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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...

Peru's cement market contracts 17% YoY in April

24 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru fell by 17 per cent YoY to 0.883Mt in April 2023, according to the Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Of this total, 0.851Mt was delivered by Asocem members. Cement production declined 11 per cent YoY to 0.913Mt in April 2023. Clinker production fell 19 per cent YoY to 0.631Mt in April 2023. Cement exports decreased by six per cent YoY to 0.014Mt while clinker exports saw a three per cent uptick to 0.036Mt. Cement imports dropped 86 per cent YoY to 5300t with...

Cement sales in Chile fall 10% in March

18 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement market contracted by 10.3 per cent YoY to 328,003t in March 2023 from 365,8926t in March 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, CChC. In the January-March 2023 period sales were down 10.3 per cent to 926,061t from 1,032,001t in the first quarter of 2022.

Brazilian market sees 11% contraction in April

17 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil declined 11.4 per cent YoY to 4.577Mt in April 2023 from 5.164Mt, according to the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The association attributed the market contraction to rising unemployment, a slow recovery of wages and high interest rates (currently at 13.75 per cent), which all led to a drop in building material sales and a fall in real estate launches and financing. “The results point to a worrying performance of the cement industry in view of the discussions on...

Iranian cement market expands 3% in March

17 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Iran reached 5.87Mt in March 2023, up 2.6 per cent when compared with March 2022, when 5.71Mt were sold, according to the Iranian Cement Association. There were no reports of imports and domestic cement production stood at 6.28Mt in March 2023, representing a 10.8 per cent YoY advance. Clinker production decreased by 2.8 per cent YoY from 6.33Mt to 6.15Mt in March 2023. In terms of exports, 0.72Mt of clinker and 0.37Mt of cement were shipped overseas. In March 2022 clinker...

Argentina’s market contracts 1% in April

10 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Argentina fell by one per cent to 1,028,656t in April 2023 from 1,039,320t in April 2022, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. All cement was supplied by domestic plants. Output by the country’s cement plants slipped 1.3 per cent YoY to 1,035,525t in April 2023 from 1,049,302t. Of this total, 6870t was exported, down 31.2 per cent from 9982t in April 2022. January-April 2023 For the first four months of 2023 cement consumption in the South American count...

Colombian cement consumption declines 8% in March

03 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia fell 7.5 per cent YoY to 1.163Mt in March 2023 from 1.257Mt in March 2022, according to national statistics agency, DANE. While deliveries of bulk cement edged up by 0.8. per cent YoY, reflecting 3.5 per cent growth in the ready-mix concrete segment market in March 2023, bagged cement sales were down 11.2 per cent yoY as construction companies and contractors reported a 13.6 per cent contraction and the off-take by the retail sector dropped by 11.5 per cent wh...

Moroccan cement deliveries see 21% drop in April

03 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by APC members Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc saw a 20.6 per cent fall to 716,483Mt in April 2023 from 902,513t in April 2022, according to the country’s cement association, APC. In the first two months of 2023 cement deliveries were down 8.5 per cent YoY to 3,964,276t from 4,330,632t in the 2M22.

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement shipments down 3% in February

02 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico declined by 2.8 per cent YoY to 6.6Mt in February 2023, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total blended volume, Portland limestone cement (Type IL) was estimated to have a share of 96 per cent (2.1Mt). The largest states in terms of cement consumption were Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and Arizona – with a combined share of 47.5 per cent of total cement consumption. The lead...

Spanish cement demand up 24% in March

25 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 23.5 per cent YoY to 1.4Mt in March 2023, according to Oficemen. The significant market growth in the third month was attributed to the low base noted in March 2022 a transport strike impacted cement deliveries. In terms of external trade, exports increased 1.7 per cent YoY to 506,610t in March 2023 from 498,329t. Imports fell by 75.5 per cent YoY to 44,864t. January-March 2023 The latest monthly advance in cement consumption has resulted in total c...