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Pakistani cement industry reaches 93% utilisation rate

05 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The first four months of FY17-18 have seen robust growth in Pakistani cement demand and as a result, the cement industry’s capacity utilisation rate has risen to over 93 per cent, the highest in the last two decades, according to industry specialists. Cement demand in the North Zone remained high against expectations, reaching 3.148Mt in October and breaching for the first time the 3Mt mark. In October 2016, cement demand in the north reached 2.489Mt. In the Southern Zone, cement consumpt...

Moroccan demand stable in October

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Morocco edged up 0.3 per cent in October 2017 to 1,320,030t from 1,316,225t in October 2016, according to data by the country's Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation.  Market expansion was particularly strong in Laâyoune-Sakia Elhamra, where demand increased 44.8 per cent to 32,792t in October 2017 from 22,644t in October 2016, and in Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab, which saw consumption increase 63.7 per cent from 4476 to 7327t over the same period. Both Souss-Massa and Marrakech-S...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico down 47% in October

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico fell 47.1 per cent in October 2017 when compared with the previous year as result of the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Cement sales have been declining since 2013 and fell by 12.3 per cent in 2016. Output from domestic cement plants has fallen by 52.9 per cent YoY in 2017, reflecting an acceleration of production contraction from 11.5 per cent in 2016.

Indonesian cement demand up 13% in October

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Indonesia in October 2017 and the first 10 months of 2017 has shown sustained robust growth. The Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) and PT Semen Indonesia expect this trend to continue for a further one or two months before the start of the rainy season. In October domestic cement consumption was 6,754,075t, up 12.5 per cent compared to October 2016, according to ASI. In addition, exports were 272,682t, up 39 per cent of which cement exports were 75,671t, a YoY ris...

PT Indocement

01 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Despite an announcement on 26 October by the Indonesian government of an infrastructure budget in 2018 of IDR410.7trn (US$30.2bn), 2.39 per cent higher than 2016, shares in PT Indocement lost 4.69 per cent, after rising by 12.6 per cent the day before. According to some analysts, although the announcement is expected to benefit the country’s construction and banking sectors in particular, there are concerns over how it will be funded. The news also comes hot on the heels of the World Bank...

Vietnam's cement and clinker consumption rises in 9M17

17 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The total consumption of cement and clinker from Vietnam cement producers grew six per cent to 59.27Mt in the first nine months of this year, reports the Ministry of Construction. Consumption in the domestic market was estimated at 45.28Mt, four per cent higher than the same period last year, including 18.9Mt sold by the Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation. The cement industry also exported about 13.99Mt, nearly completing the milestone annual export target of 14-15Mt, despite fierce c...

PCA updates US annual cement consumption forecast

06 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Portland Cement Association's (PCA) Market Intelligence Group has forecast annual cement consumption to climb in the USA by 2.6 per cent during 2017 and 2.8 per cent in 2018. The updated forecast adjusts downward PCA projections released earlier this year. Bad weather and lower than anticipated budgets for the public construction sector are among the factors that have prompted the adoption of a more modest growth outlook.
 "Once infrastructure and tax reform initiatives take hold and aff...

Vietnamese market grows 6% YoY in 9M17

27 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement producers sold an estimated 59.27Mt of cement in the first nine months of this year, according to the country’s Ministry of Construction. This represents a six per cent YoY rise and 74 per cent of its 2017 target. Around 45.28Mt of cement were sold in the domestic market, which expanded by four per cent YoY. Some 13.99Mt were exported. In September, domestic sales remained stable YoY at 5.2Mt with exports reported to reach 1.45Mt.

Floods and sand shortages force cement price cut in northern India

15 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in northern India are forced to cut cement prices by INR2-3 (US$0.01-0.03)/50kg bag every week due to lower demand, particularly in flood-prone states such Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal as an acute sand shortage hits the market. Due to floods, sand recovery is not possible and in Uttar Pradesh, sand mining is completely banned, according to one official quoted in My Digital FC. In addition, the heavy rains in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal have impact...

PT Indocement

30 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia advanced by 56 per cent YoY in July 2017, rising from 3.8Mt to 5.9Mt, according to figures from the Indonesian Cement Association. Domestic consumption improved by an almost identical 56 per cent, jumping from 3.6Mt in July 2016 to 5.6Mt in the same month a year later. Jakarta saw the biggest rise with a 96.2 per cent advance to 374,744t in July, closely followed by Banten with a 90 per cent increase to 247,352t. Java as a whole saw its cement consumption i...