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Spain’s cement consumption sees 12% YoY in April

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand rose by 11.7 per cent YoY in April, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The growth has been attributed due to a recovery in housing starts, particularly in large cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, which have seen apartment prices rise in the last three years. In the last 12 months up to April, 12.4Mt of cement were consumed in Spain, which represents an additional 1.25Mt when compared with the same period of the previous year. New residential h...

Building the Balkans

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

While some of the Balkan states are among the youngest countries in Europe, their cement demand has remained relatively low since the global financial crisis of 2008. But this is expected to grow as improved infrastructure connections and EU funding are helping to build greater economic strength in the region. Titan’s 1.5Mta Antea works is the largest cement works in Albania, accounting for more than 40 per cent of domestic cement capacity The Balkans is an area of southern E...

Peru's cement market expands 5% in January

26 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru's cement consumption expanded five per cent to 0.861Mt in January 2018 when compared with the previous year, but fell eight per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Per capita cement consumption in the Latin American country slipped 0.1 per cent YoY to 321kg but edged up 0.3 per cent when compared with December 2017, when it stood at 319kg. Peruvian cement producers increased their domestic dispatches by 3.9 per cent YoY to 0.798Mt from 0.767Mt while to...

Lighting up the mighty Xuan Thanh

15 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s first mega plant and 12,500tpd kiln line was commissioned by Xuan Thanh Cement JSC at Ha Nam on 9 October 2017. The line is a bold statement and an apt symbol of the tremendous development achieved by Vietnam, one of Asia’s most dynamic emerging markets, over the course three decades of almost uninterrupted economic growth. ICR reports on the new production line and the Xuan Thanh’s ambitions to construct a further three 12,500tpd lines by 2020. Xuan Thanh cement plant, buil...

Sri Lanka consumption down by 29% in October

11 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Sri Lanka fell 29.2 per cent YoY to 566,000t in October, according to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The drop follows a gain of 30.6 per cent YoY to 763,460t in September after falling for three consecutive months until August. In 8M17 sales reached 1.942Mt, down 9.1 per cent when compared with the equivalent period of the previous year. However, the bank’s governor, Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy, said the decrease was nothing more than a blip and does not imply that the co...

Brazil cement market faces subdued recovery

11 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Following three years of strong market contraction, Brazil’s cement producers may still face some months of weak demand before a pick-up in sales emerges. Brazil’s cement association, SNIC, estimates total sales growth for 2018 between 1-2 per cent, barely making up for the 24.2 per cent contraction since its 71Mta peak in 2014. In 2017 cement sales fell 6.4 per cent to 53.8Mt. An effective recovery in demand will only come in the second half," Paulo Camillo Penna, president of SNIC. ...

Mexican cement demand forecast to fall 3% in 2017

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement consumption is expected to reach 43Mt in 2017, representing a three per cent YoY decrease when compared with 2016, according to the National Chamber of Cement (CNC). The fall is the first since 2013. The market contraction has been attributed to a weak construction sector and the uncertainty around the NAFTA negotiations. Cement companies were also at the centre of controversy as they increased prices by a total of 10.18 per cent by November, the highest level in a decad...

Colombia cement dispatches stable in November

02 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia edged up 0.3 per cent YoY to 1.021Mt in November 2017, according to the national statistics office, DANE. The rise in dispatches is attributed mainly to the robust performance in the prefabricated and concrete producer segments. A total of 69.1 per cent of dispatches was carried out as bagged cement, witch the retail segment accounting for 76.6 per cent of bagged dispatches. Bulk cement was delivered mainly to concrete producers, which accounted for 68.9 per ...

Gambia's turning point

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Leaving behind a past of political unrest and financial mismanagement, Gambia is at the start of an exciting new chapter. Led by a new, democratically-elected government and witnessing an upturn in construction, the country is about to open its first cement production facility. Thanks to Gambia's newly-found political stability, the international community is re-engaging with the west African country As the smallest country on the African mainland by area, Gambia’s economy...

Ho Chi Minh City concerned over cement shortages

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City has expressed concern of a potential shortage of cement and construction sand in 2020, according to the Saigon Times. Tran Trong Tuan, director of the Ministry of Construction, said the city had currently 10 cement grinding plants with a capacity of over 10Mta but if all grinding units are forced to move out of the city by 2020 to prevent environmental pollution cement supply in the city would be disrupted. At present it is possible to raise the capacity of t...