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Argentina’s market contracts 1% in April

10 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Argentina fell by one per cent to 1,028,656t in April 2023 from 1,039,320t in April 2022, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. All cement was supplied by domestic plants. Output by the country’s cement plants slipped 1.3 per cent YoY to 1,035,525t in April 2023 from 1,049,302t. Of this total, 6870t was exported, down 31.2 per cent from 9982t in April 2022. January-April 2023 For the first four months of 2023 cement consumption in the South American count...

Colombian cement consumption declines 8% in March

03 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia fell 7.5 per cent YoY to 1.163Mt in March 2023 from 1.257Mt in March 2022, according to national statistics agency, DANE. While deliveries of bulk cement edged up by 0.8. per cent YoY, reflecting 3.5 per cent growth in the ready-mix concrete segment market in March 2023, bagged cement sales were down 11.2 per cent yoY as construction companies and contractors reported a 13.6 per cent contraction and the off-take by the retail sector dropped by 11.5 per cent wh...

Moroccan cement deliveries see 21% drop in April

03 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by APC members Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc saw a 20.6 per cent fall to 716,483Mt in April 2023 from 902,513t in April 2022, according to the country’s cement association, APC. In the first two months of 2023 cement deliveries were down 8.5 per cent YoY to 3,964,276t from 4,330,632t in the 2M22.

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement shipments down 3% in February

02 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico declined by 2.8 per cent YoY to 6.6Mt in February 2023, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total blended volume, Portland limestone cement (Type IL) was estimated to have a share of 96 per cent (2.1Mt). The largest states in terms of cement consumption were Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and Arizona – with a combined share of 47.5 per cent of total cement consumption. The lead...

Spanish cement demand up 24% in March

25 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 23.5 per cent YoY to 1.4Mt in March 2023, according to Oficemen. The significant market growth in the third month was attributed to the low base noted in March 2022 a transport strike impacted cement deliveries. In terms of external trade, exports increased 1.7 per cent YoY to 506,610t in March 2023 from 498,329t. Imports fell by 75.5 per cent YoY to 44,864t. January-March 2023 The latest monthly advance in cement consumption has resulted in total c...

Peru’s cement market contracts 17% in March

24 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru declined by 17 per cent to 0.958Mt in March 2023 when compared with March 2022 when dispatches reached 1.151Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Output from domestic cement plants was down 20 per cent YoY to 0.894Mt of cement in March 2023 from 1.121Mt. Clinker production fell by 19 per cent YoY to 0.77Mt in the same period. Cement exports declined 27 per cent YoY to 13,000t in March 2023 from 18,000t in March 2022, but clinker exports incr...

Vietnamese cement sales fall 19% YoY

20 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam reached 6,161,029t in March 2023, down 19 per cent YoY but up 51 per cent MoM, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 2,013,276t were sold by VICEM . This represents a drop of 18 per cent YoY but a 72 per cent increase MoM. Other VNCA members saw sales of 1,217,753t, a decline of 30 per cent YoY but an advance of 38 per cent MoM. Non-affiliated companies reported total sales of 2,840,000t, down 14 per cent YoY but up 43 per cent M...

Puerto Rican cement sales see first drop in 4 months

17 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico were down 0.6 per cent YoY to 1.5m bags of 94lb, or 63,957t in March 2023, according to the country’s Statistics Institute. It is the first drop in four months. In 2022 sales fell 6.8 per cent YoY, the first decrease since 2019. Production increased 21.1 per cent YoY to 926,400 bags or 39,500t. In 2022 output increased 11.6 per cent YoY to 8.3m bags or 353,893t – the first increase in four years.

Cement sales in Brazil decline 2% in March

14 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s cement market contracted by two per cent to 5.398Mt in March 2023 from 5.507Mt in March 2022, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The association attributes the fall to a prolonged period of heavy rains in several regions of the country as well as economic factors including high interest rates, inflation and household indebtedness, aggravated by the slowdown in the labour market. Monetary tightening, fiscal and political uncertainty, lower population income are key ...

Stable US Portland and blended cement shipments in January

12 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in January 2023 remained stable at 6.6Mt in January 2023, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total blended cement volume, 2.1Mt or 95 per cent was Portland limestone cement (Type IL). Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and Arizona – the leading cement-consuming states – accounted for 46.7 per cent of the country’s off take. The leading producing states were Texas, Florida, Califor...