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Brazil bans 50kg bags for domestic use

21 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian cement sector has been given a decade to phase out 50kg bags of cement and replace them with 25kg sacks following an agreement between the country’s cement producers and the government. The step is to protect the health of workers that deliver the bags to work sites and according to the Department of Work “has the aim to bring the Brazilian industry in line with constitutional and international references to protect the health of the worker”. Some 33 companies in the sector,...

Brazil's cement demand largely stable in February

14 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement demand reached 3.872Mt in February 2018, down 0.8 per cent from 3.902Mt reported in the year-ago period, according to the latest data from the country's cement association, SNIC. Sales in the northern region dropped by 16.9 per cent YoY to 0.167Mt from 0.167Mt, the largest regional contraction in the country in February 2018. The northeast and southeast saw demand decrease by 5.1 and 0.5 per cent, respectively, when compared with February 2017. This resulted in a demand o...

Brazil cement market faces subdued recovery

11 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Following three years of strong market contraction, Brazil’s cement producers may still face some months of weak demand before a pick-up in sales emerges. Brazil’s cement association, SNIC, estimates total sales growth for 2018 between 1-2 per cent, barely making up for the 24.2 per cent contraction since its 71Mta peak in 2014. In 2017 cement sales fell 6.4 per cent to 53.8Mt. An effective recovery in demand will only come in the second half," Paulo Camillo Penna, president of SNIC. ...

Brazil eight-month sales update

13 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil for the first eight months of 2017 fell by eight per cent YoY to 35.7Mt, according to preliminary industry data gathered by Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC). In August 2017 alone, sales fell by 0.9 per cent YoY to 5Mt. Sales per working day were down by 0.9 per cent YoY but saw growth of 0.1 per cent compared to July 2017. Cumulative 12 month sales In the 12 months to the end of August 2017, cumulative sales totalled 54.3Mt, 8.8 per cent less th...

Cement demand in Brazil continues fall in 1H17

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil in the 1H17 fell 8.8 per cent YoY as the domestic market required 26.015Mt of cement, according to Brazil’s cement association, Sindicato Nacional de la Industria del Cemento (SNIC). In the southeast of the country, the largest segment, sales fell from 13.12Mt in 1H16 to 12.21Mt in 1H17, representing a decrease of 6.9 per cent. However, both the northeastern and central-eastern regions reported a drop of around 11 per cent to 5.61Mt and 2.67Mt, respectively. In the ...

Brazil's monthly sales down 15.3% YoY

05 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales totalled 3.9Mt in February, down 15.3 per cent YoY, according to the latest market data published by local cement association, SNIC. Over the first two months of this year, sales declined by nine per cent YoY. In the 12 months to the end of February 2017, cumulative sales totalled 56.4Mt, 11 per cent lower than the comparative period of the previous year. Cement prices in the domestic market in February 2017 rose by 8.6 per cent over January 2017 but were down 11 p...

7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement

04 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Over 250 delegates gathered in the Maksoud Plaza Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil, for the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement (CBCi) between 20-22 June 2016. The conference highlighted Brazil’s commitment to COP21 and the progress the cement industry has made in helping the country work towards achieving its climate goals. Over 250 delegates visited the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement in São Paulo, Brazil Brazil’s cement industry is the largest in Latin America with...

Brazil: Votorantim takes protective measures

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Prompted by the unfavourable environment in Brazil and the decline in cement sales in the country, Votorantim Cimentos has adopted new measures in an attempt to maintain its competitiveness. The company will focus on innovation, productivity and performance in strategic markets in the second half of 2016. According to the National Cement Industry Union (SNIC), cement sales fell 13.9 per cent in the domestic market between January and May 2016 compared with the same period last year. In ad...

SNIC president forecasts cement volumes to fall 16%

10 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Jose Otavio Carneiro de Carvalho, president of Brazil's cement industry association SNIC, estimates the domestic market to decrease 12 per cent in 2016, while showing 61Mt over the June 2015-May 2016 period. Jan-May sales fell 13.9 per cent to 23.2Mt suggesting demand would only resume next year and companies would hold back investments to make sure of that.

Brazil Jan-August sales down 6.8% YoY

01 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Brazilian sales over the first eight months of this year fell 6.8 per cent YoY to 43.7Mt compared to the 46.9Mt sold in 2014, according to preliminary data and market estimates gathered by Brazilian cement association Sindicato Nacional da Indústria de Cimento (SNIC). In August 2015 alone, sales totalled 5.6Mt, down 10.4 per cent YoY. Imports  totaled 46,000t in August, a decrease of 52 per cent compared to the same month in 2014, according to data collected by the SECEX / MDIC. For the ...