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Swiss market contracts by 10% in 1Q23

12 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Deliveries of cement in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, were down 10 per cent YoY to 855,144t in the first quarter of 2023 from 950,556t, according to data published by cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. CEM II/B-M (T-LL) 42,5 N accounted for 32.5 per cent of deliveries while CEM II/A-LL 42,5 N had a 24.5 per cent of the market. CEM II/B-LL 32,5 R accounted for 23.5 per cent of deliveries. CEM I types covered 4.3 per cent of Swiss cement sales. Sales to ready-mix concrete com...

Chile’s cement dispatches down 10% in January-February 2023

12 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile fell by 9.5 per cent to 288,761t in February 2023 from 309,297t in February 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, CChC. In the first two months of 2023, deliveries declined by 10.2 per cent YoY to 598,058t from 666,175t in the year-ago period.

Morocco sees small increase in March deliveries

11 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco by APC members edged up by 0.6 per cent YoY to 1,195,305t in March 2023 from 1,188,217, according to the country’s cement association, APC. Deliveries include dispatches by Asment Temera, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. In the first quarter of 2023 deliveries declined by 5.3 per cent to 3.248Mt from 3.428Mt in the 1Q22.

Argentine cement consumption up 6% in March

06 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market expanded by 6.4 per cent in March 2023 as 1,114,722t of cement were supplied, compared to 1,047,227t in March 2022, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Compared with February 2023, the advance was 24.4 per cent. Domestic production of 1,114,003t – up 6.4 per cent YoY from 1,047,227t – was supplemented by 719t of imports to meet the market requirement in March 2023. Exports dropped considerably to 3770t in March 2023 from 11,462t in March 2022. ...

Cement demand in Colombia falls 4% in February

04 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia fell by 4.4 per cent YoY to 1.058Mt in February 2023 from 1.107Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total, bagged cement sales showed a 7.1 per cent fall, but bulk sales were up by 1.3 per cent YoY. Sales to construction companies and contractors contracted by 14.1 per cent while the retail sector saw a six per cent reduction in offtake. Ready-mix concrete company sales increased by 3.6 per cent YoY. Colombian cement producers dis...

Spain's cement market contracts 7% in February

31 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has fallen 7.1 per cent YoY to 1,175,290t in February, reports Oficemen. The association’s Managing Director, Aniceto Zaragoza, points that in February 2022 market growth was high at 14 per cent YoY and the month saw the highest February demand volumes in the last decade. Compared with the first two months of 2022, domestic consumption declined 2.9 per cent in the January-February 2023 period. Exports were down 17.2 per cent YoY in February 2023, resulting in ...

Cement dispatches in Morocco down 11% in February

31 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco declined 10.8 per cent YoY to 991,906t in February 2023 from 1,111,350t in February 2022, according to the country’s cement association, APC. The data includes deliveries by Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc . In the first two months of 2023, sales volumes were down 8.4 per cent YoY to 2.052Mt from 2.24Mt in the 2M22.

Vietnamese cement market expands 16% in February

24 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam increased by 16 per cent YoY to 4,080,321t in February 2023, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM dispatched 1,220,896t, up nine per cent YoY, while other VNCA members saw their sales increased by 10 per cent YoY to 879,425t. VICEM’s domestic market share reached 30.5 per cent while other VNCA members achieved a 20.5 per cent total market share. Non-affiliated companies reported a 23 per cent surge in sales ...

Peruvian cement market contracts 17% in February

23 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Peru fell by 17 per cent YoY to 0.883Mt in February 2023 from 1.068Mt in the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of this total, 0.856Mt were dispatched by Asocem members. Cement production in February 2022 declined 17 per cent YoY to 0.865Mt from 1.037Mt in February 2022. Clinker production expanded by seven per cent YoY to 0.759Mt in February 2023. In terms of exports, cement exports were down by a quarter to 11,000t in February 2023 wh...

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement shipments see 9% drop in December

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico declined 8.9 per cent YoY to 7.3Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A total share of 42.9 per cent of domestic Portland and blended cement consumption in December 2022 was accounted for by the leading consuming states of Texas, Florida, California, Illinois and Georgia.The leading producing states in December were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Michigan and these accounted fo...