Cement News tagged under: cement consumption

RSS feed

Swiss cement demand advances 4.2% in 2016

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Swiss cement producers dispatched 1,076,007t of cement in 4Q16, up 1.6 per cent from 1,058,619t delivered in 4Q15, according to the latest data of the country's cement association, Cemsuisse. The figures include dispatches to Liechtenstein. In 2016 total cement deliveries reached 4,397,180t, a 4.2 per cent increase from 4,219,466t when compared with the previous year. Around 52.1 per cent of deliveries were carried out by rail. Ready-mix concrete plants accounted for 73.5 per cent of ...

Indonesia: domestic cement sales weaken in November

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The first 11 months of 2016 Indonesian cement sales reached a total of 56.5Mt, up 2.8 per cent YoY from domestic cement sales in the same period one year earlier. However, domestic cement sales weakened 5.4 per cent MoM to 5.7Mt in November 2016, according to Indonesian Investments. Meanwhile, in the first 11 months of 2016 Indonesia exported 1.5Mt of cement, up a massive 52.2 per cent YoY. Semen Indonesia and Holcim Indonesia  saw their market share fall more than six per cent in Nov...

Argentina sees cement demand fall 11% in 2016

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption edged up 0.7 per cent YoY to 940,081t in December 2016, but fell 7.2 per cent MoM, according to provisional figures released by the country’s cement association, AFCP. The country’s producers supplied 946,480t of cement in December 2016, some seven per cent less than in November, but 0.9 per cent extra to the volume supplied in December 2015. While most of this output was delivered to the domestic market, there was a significant YoY increase in shipments...

Senegal notes 10% increase in cement output in 10M16

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Senegal in the first 10 months of 2016 increased 10.2 per cent YoY, according to the government’s Planning and Economic Research Unit. Output at Sococim and Ciments du Sahel, which represent two out of three domestic producers, rose from 4,678,900t in 10M15 to 5,154,600t. The advance was mainly driven by a significant increase in exports, which were up 25.2 per cent from 1,902,800t in 10M15 to 2,382,300t one year later. Domestic sales edged up by 0.5 per cent YoY from...

Kenya: cement consumption falls 5.3% in 3Q16

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The growth in cement consumption fell by 5.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 3Q15, according to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The KNBS data shows that the domestic market consumed 1.52Mt of cement in the three months to September 2016, compared to 1.45Mt in the same period in 3Q15 and 1.3Mt in 3Q14. The decline in cement demand was in line with a general slowdown in the construction sector. Lower demand from major infrastructure p...

Oficemen: full-year cement demand in Spain expected 3% down

20 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain edged up 0.6 per cent YoY in November to 1,008,191t, according to the country's cement association, Oficemen. In the January-November period, consumption fell three per cent YoY to 10.336Mt. The association expects full-year domestic cement sales to be down three per cent when compared to 2015. "The electricity price has risen more than 80 per cent from April to October and leaves us at the edge of the abyss in the international markets," explains the CEO of Oficeme...

Moroccan cement demand stable in November

16 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco experienced a 3.5 per cent drop YoY to 1.2Mt in November 2016, according to the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Policy. In regional terms, the Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma region saw demand drop 15.7 per cent to 145,574t and in Rabat-Salé-Kénitra sales were down 6.8 per cent to 147,023t while Souss Massa noted an 8.3 per cent rise in sales to 111,544t. In Casablance-Settat sales fell 2.8 per cent to 267,095t and in Oriental they dropped 3.8 per cent to 119,677t...

Peru’s cement market contracts more than 6% in November

16 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru continues to fall with domestic sales noting a 6.6 per cent YoY decline from 914,000t in November 2016 to 854,000t in November 2016, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Demand in the January-November 2016 period reached 10.029Mt, down three per cent YoY from 10.335Mt in 11M15. Production fell by 8.7 per cent YoY to 871,000t in November from 955,000t the previous year and noted a 2.6 per cent fall from 10.77Mt in 11M15 to 10.49Mt for the firs...

Argentina sees 1.6 per cent drop in domestic cement dispatches

08 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market decreased 8.8 per cent MoM and 1.6 per cent YoY to 1,007,207t in November 2016, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In addition, around 5,898t of cement were imported, representing a 0.7 per cent fall MoM but a 36.5 per cent rise YoY. However, domestic cement producers were able to increase export sales by 32.8 per cent MoM and 85.4 per cent YoY as 10,663t of cement crossed national borders. For the first 11 months, the domestic cement market co...

Moroccan cement demand up 8.4% YoY Oct 2016

25 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement sales increased 8.4 per cent in October 2016 when compared with the previous year. In the first 10 months of 2016, cement sales in the kingdom edged up by 0.9 per cent, according to the Directorate of Financial Studies and Forecasting (DEPF), Ministry of Economy and Finance. Real estate loans were up 2.4 per cent to MAD246.4bn (US$24.4bn) at the end of the first nine months of 2016, an improvement when compared with the 2.2 per cent increase noted in 9M15.