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Senegal demand surges but exports fall in April

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Senegalese cement market expanded by 158.7 per cent in April 2021, according to the Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Demographie. However, domestic output declined by 9.9 per cent while export sales slipped by 3.5 per cent YoY in April 2021.

Vietnamese cement market expands 14% in June

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Vietnam rose 14 per cent YoY to 6,095,139t in June 2021 but decreased six per cent when compared with May 2021, when 6,469,659t was supplied to the domestic market, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM advanced sales by nine per cent YoY to 1,853,650t in June 2021 but when compared with May 2021, sales dipped eight per cent from 2,013,474t. VICEM affiliates saw sales increase by five per cent YoY to 1,434,489t but reported a seve...

Iranian cement demand reaches 5.78Mt in June 2021

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market consumed 5.78Mt of cement in June 2021, remaining level with the 5.78Mt reported in May. This demand was entirely met by local cement production, which reached 6.02Mt in June while clinker production stood at 6.75Mt. In May cement and clinker output reached 6.1Mt and 6.68Mt, respectively.  In addition, 0.63Mt of clinker and 0.36Mt of cement was exported in June. Exports of both clinker and cement fell when compared with May, when clinker exports were at 0.79Mt a...

US Portland and blended cement demand up 19% in April

19 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico, saw a 19 per cent YoY increase to 9.7Mt in April 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, who accounted for a combined share of 40 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries were up 13 per cent YoY to 220,000t. The...

Peruvian cement demand surges 66% in June

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 66 per cent YoY to 1.085Mt in June 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. When compared with June 2019, the increase was 23 per cent from 0.879Mt. Cement production saw a 68 per cent increase to 1.085Mt in June 2021 when compared with 0.655Mt manufactured in June 2020. When compared with June 2019 output advanced 24 per cent from 0.879Mt. External trade Cement exports rose by 144 per cent from 6000t in June 2020 to 16,000t in June ...

1H cement demand in Spain sees 17% rise

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 17.3 per cent YoY to 7,309,916t in the first half of 2021, according to Spanish cement association, Oficemen. When compared with the 1H19 demand dipped 1.4 per cent. The positive trend in demand has been due to high sales in June 2021, which registered the highest volume since June 2011. A total of 1,389,619t of cement were sold in Spain, representing advances of 4.7 and 9.3 per cent when compared with the same month in 2020 and 2019, respectively. “...

Morocco's cement consumption up 21% in June

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Asment Temara, Ciments de l'Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc increased by 20.6 per cent to 1,363,579t in June 2021, up from 1,130,864t in June 2020, according to an IPSOS report on behalf of the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. Retail sales, the largest cement market segment in Morocco, saw a 12.8 per cent YoY advance to 863,695t in June 2021 while sales to the ready-mix concrete market saw the largest increase, 55.1 per cent YoY, to 266,3...

Chilean cement demand sees 21% hike in May

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement market expanded by 21.2 per cent YoY as 353,704t was sold in May 2021 compared with 352,817t in May 2020, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. The January-May 2021 period saw an increase of 14.2 per cent to 1,789,995t when compared with 1,567,886t in the 5M20.

Brazil market expands in June with expectations of 6% growth in 2021

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.5 per cent to 5.438Mt in June 2021 from 5.358Mt in June 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Self-construction as well as residential and commercial renovation continue to rise while increasing sales are further supported by works in the real estate sector. Growth was strongest in the southern region, where sales advanced 11.4 per cent YoY to 0.91Mt from 0.817Mt in June 2020. There was also robust growth in the north as 0.272Mt of cem...

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...