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Spanish cement market expands 7% in May

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY in May, reaching 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen. In the first five months of 2019, demand for cement advanced 13.7 per cent YoY when compared with the 5M18. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grown by 25 per cent, reaching a figure higher than the 107,000 housing permits. In parallel, there are no signs...

Peru’s cement consumption up 4% in June

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market expanded by 4.1 per cent YoY to 0.914Mt in June, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, MoM demand fell by 4.8 per cent. Cement dispatches in Peru increased four per cent YoY to 0.906Mt in June 2019.  Of this total, Asocem members supplied 0.807Mt while a further 0.099Mt was delivered by non-members. Cement imports were up 46.1 per cent YoY to 154,300t in June 2019 while 40,900t of clinker also entered the country. In June 2018 there we...

Pakistan's State Bank releases 3QFY19 cement report

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan's third quarterly report on the state of the country's economy shows the pace of economic growth slowed down considerably during FY19. This was mainly in response to the policy measures taken to curb the twin deficits. These measures affected the performance of the industrial sector and dampened manufacturing activities in the country. According to the report, cement production recorded contraction of 5.4 per cent during July-March FY19, compared to double-digit ...

Southern Cross Cement plans new terminal in Brisbane

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Southern Cross Cement, a joint venture between Brickworks, Neilsen Group and Neumann Group, has announced an AUD60m (US$42.19m) investment for a new cement terminal at the Port of Brisbane. The 200,000tpa terminal will receive imports from southeast Asia and have enough capacity to serve 10 per cent of the market in southeast Queensland.  Jonathan Riemann, general manager of Southern Cross Cement, expects population growth in the region to drive demand for cement. "Some of ...

Spain's cement demand in May up, worsening trade balance

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY to 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. In the first five months of 2019, the domestic cement market has expanded by 13.7 per cent YoY while in the 12-month period from June 2018 to May 2019 consumption rose 10.4 per cent to 14.11Mt. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grow...

Steppe Cement records 6% rise in volumes for 1H19

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Steppe Cement has sold 780,315t of cement in the first half of 2019, an increase of six per cent YoY from 738,228t in the year-ago period. The revenue from the sale of cement has surged 34 per cent to KZT14bn (US$36.6m) from KZT10.5bn. The average price of its cement, excluding VAT, rose to KZT18,042/t, compared with KZT14,276/t in the 1H18. The company’s local market share increased slightly to 17 per cent from 16 per cent. The overall cement market in the country contracte...

Vietnam producers target higher cement exports

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's cement industry is targeting exports of 25Mt in 2019, while domestic production is likely to top 70Mt, according to Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA) Chairman, Nguyen Quang Cung. Vietnam's cement sector has been expanding with much of the new capacity in the central part of the country as Tháhn Thang Group Cement JSC, Vissai Group, ThaiGroup Corp (formerly Xuân Thanh Group) and Long Son Co Ltd chase higher sales volumes. The export business has supported utilisation rates and t...

Turkish cement producers see exports surge 46% in 1H19

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Turkey in the first half of 2019 have increased by 46 per cent YoY to US$444m, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB). TÇMB Chairman, Nihat Özdemir, said that the sector continues to contribute to Turkey's economy by producing approximately 71Mt of clinker and 75Mt of cement annually in 2018. "In the first six months of the year, cement exports increased by 38 percent to 5.3 million tons, while clinker exports soared 116 percent to 6 million to...

Turkish cement sales decline 41% in Jan-Apr 2019

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Turkish cement sales in the local market declined 41 per cent YoY in the January-April 2019 period due to a weak housing market, the overall slowdown in the country’s economy and unfavourable weather conditions, according to Nihat Ozdemir, head of the Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TCMB). In line with the demand issues, production fell 33 per cent YoY in the first four months of 2019. Mr Ozdemir also stated that the price of cement is currently around EUR35/t, which “is well be...

Tajikistan produces 1.6Mt of cement in 5M19

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Tajikistan have manufactured 1.575Mt of cement in the first five months of 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technology. In January-May 2018 output reached 1.473Mt while for the full year, over 3.844Mt was produced. Of this total, 0.619Mt was exported, 53,000t more than in the year-ago period. Uzbekistan was the largest importer with 0.346Mt, followed by Afghanistan (0.246Mt) and Kyrgyzstan (24,500t). The country’s current cement capacity is estimated...