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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...

Colombian cement consumption advances 61% in March

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Colombia increased 60.7 per cent to 1.189Mt in March 2021 from 0.74Mt in March 2020, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Sales in the retail sector were up 76 per cent YoY while ready-mix concrete companies saw a 47 per cent hike. Construction companies and contractors increased their offtake by 39.6 per cent YoY. Sales in Bogotá increased by 64.1 per cent YoY while Cundinamarca posted a similar increase of 64.9 per cent. Valle del Cauca saw its market expan...

ADOCEM reports 30% increase in 1Q sales

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland cement production in the Dominican Republic increased 23.8 per cent YoY to 1,247,386t in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Asociación Dominicana de Productores de Cemento de Portland (ADOCEM). Local cement sales were up by 30.1 per cent in the 1Q21 while 11.8 per cent of production was shipped overseas. "Our sector continues to grow stronger and has been able to supply the needs of the Dominican market," explained ADOCEM Executive Director, Julissa Báez, while adding "...

Moroccan cement market expands 112% in April

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement sales in April saw a 111.6 per cent YoY rise to 1.169Mt when compared with a low base of 0.552Mt in April 2020, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, APC. In the first four months of the year, sales advanced 19.5 per cent to 4.563Mt from 3.819Mt in the 4M20.

Polish cement association highlights challenges ahead

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

From 2021 Poland’s cement industry is facing new challenges as it embarks on a three decade-long transformation towards climate neutrality by 2050, according to the Polish Cement Association (SPC). Moreover, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry also has to address the rising costs of purchasing CO 2 emission allowances and energy supply, without compensation, as well as rapidly growing imports from outside the European Union. Following lower cement sales due to a cold wint...

Chile’s cement market expands 6% in February

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Chile increased by six per cent to 351,735t in February 2021 when compared with February 2020 when 331,905t were dispatched, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. When compared with January 2021 the increase was 1.5 per cent from 346,463t.

Swiss 1Q cement deliveries down 1%

21 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) slipped 1.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 when compared to the 1Q20, which was the last not fully affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse. Domestic deliveries fell to 862,210t in the January-March 2021 period from 872,104t in the year-ago period. CEM II cements with a lower CO 2 content recorded a modest growth and accounted for 90.1 per cent of deliveries. CEM I cement saw it...

Vietnam sales slip 9% in March

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam slipped nine per cent YoY to 5.903Mt in March 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Sales by VICEM and its affiliates were down by 12  per cent YoY to 1.966Mt and 1.557MtMt, respectively while other cement producers saw a five per cent decrease in sales to 2.38Mt. Total exports advanced 75 per cent YoY to 4.672Mt, mainly supported by a 19 per cent rise in clinker sales to 3.177Mt. China was the largest purchaser of clinker in March, foll...