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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 ...

PCA foresees continued US cement industry growth

25 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the United States continues to grow in line with expectations, PCA chief economist and group vice president, Ed Sullivan, told the PCA Boad of Directors meeting last week. The PCA says its cement volume forecast remains essentially unchanged since the autumn forecast of 2013. The United States’ cement market is expected to grow 8.2 per cent in 2014, followed by similar rates of growth in 2015 and 2016, said the PCA. However, minor adjustments have been made regardi...

Peru: exports offset domestic sales slip

20 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market remained stable in October as domestic sales slipped slightly from 967,000t in October 2013 to 965,000t, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, local producers saw a more marked YoY fall in output from 944,000t to 983,000t. The modest loss in domestic cement sales was successfully compensated for by a 50 per cent YoY rise in cement exports as cement manufacturers delivered 30,000t across the country’s borders. In addition, they also saw clinke...

Spain’s monthly demand advances 5% YoY

18 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased by five per cent to 1,037,219t in October when compared with the same period last year, latest data from domestic association Oficemen shows. Despite the industry’s recovery still being far off, October’s advance is the second consecutive monthly rise following September’s 6.1 per cent YoY increase. In the first 10 months of 2014, cement demand  slipped 0.5 per cent YoY to 9,116,872t. Figures for the rolling year show a 2.2 per cent fall.

Spain: September demand up 6.1%

16 October 2014, Published under Cement News

In September, Spain’s cement consumption rose 6.1 per cent YoY to 959,150t, according to the latest figures issued by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Spain’s cement market saw demand drop by one per cent to 8,079,653t in 9M13 and as a result of the recent figures, Oficemen’s economic research department forecasts a one per cent drop in full-year consumption for 2014. "The industry recovery is still far off. It is necessary that the administration’s budget department is ser...