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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 ...

Nigeria: West Africa's fastest-growing market

21 July 2014, Published under Cement News

With 180m inhabitants, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. In the last decade, the country has achieved positive economic development. The government is implementing policies to attract foreign investors with emphasis on local manufacturing to replace the import of finished products such as cement. Compared to other West African countries, Nigeria has a well-developed and regulated stock exchange and a dynamic banking sector to support investment projects. Also, compared to other coun...

Argentina cement sales slip 1.8% YoY

17 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement deliveries fell 2.5 per cent MoM from 919,866t in May and 1.8 per cent YoY from 913,101t in June 2013 to 896,860t, according to the latest data from the country's cement association AFCP.  Exports reached 14,637t in June, up 57 per cent from 9336t the previous month, but down 19 per cent from 18,030t noted in June 2013. For 1H14, Argentina's cement producers delivered 5,304,617t of cement, some three per cent less than 1H13. Moreover, exports fells sharply from 144,60...

Peru: June cement sales advance 0.84%

16 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement shipments in Peru in June advanced 1.5 per cent to 807,953t in June 2014 from 795,896t in the same month last year, according to the country's cement producers' association, Asocem. For the January-July 2014 period, domestic sales edged up 0.84 per cent to 4,944,327t when compared to the equivalent period last year. Cement exports registered an increase of 25.9 per cent YoY to 116,177t from 92,271t. Peru's cement producers Cemento Andino, Cementos Lima, Cementos Pacasmayo, Cemen...

Spanish consumption woes continue

15 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Spain's cement consumption fell two per cent YoY to 967,790t in June, according to the latest data from Oficemen, the country's cement association. The latest set of figures brings the total for the 1H14 to 5.2Mt, indicating a market contraction of 3.2 per cent over the same period of 2013. Isidoro Miranda, chairman, and Aniceto Zaragoza, CEO of Oficemen, have said they expect the year to close with a domestic demand of 10.4Mt and have called it "the worst year for the industry in half a ...

Decline in housing starts dent Moroccan demand

15 July 2014, Published under Cement News

The first half of 2014 has seen cement sales in Morocco experience a 4.4 per cent decline to 7.435Mt, latest figures released by the country's cement producers' association, APC, show. Industry analysts expect Morocco to experience a further year of decreasing sales after deliveries to the domestic market were down 6.3 per cent YoY at the end of 2013. According to Attaijari Intermediation, a 4.4 per cent drop in domestic cement sales is forecast by the end of 2014, mainly due to a signifi...