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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...

Polish monthly cement production up 3.1%

08 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Poland decreased by 3.1 per cent YoY to 1.22Mt in November, while sales rose by 3.6 per cent to 1.24Mt, Poland's Cement Producer Association said in a statement. Year-to-date production grew 0.6 per cent YoY to 14.65Mt. Meanwhile sales over the period rose by 1.1 per cent to 14.95Mt.

Vietnam: MoC forecasts 2016 sales rise of 4-7%

26 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's sales of cement and clinker are predicted to rise 4-7 per cent YoY in 2016 to between 75-77Mt, according to forecasts by the country's Ministry of Construction (MoC). Of the total sales, domestic shipments are expected to account for 59-60Mt and exports 16-17Mt, the Xay Dung online newspaper cited the ministry as saying Wednesday. In the first 10 months of this year, dispatches totalled 58.6Mt, meeting 80 per cent of the full-year target. Domestic shipments amounted to 45.51M...

Brazil: October sales down 14.6% YoY

25 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Preliminary data and market estimates gathered by Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC) indicate that cement sales in Brazil declined by 14.6 per cent YoY in October 2015 to 5.6Mt. Imports fell by 63 per cent YoY during the month, according to data gathered by by SECEX/MDIC. Sales over the January-October 2015 period were 54.8Mt, down 8.4 per cent YoY. In the rolling 12 months between November 2014-October 2015, sales fell by 7.1 per cent to 65.9Mt versus the comparative pe...

US September shipments - preliminary data

17 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico during September 2015 totalled 9.011Mt, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey. Of the total, domestic dispatches accounted for 8.027Mt and imports were 984,080t. Over the first nine months of 2015, shipments totalled 68.183Mt, comprising 61.25Mt of domestic shipments and 6.933Mt of imports. Clinker production was 6.67Mt in September and 55.94Mt over the nine-month period, according to the preliminary fi...

Poland: October output and dispatches dip

10 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Poland decreased by 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.55Mt in October, while sales fell six per cent to 1.55Mt, Poland's Cement Producer Association said in a statement. Year-to-date production grew 0.9 per cent YoY to 13.44Mt. Meanwhile sales rose 0.9 per cent to 13.71Mt over the same time frame.