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Uzbekistan: Akhangarancement output up 5.3% in 1H2016

21 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Akhangarancement has announced that its cement output rose by 5.3 per cent YoY to 918,800t in the first half of 2016, according to reports from the Trend news agency. Sales also rose by a similar amount, reaching 920,825t in 1H2016 – an increase of 5.1 per cent – while clinker output grew more quickly, rising by 11.7 per cent to 662,295t. In addition to producing for the domestic market, Akhangarancement exports to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.

Peru cement market contracts 3.5% YoY in June

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

In June, Peruvian cement demand fell by 3.5 per cent YoY to 0.756Mt from 0.781Mt, according to Asocem, the country's cement association. Domestic sales were supplemented with 23,000t of export sales, which slipped from 24,000t in June 2015. However, the country also imported 28,000t of clinker and 44,000t of cement. Cement output from Peru’s cement plants decreased three per cent in June when compared with the previous month and 0.5 per cent YoY. For the rolling year, between July 2...

Panama cement production falls 6.1% 12M ending May 2016

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Panama fell 6.1 per cent in the last 12 months ending May 2016, when the country’s cement plants produced 812,616t, according to the General Controller of the Republic of Panama. In the corresponding period ending May 2015, output reached 864,570t. The decline has been attributed to the malaise in the country’s construction sector.

Vietnam: cement and clinker sales reach 38.7Mt in 1H16

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Building Material Department, under the Ministry of Construction, reports that cement producers in the country sold 38.7Mt of cement and clinker in the first half of this year, rising 12.4 per cent from a year earlier. Therefore, the industry has met 51.01 per cent of its whole-year target. The Ministry of Construction forecasts that Vietnam's sales of cement and clinker will rise 4-7 per cent YoY to 75-77Mt in 2016. A total of 29.92Mt of cement and clinker were sold domestic...

Lebanon cement deliveries rose by 19.6% in 1Q16

05 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Figures released by the Central Bank of Lebanon show that cement deliveries rose by a yearly 19.6 per cent in the first four months of 2016. Cement deliveries actually reached circa 1,575,308t in the first four months of 2016, up from 1,317,325t in the corresponding period of 2015. It is worth recalling that cement deliveries reached 5,042,873t in 2015, down from 5,516,827t in 2014.

Colombian cement market contracts 5% in May

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement deliveries in May slipped 5.3 per cent YoY in May, totalling 1.129Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, Dane. Output from Colombian cement factories fell 6.4 per cent to 1.057Mt. In the year to date, domestic dispatches remained stable at 5.056Mt while in the June 2015-May 2016 period increased 4.5 per cent to 12.808Mt.

Indonesia cement demand rises 3% in May

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s cement market continues to expand, according to official Indonesian cement industry statistics. In addition, the country is shipping increasing volumes of clinker although cement exports have fallen. In May demand reached 5,133,863t, up three per cent YoY. Cement exports rose 18.3 per cent YoY and clinker exports doubled to 114,000t during the period. Total domestic output reached 5.305Mt, a rise of 5.4 per cent when compared with May 2015. Semen Indonesia, the country’s large...

Azerbaijan: Cement production drops by 30% in year to May

24 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan has fallen by 30.3 per cent for the five months to May 2016, Azer press reports. The national statistics committee put the decline in output down to lower public and private sector spending. Production of concrete fell by 60 per cent, to 177,000t. Azerbaijan produced 829,000t of cement in the first five months of the year. Clinker imports also fell by 55 per cent, to 140,500t, with prices remaining unchanged at US$46.60/t.

Uganda: drop in cement production

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

As cement production has decreased and cement prices increased, the construction sector has slowed down. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) there was a low production of cement between March and April 2016 for "major cement producers in the country", which in turn led to a slump in the construction sector. Tororo Cement and Hima Cement are the largest cement producers in Uganda. The cement industry reported a 14.7 per cent drop in growth as a result of the higher cost pro...

Colombia's cement market expands 6% in Feb 2016

31 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombia's cement consumption in February rose by 6.1 per cent YoY to 1.046Mt from 0.987Mt the previous year, according to the country's statistics office, DANE. Building companies and contractors supported this rise in particular as they bought 15.2 per cent more cement than in February 2014. Ready-mix companies increased their off take by seven per cent while retail saw a 3.3 per cent advance in volumes. In terms of departments, Atlantic saw the largest rises in demand by 22 per cent,...