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September sales in Brazil continue to decline

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 1.6 per cent in September 2021 to 5.698Mt when compared with 5.812Mt sold in September 2020, according to Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The main sales indicators for construction materials, particularly cement, continue to decelerate as a result of  the lower income of the population and growing household indebtedness, which reached 59.9 per cent, the highest value since records began in 2005. In addition, a high level unemployment, reduced emergency ai...

Argentina's cement market expands 7% in September

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentinian cement demand increased seven per cent YoY to 1,110,527t in September 2021 from 1,037,475t in September 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with August 2021, there was a 2.5 per cent uptick from 1,083,8224t. There were no imports. Argentina’s cement producers shipped 1,121,180t of cement in September 2021, up 7.4 per cent YoY from 1,043,608Mt and 2.3 per cent MoM from 1,096,465t. Of this total 1,110,527t was delivered to the domestic market,...

Italy's cement output slips 6% in July

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Italy's cement production index (base year 2015=100) reached 114 in July 2021, down six per cent when compared with July 2020, according to Federbeton, the Italian cement and concrete association. In June the index rose two per cent YoY to 112 while in May output expanded by 18 per cent YoY to 113. On a cumulative basis production growth has slowed from 42 per cent in May to 24 per cent in July 2021. External trade Imports in June 2021 slipped two per cent to 135,223t, the first dip sinc...

Spanish cement consumption rises 13% in 8M20

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has grown by 13 per cent YoY in the first eight months of the year, reaching 9,581,951t, says Oficemen, Spain's cement association. In the current scenario, Oficemen estimates that the year will close with growth of nine per cent, when compared to 2020. This would consumption to reach 14.6Mt, similar to the 14.72Mt reported for 2019, the last year not affected by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The forecasts for 2021 would be in line with t...

Algeria’s SSCB exported 25,000t of cement in 9M21

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Société Saoura Ciment de Béchar (SSCB), part of Algeria-based GICA, exported 25,000t of cement to African countries such as Mali, Niger and Mauritania since the start of the year. Mauritania has accounted for 60 per cent of SSCB’s exports. The shipments are example of the shift in cement trading following the government’s extensive investment in production capacity, turning Algeria from a net importer to a net exporter since 2018. In 2020 cement exports reached 3.6Mt with expectations for...

Iranian cement demand expands 7% MoM in August

28 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement consumption reached 4.27Mt in August 2021, according to the Iranian cement association. This represents a 6.8 per cent uptick when compared with July 2021. Cement and clinker production stood at 4.79Mt and 5.08Mt, respectively. In addition to supplying the domestic market, Iranian cement producer exported 0.32Mt of cement and 0.44Mt of clinker.

Peru's cement market expands 18% in August

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru advanced 18 per cent to 1.202Mt in August 2021 when compared with 1.018Mt in August 2020, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. When compared with July 2021, dispatches increased by six per cent. Asocem members dispatched 1.112Mt, up 19 per cent YoY and six per cent MoM. Output from Asocem member companies increased 15 per cent to 1.126Mt from 0.977Mt in the year-ago period and by six per cent when compared with July 2021. Of this total, 18,500t o...

Vietnamese cement market contracts 33% in August

21 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam fell 33 per cent YoY and 31 per cent MoM to 3,503,485t in August 2021, according to the Vietnamese cement association, VNCA. VICEM sales declined 31 per cent YoY and MoM to 1,122,792t while the sales of its associates fell 48 per cent YoY and 32 per cent MoM to 700,693t in August 2021. Other cement companies reported a 25 per cent YoY and a 27 per cent MoM drop to 1,680,000t during this period. In the first eight months of 2021 domestic sales edged up one per cent to...

Vietnam exports up, domestic market contracts

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement producers sold 8.09Mt of cement in August 2021, representing an eight per cent drop YoY as the COVID-19 pandemic suspended construction projects, according to the latest data from the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction. Of this total 4.97Mt were sold in the domestic market while 3.12Mt were exported. In the January-August 2021 period total sales edged up four per cent to 70.77Mt, of which 43.54Mt were supplied to the domestic market, which contracted by five per cent Yo...

Belarus cement exports up 54% in 7M21

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Belarus increased by 53.7 per cent YoY in the January-July 2021 period, according to Belarusian Cement Co. Total cement shipments increased 110 per cent and total sales surpassed BYN14.1m (US$5.7m), reflecting a profit margin of 8.9 per cent. The company’s cement production advanced by 4.6 per cent, while its lime and chalk output were up by 7.9 and 9.5 per cent, respectively.