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Puerto Rican market contracts 13% MoM in April

21 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales declined 13.2 per cent MoM to 1.37m bags, or 58,414t, in April 2021, according to the country’s statistics institute. In April 2020, 451,000 bags, or 19,230t, were sold following going into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic cement production fell in April 2021 to 635,000 bags, or 27,075t, after reaching 771,000 bags, or 32,874t, in the previous month.

Spanish cement consumption advances 116% in April

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The cement market in Spain has expanded by 116 per cent YoY to 1.239Mt in April 2021 while demand in the first four months of 2021 increased 24.5 per cent YoY to 4.617Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. However, the organisation urges caution as the rise noted in April 2021 is from a low base in April 2020, which saw the lowest sales volume since the start of records 57 years ago. When compared with April 2019, there is a moderate growth of 3.4 per cent. “However...

Chile’s cement demand increases 12% in March

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement consumption saw a 12 per cent YoY hike to 385,276t in March 2021 when compared with March 2020, when demand reached 344,098t, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). When compared with February 2021, consumption edged up by 9.5 per cent. In the first quarter of 2021 demand was up 7.5 per cent to 1.083Mt, compared with 1.008Mt in the 1Q20, which had seen a 6.7 per cent drop vs 1Q19.

Cement dispatches from Peru rise to 0.985Mt in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches from Peru in April surged to 0.985Mt in April 2021 from a low base of 0.011Mt in April 2020 when the country was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. When compared with April 2019, dispatches were up by 16 per cent. Cement production from domestic cement plants advanced to 0.973Mt in April 2021 from 0.010Mt in April 2020. When compared with April 2019, output rose by 20 per cent. Clinker output reached 0.48Mt, down 40 p...

Brazil's SNIC urges short-term caution with sunnier outlook from 2022

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Commenting on the latest consumption data of the Brazilian cement market, the country’s cement association, SNIC cautioned against too much optimism for 2021: “The cuts in the federal government budget, mainly in activities such as infrastructure and housing programmes such as Casa Verde Amarela, macroeconomic instability, exchange rate devaluation, inflation, rising unemployment, the slow pace of vaccination and the loss of the wage bill come reducing optimism and further increasing the unc...

Morocco’s cement deliveries up double in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Moroccan cement producers Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc increased by 111.6 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in April 2021, according to the national cement association, APC. In April 2020 deliveries stood at 0.552Mt. The ready-mix concrete segment saw the largest growth, by 276 per cent YoY, as its offtake reached 227,182t in April 2021, from 60,399t in the year-ago period. The building segment advanced 184.8 per cent YoY to 58,460t...

Iranian cement demand declines 24% YoY in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement market contracted by 24 per cent YoY to 4.5Mt in April 2021, according to the Iranian Cement Association. In April 2020 the country’s demand reached 5.91Mt. Exports of clinker in April 2021 remained stable at 0.76Mt when compared with April 2020 while cement exports increased by 31 per cent YoY to 0.46Mt. On the supply side, clinker output from domestic cement plants edged up nine per cent to 7Mt, but cement production noted a 19 per cent drop to 5.04Mt when compared with...

Puerto Rican cement sales triple in March

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 66,941t in March 2021, according to the Puerto Rican Institute of Statistics. This represents a 15.9 per cent MoM increase and the highest since June 2020. When compared with March 2020, sales nearly tripled. Cement sales fell dramatically in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but May 2020 saw a sharp increase and by the end of the year, sales reached 588,400t, up 2.8 per cent YoY following a 5.8 per cent drop in 2019. Cement output from Costa Ric...

Brazil's cement sales up 27% in April

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales surged 26.5 per cent YoY to 5.3Mt in April, according to the domestic cement association, SNIC. Domestic sales Sales within Brazil saw a 25.8 per cent uptick to 5.219Mt in April 2021 from 4.148Mt in the equivalent period of 2020. The volume of cement sales per working day increased 8.2 per cent MoM and 25.8 per cent YoY to 237,200t. However, the considerable rise is due to a low base in the equivalent period of 2020, which saw the worst performance of the year as s...

Bolivian cement market contracts 13% in February

11 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement consumption slipped 13.3 per cent from 262,895t in February 2020 to 228,018t in February 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, INE. Output from domestic cement plants dropped 11 per cent to 223,272t in February 2021 from 250,821t in the equivalent period of the previous year. January-February 2021 Demand for cement reached 458,335t in the first two months of 2021, down 19.1 per cent from 566,514t in the January-February 2020 period. Production by Bolivia...