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Brazil cement sales drop 2% in August

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil fell 2.4 per cent YoY to 4.9Mt in August 2018, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. In the first eight months of 2018, accumulated sales slipped 1.7 per cent YoY to 34.89Mt while in the year ending in August 2018 they were down 2.6 per cent to 52.7 per cent when compared with the equivalent period in the previous year. For 2018, SNIC maintains its forecast of a decrease in sales of between 1-2 per cent. This would mark the fourth-consecutive...

Brazil cement sales fall 3% YoY in July

13 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.5 per cent to 4.589Mt in July when compared with the year-ago period when sales reached 4.709Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Exports increased by a third to 8000t from 6000t in July 2017. In the first seven months of 2018, cement sales fell 1.7 per cent to 29.969Mt from 30.48Mt in the 7M17. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, decreased 2.1 per cent YoY to 30.1Mt. Exports from Brazil during the January-July 201...

Brazil's cement sales slip 2% in 1H18

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

From January to June 2018, cement sales in Brazil totalled 25.4Mt, down 1.5 per cent YoY, according to preliminary data from SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent consumption (domestic sales + imports) totalled 25.5Mt in the six-month period. slipping 1.9 per cent when compared with 1H17. SNIC President, Paulo Camillo Penna, said that the results achieved in the first half were strongly influenced by the truck drivers strike: "We projected an already positive performance in...

Brazilian cement demand falls 20% in May

10 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s cement market contracted by 20.3 per cent YoY in May from 4.503Mt to 3.588Mt (excluding imports), according to the latest data published by SNIC, the country's cement association. In the southeast, the largest market in the country, sales fell 17.5 per cent to 1.729Mt from 2.095Mt in May 2017. In the northeast sales decreased 23.2 per cent from 940,000t in the equivalent year-ago period to 722,000t in May 2018. A 20 per cent decline was recorded in southern Brazil with sales down ...

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...