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Morocco's cement consumption up 21% in June

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Asment Temara, Ciments de l'Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc increased by 20.6 per cent to 1,363,579t in June 2021, up from 1,130,864t in June 2020, according to an IPSOS report on behalf of the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. Retail sales, the largest cement market segment in Morocco, saw a 12.8 per cent YoY advance to 863,695t in June 2021 while sales to the ready-mix concrete market saw the largest increase, 55.1 per cent YoY, to 266,3...

Chilean cement demand sees 21% hike in May

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement market expanded by 21.2 per cent YoY as 353,704t was sold in May 2021 compared with 352,817t in May 2020, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. The January-May 2021 period saw an increase of 14.2 per cent to 1,789,995t when compared with 1,567,886t in the 5M20.

Brazil market expands in June with expectations of 6% growth in 2021

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.5 per cent to 5.438Mt in June 2021 from 5.358Mt in June 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Self-construction as well as residential and commercial renovation continue to rise while increasing sales are further supported by works in the real estate sector. Growth was strongest in the southern region, where sales advanced 11.4 per cent YoY to 0.91Mt from 0.817Mt in June 2020. There was also robust growth in the north as 0.272Mt of cem...

Swiss cement dispatches edge up 3% in 2Q21

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Swiss cement producers saw a 2.6 per cent YoY rise in deliveries to 1,168,331t in the second quarter of 2021, according to cemsuisse, the country’s cement association. In the 2Q20 dispatches reached 1.139Mt. In the first half of 2021 dispatches edged up by one per cent to 2,030,542t from 2,010,908t in the 1H20. A total of 96.4 per cent of cement was supplied in bulk and 3.6 per cent as bagged product in the 1H21. Around 7.26 per cent was dispatched to ready-mix concrete plants, 20.5 per ce...

Cement consumption in Argentina sees 21% hike in June

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market expanded by 20.5 per cent YoY and by 10% MoM to 961,340t in June 2021, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by Argentine cement producers, who produced 970,540t in June, up 20.6 per cent YoY and 9.8 per cent MoM. Of total output, they exported 9200t of cement, which represents a YoY advance of 34.2 per cent from 6855t but a MoM drop of 8.2 per cent from 10,017t. January-June 2021 In the first half-year of...

Bolivian market sees 7% MoM decline in April

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia surged to 286,667t in April 2021 from a very low base of 39,222t in April 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to INE, the country’s statistics agency. However, MoM demand fell by 7.3 per cent from 297,744t in March 2021. Production from domestic cement plants also returned to more regular levels, noting 276,061t in April 2021, up from 11,579t in the previous year, when the pandemic saw factories closed. MoM there was a five per cent slip...

Indonesian cement consumption up 19% YoY in May

01 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement demand decreased by 1Mt to 3.68Mt in May 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). However, when compared with May 2020, sales increased 19.2 per cent as COVID-19 and holidays affected demand, said ASI Chairman Widodo Santoso.   Growth was particularly strong in the Sulawesi market, where demand was up 64 per cent YoY to 457,000t, representing a gradual recovery from a 11.8 per cent fall in 2020. Maluku and Papua r...

Cement dispatches in Colombia up 16% in May

01 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement sales increased 15.5 per cent YoY to 815,400t in May 2021 from 705,900t in May 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with May 2019 there was a 22.7 per cent drop from 1.055Mt.   The offtake by ready-mix concrete companies surged 45.6 per cent, while construction companies and contractors increased their purchases by 15.7 per cent. Sales to the retail sector edged up by 5.6 per cent.   Cement production advanced 13.1 per cent to 880,4...

Cement sales in Dominican Republic decline 5% in 2020

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Dominican Republic fell by five per cent to 4,446,706t in 2020 from 4,703,347t in 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem, in its newly-published 2020 annual report. Cement production declined 8.4 per cent to 5,168,969t in 2020 from 5,644,176t in the previous year. This represents a capacity utilisation rate of 74.6 per cent, down from 81.5 per cent in 2019. Of the country’s total output, 11.8 per cent was exported. While the country was impacted b...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico up 12% in May

21 June 2021, Published under Cement News

In May 2021 cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 12 per cent YoY to 59,266t, according to the country’s Economic Development Bank. In the first 11 months of the FY21 639,566t of cement were sold. This represents an advance of 39.2 per cent when compared to 460,487t sold in the 11MFY20, as well as the highest volume since 2014.  In 2020 sales in the Puerto Rican market rose 2.8 per cent YoY to 588,400t.