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Tunisia records 3% YoY rise in April cement sales

17 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s April cement sales are up 3.35 per cent YoY, although the sales of Ciments de Bizerte and Oum Kelil fell during march due to technical and social issues, according to the country’s Ministry of Industry. The country’s cement factories are currently producing around 25,000tpd and are fully able to meet national demand, which historically peaks at the same level between March and June, ensured the ministry. In April, the minister of national trade provisionally froze cement exp...

Upward trend in Ecuadorian sales continue

16 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales on the Ecuadorian market in the first four months of 2013 rose by 14.2 per cent YoY while April sales alone surpassed 500,000t. Latest data from the country's cement association INECYC shows that dispatches for the three months to the end of April 2013 reached 2.03Mt compared to 1.79Mt in the same period of last year. In April 2013 alone, sales rose to 545,440t, representing a 25.7 per cent increase on the 433,784t recorded in April 2012. On a sequential basis, Ap...

Argentine April dispatches and consumption advance

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Local cement producers in Argentina have reported a rise in dispatches (local and exports) for April 2013 whilst consumption on the local market has also demonstrated healthy gains, latest figures from the country's cement association, AFCP, show. In April 2013, Argentine Portland cement factories dispatched 975,081t of cement, including exports, representing an increase of 3.9 per cent compared to the previous month. Of the April 2013 total, 946,202t were destined for the local market...

Brazil cement sales rise 11.6% in April

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Sales in the Brazilian market rose by 11.6 per cent YoY in April to 5.9Mt, latest data from Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento, shows. For the first four months of the year, accumulated sales reached 22.1Mt, a marginal advance of 1.4 per cent compared to the same period of last year. Cement sales for the rolling 12 month period of May 2012-April 2013 were 68.6Mt, an increase of 3.3 per cent on the comparable period of the previous year (May 2011-April 2012).

Pakistan 10-month dispatches rise 4.09%

13 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement dispatches rose by 4.09 per cent in the first 10 months of the current fiscal, the latest data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) shows. Dispatches for the 10 months to April 2013 reached 27.664Mt compared to 26.576Mt during the same period of the previous year. Domestic sales accounted for 21Mt, representing a 6.03 per cent YoY increase. In April 2013 alone, the industry dispatched 3.123Mt, 3.8 per cent higher than April 2012 dispatches. How...

Vicem sales up 14.8% in first four months, Vietnam

10 May 2013, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) sold 6.94Mt of cement and clinker in the first four months of this year, rising by 14.8 per cent YoY. Of the total, 6.9Mt of cement and clinker was sold in the domestic market, up 21.7 per cent YoY, while 41,000t of cement was exported, a rise of nine per cent, the corporation said on its website late Wednesday. In April, the corporation sold 1.94Mt of cement and clinker, up 3.7 per cent YoY, of which 1.5Mt of cement and 377,000t ...

Peru first-quarter dispatches up 10.8%

23 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches from the Peruvian market reached 2,476,577t in the first quarter of 2013, representing a YoY rise of 10.8 per cent on the same period of last year (2,235,485t). Of the total dispatches in the first quarter of this year, 2.42Mt were destined for the domestic market while cement exports accounted for the remaining 55,204t. Production during the January-March 2013 period was 2,503,842t, 12 per cent higher than the 2,235,485t recorded in the same period of 2012. In Mar...

Vicem sales rise 19.2% in first three months of year

16 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s leading cement producer Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem) reported a 19.2 per cent YoY rise as domestic shipments increased but exports declined. The state-run cement corporation said it sold 4.91Mt of cement and clinker in the first quarter of 2013, rising 19.2 per cent YoY. Of the total, 4.87Mt was sold in the domestic market, up 28 per cent YoY, while 44,000t of cement was exported, down 22.8 per cent YoY, the corporation said on its website. In March, Vicem 2.06Mt of ce...

Argentina sees strong monthly rise in shipments

15 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement factories shipped 938,872t in March 2013 (including exports), representing an 11.9 per cent increase compared to February, latest data from local cement association AFCP shows. However, on an annual basis, shipments declined 3.5 per cent compared to March 2012. Dispatches of AFCP members destined for the internal market, including imports, reached 915,326t , which shows an increase of 13.1 per cent over the previous month but compared with March 2012, a decrease of ...

Capacity increases boost Semen Indonesia's first-quarter sales

12 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia, the country’s largest cement producer, has reported a double-digit rise in first quarter sales and has increased its market share thanks to new capacity additions. The company achieved record quarterly sales of 5.95Mt of cement in 1Q13, a rise of 20.4 per cent compared to 4.94Mt in the same period of last year, data from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) shows. The rise was in line with increased sales across the Southeast Asian country, which increased by 8.6 pe...