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Canada cement production down 12.2% MoM

18 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement manufacturers in Canada produced 1.11Mt of cement products in November, down 12.2 per cent from October, according to the country's national statistical agency. Data from Statistics Canada show domestic cement shipments fell 15 per cent from October to 1.08Mt in November. Including imports, shipments were down 19.9 per cent to 1.10Mt.

Vietnam sales up three per cent in 2015

15 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Companies in Vietnam sold 72.71Mt of cement and clinker in 2015, rising three per cent from a year earlier and exceeding the whole-year target by one per cent, the country's Ministry of Construction said. Of the total, 56.5Mt of cement were sold at the domestic market, up 11.1 per cent YoY, while 16.25Mt were exported, falling 17.3 per cent YoY and failing to realise the full-year export target of 20Mt. During the year the two cement plants were inaugurated, raising the total number of ...

Bestway boosted by Pakcem contribution

14 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Bestway Group of the UK, parent company of Pakistan's largest cement producer, announced that its consolidated turnover for the year ending 30 June 2015 increased by 20 per cent to GBP3.06bn from GBP2.55bn in 2014. Profit before tax for the year ended 30 June 2015 was up 39.9 per cent to GBP373.8m from GBP267.1m in 2014. All group businesses continued to be profitable, the group noted. Commenting on the results, group chief executive, Zameer Choudrey, CBE, said: “The past financial year has...

Brazil sees full-year fall in sales

14 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales in 2015 declined by 9.2 per cent YoY to 64.4Mt, preliminary data and market estimates published by Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC) reveal. Dispatches were down in all five regions, with the steepest annual declines registered in Central-West (-12.5 per cent) and Southeast (-10.9 per cent), followed by the North (-7.8 per cent), South (-6.9 per cent) and Northeast (-5.7 per cent). Imports for the period totalled 504,000t, down 38 per cent YoY, ...

Indonesia cement sales rise 1.8 per cent in 2015

13 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia rose by 1.8 per cent to 61Mt in 2015 thanks to the latest surge of government infrastructure projects in the latter half of the year, thet Indonesia Cement Association (ASI) said on Tuesday. "We closed [2015] in a positive way," ASI chairman, Widodo Santoso, told the Jakarta Globe. Cement producers are now targeting between 4-6 per cent growth this year counting on government infrastructure projects, Widodo added.

Pakistan records increased domestic dispatches in first six months

11 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry saw noticeable growth during the first six months of the current fiscal on the back of higher domestic demand. The data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) revealed that dispatches during July-December 2015 (ie, 6MFY15-16) increased by 6.38 per cent to 18.21Mt compared with dispatches of 17.12Mt during the corresponding period of FY14-15. “It is to be noted that this growth is mainly led by domestic consumption which increased by a...

Domestic deliveries drive Vicem's 11-month sales rise

08 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading cement producer, sold 20.06Mt of cement and clinker in the first 11 months of 2015, up 2.9 per cent from a year earlier. Of the volume, 16.99Mt of cement and clinker were sold in the domestic market, up 10.6 per cent YoY, and 3.07Mt were exported, down 39.6 per cent. In November the corporation sold 1.91Mt of cement and clinker, up 13.6 per cent YoY, of which 1.63Mt were made up of local sales (+19.4 per cent YoY), while ex...

Indonesia 2016 sales forecast to accelerate

07 January 2016, Published under Cement News

The Indonesia Cement Association expects cement sales to rise by almost five per cent this year to 64.5Mt from an estimated 61.5Mt in 2015, driven by a push for government-led infrastructure development across the country. In 1H15 the Indonesian government failed to spend a significant portion of the allocated budgets due to budgetary and organisational reforms. After the disappointing start, an increasing number of government-led infrastructure projects took off in the second half of the ...

Brazil November sales update

31 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Preliminary industry data and market estimates published by Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC) indicate that cement sales in the Brazilian cement market reached 4.9Mt in November 2015, down 16 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier. Imports totalled 28,000t during November 2015, a decrease of 45 per cent YoY, according to statistics from SECEX / MDIC. Accumulated sales from January to November 2015 were 59.7Mt, down nine per cent YoY. In the rolling 12 months...

Indonesia cement sales up 4.7% in November

11 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement sales rose by 4.7 per cent YoY to 6.1Mt in November 2015, due to improved government spending on infrastructure projects. Widodo Santoso, chairman of the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI), said domestic cement demand rose sharply in November despite seeing some rainfall (which usually leads to delays in development of infrastructure and other construction projects). Mr Santoso says this rise is due to improved government spending on infrastructure projects. Th...