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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...

Russia sees 9% fall in 3Q cement demand and output

22 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Russia’s cement consumption and output noted a nine per cent fall in the third quarter of 2016 when compared with the same period a year ago. Volumes decreased to 18.39Mt and 18.35Mt, respectively, according to Construction.ru. The market contraction has been attributed to a four per cent decrease in construction work volume. The country’s cement plants saw an average capacity utilisation of 70.4 per cent in 3Q16, down 7.3 percentage points when compared with 3Q15. Tulacement came at the t...

North Korea: cement production rises in response to flooding

07 October 2016, Published under Cement News

North Korean state media have reported that workers at the Sangwon cement plant have increased production by 50 per cent as part of efforts to send aid to the flood-stricken north of the country. The plant has sent over 70,000 tonnes of cement to North Hamgyong Province to help it recover from the floods. The increased output has enabled Sangwon to supply several thousand tonnes of cement a day.

Saudi Arabia cement companies see sales and production fall 10%

20 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement by Saudi Arabian companies declined by 9.93 per cent YoY in August, while production dropped by 10.4 per cent, Mubasher reports. Output for August was 4.3Mt, while deliveries were 4.4Mt. The fall in sales was unevenly distributed, with some companies – notably Riyadh Cement and City Cement – seeing double-digit increases. Of the bigger players, Saudi Cement escaped the worst, with its sales falling by 1.5 per cent, while Yanbu fared particularly poorly, with sales dropping...

Northern India prices rebound as demand strengthens

30 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in northern India have risen by around 25 per cent YoY in the period April-July 2016, driven by rising demand, according to the Economic Times. This performance stands in contrast to other regions, where prices have either remained stable or fallen slightly. In the north, prices stood at INR305-345/bag (US$4.55-5.14), up on the same period last year and also higher than the INR225-240 seen in January 2016. Sabyasachi Majumdar, senior vice president, ICRA Ratings, said, “W...

Malaysia: cement production down 4.2% in six months to June

01 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Malaysia looks set to grow but slowly in 2016 as production numbers for the first half of the year indicate. According to reports in the Edge Financial Daily, cement production fell by 4.2 per cent in 1H2016, with demand forecast to grow by just three per cent under the most optimistic projections. In an interview with Edge, Thierry Legrand, CEO of Lafarge Malaysia, said: “[Demand] is likely lower than last year, as whether the expected infrastructure projects can ...

Oman Cement output rises by 20% in year to June

01 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Having already announced a 25 per cent rise in profits in its six-month results to the end of June 2016, Oman Cement has now released details of increased production and sales, Muscat Daily reports. During 1H2016, cement output at the firm rose by 19.86 per cent to 1.21Mt, including 89,851t from its new mill at Ghala-Rusayl in northeastern Oman, which came online at the end of May. A statement release by Oman Cement read: “The company has continued its efforts to overcome the adverse...