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Senegal's cement consumption fell 22% in April

20 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Senegalese cement market contracted 22.1 per cent MoM and 10.6 per cent YoY to 525,100t in April 2023, according to the country’s Department for Economic Planning and Policies (DPEE). While exports were down 17.6 per cent MoM in April 2023, when compared with April 2022 they surged 148.8 per cent to 159,200t. Output from domestic cement plants retreated 18.4 per cent MoM but increased by four per cent YoY to 693,500t in April 2023.

Puerto Rico’s cement sales down 9% in May

16 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico declined 8.5 per cent YoY to 1.2m bags of 94lb, or 51,165t, in April 2023, according to the country’s Institute of Statistics. However, in May 2023 the market expanded by 5.7 per cent YoY to 1.4m bags, or 59,693t. In the year-to-date, approximately 6.4m bags of cement have been sold in Puerto Rico. This represents a volume of 272,881t, up 0.6 per cent YoY when compared with the January-May 2022 period. Output from domestic cement plants was down 10.1 per cent Y...

Chile’s cement market contracts 4% in April

15 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile declined 4.2 per cent YoY to 299,858t in April 2023 from 313,101t in April 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, CChC. In the January-April 2023 period cement sales were down 8.9 per cent YoY to 1,225,919t from 1,345,102t in the 4M22.

Brazilian cement market expands 1% in May

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil (excluding imports) increased by 1.2 per cent to 5.56Mt in May 2023, when compared with 5.494Mt in May 2022, according to the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The northern market saw the biggest increase, by 8.3 per cent YoY, to 234,000t, followed by the south, where the uptick was 3.9 per cent YoY to 975,000t. The country’s largest sales region, the southeast reported a 3.9 per cent expansion of its sales to 2,647,000t. However, in the northeast, sales were down 1...

Cement demand in Argentina slips in May

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted 1.5 per cent YoY to 1,072,110t in May 2023, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In May 2022 domestic consumption reached 1,088,000t. However, MoM demand was up 4.2 per cent from 1,028,598t in April 2023. Market demand was entirely supplied by domestic production, which contracted two per cent YoY from 1,098,484t to 1,076,287t in May 2023. MoM, output from Argentina’s cement plants increased 3.9 per cent from 1,035,525t in April 2023. ...

Morocco’s cement deliveries up 26% in May

08 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco saw a 25.7 per cent advance to 1,189,110t in May 2023 from 945,706t in May 2022, reported the country’s Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planing, Housing and City Policy, based on APC data. In terms of market segments, the key retail sales were up 18.5 per cent YoY to 740,303t, followed by the ready-mix concrete sector received 221,378t, up 48.3 per cent YoY. Deliveries to the prefabrication segment were up 34.2 per cent You to 113,938t while dispat...

US and Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments down 6% in March

07 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cements, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico declined by six per cent YoY to 8.7Mt in March 2023, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).  Of the total blended volume reported, 3.2Mt, or 96 per cent, was estimated to be Portland limestone cement (Type IL). The leading consuming states were Texas, Florida, California, Georgia, and Arizona, which accounted for 42.5 per cent of the total market. The leading producing states were Texas, Mis...

Colombian grey cement market contracts 9% in April

07 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia declined 9.3 per cent YoY to 0.987Mt in April 2023 from 1.089Mt in April 2022, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. Bulk cement sales were down 5.6 per cent YoY while bagged sales saw an 11.1 per cent drop. Construction companies and contractors represented the largest contraction, by 19.9 per cent YoY, followed by the retail sector, where sales were down 9.1 per cent. Ready-mix concrete companies reduced their off take by 2.4 per cent YoY. ...

Spain’s cement market contracts 12% in April

30 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain dropped 11.6 per cent YoY to 1,182,325t in April 2023, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. The YoY drop needs to be considered against “an untypical high result – the highest in the last decade”, said the organisation. "The reason was the rebound effect that occurred in the construction sector, once the transport strike ended," explains Oficemen General Director, Aniceto Zaragoza, who adds that "the works that had been paralysed due to lack of...

Vietnam cement sales down 14% in April 2023

26 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam saw a 14 per cent YoY decline to 5,621,586t in April 2023, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM sales fell by 14 per cent to 1,834,092t while other VNCA members reported a 28 per cent drop in aggregate sales to 1,077,494t. Non-members saw an eight per cent YoY decrease in sales to 2,710,000t in April 2023. Exports were down 22 per cent YoY to 2,542,040t in April 2023. The drop was steeper for clinker, of which exports fel...