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Georgia sees production fall 6% in 1H20

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Georgia manufactured 1.06Mt of cement worth GEL152m (US$46.2m) in January-June 2020, down 6.2 per cent YoY from 1.13Mt in the year-ago period, according to GBC News. The country also imported 570,000t of cement in the first nine months of 2020.

Saudi Arabia saw cement sales rise 17% in November

10 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia increased 16.5 per cent YoY to 4.75Mt in November 2020, driven by the Ministry of Housing’s programmes, according to NCB Capital Co. On a monthly basis, local cement sales edged up by 0.7 per cent in November, reaching the second-highest monthly figure since January 2017. Clinker production was down 0.8 per cent MoM to 4.3Mt, but cement production saw a modest rise of 1.1 per cent to 5Mt. Clinker exports surged 85 per cent YoY to 490,000t, while the coun...

US August shipments down sharply by 7% YoY

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2020 fell by seven per cent YoY to 9.6Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In descending order, the leading producing states during the month were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida, and Michigan – accounting for 41 per cent of cement produced. The leading consuming states of Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, received 37 per cent of August shi...

Vietnam's export volumes fall 5% in October

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have exported 3.2Mt of cement and clinker worth US$126m in October, down 4.8 per cent in volume and five per cent in value YoY, according to the General Statistics Office data released on 29 October. In the first 10 months of 2020, the country is estimated to have exported 31.45Mt of cement and clinker at a value of US$1.17bn, up 18.2 per in volume and 5.6 per cent in value.

Tajikistan exports 31% of production in 9M20

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan exported 990,000t of cement in the January-September period of 2020, according to the country’s Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Around 31 per cent of the cement produced in the country was exported in the 9M20, mainly to Uzbekistan (562,000t), Afghanistan (391,000t) and Kyrgyzstan (43,000t). Three Tajik-Chinese joint ventures accounted for 82 per cent of cement production in the nine-month period. This included Huaxin Gayur Cement (27.1 per cent), Chzungtsai Mohir...

Egypt sees demand rise 10% MoM

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt saw total cement sales decline 12.5 per cent YoY to 3.8Mt, including exports, in September, according to Daily News. However, this represents a 10 per cent increase MoM and is the highest monthly cement demand since April 2020. The average industry utilisation rate stood at around 56 per cent in September. Sinai Cement was the best performer in terms of volumes, which increased three per cent YoY. Suez Cement reported sales of 617,000t, up 28 per cent MoM, while Arabian Cement sa...

Vietnam sees exports rise 14% YoY

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

In the first eight months of 2020, Vietnam exported more than 23.5Mt of cement and clinker, an increase of 13.7 per cent YoY. The biggest importers were China (12.6Mt), the Philippines (nearly 4.5Mt) and Bangladesh (1.7Mt). Some reports suggest that the current export cement prices are lower than the domestic cement rates, according to Vietnam News. However, insiders have disagreed with this and state that the export price should not be compared with selling prices in the local market ...

Libya's Zliten plant resumes production

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Libya’s Arab Union Construction Company (AUCC) has announced that its Zliten cement factory has resumed production, following a stoppage of more than a month. Production is expected to increase gradually, according to the Libya Herald. The high demand for cement in the country has sent prices soaring recently due to a shortage in supply. In August the price of local cement had risen to more than LYD75/t (US$53), compared to around LYD30 a year ago.

Nepal reports rise in imports due to lockdown

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker worth NPR957.2m (US$8.15m) have been imported in Nepal after limestone excavation and cement production was stopped due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the government. After the production and excavation stopped, cement and clinker were imported from India. According to the Department of Customs, cement and clinker worth NPR513.4m was imported in August. In September, cement and clinker worth NPR443.7m was imported. Despite claims that the country is self-suffici...

Sri Lanka sees production rise 26% in July

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s cement production in July rose 26.3 per cent YoY to 413,000t from 327,000t last year, according to the Daily Mirror. Total domestic cement production increased 4.1 per cent to 2.056Mt during the 7M20, against 1.976Mt in the comparable period of 2019. Cement imports in July stepped down to 422,000t from 430,000t in the year-ago period.Total cement imports for the January-July period also declined 33.7 per cent YoY to 1.936Mt from 2.921Mt. However, total consumption in July a...