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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 ...

Puerto Rican cement sales decline 7% in 2022

25 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico fell by 6.8 per cent YoY in 2022 to 14.5m bags of 42.6kg, or 618,247t, according to the Puerto Rican Statistics Institute. It is the first decline since 2019. In 2021 cement sales reached their peak since eight years. However, in June they started to fall and this trend was maintained until December 2022, when they decreased by 3.4 per cent. Cement production advanced 11.6 per cent YoY in 2022 to 8.3m bags, or 353,893t. It is the first increase in four years. ...

Chile’s cement dispatches fall 23% in November

24 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile saw a 22.9 per cent YoY drop to 300,800t in November 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, CChC. In the January-November 2022 period total dispatches reached 3.492Mt, down 13 per cent YoY from 4.015Mt in the year-ago equivalent period.

Peruvian cement market contracts 6% in December

23 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement dispatches reached 1.092Mt in December 2022, representing a six per cent decline YoY from 1.159Mt, according to the country’s cement assocation, Asocem. Of this total, 1.054Mt were dispatched in December 2022 by Asocem members. Cement production edged down three per cent YoY to 1.087Mt while clinker output slipped by one per cent to 0.913Mt YoY in December 2022. In December 2021 cement and clinker output reached 1.122Mt and 0.925Mt, respectively. External trade In addit...

Bolivian cement market expands 6% in 10M22

16 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement sales increased by 5.6 per cent YoY to 3.1Mt in the January-October 2022 period, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics (INE). In the 10M21 demand reached 2.9Mt. “Speaking of annual values, in 2019 it [sales] closed with 3,956,990t. In 2020 with just 3,031,190t,” said Marcelo Alfaro, general manager of the Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH).  In terms of cement sales, 2019 was a record year. “In 2021 with 3,613,144t and it is estimated th...