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Peru's cement market expands 12% in October

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Peru increased 3.3 per cent MoM and 12.1 per cent YoY to 0.925Mt in October 2017, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In September 2017 consumption stood at 0.895Mt. Cement production in Peru increased 4.4 per cent MoM from 0.884Mt in September 2017 and 6.3 per cent YoY to 0.922Mt in October 2017. Domestic clinker output increased 54 per cent to 0.885Mt from 0.575Mt in September 2017. When compared with the year-ago period, clinker output rose 19.8 per ...

Egypt's juggling act

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Despite the Egyptian government’s focus on infrastructure investment, the country’s cement producers have had a difficult year so far with energy prices rocketing, competition intensifying and a currency crisis playing havoc with prices. Many are investing in their energy mix as a way of protecting their market share and margins going forward.  In Cairo, old and new coexist while ambitious plans are afoot to build a US$25bn New Administrative Capital, 45km east of Cairo, by 2022....

Colombia market expands 1% YoY in Sep 2017

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Domestic grey cement deliveries by Colombian cement producers in September 2017 reached 1.023Mt, up 0.8 per cent YoY and an improvement when compared the 11.2 per cent fall to 1.015Mt reported in September 2016, according to Colombia’s statistics office, DANE. Cement production in Colombia reached 1,025,600t in September 2017. This represents a 0.2 per cent rise YoY from 1,023,600t in September 2016. In terms of geographical distribution of deliveries, Nariño saw the largest increase ...

Pakistan’s cement industry expected to grow 8%

08 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement consumption grew 16.53 per cent between July-August of this year with a positive outlook for the rest of the year forecast. Domestic cement demand is expected to increase by 8-8.5 per cent per annum on the back of hydropower plants currently under construction or planned as part of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) investments. CPEC is expected to implement three hydropower projects at Karot, Suki Kinari and Kohala...

Argentina’s cement market expands 23% in October 2017

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

In October Argentina cement producers delivered 1,150,386t of cement, including exports, according to the Argentine cement producers association, AFCP. This represents a two per cent rise MoM and 23.2 per cent YoY. Of this total, domestic deliveries stood at 1,141,190t, up 23.3 per cent YoY, while exports increased 14.5 per cent YoY to 9196t. When compared with September 2016, domestic dispatches were up 1.8 per cent from 1,121,423t and exports 41.1 per cent from 6517t. Domestic demand ed...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico down 70% in September

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico fell by 70.2 per cent YoY in September. While sales have been declining since 2013, the size of the reduction in September has been attributed to the economic inactivity following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Cement sales fell 12.3 per cent in 2016, following a decline of 8.5 and 9.8 per cent in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Local cement output dropped 65.8 per cent in September after a 41.8 per cent rise in August. This compares with a 11.5 per...

ASI: Indonesia cement sales up 7%

02 November 2017, Published under Cement News

For the first nine months of 2017, cement consumption in Indonesia rose 6.6 per cent to 47.432Mt from 45.504Mt, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). The data reflects sales by ASI members only. Demand in Java increased 11.3 per cent to 26.962Mt YoY while the off-take from ASI members in Sumatra showed a 4.2 per cent rise to 9.988Mt and in Nusa Tenggara, ASI members supplied 2.687Mt (+2.1 per cent) in 9M17. The Kalimantan market contracted by 5.8 per cent in the period to 2...

August cement shipments in the US up 3%

02 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2017 reached 9.7Mt, an increase of 3.1 per cent when compared with August 2016, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois (in descending order) – accounted for a 37 per cent of August 2017 shipments. The leading producing states during this period were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan...

USA sees 3% rise in July cement shipments

27 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico rose 3.4 per cent YoY to 8.5Mt in July, according to data by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan (in descending order) and these accounted for 42 per cent of July sales. The top-five cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York (in descending order) which received 38 per cent of total July sh...

Cemex forecasts 0.5Mt required to restore Mexican earthquake damage

27 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex said on Thursday that reconstruction efforts from two major earthquakes that hit Mexico last month will likely require 500,000t of cement over the next 12 to 18 months. The quakes, which together killed more than 470 people, collapsed dozens of buildings and damaged more than 180,000 homes across the country.