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Moroccan cement demand falls 28% in August

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco declined 28.2 per cent in August 2018 to 881,411Mt when compared with August 2017, when 1,227,932t was sold, according to data of the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. Sales in the largest market, Casablanca fell by a third YoY to 193,737t while in Marrakech-Safi deliveries dropped by 13.1Mt to 135,824t over the same period. The Rabat-Salé area recorded the largest decline at 38.8 per cent to 109,722t. In Tanger-Tétouan demand contracted by a third to 105,...

FEI: Egypt faces oversupply

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand declined in 1H18 to 25Mt, compared with 26Mt in 1H17, according to Noha Bakr, the head of the cement committee of the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI). In 2017 domestic consumption decreased 4.5 per cent YoY despite ongoing mega projects, Mr Bakr said. He added that the main challenge for the industry remains oversupply as stockpiles rose by 2.3Mt in 1H18 to 7.1Mt.

Moroccan market expands 8% in July

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Morocco increased 7.8 per cent YoY to 1,298,479t in July 2018 from 1,204,101t in the previous year, according to data from the country's Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. In the largest market, Casablanca-Settat, consumption edged up by 3.8 per cent to 282,680t. Sales in Marrakech-Safi, the second-largest consuming region, rose by 20.9 per cent to 180,131t. Advances were only higher in the much smaller markets of Guelmim (15,403t) and Drâa-Tafilalet 48,933t) where cons...

Argentina’s cement market sees 4% YoY growth in 8M17

06 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement demand remained largely stable in August 2018 as it reached 1.115Mt when compared with 1.122Mt in August 2017, according to the latest data from AFCP, the country’s cement association. Domestic shipments stood firm at around 1.113Mt in August 2018 while imports dropped from 9194t in August 2017 to 2228t in August 2018. In addition to domestic deliveries, Argentina’s cement producers also exported 4610t of cement, up from 4031t in the year-ago period. January-August 2018...

UltraTech looks to increase presence in eastern India

06 September 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement is looking to increase its market share in eastern India to 23 per cent, due to the considerable growth in the region. "There is an excess demand in the eastern region. The capacity in east is less than the total demand, including in Bengal. The rise in cement consumption in east is 15 per cent, while nationally it is 5-6 per cent," said Dev Banerjee, joint president of UltraTech. The company currently claims slightly over 20 per cent of the eastern market, led by its ma...

Dominican domestic deliveries up 5%

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local cement sales in the Dominican Republic increased 5.1 per cent in the first six months of 2018 to 2,196,282t from 2,089,935t in 6M17, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. In terms of sales revenues, a 12.9 per cent rise was reported to DOP9.612bn (US$192.176m) from DOP1.096bn. Output from the country’s cement plants rose by 4.8 per cent to 2,738,284t in 6M18 from 2,612,099t in the equivalent period of the previous year. The production volume reflects a capacity util...

Peru cement demand at 0.871Mt in July

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement plants supplied 790,000t of cement to the domestic market in July 2018, up 1.8 per cent YoY and four per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic deliveries were supplemented by 80,600t of imports, down from 106,000t reported in the previous month. In addition, 50,000t of clinker was imported. The latest data result in a total cement consumption in Peru at 870,600t in July. Peruvian cement producers decreased their output by 1.2 per cent YoY ...

Colombian cement dispatches fall 5% in July

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement producers dispatched 990,012t of cement in July 2018, representing a 4.9 per cent YoY fall, according to the latest data from the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total, around 524,903t was delivered to the retail segment, which represented a 13.1 per cent drop when compared with July 2017 with a further 233,391t off-take by the ready-mix concrete companies, which represented a 6.8 per cent rise in sales to the segment. Contractors and builders bought 182,283t, ...

Indian cement demand expected to rise 6-7% in FY19

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s domestic cement demand increased 14.2 per cent YoY in the first quarter of FY19 ended 30 June. However, pan-Indian prices fell approximately 5-6 per cent. Furthermore, rising costs are expected to continue to put pressure on profit margins, according to an ICRA report. "In addition to pricing pressures, higher power and fuel like increase in coal and petcoke prices and freight costs of increase in diesel prices in the near-term are likely to continue to put pressure on the profitabi...

US and Puerto Rico cement shipments stable

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at around 9.3Mt in June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Georgia) received about 38 per cent of domestic deliveries in June. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in June were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Michigan, which accounted for about 41 per cent of the domestic total...