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Cement consumption in Morocco up 20% in September

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco increased by 20.1 per cent YoY to 1.043Mt in September 2018 from 0.688Mt in September 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the first nine months of 2018, cement demand has fallen 2.7 per cent YoY to 9.799Mt from 10.07Mt in 9M17. The highest decline in the nine-month period was witnessed in the Fès-Meknes market, where sales fell 11.1 per cent to 0.804Mt. Casablanca-Settat, the country’s largest market, reported a drop of 6.3 per ...

Oficemen downgrades growth forecast

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers have reduced their growth forecast for 2018 from 12 per cent to seven per cent, according to Oficemen, Spain’s cement association. They attribute the lower growth rate to the economic slowdown and “paralysis” that governs the execution of public work. The extra demand generated by new housing is unable to offset the lower civil works activity, which accounts for the majority of cement consumption, according to the association. The construction of flats now accounts for 28 ...

July cement shipments advance 9% in USA and Puerto Rico

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in July increased by 9.4 per cent YoY to 9.3Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Deliveries for the first seven months of 2017 rose by 3.8 per cent to 55.2Mt. The leading consuming states for Portland and blended cement in July 2018 were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received around 37 per cent of total supply. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida...

Switzerland sees cement deliveries fall 2% in 3Q18

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland  slipped 1.7 per cent YoY to 1,144,790t in the third quarter of 2018, according to Cemsuisse, the country’s cement association. In 3Q17 1,164,378t of cement was dispatched. In the January-September 2018 period dispatches remained largely stable at 3,201,205t when compared with sales of 3,205,171t in 9M17. The share of deliveries to ready-mix concrete plants has risen to 72.2 per cent  while 20.6 per cent of cement is sold to concrete plants on major const...

Argentina’s cement demand falls 11% in September

04 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 10.6 per cent YoY in September 2018 to 1.012Mt from 1.132Mt in September 2017, according to provisional data by AFCP, the country’s cement association. The figure includes 1.01Mt of deliveries by domestic producers, down 9.5 per cent YoY, and 1970t of imports, a significant drop from 10,122t in September 2017. Argentine producers supplied 1.016Mt of cement to the market in September 2018, representing a YoY decrease of 9.9 per cent. Of this total...

Colombia’s cement market expands 3% in August

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

National dispatches were up 2.7 per cent YoY to 1.061Mt in August 2018, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. In August 2017, domestic deliveries reached 1.033Mt. Cement production in August 2018 increased 5.3 per cent YoY to 1.089Mt from 1.035Mt in August 2017. In the January-August 2018 period fell 1.3 per cent to 7.858Mt when compared with the year-ago period. Output from Colombia’s cement plants in the first eight months of the year slipped by 0.9 per cent YoY to 8.07...

Peru’s cement demand remains stable in August

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches by Asocem members remained largely stable in August 2018 at 865,000t when compared with the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. However, they advanced 9.4 per cent when compared with July 2018 when 790,000t was sold in the domestic market. When all domestic cement producers are included, national dispatches reach 975,000t, down 0.5 per cent YoY. Domestic supply was complemented by cement imports, which surged by 60 per cent YoY to 70,00...

Vietnam cement demand up 14% YoY in August

25 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement demand rose 14 per cent YoY to 5.44Mt in August 2018, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, northern provinces accounted for 39.2 per cent or 2.13Mt of total domestic consumption while off-take in central Vietnam reached 1.42Mt or 26.2 per cent. In the south deliveries reached 1.88Mt or 34.6 per cent of the country’s demand. Total production reached 8.43Mt, representing an increase of 37 per cent when compared with August 2017. In a...

Moroccan cement demand falls 28% in August

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco declined 28.2 per cent in August 2018 to 881,411Mt when compared with August 2017, when 1,227,932t was sold, according to data of the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. Sales in the largest market, Casablanca fell by a third YoY to 193,737t while in Marrakech-Safi deliveries dropped by 13.1Mt to 135,824t over the same period. The Rabat-Salé area recorded the largest decline at 38.8 per cent to 109,722t. In Tanger-Tétouan demand contracted by a third to 105,...

FEI: Egypt faces oversupply

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand declined in 1H18 to 25Mt, compared with 26Mt in 1H17, according to Noha Bakr, the head of the cement committee of the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI). In 2017 domestic consumption decreased 4.5 per cent YoY despite ongoing mega projects, Mr Bakr said. He added that the main challenge for the industry remains oversupply as stockpiles rose by 2.3Mt in 1H18 to 7.1Mt.