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Sri Lanka cement production and imports see sharp rise in June

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's cement production and imports recovered in June by 42.6 per cent YoY, according to Central Bank data. In June cement imports also grew by a record 58.9 per cent YoY to reach 404,000Mt, overtaking domestic cement production, which increased by 28.3 per cent YoY to reach 370,000Mt. June was the first month of this year to record a positive growth in cement imports. Sri Lanka’s domestic cement production and imports had fallen by over 40 per cent YoY since March this year. In ...

Belarus produces 2.3Mt of cement in 1H20

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

In January-June 2020 Belarus manufactured nearly 2.3Mt of cement, 102.3 per cent up on 1H19. In the same period, the cement industry enterprises made nearly BYN400m (US$150m) worth of industrial products, 12.4 per cent up from 1H19.
 The Belarusian Cement Co made 851,900t of cement in 1H20, a rise of 104.1 per cent compared to 1H19. The company increased sales by 10.3 per cent to BYN453.3m (US$169.7m) compared to 1H19. 
 Meanwhile, Krichevtsementnoshifer manufactured 720,000t of cement, 1...

Azerbaijan records 2% decline in cement production

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan declined 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.57Mt in the first half of 2020, according to the State Statistics Committee. However, ready-mix concrete production rose 3.6 per cent to 821,500t. Overall, the value of building materials produced in the country reached AZN327.6m (US$192.82m) in the 1H20, down 10.4 per cent compared to the corresponding period of last year.

Pakistan cement productions increased in 8MFY19-20

23 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has released production data for the eight-month period of July 2019-February 2020 and February alone, with a note that overall output of large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMI) decreased by three per cent during the 8MFY19-20, when compared to the equivalent period of the previous year. However, cement production increased during this period on cumulative and YoY basis.   In the eight-month period, Pakistani cement production increased by 4....

Salonit Anhovo suspends production for two weeks

23 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Slovenia’s Salonit Anhovo has suspended production for two weeks from 20 April, due to demand in its Italian and Slovenian markets falling amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. However, the company will continue to make cement shipments to its customers. "We expect that cement sales on the domestic market will stabilise again as the government is providing incentives for construction activities," said Dejan Zwitter, Salonit management board member.

Peru's cement producers see impact of COVID-19 crisis

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The energy demand of Peruvian cement mills has reportedly fallen more than 90 per cent in recent weeks due to lower utilisation rates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "They have temporarily suspended their operations and that of their subsidiaries. Plants are running to a minimum, just a few furnace maintenance issues," said Flor Felices, analyst at Intéligo SAB. The impact of the coronavirus on the construction industry has reduced cement demand. As a result, Unacem has projected...

Pakistan cement industry records a growth of 11% in January 2020

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry showed encouraging performance in January 2020. As per the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA), domestic consumption increased by six per cent to 3.265Mt in January 2020 from 3.082Mt in January 2019, while the exports registered another impressive growth of 39.5 per cent from 0.579Mt in January 2019 to 0.808Mt in January 2020. Therefore, the cement sector continued to post growth in January as its total dispatches increased to ...

World cement consumption rises by 2.8% in 2019

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Following two years of modest decline, world cement consumption is estimated to have expanded by 2.8 per cent to 4.08bnt in 2019, according to industry statistics recently published in The Global Cement Report, 13th Edition . The rise in demand is largely accounted for by the expansion of the Chinese cement market in 2019, which reached an estimated 2.28bnt, up 4.9 per cent on the year before, and accounting for 56 per cent of global consumption. Share of cement consumption – C...

Pakistan's cement production improves in 5MFY19-20

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has released the production data of the country's top industries for the first five months of the current financial year. The lacklustre performance in the industrial sector reflects overall economic slowdown in the ongoing fiscal year. The State Bank of Pakistan estimates the economy to grow by 3.5 per cent in 2019-20.   The latest data for large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMI) for the July-November 2019 period posts that the overall out...

Iran produces 41.5Mt in first eight months of FY19-20

20 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 41.5Mt of cement during the first eight months of the current fiscal year (21 March-21 November 2019) up 10 per cent compared with last year's corresponding period, according to data from the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade. According to Industries Minister, Reza Rahmani, Iran's cement production capacity stands at 86Mta. The Industries Ministry aims to increase this capacity to 120Mta by the fiscal 2021-22.