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PCA forecasts falling US cement consumption growth rate

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Market Intelligence Group forecast for cement consumption over the next two years in the USA predicts a falling growth rate. Growth is expected to decelerate from 2.9 per cent this year to 2.6 per cent next year and further to 1.6 per cent in 2020. "We are expecting relatively modest but sustained interest rate increases after 10 years of low and stable rates," said PCA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Ed Sullivan. "The Federal Reserve’s acti...

Brazil cement sales drop 2% in August

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil fell 2.4 per cent YoY to 4.9Mt in August 2018, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. In the first eight months of 2018, accumulated sales slipped 1.7 per cent YoY to 34.89Mt while in the year ending in August 2018 they were down 2.6 per cent to 52.7 per cent when compared with the equivalent period in the previous year. For 2018, SNIC maintains its forecast of a decrease in sales of between 1-2 per cent. This would mark the fourth-consecutive...

Puerto Rican cement sales up 23% in August

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 23 per cent YoY to 1.26m bags of 42.5kg (approx 53.55t) in August 2018. It is the eight-consecutive month of growth in cement sales after five years of decreasing sales in the country. In 2017 sales fell 11.2 per cent YoY. Output advanced 10.6 per cent to 1.09m in August. In the year prior, cement production fell by 14.2 per cent YoY.

German cement consumption rises to 28.8Mt in 2017

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Germany consumed approximately 28.8Mt of cement in 2017, roughly 4.8 per cent more than in 2016, according to VDZ. However, much less growth is expected in 2018. VDZ President Christian Knell explains the rise in cement consumption in Germany as follows: "Since 2015 there has been an upward trend on the German cement market thanks to the positive developments in the building construction and civil engineering sectors." In 2017, over 1.3Mt more of cement was used than in the year before. "...

Brazil cement sales fall 3% YoY in July

13 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.5 per cent to 4.589Mt in July when compared with the year-ago period when sales reached 4.709Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Exports increased by a third to 8000t from 6000t in July 2017. In the first seven months of 2018, cement sales fell 1.7 per cent to 29.969Mt from 30.48Mt in the 7M17. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, decreased 2.1 per cent YoY to 30.1Mt. Exports from Brazil during the January-July 201...

Cement consumption in The Netherlands to hit 5Mt mark in 2018

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in The Netherlands is expected to rise from just under 4.5Mt in 2017 to 5Mt in 2018, according to the Cement and Beton Centrum. Some 50-55 per cent of cement is used by the concrete industry to supply to construction sites while 35-40 per cent of total cement sales are to the concrete products sector.

Cement consumption in Kenya falls to 2.3Mt Jan-May 2018

20 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Kenya in the first five months of 2018 dipped to 2.3Mt compared to 2.5Mt in the same period in 2017 reports the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). "The deceleration was reflected in the decline in consumption of cement from 1.5Mt in the first quarter of 2017 to 1.4Mt in the quarter under review," said KNBS in its quarterly gross domestic product report for the 1Q18. KNBS noted that the decline in consumption was also occasioned by notable decreases in the ...

Spain's cement demand up 9% in May

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Demand Index in Spain noted a YoY 9.3 per cent rise in May 2018, down 1.2 percentage points when compared with the previous month, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In the last 12 months Spain’s cement market totalled 12.8Mt of cement, up 1.1Mt when compared with the same period of the previous year. “These volumes maintain the annual demand for cement in our country in figures similar to those recorded in 2013 and in half of what would be a normal le...

Steppe Cement 1H18 volumes rise by 14%

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In the 1H18 Steppe Cement Ltd sold 738,228t of cement for KZT10,539m (US$30.7m), compared with 650,333t of cement for KZT8553m in 1H17. This represents an increase of 14 per cent in volume and an increase of 23 per cent in turnover over the same period in 2017. The average price for the current period for delivered cement was KZT14,276/t (ex VAT), compared with KZT13,151/t in the corresponding period of 2017. The ex-factory price for the current period was KZT11,560/t, compared with KZT11,...

Pakistan cement consumption grows 13.8% in fiscal 2017-18

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry ended fiscal 2017-18 on a jubilant note, by posting yearly growth of 13.84 per cent with domestic consumption increasing by 15.42 per cent and exports inching up by 1.77 per cent. This is the first time in nine years that cement exports have registered a growth. According to data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA), during the fiscal year 2017-18, domestic consumption stood at 41.147Mt, an increase of 15.42 per cent from 35.651Mt in 20...