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Turkey sees 30% decline in cement sales for the 11M19

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey’s cement sales fell 30 per cent YoY in the first 11 months of 2019, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB). The result has been linked to a slowdown in the housing market, with sales declining seven per cent YoY to 1.15m units in the 11M19. Cement production increased 2.8 per cent YoY in November 2019 to 5.3Mt, with house sales also advancing 54 per cent YoY during the same period.

Belarus increases cement production by 5% in 2019

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

In 2019 total domestic cement production in Belarus increased 4.6 per cent YoY to 4.7Mt. Meanwhile, the country also imported 502,800t of cement worth more than US$28m, according to the National Statistical Committee. The main importer was Russia with imports reaching a value of US$18m, but also received deliveries from Latvia (US$3.7m), Ukraine (US$2.8m), Turkey (US$2m) and Lithuania (US$1.5m). The country’s Council of Ministers have since extended the requirement that companies obtain a...

Poland sees cement production rise in 2019

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Poland’s Association of Cement Producers estimates that the production of cement in 2019 rose by around one per cent YoY to 19Mt. However, imports from Belarus grew by an estimated 250,000t and imports from Turkey increased by about 50,000t. Cement sales for 2020 are expected to remain consistent with 2019. In an interview with the Polish News Bulletin, Xavier Guesnu, president of Lafarge Poland, noted that the housing construction market will drive the 2020 market, even though symptom...

Azerbaijan records fall in production for 2019

23 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan produced around 3.4Mt of cement during 2019, a 1.4 per cent decrease compared to the previous year, according to the State Statistics Committee. The decline in production indicators has been attributed to a 6.1 per cent contraction in capital investments for construction and installation works to AZN11.2bn (US$6.6bn) in 2019. During the year, AZN1.358bn was invested in housing construction, representing a 4.8 per cent fall from 2018. During the first 11 months of 2019, the c...

Tajikistan increases output in 2019 by 400,000t

20 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan produced 4.2Mt of cement in 2019, an increase of 400,000t compared to the previous year, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoINT). The country’s cement exports also rose by around 150,000t to 1.546Mt. Tajikistan reportedly earned US$68.1m from its cement export activities in 2019. "Last year, Tajikistan exported 890,000t of cement to Uzbekistan, 576,000t of cement to Afghanistan and 80,600t of cement to Kyrgyzstan," added a source for Asia-Plus. ...

Algerian cement exports increase 239% in 11M19

14 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The value of Algerian cement and clinker exports has surged 239.2 per cent to US$59.24m in the 11M19, compared with US$17.47m in the year-ago period, according to the Customs’ Surveys and Prospects Department (DEPD). Saïd Djellab, former trade minister, had said in November that cement export revenues were expected to reach US$60m in late 2019, however, these figures are now expected to require adjustment considering the pace of development.

China's 2020 demand growth forecast increases

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Nomura has increased its 2020 demand growth forecast for China from three per cent to five per cent following expectations that Beijing will continue to support its property and infrastructure sectors. The Asian financial services company has seen further room for Beijing to loosen its restrictions on property transactions and investment to shore up economic growth. Plans to build new city clusters will also stay on track and increase cement demand by providing a boost to infrastructure spe...

Saudi Arabia records 22% production increase in December

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabian cement sales rose 24.2 per cent YoY in terms of volume in December 2019, while total production increased 21.7 per cent to 4.7Mt from 3.86Mt, according to Mubasher. Cement inventories in the country declined 0.6 per cent YoY to 1.18Mt in the last month of 2019. Southern Province Cement Co recorded the highest volume of sales during the month, totalling around 708,000t, followed by Saudi Cement Co with 586,000t.

Sagar Cements sees production fall 3% in December

08 January 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has reported a 3.3 per cent YoY fall in cement production to 219,776t for December 2019, compared to 227,247t of the year-ago period. Consolidated cement production and purchase for the month stood at 300,138t, down by 7.6 per cent compared to 324,685t in December 2018. However, the company’s standalone cement sales for December 2019 rose 2.3 per cent YoY to 232,556t from 227,304t. Consolidated cement sales declined 4.3 per cent YoY to 312,132t from 326,272t.

Argentina's cement demand falls 6% in 2019

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentinian cement sales dropped 6.1 per cent to 11.1Mt in 2019 compared with 11.89Mt in 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. No cement was imported during the year, while exports increased 23.4 per cent YoY to 100,197t. The falling sales for the year has been attributed to an economic recession and Argentina's currency devaluation. Sales also declined 15.9 per cent YoY to 744,075t in December 2019, against 818,939t in the year-ago period. Domestic consumption decreas...