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Peru sees demand up 26% in July 2021

19 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market grew 26 per cent YoY to 1.135Mt in July 2021, compared with 0.904Mt in the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production also advanced 29 per cent to 1.063Mt in July 2021 against 0.821Mt in the same month of 2020. Compared to July 2019, production climbed 24 per cent from 0.858Mt. Cement exports rose 171 per cent YoY to 18,200t, while clinker exports reached 66,200t (-26 per cent from June 2021). Elsewhere, cement imports ...

Czech Republic sees domestic sales up 4% in 2020

12 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The Czech Republic’s cement output declined 1.2 per cent YoY to 4.51Mt in 2020, which was still the second-highest level since 2008, according to preliminary data. Overall domestic sales expanded by 4.2 per cent to 4Mt. Cement exports declined 26 per cent to 562,720t, with the most important markets being Slovakia (almost 50 per cent), Poland (about 25 per cent), Germany (18 per cent) and Austria (10 per cent), according to the Czech News Agency.

India's cement production falls in April and May

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

India's cement production was down by 11 per cent MoM in April and 18 per cent MoM in May, due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and the subsequent lockdown restrictions by many states. However, notwithstanding the onset of the monsoon season, pent-up demand is expected to push volumes forward in the second quarter of the FY21-22. As a result, ICRA ratings agency has revised its volumetric growth estimates for the fiscal year downwards to 10-12 per cent from 15 per cent. Anupama Reddy, ass...

Vietnam sees production up 14% in first two months

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 15.5Mt of cement in the first two months of 2020, up 14 per cent YoY, according to the country’s General Statistics Office (GSO). In February the country’s cement output is expected to be down six per cent YoY to 6.8Mt. In 2020 production reached 100.1Mt of cement, rising 3.6 per cent YoY, according to the revised figures.

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...