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Cement production falls 29% in Fiji

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s economic review for June 2020, it has found domestic cement production to have fallen 28.7 per cent YoY in the 5M20. The results have been largely attributed to weak demand. Cumulative domestic cement sales also declined 18.8 per cent YoY in the year up to May 2020.

HeidelbergCement sees revenue rise 4% in 2019 preliminary results

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has announced a 4.3 per cent YoY increase in group revenue to EUR18.851bn in its preliminary results for 2019. On a like-for-like (LfL) basis, the rise moderated to 2.1 per cent YoY. The result from current operations advanced 8.8 per cent YoY to EUR2.186bn, or 4.5 per cent growth LfL. However, the company’s cement and clinker sales volumes fell 3.1 per cent in 2019 to 125.9Mt. Excluding consolidation effects, sales volumes were 1.6 per cent below the previous year. Aggre...

GCC sees 8% rise in consolidated net sales

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has recorded an 8.3 per cent YoY rise in consolidated net sales to US$301.7m for the third quarter of 2019, on the back of improved cement volumes and prices in Mexico and the USA. EBITDA advanced 15.2 per cent to US$96.4m from US$83.7m in the 3Q18, while the EBITDA margin remained largely unchanged at 31.9 per cent from 30 per cent. Regionally, net sales rose 5.5 per cent and 9.1 per cent in Mexico and the US, respectively. "GCC delivered stro...

Indonesian cement industry down 2% in 1H19

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Indonesian Cement Association has reported that domestic cement sales volumes in the 1H19 dropped 2.2 per cent YoY to 29.4Mt due to weaker demand from Java (-2.8 per cent YoY) and Sumatra (-6.3 per cent YoY). This is likely to have been the result of a weak property sector, which accounted for around 70 per cent of the country's cement demand, coupled with delays in construction due to the presidential elections and the long Al-Fitr holidays. Fitch Ratings has added that the industry ...

West China Cement reports 23% increase in profit

13 August 2019, Published under Cement News

West China Cement Ltd has announced a 22.7 per cent increase in profit to CNY793.5m (US$112.3m) for the 1H19, compared with CNY646.7m in the year-ago period. Revenue climbed 27.2 per cent YoY to CNY3.31bn from CNY2.6bn, while EBITDA advanced 5.9 per cent to CNY1.38bn. Total cement and clinker sales volumes rose 5.1 per cent to 8.61Mt from 8.19Mt, with cement sales consisting of 8.45Mt of the final amount. "Sales volumes in Shaanxi Province have remained stable. Sales volumes in Xinjiang a...

Saudi sales rise in June 2019

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia increased 20 per cent YoY to 2.55Mt in June 2019, compared to 2.13Mt in the same month last year, according to data compiled by Yamama Cement Co. Only four cement producers out of 17 in total reported lower sales for the month. Tabuk Cement saw the largest decline (-27.9 per cent to 57,000t), followed by Hail Cement (-21 per cent to 64,000t) and Yamama Cement (-13.4 per cent to 219,000t). However, 12 manufacturers reported an increase in sales. This was led by...

El Nahda Cement partially stops production line at Qena plant

09 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt's El Nahda Cement has decided to partially suspend the main line at its 5500tpd Qena plant for nearly six months. The actions come as a result of a decrease in sales and an increase in clinker stocks, representing stagnant assets if not exploited, according to local media sources. The company plans to continue with a partial suspension and reliance on the available clinker, however would resort to complete suspension if the situation continues. Monthly updates of the situation for the...

Egyptian cement sales decline 8% in 1Q19

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in Egypt declined 7.7 per cent QoQ to 10.9Mt during the first quarter of 2019, while production decreased 8.1 per cent QoQ to 11.2Mt, according to the Central Bank of Egypt. The average price of cement slipped 0.8 per cent to EGP1190/t (US$71.2/t) in the 1Q19.

Brazil's cement sales rise 6% in 5M19

12 June 2019, Published under Cement News

In May apparent cement consumption (domestic sales plus imports) in Brazil increased 27.7 per cent YoY to 4.6Mt, according to the country's cement association, SNIC. The sharp rise reflects the 10-day nationwide truckers' strike in May 2018 that damaged economic activity and saw domestic cement sales down by 0.9Mt. Sales were up 30.5 per cent in the key southeast market to 2.262Mt, while the northeast – the country's second-largest market – reported a 23 per cent advance to 0.889Mt. In the s...

Brazil's cement sales record slight rise in April

13 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased by 0.9 per cent in the first four months of this year to 17Mt, according to preliminary figures from industry association SNIC. During the period, the real estate segment was the main driver of cement sales, as infrastructure projects continue to advance only slowly due to low public investments. In April, cement sales rose 0.2 per cent to 4.36Mt compared with a year ago. 
For May, the association forecasts a better performance, but mainly because of a weak...