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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...

Spain: cement demand down 7.5% YoY

27 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption saw a 7.5 per cent YoY drop in May 2016 to 965,465t, according to the latest figures published by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In the first five months of the year, the domestic market contracted 2.7 per cent when compared to the same period in 2015. Total demand in Spain is 4.47Mt. Oficemen attributes the fall to national budget deficits and the lack of political stability as well as the absence of measures for public works to recover.

Argentine cement demand notes 16.5% rise in May

10 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Dispatches from Argentina’s cement plants rose by 16.5 per cent in May 2016 after a six consecutive months of decreases. Around 881,000t of cement were delivered to the domestic market, according to the country’s cement association AFCP. Some 9000t of cement was exported by domestic producers during May, reflecting a 22.7 per cent drop in export sales when compared with last October’s export peak of 1.1Mta. For the first five months, cement demand in the Latin American contract has fal...

Pakistan: cement dispatches rise 10.6% YoY in year to May 2016

08 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Pakistan totalled 35.5Mt in the period July 2015 to May 2016, up 10.55 per cent on the corresponding period of last fiscal year, the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has announced. The APCMA reports that the growth in consumption is solely due to higher domestic demand. Overall domestic dispatches from plants in northern Pakistan increased by 16.6 per cent to 24.7Mt. Dispatches from southern plants rose more quickly – by 23.7 per cent – but volume...

Moroccan cement demand slips 2.7% in April

24 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Following a positive first quarter, Moroccan cement demand fell 2.7 per cent in April as construction activity slowed and the real estate market was subdued. The decrease breaks with the growth recorded in the first quarter of 2016. The trend has been aided by a 12 per cent drop in housing starts while the decline in real estate loans and the financial situation of major development has subdued this part of the construction sector. Meanwhile, the cement industry has an installed capacity ...

Philippines 1Q16 cement sales up 13%

20 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Philippines cement sales increased by 12.8 per cent YoY in the first quarter of 2016, according to Ernesto Ordoñez, President of the Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines (CeMAP). Volumes rose from 5.7Mt in 1Q15 to 6.43Mt. "Demand will continue to be strong, especially with presumptive President Duterte saying that infrastructure will remain a high priority during his administration," said Mr Ordoñez. For this year, the Aquino administration has allotted an infrastructure...