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Cement demand in Honduras to rise 6% in 2017

30 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Honduras is expected to rise by six per cent YoY in 2017 due to strong demand from road projects and housing. “Cement consumption this year is expected to peak, I believe it will reach around 50m bags,when compared with last year, when 44m of bags were used. This year we will have a record consumption in the country’s modern history,” said the Vice President of the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP), Juan Carlos Sikafi. The Honduran central bank, BCH, pred...

US infrastructure hopes

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

US President Donald Trump earlier this week outlined his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan that aims to once again make the country a nation of "builders" by giving states and localities the ability to address their own critical infrastructure needs, reducing the wait time for the approval of projects and partnering with the private sector. Speaking in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday, President Trump has dedicated US$200bn in his budget to spur at least an additional US$800bn in spending ...

Argentine cement demand sees 12% rise

08 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentina saw a 18.1 per cent MoM drop to 845,690t in dispatches (including exports) in April but noted a 10.7 per cent rise YoY, according to the country’s Portland Cement Manufacturers’ Association. Domestic deliveries fell by 184,000t or 17.8 per cent to 844,324t when compared with March, despite a rebound in the first few months of the year, supported by private and public works. However, when compared with April 2016, the domestic market expanded by 11.6 per cent. Exports were dow...

Spanish demand jumps 22% YoY in March

21 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain soared 21.5 per cent YoY in March to 1.1Mt as the housing sector showed some recovery, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In 1Q17 Spanish cement demand increased 14.1 per cent YoY to 2.86Mt, resulting in the best first quarter of the last five years. At the end of last year, consumption fell 3.1 per cent YoY and was at an historical low. These data are being met with "optimism", but with "caution", given the "absolute low starting valu...

Peru: cement demand and exports fall but output stable

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru saw a six per cent YoY fall but recorded a 1.4 per cent MoM rise, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Demand reached 0.747Mt, down from 0.795Mt in the third month of 2016. Domestic cement output remained stable, edging up 0.4 per cent YoY and by 2.9 per cent MoM, to 0.788Mt from 0.785Mt in March 2016. Following a 16 per cent YoY increase in February, Peru’s cement exports contracted by four per cent in March. When compared with March 2016, wh...

Pakistan: domestic demand up in February

07 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in Pakistan in February 2017 were 3.435Mt, down by 0.41 per cent from 3.449Mt during the corresponding month of last year, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Domestic cement sales reached 3.181Mt, up 6.7 per cent YoY. While domestic sales rebounded in February, exports saw a 45 per cent drop. Exports reached 0.254Mt, representing a 45.7 per cent fall when compared with February 2016. On cumulative basis, during the first eight mont...

Vietnam cement sales fall 0.4% YoY in Jan-Feb 2017

06 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 9.4Mt of cement in the first two months of 2017, representing a 0.4 per cent decrease when compared with January-February 2016, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction. The total included 6.8Mt of domestic sales, down 2.7 per cent YoY, and 2.6Mt of clinker and cement exports, a rise of 20.9 per cent YoY. The country has 76 cement production lines and a total capacity of 81.6Mta. The country is expected to face a supply glut between 25-35Mta by 2020 as output o...

Philippines cement sales rise 6.6% in 2016

28 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement sales increased 6.6 per cent to 25.96Mt in 2016 from 24.36Mt the previous year, according to the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP). "The annual increase in sales for 2016 shows the continuing momentum for increased infrastructure," CeMAP president Ernesto Ordonez said. However, cement sales slipped 3.9 per cent to 5.84Mt in 4Q16 from 6.08Mt in 4Q15. "First, the fourth quarter of 2015 was a prelude to the 2016 elections, which is not the case ...

Colombia's cement sales fall 2.8% in January

28 February 2017, Published under Cement News

January cement sales in Colombia fell 2.8 per cent YoY to 913,190t, according to the country’s statistic office, DANE. The largest decreases were reported in Casanare and Boyacá, which saw sales decrease by 46.8 and 25.5 per cent, respectively. Antioquia reported an increase in sales of  9.1 per cent when compared with January 2015. Cement production in January 2017 reached 910,350t, down six per cent YoY. The share of bagged cement slipped by 2.8 per cent YoY.

Anhui Conch

27 February 2017, Published under Cement News

China’s economy is expected to stabilise in 2017 as domestic demand improves and infrastructure investment picks up. According to the World Bank, growth of 6.5 per cent is forecast for 2017, following the 6.7 per cent seen in 2016 – the lowest reading in three decades but still within the government’s target range. Cement producers, such as Anhui Conch, can take comfort from the plethora of infrastructure projects announced for 2017 including the new, CNY170bn (US$24.7bn) road network bet...