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Indonesian cement consumption hits 62Mt in 2016

13 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Indonesia consumed 62Mt of cement in 2016, up three per cent on the previous year, but below the Indonesian Cement Association’s (ASI) target of 65Mt, the Jakarta Globe reports. In a statement, ASI Chairman, Widodo Santoso,blamed delays in government infrastructure projects for the shortfall, noting that land disputes and financing problems had curtailed activity. Cement sales in Java, which account for over half of the national total, declined by two per cent to 33.7Mt, while Kalimant...

Moroccan cement demand slips 0.7% in 2016

12 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement demand fell 12.5 per cent MoM in December 2016 and slipped 0.7 per cent YoY to just over 14.5Mt in 2016, according to Morocco’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. In December 2016 the domestic market contract from 1,272,912t in 2015 to 1,114,270t with the largest decreases noted in Tanger-Tétouan-Al Houcein (-21.1 per cent), Casablanca-Settat (-16.8 per cent) and Oriental (-16.5 per cent). At the other end of the spectrum the regional markets of Dakhla-Oued El-Dahab, Dr...

Preliminary data show US cement demand over 9Mt in October

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments by US producers to the domestic market in October 2016 reached 8,012,653t, according to preliminary figures of the US Geological Survey (USGS). In addition, some 1,028,338t were imported, resulting in a total domestic cement demand of 9,040,991t. Exports reached 54,501t in October 2016, down 45.7 per cent YoY. In terms of clinker production, 6,887,896t of clinker were produced in October with leading producing states (in descending order) being Texas...

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...