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Pakistan: capacity utilisation exceeds 100 per cent in March

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement dispatches for March 2017 reached 3.9Mt, up 23 per cent YoY with the industry running at full capacity during the month, reports the Daily Times. The rise in dispatches has been entirely driven by higher domestic consumption. In the nine months of the current Pakistani fiscal year, domestic demand rose by 10.9 per cent, while exports fell by 14.8 per cent, with the result that overall dispat...

Colombia's cement sales fall 2.8% in January

28 February 2017, Published under Cement News

January cement sales in Colombia fell 2.8 per cent YoY to 913,190t, according to the country’s statistic office, DANE. The largest decreases were reported in Casanare and Boyacá, which saw sales decrease by 46.8 and 25.5 per cent, respectively. Antioquia reported an increase in sales of  9.1 per cent when compared with January 2015. Cement production in January 2017 reached 910,350t, down six per cent YoY. The share of bagged cement slipped by 2.8 per cent YoY.

USA: Summit cement profits rise 45% on back of higher volumes and prices

24 February 2017, Published under Cement News

In a trading statement for 2016, Summit Materials has announced that profits at its cement business rose by 45.1 per cent YoY, with volumes rising by 37 per cent and prices increasing by 7.5 per cent. Summit’s cement segment produced revenues of US$250m in 2016, with profits reaching US$127m in the same period. The business produced 2.14Mt of cement over the year, of which 0.6Mt was produced in the 4Q16. Summit’s profitability was improved by the rising price of cement. In 2015 its ave...

China: cement output up 2.5% in 2016

14 February 2017, Published under Cement News

China's cement output rose 2.5 per cent YoY to 2.4bnt in 2016, compared with the 4.9 per cent drop in 2015, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The data came as the property sector also gained momentum last year boosted by interest rate cuts and lower deposits. The real estate sector's recovery, however, has been uneven from city to city, with economically strong areas reporting drastic price rises, and less developed areas still reporting huge inventories ...

Peru's sees 3.4% market contraction in 2016

17 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru fell 5.2 per cent to 836,000t in December 2016, according to Asocem, the country's cement association. Exports decreased 43.5 per cent to 27,000t from 47,000t in December 2015. Cement production in December reached 886,000t, representing a 4.8 per cent decline YoY. For full-year 2016, Asocem reported a 3.4 per cent market contraction from 9.978Mt in 2015 to 9.643Mt. However, Peruvian cement producers found some solace in overseas markets and reported an 11.3...

Tajikistan: cement production rises 40% in 11M2016

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Production of cement in Tajikistan rose by over 41 per cent in the first 11 months of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year, the Times of Central Asia reports. In total, the country produced more than 1.8Mt of cement in the 11 months to November 2016. Tajikistan currently has 12 cement plants with a combined capacity of 4Mta, the newest of which – operated by Jung-Tsai Mohir Cement – has a capacity of 1.2Mta. Exports from Tajikistan amounted to 256,000t in the first ...

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...

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...

Vietnam: export volumes down 8.4% in 10M16

07 December 2016, Published under Cement News

According to statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs, exports of clinker and cement in the first 10 months of 2016 were down 8.4 per cent on the same period a year earlier, Vinanet reports. In terms of their US dollar-dominated value, the fall was even more pronounced, being down 18.6 per cent. For the year to the end of October, Vietnamese producers exported 12.3Mt of cement and clinker with a value of US$467m. Bangladesh was the largest importer by volume, ta...