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Brazil's cement sales expand in August

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.1 per cent YoY to 5.864Mt in August 2021, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. However, when considering the number of days worked, domestic sales slipped by one per cent in August 2021. In the southeast, the largest market, sales increased by 1.7 per cent YoY to 2.711Mt from 2.665Mt in August 2020. However, in the northeast sales declined by 3.4 per cent YoY to 1.161Mt from 1.202Mt over the same period. In the south, sales advanced 7.2 per...

Brazil's cement market expansion decelerates in July

11 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil remained almost level in July 2021 at 5.9Mt, representing a 0.1 per cent YoY increase from 5.897Mt in July 2020, according to SNIC, the industry’s professional body. All regional markets, except for the South, showed small to moderate contractions. In the South sales were up 9.9 per cent to 1.019Mt, but at the other end of the spectrum sales in the Northeast, the country’s second-largest market, were down four per cent to 1.158Mt. The key Southeast market contracted ...

Votorantim: introducing higher cement production with lower CO2 emissions

23 July 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Brazil has been the country for a lot of developments in the cement industry. In particular, Votorantim announced it had completed its new production line in Pecem, Brazil, which also highlighted the cement sector's need to make its cement production more efficient and sustainable with lower emissions. The industry still has the larger topic of carbon pricing hanging over it and the introduction of new cement capacity will highlight the issue of some of the older plants that are n...

Brazil market expands in June with expectations of 6% growth in 2021

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.5 per cent to 5.438Mt in June 2021 from 5.358Mt in June 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Self-construction as well as residential and commercial renovation continue to rise while increasing sales are further supported by works in the real estate sector. Growth was strongest in the southern region, where sales advanced 11.4 per cent YoY to 0.91Mt from 0.817Mt in June 2020. There was also robust growth in the north as 0.272Mt of cem...

Brazilian market expands 14% in May

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil advanced 13.6 per cent YoY to 5.465Mt in May 2021 from a low base of 4.809Mt in May 2020, reported the country’s cement association, SNIC. Real estate work continues to drive the market as well as residential and commercial renovations. The drop in interest rates, simplification and reduction of bureaucracy and new credit lines have supported the purchase of real estate in the country. However, cuts in the federal government budgets, particularly in terms of infrastr...

Brazil's SNIC urges short-term caution with sunnier outlook from 2022

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Commenting on the latest consumption data of the Brazilian cement market, the country’s cement association, SNIC cautioned against too much optimism for 2021: “The cuts in the federal government budget, mainly in activities such as infrastructure and housing programmes such as Casa Verde Amarela, macroeconomic instability, exchange rate devaluation, inflation, rising unemployment, the slow pace of vaccination and the loss of the wage bill come reducing optimism and further increasing the unc...

Brazil's cement sales up 27% in April

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales surged 26.5 per cent YoY to 5.3Mt in April, according to the domestic cement association, SNIC. Domestic sales Sales within Brazil saw a 25.8 per cent uptick to 5.219Mt in April 2021 from 4.148Mt in the equivalent period of 2020. The volume of cement sales per working day increased 8.2 per cent MoM and 25.8 per cent YoY to 237,200t. However, the considerable rise is due to a low base in the equivalent period of 2020, which saw the worst performance of the year as s...

Brazilian cement consumption up 34% YoY in March

14 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Brazil's cement market expanded 34.2 per cent to 5.48Mt in March 2021 when compared with March 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Market growth was the strongest in the south, where sales increased 45.3 per cent YoY from 682,000t to 991,000t in March 2021, followed by sales in the northeast, which expanded by 43.6 per cent to 1,127,000t from 785,000t. In the central-western part of Brazil offtake rose by 37.9 per cent to 571,000t from 414,000t while in the north, th...

February sees 14% pick-up in Brazilian cement sales

10 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 14 per cent YoY to 4.7Mt in February 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Key drivers of the market expansion were the maintenance of real estate works and self-construction as well as favourable weather. Cement sales per working day increased 5.4 per cent MoM and 16.4 per cent YoY to 234,100t. Exports were up from 11,000t in February 2020 to 29,000t in February 2021. As a result, the domestic cement market expanded by 11.8 per cent Yo...

Brazilian market off to good start in January 2021

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement demand increased by 10.1 per cent YoY and 7.3 per cent MoM to 5.03Mta in January 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Sales per working day were 223,600t, up 7.3 per cent MoM and 17.5 per cent YoY. Deliveries were supported by favourable weather conditions in January as well as the maintenance of real estate works and the latest releases of emergency aid supporting self-construction, reports SNIC. The poor sales performance in January 2020 due to heavy ...