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US market sees modest contraction

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico reached 9.6Mta, down 2.3 per cent YoY, in July 2021, according to the US Geological Survey. The leading markets wereTexas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, with their offtake accounting for 37 per cent of July shipments. Leading producers were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. Combined they produced 39 per cent of total cement output in the US. Masonry cement shipments declin...

1H cement sales fall 10% in Gabon

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Gabon’s cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 197,246t in the 1H21 from 219,386t in the equivalent period of 2020, according to data by the country’s Ministry of Economy. In the first quarter of 2021 sales reached 102,823t but a drop to 94,423t was reported for the 2Q21. However, domestic cement production saw a 3.6 per cent uptick to 225,748t in the 1H21 from 217,981t in the 1H20. Output in the 1Q21 was 113,210t while in the 2Q21 cement plants produced 112,538t. Clinker imports de...

September sales in Brazil continue to decline

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 1.6 per cent in September 2021 to 5.698Mt when compared with 5.812Mt sold in September 2020, according to Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The main sales indicators for construction materials, particularly cement, continue to decelerate as a result of  the lower income of the population and growing household indebtedness, which reached 59.9 per cent, the highest value since records began in 2005. In addition, a high level unemployment, reduced emergency ai...

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...

Construction firms and contractors drive 4% rise in Colombia’s cement demand

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches picked up 4.3 per cent to 1.098Mt in August 2021 from 1.052Mt in August 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with August 2019 deliveries slipped 0.1 per cent from 1.099Mt. Growth was particularly robust in the ready-mix segment where off-take saw a 14 per cent improvement. Construction companies and contractors increased their purchases by 6.5 per cent while sales to the retail sector edged up 0.3 per cent. Production from dom...

Chile’s cement dispatches advance 21% in August

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches by Chilean cement producers improved 21.1 per cent to 371,947t in August 2021 from 307,117t in August 2020, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In the January-August 2021 period, deliveries advanced 24 per cent to 2,879,749t from 2,321,691t in the 8M20.

Morocco’s cement market expands 12% in September

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries by member companies have advanced by 12.4 per cent YoY to 1,395,542t in September 2021 from 1,241,374t in September 2020, according to the Moroccan cement association, APC. In the first nine months of 2021 dispatch volumes were up 18.3 per cent YoY to 10,236,566t from 8,653,221t in the January-September 2020 period.

Argentina's cement market expands 7% in September

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentinian cement demand increased seven per cent YoY to 1,110,527t in September 2021 from 1,037,475t in September 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with August 2021, there was a 2.5 per cent uptick from 1,083,8224t. There were no imports. Argentina’s cement producers shipped 1,121,180t of cement in September 2021, up 7.4 per cent YoY from 1,043,608Mt and 2.3 per cent MoM from 1,096,465t. Of this total 1,110,527t was delivered to the domestic market,...

Bolivian cement consumption up 41% in July

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Bolivia advanced 40.6 per cent to 325,789t in July 2021 from 231,662t in July 2020 but remained 9.3 per cent below its 2019 level of 359,307t, according to national statistics office, INE. Cement production in Bolivia increased 25.5 per cent to 321,479t from 256,231t in July 2020 but fell 3.1 per cent from 331,811t in July 2019. January-July 2021 In the January-July 2021 period cement consumption rose 39.8 per cent YoY to 1.946Mt from 0.93Mt in the 7M20. When compared ...

Indonesia's cement demand up 3% in August

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement consumption increased by 2.9 per cent to 6.03Mt in August 2021, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). In the January-August 2021 period, demand reached 40.49Mt, up 5.7 per cent YoY. The advance was reported throughout Indonesia, except for Bali and Nusa Tenggara, where consumption declined 3.5 per cent to 2.2Mt. Sulawesi saw demand rise 28.5 per cent to 4.06Mt, the largest expansion in the country. Java remains the largest regional market, accounting for...