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USA: cement shipments rise 5.1% in May

05 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in May 2016 were about 8.2Mt, up by 5.1 per cent from sales in May 2015. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement sales in May were California, Texas, Missouri, Florida, and Michigan, in descending order, and these states accounted for nearly 40 per cent of the national total. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois, in descending order) receiv...

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...

Fiji: Pacific Cement sales rise 19%

28 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Fijian manufacturer Pacific Cement has announced that over the past 12 months it has sold 150,561t of cement, of which 104,000 was consumed domestically, according to the Fiji Times. This represents an increase over the preceding 12 months of about 19 per cent. Pacific Cement exports to destinations in the South Pacific, including Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Tarawa, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste.

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.

Indonesia: Consumption rises 3.1% in year to June 2016

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia reached 29.48Mt for the first six months of 2016, according to Indonesia Investments, but sales in Java – the largest market – recorded a decline in June. Overall, cement consumption for 1H2016 was up 3.1 per cent YoY. In June, Indonesia consumed 5.1Mt of cement, up by 1.8 per cent YoY. For the whole six-month period, only the Kalimantan region recorded a decline in consumption (of 16 per cent), but growth in Java was slow at just 1.3 per cent. Export fi...

Brazil: Votorantim takes protective measures

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Prompted by the unfavourable environment in Brazil and the decline in cement sales in the country, Votorantim Cimentos has adopted new measures in an attempt to maintain its competitiveness. The company will focus on innovation, productivity and performance in strategic markets in the second half of 2016. According to the National Cement Industry Union (SNIC), cement sales fell 13.9 per cent in the domestic market between January and May 2016 compared with the same period last year. In ad...

LafargeHolcim: cement volumes up 1.4% but revenues flat

12 May 2016, Published under Cement News

In its results for 1Q16, LafargeHolcim announced that cement volume sales rose by 1.4 per cent YoY with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for most of the improvement. Like-for-like revenues were almost unchanged on 1Q15, rising by just 0.1 per cent to stand at CHF6.062bn (US$6.244bn). In the earnings statement, LarfargeHolcim cited “challenging” conditions in Nigeria, Brazil and India as the reason for slow growth. The company also noted that the first quarter typically saw less activity...

HeidelbergCement sees losses shrink in 1Q16

04 May 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's cement sales volume rose five per cent YoY for the period from January to March 2016, reaching 17.6Mt for the quarter. According to results released by the company, sales of aggregates also rose, while ready-mix volumes were flat and those of asphalt were down by 12 per cent. Overall, revenue for the period was unchanged on the previous year at EUR2.83bn (US$3.26bn). Operating income before depreciation was up 13 per cent in like-for-like terms at EUR321m (US$369m), whi...

Dangote: 1Q2016 profits down 22% as volumes rise 70%

26 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has released its results for the year to March 31 2016. During this period volume sales grew 69.6 per cent to 6.4Mt, while profits slipped from NGN70bn (US$352m) to NGN55bn (US$276m). Price cuts in Dangote’s Nigerian home market meant that even as volumes climbed 45 per cent to 4.5Mt revenues increased more slowly, rising by 5.7 per cent to NGN107bn (US$538m). The firm estimates that its market share in the period was 66 per cent. Volume growth in other west and central ...

South Africa: Cement sales up 7.7% in 2015

19 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Consumption of cement in South Africa rose by 7.7 per cent YoY in 2015 following a drop in sales the previous year. According to figures released by PPC, volumes reached 13Mt in 2015 thanks to strong demand from the construction sector. Responding to the news, Business Day pointed to the positive impact from projects to build new power stations and hydroelectric plants. Sales grew fastest in 1Q15, when they were up 15.6 per cent YoY. Growth in Q2 was slower at 1.5 per cent, with volume...