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Pakistan's producers see daily offtake fall

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement factories located in Sindh province, Pakistan, have seen their total dispatches decline to 3500tpd from 20,000-22,000tpd before the coronavirus outbreak. Likewise, cement manufacturing plants in the north of the country registered an almost 75 per cent decrease in dispatches. Daily average cement offtake fell to 30,000-35,000tpd from 135,000-140,000tpd. Elsewhere, exports slipped 93 per cent to an average of 1,000-1,500tpd from 20,000-22,000tpd. Industry officials have said c...

Uzbekistan sees production fall 13% YoY in February

26 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s Portland cement production fell 13 per cent YoY to 551,200t in February 2020, according to the country’s State Statistics Committee. In the first two months of the year, production was down 19.5 per cent to 1.02Mt when compared to the same period last year. The production of Portland cement in 2019 increased 15.9 per cent YoY to 9.68Mt, while imports declined by 6.8 per cent to 3.27Mt.

Indonesia: sluggish local demand in February as export conditions to China deteriorate

20 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) noted the rate of YoY decline in national cement consumption has slowed to -0.1 per cent in February from January's position, which was -7.5 per cent. In addition, export volumes, which had surged 40 per cent in January, dropped by 27.9 per cent to 440,000t in February. "It is unfortunate that our cement and clinker exports, which we hope can improve the performance of the cement industry, are constrained by the presence of a corona [virus], resulti...

Oman announces measures to ensure cement supply

18 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman's Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has announced measures to ensure there will be no shortage of cement in the market. "The Ministry will coordinate with Omani cement companies to ensure supply in all governorates and look at an increase in operational capacity to cover shortages, if any," said a notice on social media. The MOCI will also make clearances for imported shipments directly from various outlets. The Ministry confirmed that it had not stopped importing cement pr...

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.