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Cement sales in Vietnam drop 39% in January

21 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales by Vietnam’s cement producers saw a 39 per cent YoY fall to 2.782Mt in January, reports VNCA, the country’s cement association. Of this total, VICEM sales were down by 37 per cent YoY to 872,557t. Other VNCA member companies reported a 42 per cent drop in sales to 529,473t. Sales by non-member companies decreased by 40 per cent YoY to 1.38Mt. Exports Exports fell by 68 per cent YoY to 1.894Mt in January 2023 with clinker exports down 74 per cent You to 572,410t a...

Vietnam cement market expands 8% in 2022

20 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam declined nine per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 5.694Mt in December 2022, according to the country’s cement association, VNCA. Of this total VICEM companies sold 1.792Mt, representing a 13 per cent YoY drop, while other VNCA member companies saw their sales shrink by 12 per cent to 1.192Mt. Sales by non-member cement producers were stable at 2.71Mt in December 2022. In addition, Vietnamese cement producers exported 3.074Mt of cement and clinker, a nine per ce...

Spain’s cement demand down 1% in 2022

14 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption slipped 0.8 per cent YoY to 14.9Mt in 2022, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. The annual total has been affected by inclement weather that saw a slowdown in construction in December. In the last month of 2022, cement demand was down by 6.3 per cent YoY. In addition the Ukraine-Russia war and rising energy prices have further impacted the cement industry. “Despite the excellent start-up results and the expectation of becoming the year of rec...

Brazilian cement sales up 7% in January

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in the Brazilian market increased by 6.8 per cent to 4.829Mt in January 2023 from 4.52Mt in January 2022 and by 8.1 per cent MoM from 4.467Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. However, this increase is from a low base in January and December, which had the worst performances of last year. The construction market continues to contract, both in terms of building material sales and real estate financing. In addition, confidence by businesses and consumers is...

US production and consumption increased in 2022

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

The US produced an estimated 95Mt of Portland and masonry cement in 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), up from 93Mt in the previous year.  Cement was produced at 96 plants in 34 states, along with two plants in Puerto Rico. Texas, Missouri, California and Florida were, in descending order, the four leading cement-producing states, accounting for approximately 43 per cent of US production. The US cement industry’s growth continues to be constrained by closed or idle p...

Chilean cement dispatches contract 13% in 2022

08 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement dispatches fell 16.9 per cent YoY to 310,073t in December 2022, reported the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. For the full year, deliveries were down 13.4 per cent from 4,388,207t in 2021 to 3,802,114t in 2022.

Argentina’s cement market expands 9% in January

07 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement demand increased by 9.2 per cent YoY and 2.7 per cent MoM to 957,958t in January 2023, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market was entirely supplied by domestic producers, whose output, including export supply, expanded 8.9 per cent YoY and three per cent MoM to 965,361t. However, exports fell 15.8 per cent from 8793t in January 2022 to 7403t in January 2022.

Moroccan cement deliveries fall 6% in January

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC, declined by six per cent YoY in January 2023 to 1,060,585t from 1,128,552t in January 2022, reported the cement association. The data reflects the sales by Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In 2022 cement deliveries by APC members saw a 10.7 per cent fall YoY to 12.487Mt from 13.975Mt in 2021, according to APC.

Colombian cement market expands 4% in 2022

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia slipped 1.1 per cent YoY to 1.122Mt in December 2022 from 1.135Mt in December 2021, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. Bagged cement sales in December 2021 were down by 2.9 per cent YoY but this was offset by a 2.9 per cent increase in bulk sales. The 12.5 per cent YoY increase to ready-mix cement companies was unable to offset the decline in other market segments in December 2022. Sales to construction companies and contractors dropped b...

US Portland and blended cement shipments up 4% in 11M22

30 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to 9.3Mt in November 2022 when compared with November 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which accounted together for 35.9 per cent of total shipments in the month. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Missouri, Texas, California, Michigan and Florida, which ...