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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.

Pakistan's cement production remains flat in 4MFY19-20

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has released the latest data for large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMI) for the period July-October 2019. It posts a negative trend in Pakistan's manufacturing sector during the first four months FY19-20, including the mixed cement production statistics during this production period. The overall output of LSMI decreased by 6.48 per cent for July-October 2019, compared to same period last year.   However, the production in Jul-Oct 2019 as c...

Azerbaijan records 2% decline in cement production

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan has seen a two per cent YoY decline in cement production to 2.8Mt during the 10M19, according to the State Statistical Committee. Overall construction materials output rose by 3.8 per cent YoY in terms of value to AZN648.7m (US$382.3m). Ready-mix concrete production surged 27.8 per cent to 1.52Mt compared with the 10M18, while the output of prefabricated concrete structures decreased 55.4 per cent to 35,700m 3 .

Vietnamese cement output up 10% in November

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Vietnam has increased 9.6 per cent to 8.7Mt in November 2019, according to the country’s General Statistics Office. In the first 11 months of this year, output is likely to have advanced by 7.6 per cent to 87.9Mt. In 2018 the country’s cement industry produced 90.2Mt of cement, up 9.1 per cent YoY.

North Korea steps up industrial production

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

North Korean cement companies are among industrial firms being urged to increase production of building materials to meet their year-end quotas. North Korea has concentrated its resources this year mainly onto the construction of the Wonsan Kalma Coastal Tourist Zone and the Yangdok Hot Springs Tourist Zone (South Pyongan Province). The country has also put a priority on building a Korean-style coastal city in Myongsasipri and constructing the Tanchon and Orangchon power plants. Sangwon C...

Pakistan's cement production continues to slide

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The latest data released by the Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics shows that large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMI) observed a negative trend in Pakistan's manufacturing sector during July-August 2019-20, including the cement sector. The overall output of LSMI decreased by 6.04 per cent for July-August, 2019-20 compared to July-August, 2018-19. Cement production fell by 5.03 per cent to 5.795Mt from 6.102Mt during this period – a trend that has been attributed to the country's eco...