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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...

Peru: September dispatches up 3.7%

16 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru rose 3.7 per cent in September to 904,840t, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Including exports, dispatches reached 946,762t. For 9M14, total domestic sales remained stable at 7.6Mt, edging up 0.4 per cent when compared with 9M13. Some 0.2Mt of exports were dispatched from the Latin American country in the period. Output registered a 0.81 per cent rise.

Colombian cement demand up 17% in August

01 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement consumption saw a 17.2 per cent rise to 1.020Mt in August 2014 when compared with the same month of 2013, according to the national statistic office, Dane. Major growth was noted in Nariño (+84 per cent), Boyacá (+54.2 per cent), Magdalena (+46.2 per cent) and Huila (+37.6 per cent) although Cundinamarca and Antioquia also recorded substantial growth of 27.5 and 22.7 per cent, respectively. In the year to date, cement demand rose 11.5 per cent YoY to 7.77Mta with Norte d...

Texas cement shipments in August up 15.2%

01 October 2014, Published under Cement News

August cement shipments in the US state of Texas advanced 15.2 per cent than in the same period of 2013, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Holcim saw its dispatches rise by 39 per cent in August and by 28 per cent in the first eight months of 2014. TXI saw its shipments advance by 26 per cent and Texas Lehigh by 21 per cent while Cemex sales flatlined and Alamo’s fell by 10 per cent. For 8M14, TXI, Cemex and Texas Lehigh dispatches increased by 18, six and five per ce...

PCA: demand growth in 2014 and beyond

11 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption is expected to grow in the United States through 2014, followed by additional gains in 2015 and 2016, according to a recent Portland Cement Association (PCA) economic forecast. Consistent with a report earlier this spring, cement consumption will increase 7.9 per cent this year compared to 2013 levels. The forecast indicates considerable evidence that the economy's growth path has strengthened from gains in the labor market, low consumer debt, and increased consumer wealt...

India: gateway to a new era?

30 July 2014, Published under Cement News

As India is set for a new government in New Delhi led by Narendra Modi following the recent elections, the country’s 350Mta cement industry hopes for a new era following a year of limited growth. Recent trends appear to indicate some improvement, although it is too early to call a market revival. Following India’s latest election, will the country’s new government offer crucial support to the cement industry? (© Jörg Hackemann) Pre-election hopes for the cement sector faded a...

Double-digit rise in Colombian dispatches

29 July 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2014, national cement demand in Colombia reached 5.690Mt, up 11.2 per cent when compared with the equivalent period of 2013, according to the country's statistics office, Dane. Consumption in Norte de Santander rose by 50.2 per cent, followed by Magdalena (30.8 per cent) and Huila (24 per cent), Cundinamarca (20.4 per cent), Antioquia (16.7 per cent) and Bogotá (4.7 per cent). Córdoba noted a 31.1 per cent decline in its dispatches. Domestic production advanced ...