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Indonesian cement and clinker exports decrease 36% in June

29 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Total exports from Indonesia declined by 35.5 per cent in June 2022 as the country’s cement producers supplied 665,760t of cement and clinker to overseas destinations, according to the Indonesian cement association, ASI. In June 2021 exports reached 1,032,486t. Cement exports slipped by 2.1 per cent to 115,455t in June 2022 from 117,960t in June 2021 while clinker exports decreased by 39.8 per cent to 550,305t from 914,526 over the same period. January-June 2022 In the first six months ...

Indonesia's annual demand increased by 4.3 per cent in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's annual domestic cement demand reached 65.215Mt in 2021, representing an increase of 4.3 per cent on the year before, in line with industry expectations.   All of the domestic regions recorded higher demand in 2021. Consumption in Java, the largest market, representing 53 per cent of domestic demand, grew by 2.6 per cent to 34.695Mt in FY2021. In Sumatra, the second-largest market with 22 per cent market share, demand increased by 2.5 per cent to 14.129Mt. Sulawesi (10 per cent ma...

Indonesian cement and clinker exports rise to record levels in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Indonesia is rapidly expanding its cement and clinker export activities, with YoY volumes climbing by 25.2 per cent to reach a record 11.610Mt in 2021. By year end, cement exports grew by 46.6 per cent to 1.609Mt, while clinker volumes expanded by 22.3 per cent to 10.001Mt. Bangladesh and the Philippines were major clinker destinations, while cement destinations included Mauritius and the Maldives.

Vietnam cement production reached 101.2Mt in 2021

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 101.2Mt of cement in 2021, up 2.6 per cent YoY, according to the latest data from the government-run General Statistics Office (GSO). In December, the country’s cement output is projected to have reached 9.9Mt, up 8.4 per cent YoY, the GSO said.

Pakistan’s local cement dispatches rise, exports decline in 2MFY22

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released dispatch figures for August 2021 with a positive note that the cement sector posted growth of 22.8 per cent in August 2021 by dispatching 4.336Mt when compared with 3.531Mt during the same month of the previous fiscal year. Out of this total, local dispatches increased to 3.814Mt from 2.805Mt, up 36 per cent. However, exports continued to decline as the volumes reduced by 28.2 per cent from 726,687t in August 2020 to 521,468t in...

Vietnam cement sales rise by 6% in November

29 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement sales reached 8.96Mt in November, down two per cent MoM, but up six per cent YoY, according to statistics released by the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA).   This total included 5.82Mt sold in the domestic market, up 19 per cent MoM and seven per cent YoY. Over the 11 months from January to November 2020, Vietnam producers sold 90.5Mt, up just one per cent YoY. In the first 11 months of this year, 56.1Mt of cement were sold in the domestic market, down five per cent YoY, t...

US cement consumption to drop 30.9 per cent in second quarter

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The US cement consumption will drop 30.9 per cent in second quarter, according the Ed Sullivan, Chief Economist, Portland Cement Association (USA). Sullivan was speaking during the Cemtech Live Webinar on 15 April 2020, which was attended by over 400 participants from the global cement industry. Sullivan was due to speak at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 April, but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Watch the full presentation here

India's demand recovery delayed to second half of FY21

31 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Growth of Indian cement demand fell short of expectations in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 and no major recovery is expected until after the 2020 monsoon, according to analysts quoted in a report in the Business Standard. The sector is expected to end both the calendar as well as the financial year with flat demand growth, which is well below expectations for 5 to 6 per cent growth forecasts at the start of the year. “The general elections in Q1, and subsequently, heavy rains in most parts of t...

Confidence Cement plans to install 5.6MW Power Plant

30 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Confidence Cement Limited (CCL) of Bangladesh has informed the Dhaka Stock Exchange that its Board of Directors have decided to install a 5.6MW captive power plant at a cost of around BDT280m (USD3.30m) in an effort to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply for Unit 3 of the factory. The company has annual production capacity of 1.5Mta at Chittagong in southern Bangladesh. According to company annual reports, Confidence Cement produced 710,636t of cement during FY2018–19, against 577,192t...

Azerbaijan: output of cement falls 1.6 per cent over 11 months to November 2019

30 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction materials worth AZN709.8m (USD417.5m) were produced in Azerbaijan from January through November 2019, which is 4.4 percent more compared to the same period of 2018, according to the State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan. The volume of cement production over the 11 month period amounted to over 3.1Mt, representing a decline of 1.6 percent compared to the same period of 2018. The volume of construction lime was 40,600t (an increase of 48.5 percent), while building blocks and ...