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Aggregate cement sales rise 17% in Saudi Arabia

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Aggregate cement sales of 17 producers in Saudi Arabia reported an overall average increase to 3.71Mt in September 2019, up 17.27 per cent compared to 3.16Mt in September 2018. The report, by Argaam, recorded domestic cement sales of 3.59Mt in September 2019 from the 17 companies. Leading the way in increased production was Northern Province Cement, whose sales rose to 183,000t in September 2019 from 35,000t in September 2018. The highest cement production was achieved by Southern Cem...

Azerbaijani cement production slips in 8M19

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan fell by 1.1 per cent in the first eight months of 2019. The country’s cement producers manufactured 2.225Mt of cement during the period, according to Azer Press.

Cement production in Panama falls 10%

30 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The drop-off in construction in Panama is being cited as the main reason for the depressed cement sector in the 1H19. According to data from the General Comptroller of the Republic, between 1H18 and 1H19, the total cost of construction went from US$662m to US$510m, which is equivalent to a fall of 23 per cent. Cement production totalled 749,235t in January to June 2019 and ready-mix concrete amounted to 614,210Mm 3 for the same period, a fall of 12 and 10 per cent, respectively, on 1H18....

Cement production in Vietnam rises 12% in June

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam reportedly produced 8.3Mt of cement in June, an increase of 12.4 per cent YoY, according to data from the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO). Production for the first half of 2019 rose 7.4 per cent YoY to 47.6Mt.

Ukrainian cement output up 27% in May

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine in May 2019 increased by 27.1 per cent YoY to 747,000t, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service. When compared with the previous month, cement output fell eight per cent. In the first five months of 2019, total cement production in the country advanced by 3.4 per cent to 3,086,000t when compared with the 5M18. In 2018 cement output declined by one per cent to 8.926Mt when compared with 2017.

Cement production rises 5% in Azerbaijan

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first four months of 2019, the total value of building materials production in Azerbaijan rose five per cent YoY to AZN240m (US$141.5m). Cement production increased 5.2 per cent over the same period to 0.99Mt. Ready-mix concrete advanced 11.7 per cent YoY to 0.42Mt. However, production of precast concrete building structures declined 52.5 per cent to 14,100m 3 .

Pakistan cement production falls in 7MFY19

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The overall output of Pakstan's Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (LSMI) decreased by 2.3 per cent for July 2018-January 2019, compared to July 2017-January 2018, says data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The LSMI output decreased by 4.6 per cent for January 2019 compared to January 2018 and increased by 20.8 per cent, if compared to December 2018.   The production in July 2018-January 2019 as compared to July 2017-January 2018 has significantly decreased in food, be...

Kenya's cement consumption drops to 5.49Mt in 2018

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya's cement consumption dropped for the second year in a row to 5.49Mt n 2018, according to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The decline in cement consumption comes despite ongoing public infrastructure projects such as roads and phase two of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) as well as continued development of buildings in the country. Last year's reduced consumption forced cement producers to cut production by 8.6 per cent to 5.63Mt from a high of 6.7Mt in 2016. "The firs...

Iran produces 41Mt of cement in last 9M of 2018

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 41Mt of cement during the nine months to 21 December 2018, of which 4.8Mt were exported, reports the Iran Cement Association. According to Iran Cement Association Secretary, Abdolreza Sheikhan, domestically-produced cement is currently priced at US$25-30/t in export markets, which indicates that export earnings amounted to US$120-144m for the reported period. "Cement production during the nine months saw no significant change compared with the similar period of last year whi...

Nepal to be self-sufficient in cement production in 2019

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal claims that, while the import of clinker has increased due to high production demands, it expects the country to be self-reliant on clinker production from next year. According to Dhurba Thapa, president of Cement Manufacturers' Association Nepal, cement factories in Nepal are now producing 8.5Mta of cement. Currently, there are 53 cement factories operating in the country that annually produce 160m sacks of cement. Mr Thapa also said the two n...