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PCA outlines regional US cement consumption growth trends for 2021-23

19 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The PCA's Market Intelligence team has released its latest US regional cement consumption forecasts from its June 2021 economic update, which did not take into account the possible passing of an Infrastructure Bill.   The country's western territory consists of the Rocky Mountains (RM) and the Pacific Region (PR). The RM led the US in cement consumption in 2020 with a growth of 11.5 per cent, whereas the PR only managed 0.1 per cent growth, with California managing 2.2 per cent grow...

Vietnam's cement exports surge while domestic prices rise

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Department of Building Materials, Ministry of Construction, reports that in the first four months of 2021, the country’s consumption of cement products is estimated to reach 34.58Mt, up 16.5 per cent YoY.  Domestic consumption accounted for around 19.44Mt, a slight increase over the same period last year, while cement exports surged to 65 per cent over 2020 to 15.14Mt.  Besides gains in consumption, many cement companies also raised product prices. Accordingly, Vicem Hoang Ma...

French cement consumption expected to recover in 2021

28 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in France fell 7.5 per cent to an estimated 17.891Mt in 2020 with demand in 2021 forecast at 19.039Mt, up 6.5 per cent YoY, according to CIC Market Solutions. Ready-mix concrete production in FY20 contracted 9.1 per cent to 36.994Mm 3 when expressed in constant working days. In the first quarter of 2021, output saw a 23 per cent YoY jump but edged up 1.1 per cent when compared with the 1Q19. Cement producers such as Lafarge France and Ciments Français announced a price...

Canacem pronounces 2020 the best year for Mexican cement in the last 5 years

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Yanina Navarro, director of Mexico's Cement Association (CanaCem), has said that overall 2020 has been the best cement production year for the Mexican cement industry in the last five years.  Navarro told bnAmericas that in January the industry reported a production volume of 4.2Mt, which is 533,000t and 669,000t more than the same month of 2020 and 2019, respectively, according to data from statistics institute Inegi.  However, the total production volume and value for last year ...

Ethiopia's cement sector is on the brink of transition

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

This week the construction of the Lemi National Cement industrial Complex by East Africa Holdings (National Cement) and West China Cement Ltd in the Amhara region of Ethiopia was announced. This privately-owned industrial park will invest US$2.2bn into the production of building materials, including a 10,000tpd cement plant, adding 3.3Mta to domestic cement capacity and is scheduled to take 18 months to complete. It will take 5-7 years to before the complex is fully complete. Cement ...

PCA warns US cement consumption will take time to recover

04 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The PCA's Market Intelligence Group announced its February outlook on the economy and cement consumption in the US. It stated that COVID-19 is expected to remain an elevated drag on the economic recovery as consumer spending is cautious and accounts for two-thirds of every US dollar generated in US GDP. While COVID-19 relief programmes have prevented the US economy slipping further, by themselves they are not expected to generate growth. US vaccine supply will be at its highest in the ...

PCA releases winter US regional cement consumption forecasts

03 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The PCA Market Intelligence Group has released its cement consumption and  construction spending forecasts in the USA.   Northeast The Northeast has been hit hard by COVID-19, leading to cement consumption declining by a projected 0.6 per cent in 2020 and PCA Market Intelligence projects further decline in 2021 by nearly one per cent. The Middle Atlantic was down nearly   four per cent in 2020. However, the East North Central and New England were up 0.7 and 2.8 per cent, respectively....

PCA releases new 2021 US cement consumption forecast

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Market Intelligence Group at the Portland Cement Association (PCA) recently released a webinar explaining adjustments to its winter cement consumption forecast. Ed Sullivan, PCA's senior vice president and chief economist, predicted robust economic recovery accompanying a widespread vaccination rollout, which now may be delayed a full quarter or more. This assessment reflects PCA’s knowledge of US vaccine supply. If this assessment is correct, slower-than-expected economic activity...

Indonesia's cement sales fall 10% in 2020

21 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's 2020 domestic cement sales were recorded at 62.7Mt. The Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) reports the sales represent a fall by 10.4 per cent from 2019 sales of 70Mt, the lowest growth in 10 years.   The highest number of domestic cement sales in 2020 occurred in October at 6.2Mt, while the lowest sales occurred in May of 3.2Mt.   By December 2020, both monthly and yearly, sales on all islands contracted. Bank Mandiri's research team recorded the deepest contraction in...

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...