%

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

In the January-May 2020 cement and clinker exports from Turkey surged 33 per cent to 13Mt, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB). Export revenues advanced by 16.7 per cent YoY to US$447m. Cement exports were up 34 per cent to 6.1Mt while clinker exports rose by 32 per cent to 6.9Mt. While volume increases were across the board, exports to Ukraine showed particularly robust growth, followed by Togo and Romania. The rise in exports surpasses expectations and TÇMB ...

Chilean cement demand down 23% in April

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile contracted by 22.9 per cent YoY to 268,319t in April 2020 from 348,151t in April 2019, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In the January-April 2020 period, demand for cement in the South American country declined 10.7 per cent YoY to 1,276,105t. In the 4M19, 1,428,225t of cement was sold on the domestic market.