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Peru’s cement market expands 10% in January

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Peru increased to 1.022Mt in January 2019, according to the latest figures by the country’s cement association, Asocem. This represents a YoY rise of 9.8 per cent from 0.931Mt reported in January 2018. Domestic cement dispatches edged up 0.3 per cent YoY in January 2019 to 0.8Mt but were 6.4 per cent lower than in December 2018. To meet national demand, they were supplemented by 11,000t of cement imports, which represents a 82.8 per cent decrease from the year-ago import v...

GCC demand to edge up?

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The last few years have been challenging for the cement industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, as GCC governments move towards expansionary budgets and the implementation of mega projects edges ahead, sector analysts predict a modest rise in the region’s cement demand this year. By Hettish Karmani, U-Capital, UAE. Continued infrastructure development, the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, and the country’s move towards an expansionary budget are ...

Tunisian clinker exports surge in 2018

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Clinker exports in Tunisia increased 382 per cent to 1.5Mt in 2018 when compared with 311,000t in 2017, according to data published by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Cement exports edged up by 3.7 per cent YoY to 273,000t in 2018. In terms of clinker production, output rose by 6.7 per cent YOY to 7.353Mt from 6.89Mt in 2017. Cement production remained stable at 7.3Mt when compared with 2017. Domestic market demand also remained level at 7Mt ...

Argentina's cement consumption declines 16% in January

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina fell 16.3 per cent to 873,958t in January 2018, when compared with 1,043,732t in January 2017, according to the latest data from the Argentinian cement association, AFCP. This demand was supplied entirely by domestic producers and no imports were reported. Total output declined by 14.2 per cent YoY to 884,334t in the first month of the year from 1,030,361t in January 2017. Of this total, around 10,376t were exported, a significant improvement when compared with 8...

Brazil cement market expands 4% in January 2019

14 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil totalled 4.5Mt in January 2019, according to the National Union of the Cement Industry (SNIC). When compared with January 2018, the latest data reflect an advance of 4.2 per cent. In terms of days worked, domestic sales advanced 2.5 per cent MoM. Domestic sales jumped by 10.8 per cent in Brazil’s south to 738,000t and significant gains were also reported in the central-eastern part of the country with sales increasing 7.6 per cent to 467,000t. However, in th...

Indonesian cement market expands 5% in 2018

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s cement consumption advanced by 4.8 per cent YoY to 69,565,129t in 2018 from 66,349,944t, according to the preliminary data of the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). While cement demand declined 5.4 per cent to 4.632Mt in the Jakarta area and slipped by 0.6 per cent in East Java, other regional markets saw significant growth. Cement demand in Yogyakarta surged by 10.8 per cent to 1.214Mt, followed by Banten, where consumption advanced by nine per cent to 3.475Mt. In Central Jav...

Moroccan cement consumption rises to 1.17Mt in January

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco edged up to 1.17Mt in January 2019 from 1.11Mt in January 2017, according to the country’s cement association, APC. The rise in demand, which follows a market contraction of 3.7 per cent in 2018, has been welcomed with one operator commenting: “The recovery of the cement market is comforting. We hope that this upward trend will continue in the coming months.”

US Portland and blended cement demand up 5% in October 2018

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico rose by 5.2 per cent YoY to 9.9Mt in October 2018, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The US’ largest consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received a combined share of 36 per cent of total shipments. On the supply side, California, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Michigan were leading producing states, delivering around 39 per cent of domestic output. ...

Puerto Rican cement demand rose 14% in December 2018

05 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico advanced 13.5 per cent to just over 1m bags of 42.5kg (42,500t) in December 2018 when compared with December 2017, according to the country’s Planning Board. Cement production increased 96 per cent YoY to 964,000 bags, or 40,970t in December 2018. Between July and December 2018, sales totalled 6.9m bags (293,250t), up 60 per cent from the year-ago period. Output climbed 67.3 per cent YoY to 6.4m bags (272,000t) in the six-month period. The positive figures wer...

US cement market expands 5% in October

01 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement deliveries in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced by 5.2 per cent YoY to 9.9Mt in October 2018, according to data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were the leading states in terms of consumption, receiving a combined 36 per cent of these shipments.  The country’s leading producing states were California, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for around 39 per cent of total output. Clinker outpu...