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Vietnamese cement dispatches fall in May

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam fell six per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 5.929Mt in May 2019, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 2.014Mt were delivered by VICEM and 1.625Mt by its associated companies, representing YoY decreases of seven and 10 per cent, respectively and MoM declines of three and nine per cent, respectively. Other Vietnamese cement producers accounted for 2.29Mt of domestic dispatches. In addition, around 2.545Mt of cement and c...

US cement: time for cautious optimism?

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

This week saw the publication by the PCA of US Portland and blended cement demand and trade data for March . The figures reveal that the US cement market continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019, with deliveries recorded at 19.439Mt, up 2.4 per cent YoY (versus 2.2 per cent in 1Q18). However, in spite of the the slightly higher quarterly growth rate, February and March YoY growth rates fell by 1.9 per cent and 1 per cent, respectively. While the latest figures suggest that the US c...

Spanish cement consumption expands 7% YoY in April

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Demand Index, presented by Oficemen, the Spanish cement producers’ association, has registered an increase of 7.1 per cent in April when compared with April 2018. This represents a fall of nearly two percentage points when compared with March 2018, according to the association. Between May 2018-April 2019 total cement demand in Spain reached 13.57Mt, up 0.9Mt in the previous-year period. However, export growth continues to trend into negative territory. In the 12 months up t...

USA and Puerto Rico see 1% slip in demand

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement consumption in the USA and Puerto Rico edged down by one per cent to 7.34Mt in March 2019 when compared with March 2018 when the market off-take was 7.417Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina while the country’s biggest producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. The five largest consuming states represented 46 per cent of the month’s sh...

Chile’s cement dispatches increase 11% in April

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile were up 11.2 per cent to 348,151t in April 2019 when compared to 313,131t delivered in April 2018, according to the latest data published by the Chilean Construction Chamber (CChC). In the January-April 2019 period, 1.428Mt of cement were dispatched by the country’s cement plants, representing a YoY increase of 8.3 per cent. In January-April 2018 dispatches reached 1.318Mt.

Peruvian cement market expands 8% in May

18 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru rose 8.2 per cent YoY in May 2019 to 0.976Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of this total, 0.97Mt was supplied by domestic producers, including 0.854Mt by Asocem members, who reported a 9.7 per cent YoY and a 8.3 per cent MoM rise in dispatches. Cement production increased 8.7 per cent YoY and 8.1 per cent MoM to 0.877Mt in May 2019 while clinker output advanced 5.5 per cent YoY and 3.8 per cent MoM to 0.766Mt in the same period. To m...

APC members see May sales fall 13%

13 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc – members of Morocco’s cement association, APC – have seen their sales rise by 1.9 per cent YoY to 5.868Mt in the first five months of 2019 when compared with 5.761Mt in the 5M18, according to the country's Ministry of Urbanisation. However, in May sales fell by 13 per cent YoY to 1.06Mt from 1.219Mt in May 2018. Sales have been affected by Ramadan and celebrations of Eid El Fitr and Eid Lakbir, according to an APC ...

Puerto Rican sales decline 11% in May

07 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 11.1 per cent YoY to 1.21m bags, or 51,425t, in May, following a 13.9 per cent drop in April. Output from local cement plants was off by one third to 1m bags (42,500t). The May data represent the fourth-consecutive monthly decline since sales started to fall in February, reversing their 13-month climb, according to Sin Comillas. Total demand (including imports) in 2018 increased by 38.9 per cent YoY to 607,750t (14.3m bags) from 437,750t (10.3m bags) in 2017....

Argentine market expands 4% in May

05 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption advanced 4.3 per cent YoY to 964,762t in May 2019 from 924,211t in May 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Market demand was entirely met by domestic production in May 2019, unlike in the year-ago period when 554t was imported. In addition, cement producers in Argentina exported 8891t of cement, up 49 per cent YoY. January-May 2019 In the January-May 2019 period domestic demand slipped 6.9 per cent to 4.601Mt, dow...

Salvadorian cement demand surges 28% in 11M18

05 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador has increased by 28 per cent in the January-November 2018 period to 27,314,750 bags of 42.5kg, or 1,160,877t, when compared with 21,802,300 bags or 926,598t in the 11M17, according to the country’s construction chamber, CASALCO. The latest increase represents the fifth-consecutive 11M rise since 2014. The rise comes on the back of construction activity outperforming economic growth in the Latin American country. Annual economic growth in the 11M18...