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Brazil sees robust cement consumption growth in September

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil saw a 21.4 per cent hike to 5.8Mt in September 2020  when compared with September 2019, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Sales per working day were 250,500t, up 18.5 per cent YoY and 2.5 per cent MoM. The key market of the southeast showed a 17 per cent YoY uptake in sales to 2.67Mt while in the northeast, the country’s second-largest cement market, sales were up 30.1 per cent to 1.229Mt. In the south deliveries were up 15.3 per cent YoY to 884,00...

Brazil's cement market expands in July but outlook uncertain

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 18.9 per cent YoY to 5.9Mt, according to the country's cement association, SNIC. Cement sales per working day edged up 2.4 per cent MoM. It follows a recovery first noted in the second quarter of the year following reduced consumption in January and February due to heavy rains and COVID-19 lockdown measures in March. Private self-construction has benefitted from the drive to transform homes into places of work while SMEs have decided to carry out maintenan...

Brazilian cement demand up 24% in June

08 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil rose 24.2 per cent YoY in June 2020. Domestic offtake reached 5.2Mt in June, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. In the first half of 2020, sales advanced by 3.6 per cent YoY to 26.9Mt. “COVID-19 caused several changes in our lives, habits, and priorities. The crisis showed the cement industry that taking care of the house and using savings and investments for small reforms, something very popular in the 80s, are back in the household budget," SNIC Pr...

Brazil's cement demand rises 3% in May

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian cement market expanded by three per cent YoY to 4.761Mt in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Between January-May, dispatches slipped 0.3 per cent YoY to 21,683Mt. The volume of sales per working day was 211,600t, up 9.7 per cent when compared with May 2019 and by 13.7 per cent when compared with April 2019. In the 5M20, sales per working day edged up 0.9 per cent YoY. While building material stores fell sharply in March, they have since recovere...

Brazil cement consumption declines 7% in April

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

While Brazilian cement sales in April fell 6.9 per cent YoY to 4.1Mt, sales per business day saw a drop of only 2.5 per cent to 185,500t, according to Brazil’s cement association, SNIC. “After a slightly negative quarter of sales (-0.3 per cent 1Q20 x1Q19), caused mainly by the damming of cement purchases in January and February due to heavy rains, which hit several parts of the country, and the beginning of social isolation and demobilisation of sectors of the economy, which started in Ma...

Brazil's cement demand stable in March

15 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a good first half to the month, Brazilian cement consumption saw a sharp decline in the second half of March, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The fall was attributed to the circulation restrictions and a reduction in the pace of works as public transport, trades and support services near the buildings were limited. Therefore, cement sales in March remained stable when compared to March 2019 and slipped 0.5 per cent MoM to 4.1Mt. However, when cement sales per ...

Brazilian cement sales stable in February

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil remained stable at 4.1Mt in February 2020 when compared with February 2019, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. When compared with January 2020, when sales were weak, there is a 0.5 per cent drop. Sales in the north and southeast continue to impact negatively on the country’s total as heavy rains affect construction activity. In terms of the number of working days, sales rose 7.4 per cent YoY and 5.8 per cent MoM in February 2020. "We had fewer wo...

Cement consumption in Brazil slips 1% in January 2020

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 0.9 per cent YoY to 4.5Mt in January 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Apparent cement consumption, which includes imports and domestic sales, totalled 4.5Mt, representing a 1.3 per cent decline when compared with January 2019. SNIC attributes the marginal drop to poor performance in the north, where sales contracted 4.8 per cent YoY, and the south, which saw a 3.2 per cent fall. In both cases, it blamed the heavy rains that hit the r...

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...

What characterised the cement world in 2019?

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

This week ICR looks back at a big year for the cement sector when news centred on several core themes. Prominent trends in our news flow have been the evolution of cement volumes, overcapacity and CO 2 reduction measures. Cement volumes There were a number of positives for cement demand in the 2019, with key markets on the whole performing robustly. At the start of 2019, SNIC President, Paulo Camillo, was suggesting that Brazil would see a change in domestic volumes "After four years ...