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Morocco: June sales down 11%, but market remains stable in 1H16

28 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement sales in June declined by 10.8 per cent from 1,164,837t in June 2015 to 1,039,383t, according to the Ministry of Housing and City Policy. Sales in the first half of 2016 edged up 1.7 per cent to 7,460,834t from 7,337,161t in 1H15. Gains were reported across the country in 1H16 although Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Draa-Tafilalet and Guelmim-Oued Noun saw their regional markets contract by 12, 8.3 and 9.5 per cent, respectively. At the other end of the spectrum the largest rise...

Morocco: 5M16 sales up 4%

22 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco advanced four per cent in the first five months of 2016, according to the Department of Financial Forecast and Research of the country’s Ministry of Economy and Finance. During the same period, capacity utilisation in Morocco’s cement plants has improved by three percentage points to 64 per cent.

USA: cement demand stable in April

19 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at 7.692Mt in April 2016 when compared with the previous year when 7.678Mt were delivered, according to the US Geological Survey’s latest data. Texas was the leading consumer with 848,730t, followed by California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia (in descending order). Together they accounted for 39 per cent of domestic consumption. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, Ca...

Peru cement market contracts 3.5% YoY in June

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

In June, Peruvian cement demand fell by 3.5 per cent YoY to 0.756Mt from 0.781Mt, according to Asocem, the country's cement association. Domestic sales were supplemented with 23,000t of export sales, which slipped from 24,000t in June 2015. However, the country also imported 28,000t of clinker and 44,000t of cement. Cement output from Peru’s cement plants decreased three per cent in June when compared with the previous month and 0.5 per cent YoY. For the rolling year, between July 2...

Indonesia: Consumption rises 3.1% in year to June 2016

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia reached 29.48Mt for the first six months of 2016, according to Indonesia Investments, but sales in Java – the largest market – recorded a decline in June. Overall, cement consumption for 1H2016 was up 3.1 per cent YoY. In June, Indonesia consumed 5.1Mt of cement, up by 1.8 per cent YoY. For the whole six-month period, only the Kalimantan region recorded a decline in consumption (of 16 per cent), but growth in Java was slow at just 1.3 per cent. Export fi...

Argentina: domestic demand down 19% in June 2016

12 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement demand contracted 18.8 per cent YoY in June 2016 to 857,525t from 1,055,434t in June 2015 and by 2.7 per cent MoM from 881,663t in May 2016, according to data from domestic cement association, AFCP. The country’s cement producers also found no relief in exports as these fell by 0.9 per cent YoY from 4976t to 5020t in June 2016 and by 35.3 per cent MoM from 7758t in May 2016. For the first six months of 2016, domestic cement consumption dropped sharply by 14.2 per cent ...

Swiss deliveries up 7% YoY

07 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement deliveries in Switzerland increased seven per cent in 2Q16 when compared with the previous year. In April-June 2016 dispatches reached 1.25Mt, according to the latest figures published by Cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In the year to date, Swiss sales advanced seven per cent to 2.124Mt when compared with the first six months of 2015.

Spain: cement consumption falls

01 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell by 7.5 per cent in May, reaching 965,465t, 78,535t less than a year ago and the lowest comparable figure since May 1965, according to the latest figures of Oficemen, the Spanish cement association.   During the first five months of the year cement consumption declined  by 2.7 per cent YoY to 4.478Mt, 122,792t less than in the same period of 2015.   According to Aniceto Zaragoza, CEO of Oficemen, the cement sector is being punished "by the absence of measu...

Colombian cement market contracts 5% in May

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement deliveries in May slipped 5.3 per cent YoY in May, totalling 1.129Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, Dane. Output from Colombian cement factories fell 6.4 per cent to 1.057Mt. In the year to date, domestic dispatches remained stable at 5.056Mt while in the June 2015-May 2016 period increased 4.5 per cent to 12.808Mt.

Indonesia cement demand rises 3% in May

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s cement market continues to expand, according to official Indonesian cement industry statistics. In addition, the country is shipping increasing volumes of clinker although cement exports have fallen. In May demand reached 5,133,863t, up three per cent YoY. Cement exports rose 18.3 per cent YoY and clinker exports doubled to 114,000t during the period. Total domestic output reached 5.305Mt, a rise of 5.4 per cent when compared with May 2015. Semen Indonesia, the country’s large...