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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...

PT Indonesia

27 February 2017, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement, along with Indonesia’s other cement producers, are bracing themselves as storms and high rainfall continue to play havoc with cement consumption in the country. January saw cement sales fall by 2.3 per cent YoY to 5.27Mt as poor weather and flooding delayed a number of key infrastructure projects, particularly housing, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). The only exception was Maluku and Papua in the east where sales grew by 21 per cent. In contrast Kalimanta...

The world in 2016 and outlook for 2017

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

This year will be a challenging year for the multinational cement companies, which are now faced by uneven economic performance in the emerging markets, combined with a new era of global political uncertainty that could further destabilise markets. On balance, however, global growth looks set to be anchored by positive trends in the major markets of China, India and the US, more than offsetting the poor performance elsewhere. The large cement majors have spent years diversifying their por...

Argentina sees cement dispatches up 1.2% YoY in January 2017

09 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market expanded by 1.2 per cent YoY in January 2017 as cement sales reached 868,590t from 858,496t the year before, according to the country's cement association, AFCP. Export sales more than doubled, rising from 4306t in January 2015 to 9632t in the first month of 2017. The country’s cement plants produced some 878,222t of cement, noting a 1.8 per cent rise YoY. Domestic output was complemented by 5184t of imports while in 2016 no imports into the Latin American co...