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Colombian cement market expands 5% in October

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.2 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in October 2020 when compared with 1.111Mt delivered in October 2019, according to the national statistics agency, DANE. The rise was supported by an increase in the retail segment, where dispatches were up by 10.6 per cent YoY. Building companies and contractors increased their offtake by 4.2 per cent when compared with October 2019. However, deliveries to the ready-mix concrete segment dropped nine per cent YoY.  The ...

Spanish cement demand drops 13% in October

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain has fallen 13.1 per cent YoY to 1,205,482t in October 2020, according to Oficemen. In the first 10 months of 2020, domestic consumption has decreased 12.3 per cent YoY to 11,055,411t when compared with the 10M19. “Due to its multiplier effect on the economy and employment, investment in infrastructure should play a relevant role in direct aid and in the financing that our country will receive from Europe. In Spain we have accumulated an investment deficit of mo...

Puerto Rican cement sales down 3% MoM

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Puerto Rican cement market contracted 3.1 per cent to 58,328t in October 2020 when compared with the previous month, according to the country’s statistics institute. The decrease has been attributed to the holidays and the rain. “At Christmas the sale of concrete is always affected. Once February arrives, the industry begins to stabilise again. It's a very natural trend in the industry, ” Elvin Figueroa, president of the Puerto Rican Concrete Association (APC) explained. Cement produc...

Brazilian cement demand sees 15% hike in October

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s cement market expanded 14.5 per cent YoY in October 2020 with demand at 6Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The southeast, the country’s largest market, saw sales increased by 9.4 per cent YoY to 2.702Mt in October, while in the northeast deliveries advanced 16.3 per cent to 1.275Mt. In the south 0.987Mt of cement was delivered, up 21.6 per cent. The central-west market expanded 18 per cent to 0.702Mt. In the north, the country’s smallest market, sales increa...

Moroccan demand sees 8% decline in October

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco fell 7.8 per cent YoY to 1,249,416t in October 2020 from 1,354,775t in October 2019, according to the Ministry of National Land Use, Urbanisation and Housing. The ready-mix concrete and infrastructure segments in particular faced challenges. Deliveries to the ready-mix concrete segment fell by 15 per cent to 204,828t while infrastructure offtake was down 14.5 per cent YoY to 47,798t. The building segment noted a 12.9 per cent YoY drop to 53,070t. Deliveries in ...

Bolivian market contracts 33% YoY in August

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia edged up 7.4 per cent MoM from 231,662t in July 2020 to 248,852t in August 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, INE. When compared with August 2019, demand fell 32.7 per cent from 369,520t. Cement production in domestic cement plants slipped 2.6 per cent MoM from 256,231t in July 2020 to 249,579t in August. When compared with August 2019, the drop was 30.4 per cent from 358,461t.

Argentina’s cement market expands 13% in October

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption picked up by 12.7 per cent YoY in October 2020 as it increased to 1,070,118t (October 2019: 948,931t), according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic cement requirement was entirely met by Argentine cement plants. In addition, these exported 15,122t of cement, up 50.9 per cent YoY from 10,019t in October 2019. January-October 2020 However, in the first 10 months of 2020 the cement market contracted 18.4 per cent YoY to 7.672Mt from 9.39...

Colombian cement consumption up 5% in September

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased to 1.131Mt in September 2020, up 4.9 per cent from 1.078Mt in September 2019, according to DANE, the national statistics office. Output from the country’s cement plants was up 4.9 per cent to 1.148Mt when compared with September 2019, when production reached 1.094Mt. January-September 2020 Dispatches in the first nine months of 2020 reached 7.889Mt, down 14.6 per cent YoY from 9.242Mt. Domestic production declined 13.6 per cent YoY to 8.268Mt fro...

Chilean market contraction slows in 3Q

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement dispatches fell 13 per cent to 868,487t in July-September 2020 from 998,291t in the 3Q19, according to the country’s chamber of construction, CChC. The latest data show a deceleration of the drop in consumption experienced in the second quarter of 2020. In the 2Q20 dispatches reached 773,602t, representing a 21.5 per cent decrease when compared with the 2Q19. Deliveries in July declined 25.1 per cent YoY to 233,186t as market contraction slowed from 42.2 per cent in June. Thi...

Indonesian cement market contracts in September

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Indonesia fell to 6.175Mt in September 2020, according to the Indonesian cement association, ASI. Demand in the key market of Java decreased to 3.37Mt in September 2020 from 3.91Mt in September 2019.  Furthermore, the Sumatra and Sulawesi markets contracted by 3.4 per cent YoY to 1.34Mt and 549,000t, respectively. However, demand in Bali and Nusa Tenggara expanded by 5.9 per cent YoY to 345,000t. Maluku and Papua consumption increased by 4.8 per cent to 196,000t. On Kali...