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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...

PPC

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 (...

PT Semen Indonesia

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Delays in the awarding of government infrastructure projects have led to disappointing cement sales volumes in Indonesia, according to latest figures from the Indonesian Cement Association. June recorded sales of 4.8Mt, which although up 1.3 per cent compared to the previous month, is a 6.2 per cent fall from the same period last year. This brings the figure for 1H15 to 27.7Mt, a contraction of 4.2 per cent on the first half of 2014. Semen Indonesia will be hoping that the tendering proce...

Peru: cement sales decline 5.2% in July

17 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market contracted 5.2 per cent in July, according to Asocem, the country’s cement producers’ organisation. Deliveries fell from 846,000t in July 2013 to 802,000t in 2014. Total dispatches, which includes exports, decreased by 5.5 per cent YoY from 870,000t to 822,000t over the same period. The association attributes the fall in domestic sales to lower public investment as well as a weak private investment. "Public investment continues to decline. National government spending...

Peru cement market contracts 3% in June

27 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru fell by three per cent in June, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, Asocem. A rise in exports limited the decline in total cement sales to 2.6 per cent. Output from domestic cement plants decreased by 6.2 per cent. The lower domestic sales were attributed to a slowdown in public investment, particularly in northern and southern Peru. "The conditions have not been favourable for the first half of 2015, but the second half is promising. The o...

Peru: cement sales fall 8.4% in May

17 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru fell by 8.4 per cent YoY in May to 779,000t, reflecting an accelerating contraction of the domestic market, according to cement association Asocem. In April sales decreased 7.1 per cent YoY to 767,000t. Output from Peru’s cement plants dropped 5.7 per cent from 887,000t in May 2014 to 836,000t. In the past 12 months domestic consumption slipped by 0.2 per cent while total output fell by 0.1 per cent. The recent lack of market activity has been attributed to...

Peru cement market contracts 7% in April 2015

18 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement deliveries fell 7.1 per cent YoY to 800,000t in April 2015 due to lower government spending and climate factors, according to Asocem, the Peruvian cement association. El Niño is expected to continue to affect the construction industry going forward as the climate phenomenon brings inclement weather to Peru. However, public expenditure is forecast to improve as the state government has increased spending by 26 per cent and regional governments by 42 per cent. Cement produc...

A return to optimism

27 April 2015, Published under Cement News

As the US emerges from the Great Recession, helped by lower oil prices and improved employment rates, construction sector fundamentals are strengthening. For the US cement industry, this means an expanding market and perhaps an opportunity to bring back previously-shuttered cement works. By Ed Sullivan, Portland Cement Association, USA. A return to economic optimism in the US is expected to spill over into the cement industry, boosting domestic demand Americans are witnessing ec...

Spain: February consumption up 8%

19 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Spain’s demand for cement increased 8.3 per cent in February to 810,104t, when compared with February 2014, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. For the first two months of 2015, consumption advanced 6.6 per cent YoY to 1.6Mt. However, Oficemen CEO, Aniceto Zaragoza, highlights that more needs to be done to consolidate growth. "In continuing this trend, it will take more than a decade to just reach half of cement consumption recorded in 2007. We believe it is necess...

Vietnam: cement consumption on the rise

27 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Ministry of Construction forecast that about 52-53Mt of cement and clinker will be consumed in the domestic market in 2014 with an additional 18-21Mt exported. Vietnam’s cement production currently includes 74 kiln lines with a total output capacity of 77Mta. In the first 10 months of 2014, Vietnamese cement producers sold 56.54Mt of cement and clinker. According to the Vietnam Cement Association, cement exports this year could earn as much as US$1bn via the export of 20-21Mt of ...