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Poland looks toward 2023

16 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The unfavourable economic situation in Poland has been impacting the domestic cement industry, with a gradual improvement only expected from the 2H23. Following significant investments to modernise its production base, the industry is now turning its attention to carbon capture as part of European efforts towards effective CO 2 reduction. By Dr Eng Bożena Środa, Polish Cement Association, Poland. The Polish cement industry expects a further slide in output as the economic downturn im...

Brazilian cement consumption down 3% in 2022

13 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil saw a 6.3 per cent decline to 4.467Mt in December 2022 when compared with December 2021 when sales reached 4.766Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. SNIC attributes the drop to higher inflation rates, leading the central bank to increase the Selic rate to 13.75 per cent, making real estate financing more expensive and encouraging migration to investments in financial products. As a result, the real estate sector showed a significant drop ...

US market expands in October 2022

12 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico increased by 8.8 per cent YoY to 10.7Mt in October 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. They received 36.5 per cent of October shipments.The leading producing states were Missouri, Texas, California, Michigan and Florida – they accounted for 39.1 per cent of cement produced. Masonry cement shipments t...

Swiss market contracts by 1% in 2022

11 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, were down 6.3 per cent YoY to 971,994t in the fourth quarter of 2022 from 1,037,394t in the 4Q21, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. Low-carbon cements accounted for 94.7 per cent of sales. A total of 73.2 per cent of deliveries were supplied to ready-mix concrete companies while 20.2 per cent of deliveries represented the off-take of construction companies and contractors. In 2022 cement deliveries in Switzerlan...

Argentina’s cement market expands 7% in 2022

06 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina fell by nine per cent to 932,661t in December 2022 from 1,144,123t in December 2021, reports the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with the previous month, the December volume sold dropped 18.5 per cent. All cement was supplied by domestic producers and there were no imports. Argentine cement plants produced 936,893t in December 2022, representing a YoY decline of 9.4 per cent and a MoM decrease of 18.6 per cent. Of this total, exports accounted f...

Puerto Rican cement sales continue decline in Oct-Nov period

05 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico declined 3.6 per cent YoY in October 2022 to 1.17m bags of 42.6kg, or 49,842t, according to the country’s Statistics Institute. In November 2022 sales dropped 11.5 per cent YoY to 1.1m bags, or 46,860t. In 2021 Puerto Rican cement sales totalled 15.6m bags (664,560t), up 12.5 per cent YoY and the highest annual sales since 2013. Cement production Domestic cement production decreased by 10.1 per cent to 653,900 bags (27,856t) in October 2022 when compared wit...

Nearshoring is leading to Mexican demand growth

05 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The growing development of industrial properties due to nearshoring is leading to a rise in Mexico’s cement demand of approximately 10 per cent, particularly in the north of the country. The focus of demand is reported to centre on the Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. "In segments such as the construction of warehouses, industrial and commercial parks, in Mexico due to all the nearshoring activity we are seeing an increase in this segment of around 10 per cent this year," according to GCC’s  gene...

Moroccan cement sales down by quarter in December

05 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco decreased by 25 per cent in December 2022 to 942,317t from 1,255,552t in December 2021, according to the country’s cement association, APC. The monthly total includes sales by APC members Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc . In the full-year 2022 total deliveries fell by 10.7 per cent to 12.487Mt from 13.975Mt in 2021.

Kenyan cement consumption falls 15% YoY

04 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Kenya declined from 2.596Mt in the third quarter of 2021 to 2.217Mt in the same period this year, marking a contraction of 14.6 per cent YoY. Cement production over the same period fell from 2.64Mt in the 3Q21 to 2.302Mt. The drop mirrors the downward trend seen in the country’s construction sector, which reported growth of 4.3 per cent in the 9M22, compared to an advance of 6.7 per cent in the same period a year earlier, according to Business Daily. The data, pro...

Colombian cement market contracts 4% in November

03 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Grey cement consumption in Colombia declined by 4.2 per cent in November 2022 to 1.118Mt from 1.167Mt in November 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. While bulk dispatches increased by 3.7 per cent, bagged cement deliveries were down 7.7 per cent YoY in November 2022. Sales to the ready-mix concrete sector increased by 19.4 per cent YoY while retail sales were up by 1.2 per cent YoY in November 2022. However, construction companies and contractors reduced their off tak...