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Peruvian demand up 2% in December

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 1.6 per cent to 996,000t in December 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased 1.2 per cent YoY but slipped 1.4 per cent MoM to 916,000t while clinker production fell by 13.3 per cent YoY and 6.3 per cent MoM to 792,000t in December 2019. Total dispatches, which include exports, increased 2.5 per cent to 895,000t when compared with December 2018 but declined 4.4 per cent MoM. In terms of exports, cement volum...

Algerian cement exports increase 239% in 11M19

14 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The value of Algerian cement and clinker exports has surged 239.2 per cent to US$59.24m in the 11M19, compared with US$17.47m in the year-ago period, according to the Customs’ Surveys and Prospects Department (DEPD). Saïd Djellab, former trade minister, had said in November that cement export revenues were expected to reach US$60m in late 2019, however, these figures are now expected to require adjustment considering the pace of development.

Brazilian cement sales reach 54.5Mt in 2019

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil advanced 1.6 per cent YoY to 4Mt in December 2019, according to the country’s National Cement Industry Union (SNIC). In terms of sales per business day there was a 2.7 per cent YoY rise when compared with 2018. Apparent consumption in December was up 1.5 per cent YoY to 4Mt. For the full-year 2019 sales increased 3.5 per cent YoY to 54.5Mt, “the first positive result since 2014”, says SNIC in a statement. When viewed as sales per business day, the advance wa...

Shahrood Cement exports more than 245,000t since March 2019

08 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Shahrood Cement Co, based in Iran’s Semnan province, has exported more than 245,000t of cement since the start of the current Iranian year (from 21 March 2019), said Behrouz Asvadi, chairman of the province’s Industry, Mine and Trade Organisation. Mr Asvadi noted the company earned US$5.06m from its export activities, adding that the company directly exports its products. The company’s plant has a cement capacity of more than 1.8Mta.

Argentina's cement demand falls 6% in 2019

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentinian cement sales dropped 6.1 per cent to 11.1Mt in 2019 compared with 11.89Mt in 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. No cement was imported during the year, while exports increased 23.4 per cent YoY to 100,197t. The falling sales for the year has been attributed to an economic recession and Argentina's currency devaluation. Sales also declined 15.9 per cent YoY to 744,075t in December 2019, against 818,939t in the year-ago period. Domestic consumption decreas...

Pakistan's State Bank observes decline in cement production in 1QFY19-20

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has released its first quarterly report on the state of Pakistan's economy for FY19-20, including the performance of the domestic cement sector. According to the report, Pakistan's macroeconomic stabilisation process picked up momentum with the initiation of the IMF's Extended Fund Facility. The SBP continued to keep the monetary policy consistent with the medium-term inflation target, while consolidation efforts were visible on the fiscal front. Furthermor...

Iran's cement and clinker exports rise 22%

06 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Iran exported 11.4Mt of cement and clinker to 37 countries in the first eight months of the Iranian year from 21 March 2019-21 November 2019. Exports during the period rose by 22 per cent, compared to the corresponding period a year ago, according to the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organisation. Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Russia were the top destinations for cement and clinker exports and the top 10 countries accounted for 78 per ce...

Vietnam exports 34Mt of cement and clinker in 2019

01 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have exported 34Mt of cement and clinker, worth US$1.39bn, in 2019, reflecting a 6.25 per cent YoY increase in volume and 11.2 per cent YoY rise in value, according to the Department of Import-Export, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The exports have surpassed the Ministry of Construction (MoC)’s estimated figure at the beginning of 2019 by US$100m-US$150m, according to a report in the local newswire Dau Tu (Investment). In 2019, Vietnam is estimated to have ...

Peru’s cement demand up 2% in November

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market expanded 2.1 per cent YoY in November 2019 with total sales of 1.048Mt (November 2019: 1.026Mt), according to Peru’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased three per cent YoY but fell 5.1 per cent MoM to 928,000t in November 2019 while at 845,000t clinker output decreased by 1.1 and 4.1 per cent when compared with November 2018 and October 2018, respectively. Domestic output was supplemented by 66,000t of cement, representing a YoY fall of 35.7...

Pakistan continues to earns mixed revenue in 5MFY20

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenue of US$124.2m by exporting 3.246Mt of cement and clinker between July and November 2019, compared to US$131.11m from exporting 3.046Mt of cement and clinker in same months last year, says the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics. This translates a YoY fall of 5.3 per cent in terms of dollar value but a growth of 6.6 per cent in terms of quantity in first five months of current financial year. However, in local currency terms, the e...