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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 ...

MPA reports sluggish 1Q19 sales of building materials in the UK

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Sales volumes of mineral products across markets including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete (RMC) and mortar declined in the UK in 1Q19, reported the Mineral Products Association (MPA). Seasonally-adjusted sales volumes for aggregates had the sharpest decline, down 4.2 per cent compared to the previous quarter, followed by RMC (-4 per cent), mortar (-2.8 per cent) and asphalt (-1.9 per cent). The MPA figures are in line with reports from the Office for National Statistics, which ...

India sees rise in volumes for FY18-19

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

India's cement industry saw a 13.6 per cent YoY increase in volume to 275.7Mt in the first 10-months of FY18-19, driven largely by rural and affordable housing, according to a report by ICRA. The growth was almost double the seven per cent forecast, however ICRA has stated that the increase is unlikely to translate into profit growth or improved margins due to the lack of any significant price increase and cost pressures placed on producers. At the pan-India level, prices in most markets w...

Steppe Cement 1H18 volumes rise by 14%

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In the 1H18 Steppe Cement Ltd sold 738,228t of cement for KZT10,539m (US$30.7m), compared with 650,333t of cement for KZT8553m in 1H17. This represents an increase of 14 per cent in volume and an increase of 23 per cent in turnover over the same period in 2017. The average price for the current period for delivered cement was KZT14,276/t (ex VAT), compared with KZT13,151/t in the corresponding period of 2017. The ex-factory price for the current period was KZT11,560/t, compared with KZT11,...

Vietnam cement production reaches 80Mt in 2017

28 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Vietnam reached 80Mt in 2017, up six per cent on the year before, according to local press reports. This figure was recorded by the Department of Construction Material under the Ministry of Construction. The department reported that local cement consumption this year had reached 62Mt, representing a YoY increase of three per cent. Meanwhile, the cement export volume rose by 20 per cent to 18Mt, surpassing the target set for the year. Vietnam now has 82 cement producti...