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Argentina sees 18% demand increase in August

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In August 2021 the Argentine market expanded by 18.2 per cent YoY to 1,083,914t from 917,233t in August 2020 while MoM there was a 3.9 per cent improvement in offtake, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland (AFCP). Cement dispatches from Argentina’s cement producers advanced 18.8 per cent YoY and 4.1 per cent MoM to 1,096,564t in August 2021 from 922,743t and 1,053,191t, respectively. Of this total, 1,083,914t were delivered to the domestic market, up by 18.2 per ...

Colombia sees 4% increase in cement dispatches

03 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded by 3.6 per cent to 1.132Mt in July 2021 when compared with dispatches of 1.093Mt in July 2020 and by 7.5 per cent when compared with 1.113Mt in July 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Cement sales were particularly strong in the ready-mix concrete market (+11.9 per cent YoY) while construction companies and contractors also increased their offtake by 6.4 per cent YoY. However, the retail segment saw a one per cent contraction. When...

Bolivia’s cement market sees 26% expansion in June

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia increased 25.6 per cent YoY to 289,440t in June 2021 from 230,378t in June 2020, according to data from the country’s statistics office, INE. However, when compared with June 2019, when demand reached 330,612t, a 30.3 per cent contraction was reported. Domestic cement production increased 25.5 per cent YoY to 299,517t in June 2021 from 238,640t in June 2020. However, when compared with an output of 339,171t in June 2019, a 29.6 per cent contraction was reported.

Vietnam sees 8% drop in July domestic sales

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam in July 2021 declined eight per cent YoY to 4,964,884t and by 19 per cent from 6,095,139t in June 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM sales fell by eight per cent to 1,627,342t when compared with July 2020 and by 22 per cent from 1,853,650t in June 2021, while for its associates, the YoY drop was 25 per cent to 1,037,542t and 28 per cent from 1,434,489t in June 2021. However, other cement producers in the country imp...

Kenya consumption up 27% in 5M21

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Kenya advanced 26.6 per cent YoY to 3.35Mt in the January-May 2021 period when compared with 2.64Mt in the 5M20, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. The increase was supported by ongoing infrastructure projects such as the Nairobi Expressway and higher activity in the real estate market. Output from domestic producers increased by 27.3 per cent to 3.38Mt in the 5M21 from 2.65Mt in the 5M20. “Cement production has been strong, aligned with consumpti...

Iranian cement sales down in July

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement market contracted by 30.8 per cent MoM to 4Mt in July 2021 from 5.78Mt in June 2021. Clinker production declined from 6.75Mt in June 2021 to 3.95Mt in July 2021 while cement output decreased to 4.38Mt in July from 6.02Mt in June. In addition to a shrinking domestic market, exports of cement and clinker in July fell to 0.41Mt and 0.3Mt, respectively when compared with the previous month, when cement and clinker exports stood at 0.36Mt and 0.63Mt, respectively.

Morocco’s cement market slips 16% in July

16 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco declined 16.3 per cent YoY  to 898,429t in July 2021 from 1,073,680t in July 2020, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation, which cites data from the country’s cement association, APC. However, in the January-July 2021 period, sales advanced 17.7 per cent to 7.708Mt when compared with the 6.547Mt in the 7M20.

Brazil's cement market expansion decelerates in July

11 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil remained almost level in July 2021 at 5.9Mt, representing a 0.1 per cent YoY increase from 5.897Mt in July 2020, according to SNIC, the industry’s professional body. All regional markets, except for the South, showed small to moderate contractions. In the South sales were up 9.9 per cent to 1.019Mt, but at the other end of the spectrum sales in the Northeast, the country’s second-largest market, were down four per cent to 1.158Mt. The key Southeast market contracted ...

Chile’s cement market expands 67% YoY in June 2021

09 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement consumption advanced 66.7 per cent YoY in June 2021 to 355,851t when compared with the 233,186t reported in June 2020 and by 21.9 per cent when compared with June 2019, according to the Chilean Construction Chamber, CChC. In the January-June 2021 period, dispatches were up 20.5 per cent YoY to 2,145,846t from 1,781,388t in the 1H20. When compared with the first six months of 2019, when dispatches reached 2,065,205t there was a 3.9 advance.

Argentina’s producers enjoy pick-up in domestic and export demand in July

05 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption increased 20.9 per cent YoY and 8.5 per cent MoM to 1,043,388Mt in July 2021 from 862,675t in July 2020 and from 961,512t in June 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic market was entirely supplied by local production, which advanced by 21.4 per cent YoY and 8.5 per cent MoM to 1,053,344t from 867,641t in July 2020 and from 970,712t in June 2021. Of total output, 9956t was exported in July 2021, representing a 100 per cent incr...