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Pakistan: cement industry excels in March

07 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry has returned an excellent performance in terms of domestic and export fronts during the month of March. It has recorded its highest ever monthly dispatches of 3.584Mt on the back of healthy growth in domestic consumption and turnaround in exports, thus enabling it to utilise more than 90 per cent of installed capacity during March. According to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA), cement dispatches to domestic markets during March increased by ...

Colombia's cement market expands 6% in Feb 2016

31 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombia's cement consumption in February rose by 6.1 per cent YoY to 1.046Mt from 0.987Mt the previous year, according to the country's statistics office, DANE. Building companies and contractors supported this rise in particular as they bought 15.2 per cent more cement than in February 2014. Ready-mix companies increased their off take by seven per cent while retail saw a 3.3 per cent advance in volumes. In terms of departments, Atlantic saw the largest rises in demand by 22 per cent,...

PCA revises down 2016 US consumption forecast

30 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the United States will continue to rise by 3.4 per cent, according to a report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). This is down slightly compared to its autumn forecast of five per cent. PCA expects 2017 cement consumption will grow at a rate of 4.3 per cent. “The new forecast reflects the implementation of the new multi-year highway bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act,” said Edward Sullivan, PCA chief economist and group vice-presiden...

Philippines: redefining the future?

07 March 2016, Published under Cement News

With preparations in full swing for Cemtech Asia 2016, to be held in Manila, Philippines, in June, ICR provides an update on recent activity in this thriving market. Cement sales demonstrated another strong performance in 2015 and expectations are for the positive trend to continue. Meanwhile, the creation of LafargeHolcim has redefined the production base, giving rise to the entry of another multinational onto the local cement scene.  By ICR Research, UK. Robust economic growth in th...

Swiss cement dispatches drop 7.9% YoY in 2015

06 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Switzerland fell 4.2 per cent QoQ in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to domestic cement producers’ association, Cemsuisse. For the full year, deliveries decreased by 7.9 per cent YoY to 4.219Mt. The low-carbon cement segment, particularly CEM II, saw a rise of 90 per cent. In 1995, its market share was limited to six per cent. In terms of transport, 51.1 per cent of dispatches took place via rail.

Saudi 10-month demand update

18 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia consumed 50.2Mt of cement in the first 10 months of 2015, up by eight per cent, reflecting increased construction activity in the kingdom, according analysts Aljazira Capital. Cement dispatches for October 2015 reached 5.13Mt from 4.06Mt in October 2014, signalling a rise of 18.2 per cent MoM and 26.2 per cent YoY. The research house forecasst that cement demand will maintain a modest growth in the short term due to the recovery of the local market after last year’s shortage of...

Spanish consumption sees October drop

18 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain fell by 2.4 per cent in October 2015 to 1.025Mtt, or 23,716 below the October 2014 level. In the first 10 months of 2015, domestic cement consumption increased 4.3 per cent YoY to 9.56Mt. "The latest data is a significant setback for our industry, which has seen the growth rate of 8.6 per cent noted in the first half year halve in just four months, " said the CEO of Oficemen, Aniceto Zaragoza.

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

28 October 2015, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) will be hoping that the government’s recent announcement regarding GDP growth will help speed up infrastructure projects in the country, driving up cement demand. China’s economy expanded by just 6.9 per cent in 3Q15, compared to seven per cent in the previous quarter, marking its slowest growth in six years. While consumer spending accelerated during the quarter, downward pressure from real estate and exports kept GDP growth subdued. The governmen...

Spain: cement demand up 5.6% YoY 8M15

22 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement consumption increased 5.6 per cent YoY to 7,397,362t in the first eight months of 2015, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. However, this pitches growth just below 1H15 expansion, when demand increased by 8.6 per cent. The small difference has been attributed to a two per cent YoY drop in July and August when compared with 2014. In July consumption contracted by 5.3 per cent to 1,063,274t, the first time since September 2014. The indicator registered 2.2...


18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

According to figures released by PPC on behalf of South Africa’s eight leading cement producers, cement sales in the country in 1Q15 expanded to 2.87Mt, compared to 2.48Mt and 2.62Mt in 1Q14 and 1Q13, respectively. This year’s quarter had 63 selling days whereas 1Q14 had 62 and 1Q13 just 61. The rise in demand is primarily due to improved order books among the country’s smaller construction firms, said news agency Reuters. This is despite delays in the government rolling out its ZAR1trn (...