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Peru’s cement market expands 4% in 2018

15 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru increased 5.8 per cent YoY to 1.02Mt in December 2018, according to the latest data from Peru’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production remained largely stable in December 2018 at 906,000t, up 0.9 per cent YoY and 0.6 per cent MoM. Clinker output rose 2.1 per cent YoY to 913,000t and 6.9 per cent MoM from 855,000t. Domestic production was supplemented by 136,800t of cement imports, up 49 per cent YoY while clinker imports edged up by three per cent to 4...

Pakistan cement companies expect mixed results for 6MFY19

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement companies are scheduled to announce their financial results for the second quarter and six months of FY18-19 in coming months. Top cement companies are expected to post a growth of over two per cent QoQ, or 37 per cent YoY decline for 1HFY19. According to a research report of IGI Finex Securities Ltd, based on provisional numbers, volumetric sales depict a modest four per cent YoY growth during 1HFY19, primarily owing to healthy exports growth of 48 per cent YoY, while loca...

Iran produces 41Mt of cement in last 9M of 2018

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 41Mt of cement during the nine months to 21 December 2018, of which 4.8Mt were exported, reports the Iran Cement Association. According to Iran Cement Association Secretary, Abdolreza Sheikhan, domestically-produced cement is currently priced at US$25-30/t in export markets, which indicates that export earnings amounted to US$120-144m for the reported period. "Cement production during the nine months saw no significant change compared with the similar period of last year whi...

Tajikistan exports US$65.4m of cement in 2018

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan exported 1.14Mt of cement in 2018, representing a value of US$65.4m. In 2017 exports stood at 970,100t and had a value of US$49.5m.The country exports cement to Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. Meanwhile, preliminary work began on the construction of a cement plant in Kubodiyon district, Khatlon – set to become the largest in the country, according to Azer News.

Brazil cement sales slip 1.2% in 2018, growth return in 2019

10 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Brazilian market remained largely stable at 3.964Mt in December 2018 from 3.97Mt in December 2017, according to the latest data from the country’s cement association, SNIC. In the central-eastern part of the country sales advanced 5.5 per cent YoY to 400,000t. Growth was also reported in the key southeastern region (+3.2 per cent), where sales reached 1.882Mt, and the south, which saw sales increase by 1.1 per cent to 646,000t. However, in the northeast a 4.9 per cent Yo...

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia fall 6% in December

10 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Aggregate cement sales from 17 producers in Saudi Arabia slipped by six per cent in December to 3.82Mt, compared to 4.08Mt in December 2017, reported Yamama cement. Twelve cement firms recorded lower sales with Northern Province Cement seeing the biggest fall of 51 per cent YoY during the period in review. City Cement's sales declined by 27 per cent while Yanbu Cement and United Cement recorded lower sales as well, both down 26 per cent. Five cement producers bucked the trend, led b...

APCMA cement dispatch data for 6MFY18/19

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has released dispatches data for 6MFY18-19, which shows mixed sales. Local dispatches contracted and export swelled during July-Dec 2018. Domestic cement dispatches declined in the first six months of FY18-19 by 1.4 per cent as compared to same period last year, which is the first drop in the last nine years. However, a surge in exports of 48 per cent in the first six months of this financial year, when compared to last year, increased...

Argentina sees dispatches fall 20% in December

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted 19.5 per cent YoY to 808,887t in December 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In December 2017 domestic off-take was 1.004Mt. When compared with 970,181t of deliveries reported November 2018, the decline was around 16.6 per cent. The data include imports of 520t, a sharp drop from 13,860t recorded in December 2017. Argentine cement companies produced 818,939t of cement in December 2018, representing a 17.9 per cent drop when compa...

Vietnam demand up 10% in 11M18

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Vietnam remained largely stable in November 2018 when compared with the previous year at 5.675Mt, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total 1.955Mt was sold by the VICEM Group with an additional 1.62Mt through the company’s joint ventures. Other cement producers sold 2.1Mt in November, representing a four per cent YoY drop. MoM total domestic sales fell by four per cent with VICEM Group companies noting a six per cent drop and its joint ...

Vietnamese cement exports hits record high in 2018

02 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The volume of Vietnamese cement exports rose 55 per cent YoY to 31.65Mt in 2018, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). As the highest ever export value in the sector, it represents an estimated value of US$1.2bn. The country's cement has been shipped to more than 40 countries with an average price of US$50/t for cement and US$38-US$42/t of clinker, up 20-23 per cent from the rates in 2016, according to VNCA's Chairman, Nguyen Quang Cung. Vietnam's Ministry of Construction...