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Indonesian cement sales edge up 3% in 2M19

19 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement deliveries by Indonesian cement producers advanced 2.6 per cent in the first two months of 2019 to 11.216Mt when compared with 10.93Mt in the 2M18, according to the latest data from the Indonesian Cement Association, ASI. While domestic sales were only 0.3 per cent higher YoY at 10.547Mt in January-February 2019, export sales during the period. surged by 62 per cent YoY to 668,815t. Of total export sales, 419,725t were exported as clinker, up 53.1 per cent YoY. Cement exports ...

US Portland and blended cement market expands 11% in January

18 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 11 per cent YoY to 6.4Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A combined 49 per cent of these were accounted for by the five leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments in January 2019 totalled 192,000t, representing an increase of 14 per cent when comp...

Peruvian cement market expands 5% in March

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption advanced 4.8 per cent to 0.931Mt in March 2019 when compared with March 2018, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. The figure includes 105,500t of cement imports, up 116 per cent from 48,900t in March 2018. Peru also imported 32,500t of clinker, representing a 63 per cent fall YoY when compared 87,400t in the equivalent period of the previous year. Meanwhile, domestic cement production in the South American country increased 4.3 per cent YoY an...

Brazilian cement demand edges up 1% in 1Q19

16 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s cement sales increased 1.3 per cent YoY to 12.7Mt in the 1Q19, according to preliminary data from the country’s cement association, SNIC. The modest rise in demand has been driven by the real estate sector as federal and state governments have seen a low level of investments. "The indicators of real estate financing continue to advance, which leaves us optimistic to project growth of approximately three per cent in the year," said SNIC president, Paulo Camillo Penna In March cem...

Infrastructure projects lead to shift in Indian cement demand

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Indian government’s infrastructure drive is leading to a shift in demand for cement. The last few years have seen cement demand for the infrastructure sector advance by five per cent with the share of the housing sector in total cement consumption falling, according to the Business Standard. Infrastructure now accounts for 20 per cent of cement demand, according to HM Bangur, managing director at Shree Cement. “State and central government road projects and other infrastructure like po...

Switzerland sees 5% increase in cement deliveries

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by the Swiss cement industry increased 4.8 per cent YoY to 874,275.2t in the 1Q19, according to the country’s cement association, Cemsuisse. It follows a 2.2 per cent YoY to 834,251.6t in the 1Q18. The market expansion was driven by a 6.8 per cent rise in the sales of lower-carbon CEM II cements. The share of CEM I cements in total deliveries continued to decline to 7.9 per cent. In addition, the share of deliveries by rail was declining with around half of deliveries m...

Argentina’s cement demand declines 14% in March

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina has fallen 13.8 per cent YoY to 940,112t in March 2019 when compared  with 1,091,122t in March 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, MoM consumption edged up 2.1 per cent. Market needs were entirely supplied by domestic producers as imports fell from 17,290t in March 2018 to zero, continuing the trend of the first two months of 2019. In addition to supplying the domestic market, they also exported 10,896t, representing a YoY increa...

US Portland and blended cement shipments slip 1% in December

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA reached 6.176Mt in December 2018, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). When compared with a volume of 6.244Mt in December 2017, this represents a 1.1 per cent YoY decrease. The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York, which accounted for 44 per cent of the December shipments. The total includes 838,444t of imports in addition to 5.337Mt delivered by US produce...

PT Semen Indonesia

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

In February 2019 Semen Indonesia sold a total of 3,095,309t of cement and clinker. This compares to 2,495,779t in the previous month. Semen Indonesia contributed 2,156,914t to the February total, mainly from domestic sales (1,856,142t) but also exports (300,772t). This was slightly down on the 2,357,381t reported in January this year. A further 133,457t was added by TLCC in February, made up of 40,541t to the domestic market and 92,916t in exports. Again this was slightly down on the 138,398...

Colombian cement demand up 2% in February

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia's cement market expanded by 2.1 per cent YoY in February 2019 as cement producers supplied 0.981Mt of cement, according to DANE, the country's statistics office. Cement production increased 3.1 per cent to 0.985Mt in February 2019. January-February 2019 In the first two months of 2019 domestic dispatches advanced 1.6 per cent YoY to 1.899Mt while output was up 2.7 per cent to 1.913Mt when compared with the previous year's equivalent period. The rise in domestic sales was driven...