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DC market developments

16 April 2014, Published under Cement News

The United States’ DC Area has been the centre of attention in many ways during recent years. In terms of cement consumption, while the area achieved nearly 20 per cent growth last year compared to its 2010 trough, it may be some years before previous peaks are achieved. By Rob Roy, ROI Consulting, USA. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the 2014 IEEE-IAS/PCA Technical Cement Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC. Visit us at booth No 112! The District of Columbi...

Happy days again ... almost

14 April 2014, Published under Cement News

For US cement producers, happy days are almost here again with much more cause for optimism in 2014 compared to the previous eight years. As the PCA’s chief economist, Ed Sullivan, explains, the improving outlook is based on the emerging trends for the economy and construction activity as the housing-led recovery starts to become more widespread. By Ed Sullivan, PCA, USA. US cement market can look forward to happier times ahead as the country emerges from the Great Recession The...

French cement market advances 6.6% in 1Q14

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in France increased 6.6 per cent to 4.386Mt in 1Q14 compared to 4.115Mt in the same period of last year, according provisional data released by French cement association SFIC. Domestic producers delivered 4.04Mt with the balance supplied by imports. During the quarter, exports rose by 21.8 per cent YoY to 313,000t comprising 269,000t of cement and 44,000t of clinker – a YoY rise of 24.5 and 7.3 per cent, respectively. Last year, French cement consumption fell by 3.8 per ...

India: adjusting to new times

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

The latest financial updates from some of India’s leading cement producers suggest that the long-awaited revival in higher consumption trends is still some way off. The industry remains weighted under slowing demand growth, concerns over capacity utilisation rates and downward pricing pressures. Sector specialists are now calling for stimulus measures to help draw the market out of its current slowdown and help absorb current capacity and expected new volumes. India’s general election...

Dangote’s South African entry

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s cement producers are looking forward to continued growth as the government develops the country’s infrastructure and expands its residential sector. Against this background, Dangote’s Cement expects a positive start-up for two new cement facilities under its Sephaku Cement venture, one of which was has recently entered official production and the other is due for commissioning in mid-2014. By DVG Edwin & Peter Fourie, Dangote Cement, South Africa. Dangote’s entry into S...

Peru's cement market at a glance

09 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Peru is currently home to one of the world’s fastest-growing cement markets. Solid economic development has been supported by successful mining and construction sectors which have been the primary engines of growth. Peru's construction sector has been one of the country's primary engines of economic growth Table 1 shows domestic consumption trends over the 2006-12 period. In terms of the geographical breakdown of demand, the central region (including Lima) accounts for 56 ...

Vietnam’s balancing act

04 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The economic slowdown and the real estate bubble in Vietnam have resulted in a sharp decrease in cement demand in the past few years and an oversupply is envisaged in the years to come. However, the overall surplus situation barely scratches the surface, as balancing regional supply and shortages poses a far more complicated issue that must quickly be addressed. By Huong Thieu and Duy Nguyen, StoxPlus Corp, Vietnam. While the north and central Vietnam faces a surplus cement supply sce...

US cement consumption expected to climb 8% in 2014

22 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Anxious US consumers are likely to be waiting on Congress to decide how much more debt the country can take on before the recovery can really take shape and push construction forward. The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has likened the debt ceiling talks, which resume early next year, to a critical moment of confidence for US citizens. "American consumers love drama. Moreover, Congress knows how to create it, with more on the way when the debt ceiling talks resume in early in 2014," said...

Swiss cement deliveries up 3.4% in 3Q13

04 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Swiss cement producers increased their domestic deliveries (including Liechtenstein) by 3.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2013, according to Cemsuisse, the country's cement association. some 1,285,289t of cement were sold to local customers. The rise has been attributed mainly to large projects which accounted for three-quarters of cement sales. In the first nine months of the year, dispatches expanded 2.7 per cent YoY to reach 3,392,563t and Cemsuisse expects total year-end deliveries...

Moroccan cement sales continue to slide

02 October 2013, Published under Cement News

The recent declining trend in Moroccan cement demand persisted in August, when the market contracted by 10.2 per cent. During Jan-Jul 2013, cement consumption fell 11.7 per cent due to harsh winter weather characterised by heavy rainfall, according to the country’s finance ministry. Cement companies produces 22Mt during the seven-month period but were only able to sell 16Mt.