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US-Puerto Rican cement shipments up 8% in July

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 7.7 per cent YoY to 10Mt in July, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which accounted for 38 per cent of July deliveries. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, which combined to account for 39 per cent of US cement output. Masonry cement shipme...

Peruvian market expands 7% in September

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption increased 6.5 per cent to 1.035Mt in September 2019 when compared with September 2018, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. This included 1.02Mt supplied by domestic producers. Cement production increased 7.4 per cent to 943,000t when compared with September 2018 and 0.8 per cent MoM. Clinker output rose 18.4 per cent YoY and 0.2 per cent MoM to 820,000t. In terms of external trade, cement exports declined 29.1 per cent YoY to 14,700t in Septem...

Chilean cement dispatches up 7% in August

14 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile increased 7.3 per cent YoY to 369,337t in August 2019 when compared with August 2018, when they reached 344,084t, according to the Camara Chilena de Construcción (CChC), the country’s construction chamber. In the first eight months of 2019, dispatches advanced by 5.9 per cent to 2.752Mt from 2.599Mt in the 8M18.

Germany's cement consumption rises to 29Mt in 2018

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

German cement consumption rose by 0.4 per cent in 2018 to 29Mt, according to a statement by Germany's cement association, the VDZ. The VDZ sees the industry continuing in a stable environment for 2019-20. According to the official data now available, domestic demand for cement was almost completely covered by German-based manufacturers in 2018. Only 1.5Mt or 5.3 per cent of the cement required had to be imported in 2018. In contrast, cement exports rose by 1.5 per cent, according to the Fed...

Brazilian cement market expands 5% in September

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 5.3 per cent to 4.7Mt in September 2019 when compared with the same month in the previous year, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, totalled 4.8Mt in September, representing a YoY advance of 5.2 per cent. Domestic sales per business day in September, which takes into account the number of days worked and has a strong influence on cement consumption, increased by 2.7 per cent compared to August a...

Argentine cement market declines 7% in September

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 7.2 per cent YoY and 10.4 per cent MoM to 938,972t in September 2019, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by the country’s cement producers. Cement output by Argentina’s cement producers declined 6.7 per cent YoY to 948,206t in September 2019. Of this total, 938,972t was supplied to the domestic market and 9234t was exported. January-September 2019 Between January and September 2019, the Argentin...

Puerto Rico’s cement sales drop 7% in September

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 7.4 per cent in September 2019 when compared with the previous year. A total of 1.02m of 42.5kg bags, or 43,350t was sold on the domestic market, according to Sin Comillas. The latest drop in sales represents the eighth-consecutive month of market contraction. Sales have fallen since February after a 13-month period of consecutive increases. Local cement output edged up one per cent in September 2019 when compared with September 2018. Domestic production ros...

Colombian market expands 3% in August

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches advanced 3.4 per cent YoY to 1.099Mt in August 2019 from 1.061Mta year earlier, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Casanare, Huila, Bolívar and Santander delivered the strongest growth with a YoY improvement of 48.4, 19.8, 15.6 and 13.7 per cent, respectively. Norte de Santander and Huila followed with just short of 11 per cent. Growth was also robust in Antioquia (+6.5 per cent). However, other key regions such as Cundinamarca and Bogotá noted ...

Vietnam cement sales edge down 4% in August

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales by Vietnamese producers slipped four per cent to 8.091Mt  in August 2019 when compared with the year-ago period, according to data by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Compared with the previous month’s sales of 8.087Mt, they remained largely stable. Of this total, domestic sales totalled 5.175Mt, down five per cent YoY. VICEM saw sales decline by seven per cent to 1.628Mt while its joint-venture companies reported an erosion of 14 per cent to 1.397Mt. The...

Puerto Rican cement sales fall 11% in August

25 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Puerto Rico decreased 11.4 per cent in August, continuing a seven-month period of decline. In August 1.12m bags of 94lb (42.5kg), or 47,600t were sold. Cement output slipped 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.06m bags – the sixth fall in seven months, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 domestic cement sales were up 38.9 per cent YoY to reach 14.3m bags (607,750t) – the first rise since 2012. In the previous year sales had dropped 11.2 per cent to 10.3m bags (437,750t), impacted by th...