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Moroccan cement demand declines 4% in January

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco fell 4.4 per cent in January to 1,114,857t from 1,166,184t in January 2016, according to the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. In the country’s largest market, Casablanca-Settat, sales fell 8.6 per cent to 254,328t. However, a more positive development was noted in Marrakech-Safi, which saw demand expand by 9.6 per cent to 155,173t. Rabat-Salé-Kénitra saw demand slip 1.25 per cent to 146,466t while in Tanger-Tétouan-Al Houceima the offtake was 4...

Brazil sales slip in January

13 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales were down 0.1 per cent YoY to 4.33Mt in January 2018, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Average sales per working day increased 0.2 per cent but apparent consumption fell 0.5 per cent to 4.44Mt. The results were in line with SNIC’s expectations, with sales expected to fall in 1Q18 before seeing increases in the 2Q18. In the 12 months ending January 2018 domestic sales saw an accumulated decrease of 6.2 per cent in comparison with the previ...

Argentina’s cement dispatches up 17% in January

07 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producers dispatches 1,030,280t of cement, including exports, in January, up 3.2 per cent MoM and 17.3 per cent YoY, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. The domestic market (including imports) expanded by 3.9 per cent MoM and 19.4 per cent YoY as manufacturers delivered 1,043,651t.  Private consultants expect the market to continue its growth path in the next few years at an annual rate of seven per cent.

US market continues to improve in 2017

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the US increased modestly in 2017 with a value of around US$12.4bn and an apparent consumption of 96.8Mt, up from 94.2Mt in 2016, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Production of Portland cement in the US edged up to 85.9Mt in 2017 from 84.5Mt the previous year, but output of masonry cement remained level. Cement was produced at 98 cement works in 34 states plus two plants in Puerto Rico. To meet domestic market requirements, the US imported around 12Mt of c...

Uruguay cement sales rise 3% in 3Q17

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Uruguayan cement producers sold 203.100t of cement in 3Q17, representing a 3.4 per cent YoY. While 159,900t was sold in the domestic market, cement manufacturers shipped 43,600t for export. "Cement sales in Uruguay have a high orientation to the domestic market and there is a high correlation between cement sales in tonnes and construction activity," says a report from the Chamber of Industries (CIU). While detailing that the volume of sales of cement in the domestic market (measured...

Colombia cement consumption slips 1% YoY in 2017

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

In full-year 2017 the Colombian cement market contracted by 1 per cent to 11.983Mt. The trend has been attributed to a 4.9 per cent fall in offtake from concrete companies.  Dispatches of grey cement in Colombia decreased by 5.8 per cent to 948,300t in December 2017 when compared with the previous year, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Grey cement production in December 2017 fell 7.1 per cent YoY to 1.020Mt. In terms of departments, Casanare was most affected by the ...

Gabon sees 6% market contraction

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Gabon reached 245,530t, a drop of 5.5 per cent YoY by the end of September 2017. The volume represents a revenue of XAF18.18bn (US$34.4m), down 9.9 per cent, according to the Ministry of Economy and Fiscal Policy. Output during this period stood at 250,058t, a decrease of 5.7 per cent following the stoppage of the Cimgabon plant and strong imports from China. However, the third quarter saw a robust increase in production when compared with the first half of the year after ...

Morocco’s cement demand declines 3% in 2017

19 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The Moroccan cement market contracted 2.5 per cent to 13,791,222t in 2017 when compared 14,151,095t in 2016, according to the country’s cement association, APC. The fall takes consumption to the lowest level in a decade. Major demand areas such as Casablanca-Settat and Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima saw significant declines in consumption. Casablanca-Settat noted a 4.2 per cent YoY fall to 3,031,546t while cement sales in Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima dropped 2.6 per cent YoY to 1,822,419t. T...

French cement market expands 3% in 2017

19 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The French cement market grew by 3-4 per cent in 2017, according to estimates by the French cement association SFIC. "2017 was the year of the recovery, with renewed dynamism in the construction sector," said SFIC President, Bénédicte de Bonnechose, at the Cement Industry Meetings. "We expect to grow our markets for 2017 by around 3-4%," she added. In 2016 cement demand in France reached 17.5Mt.

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 11% in 2017

19 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales  in Puerto Rica decreased by 11.2 per cent in 2017, seeing declines in September, October, November and December, reports Sin Comillas. The fall in sales has been attributed to a weak economy following the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria, but sales have declined since 2013. In 2016 they decreased by 12.3 per cent, following reductions of 8.5 and 9.8 per cent in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Output by the country’s cement producers contracted 14.2 per cent in 2017, fol...