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Spanish cement demand slips 0.4% in October

01 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has edged down by 0.4 per cent YoY to 1,264,554t in October 2022, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The fall represents a six-month decline since May. Exports from Spain were down 22 per cent YoY in September, resulting in a 20 per cent drop in the year to date of 20 per cent. Imports decline by 55 per cent YoY on the back of falling domestic consumption, but in the year to date they have increased 14.5 per cent YoY. “In the first 10 months...

India: shifting gears

28 November 2022, Published under Cement News

After nearly a decade of subdued growth, India’s cement industry is heading towards better days ahead. A quicker-than-expected recovery in demand following the COVID-19 pandemic has put the cement sector on a high growth trajectory and domestic manufacturers are gearing up for the next growth cycle. Gearing for growth: amid the Indian government’s continuous focus on infrastructure, housing, irrigation and a special emphasis on highways and expressways across the length and breadth...

Vietnam market expands 5% in October

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam saw a five per cent increase to 5,376,495t in October 2022 when compared with October 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM reported a four per cent uptick YoY to 1,805,791t while other VNCA members increased their deliveries at the same rate to 1,200,704t. Vietnam’s other producers saw a five per cent advance YoY to 2,370,000t in October 2022. However, exports halved to 2,106,653t in October 2022 when compared with...

Brazil’s cement sales see slight dip in October

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 0.6 per cent to 5.356Mt in October 2022 when compared to October 2021 when sales reached 5.387Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. While sales in the largest market, the southeast, advanced by 2.8 per cent YoY in October 2022 to 2.456Mt from 2.389Mt, the northeast saw a 6.4 per cent drop in deliveries to 1.087Mt YoY from 1.161Mt. In the south, sales were down by 1.9 per cent YoY to 0.884Mt from 0.901Mt and the north by 6.1 per cent to 0.26...

Chile’s cement demand falls 13% in September

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile declined by 12.5 per cent YoY to 292,714t in September 2022 from 334,603t in the year-ago period, according to the CChC, the Chilean construction chamber. In the January-September 2022, demand contracted by 11.6 per cent to 2,841,853t from 3,214,352t in the 9M21.

Iran’s cement demand stable in October

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market expanded 0.3 per cent to 5.22Mt in October 2022 from 5.05Mt in October 2021, according to the Iranian cement association. Domestic cement production in October 2022 reached 5.66Mt, up 3.6 per cent from 5.46Mt in October 2021. Clinker production edged up from 7.02Mt in October 2021 to 7.09Mt on year later. The output figures include 0.79Mt of clinker exports and 0.39Mt of cement exports. In terms of clinker exports, this represents a 21.5 per cent advance YoY fro...

Swiss market contracts 3% in 3Q22

09 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, declined by 2.6 per cent to 1,080,399t in the third quarter of 2022 from 1,108,772t in the 3Q21, according to the Swiss cement association, cemsuisse. In the January-September 2022 period, sales edged up 1.1 per cent to 3,174,108t from 3,139,313t in the 10M21. Ordinary Portland cement (CEM I) sales were down 5.4 per cent YoY in the 3Q22 with 9M CEM I sales down 0.3 per cent YoY. Cement deliveries by rail remained stable with 36...

Cement demand in Argentina slips 1% in October

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina has decreased by 0.8 per cent YoY and 6.7 per cent MoM to 1,131,593t in October 2022 from 1,140,962t in October 2021, according to the Argentine Portland cement association, AFCP. Dispatches from domestic producers contracted by 1.3 per cent YoY and 6.7 per cent MoM to 1,136,644Mt in October 2022 from 1,151,997t. Of this total, 5051t were exported, representing a 54.2 per cent drop from 11,035t in the equivalent period of the previous year. There were no imp...

Moroccan cement dispatches down 16% in October

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by APC members in Morocco declined by 16.4 per cent YoY to 1,048,975t in October 2022 from 1,254,798t in October 2021, according to the Moroccan cement association, APC. The association’s members include Asment Temara, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In the first 10 months of 2022, deliveries were down 9.2 per cent YoY to 10.432Mt from 11.491Mt in the 10M21.

Colombian cement market expands 2% in September

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 2.1 per cent YoY to 1.188Mt in September 2022 when compared with September 2021, when 1.164Mt of cement were dispatched, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. When compared with September 2019, dispatches increased 10.2 per cent. Of this total, bulk sales were up 9.3 per cent while bagged cement sales posted a 1.3 per cent decline. Dispatches to ready-mix concrete suppliers increased 14.9 per cent but construction companies and contract...