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Cement sales in Brazil decline 5% in June

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in Brazil saw a five per cent drop to 5.184Mt in June 2022 when compared with June 2021, according to the latest data by the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The association attributes the drop to the uncertainty surrounding the Russia-Ukraine war impacting energy supplies. The price of petcoke increased 73.5 per cent in the last 12 months. In Brazil, electricity, freight, sacks, plaster and refractories saw strong price increases. “Household indebtedness remains high¹...

Brazilian cement dispatches slip in May

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales by Brazil’s cement producers slipped by 0.8 per cent to 5.487Mt in May 2022 when compared with 5.529Mt in May 2021, according to SNIC, the Brazilian cement association. Sales have been affected by record-high household indebtedness and reduced household income. The rising interest rate is at 12.75 per cent, making the financing of housing expensive. Political and economic uncertainty are resulting in cautious consumer confidence. Moreover, inflation runs into double-digit figu...

Brazilian cement sales down 3% in April

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.8 per cent in April 2022 to 5.138Mt from 5.288Mt in April 2021, according to the national cement association, SNIC. The association attributed the drop in sales to geopolitical instability as well as internal factors such as record household debt, high interest rates and the highest inflation recorded in 27 years. However, there are positive trends to be seen. Brazil’s unemployment rate is stabilising at 11 per cent, according to IBGE, Brazil’s statistics...

Brazil cement sales stable in March

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil remained stable at 5.5Mt in March 2022 when compared with March 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. When compared with February 2022, sales increased 14.6 per cent. "Sales in January this year were 8.2 per cent below January of last year. With the rains, it was not possible to distribute anything. Since then, we are recovering, month by month, the cement sales volume", says Paulo Camillo Penna, SNIC president. Sales were also impacted by the ris...

February sales in Brazil increase 1%

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.2 per cent YoY to 4.726Mt in February 2022 from 4.672Mt in February 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Sales were supported by more favourable prospects in the labour market, the continuity of the income transfer programme Auxílio Brasil and a considerable fall in COVID-19 cases. Exports increased 58 per cent in February 2022 to reach 48,000t when compared with 28,000t of cement exported in the year-ago period. January-February 20...

Brazilian cement market contracts 9% in January

17 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in Brazil (including exports) declined by 8.6 per cent YoY to 4.6Mt in January 2022, according the country’s cement association, SNIC. When compared with December 2021, sales were down 3.7 per cent. In terms of sales per working day, sales fell 10.8 per cent YoY and 3.9 per cent MoM to 197,400t. SNIC attributed the fall to the worsening of the country’s economic situation and health issues (the new COVID-19 variant Omicron and influenza). The rise in inflation and intere...

Brazil's cement market expands 6% in 2021

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales totalled 4.8Mt in 2021, representing a 1.6 per cent increase YoY, according to SNIC, the national cement association. As a result, the industry closes 2021 with full-year domestic sales of 64.3Mt, up 6.4 per cent YoY. In addition, exports advanced 6.9 per cent to 31,000t in December 2021, resulting in a 52.4 per cent hike in full-year volumes to 416,000t. The continuity of construction and renovation through self-construction, real estate works and an incipient res...

Brazilian sales advance 2% in November

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 2.3 per cent to 5.359Mt in November, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The latest data follow a continued growth trend but with decelerating magnitude as the market stabilises and the effect of the low base due to COVID-19 wanes. In April growth reached 20.8 per cent. In addition, exports declined 46.8 per cent to 5384t in November 2021 from 5288t in November 2020. In the January-November period, domestic sales were up 6.8 per cent YoY to...

October sales down 10% in Brazil

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

While year-to-date sales of cement in Brazil continue to be high in the period until October 2021, October’s stand-alone result has been seen as the worst of the year, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Total sales volume in October totalled 5.4Mt, down 9.5 per cent when compared to October 2020. However, in the first 10 months of 2021, sales were up 7.5 per cent YoY to 54.6Mt. Of this total, 42,000t was exported in October, up 68 per cent YoY, while in the 10M21 export v...

September sales in Brazil continue to decline

11 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 1.6 per cent in September 2021 to 5.698Mt when compared with 5.812Mt sold in September 2020, according to Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The main sales indicators for construction materials, particularly cement, continue to decelerate as a result of  the lower income of the population and growing household indebtedness, which reached 59.9 per cent, the highest value since records began in 2005. In addition, a high level unemployment, reduced emergency ai...