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Puerto Rican cement sales up 24% in August

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 24.4 per cent to 59,295t in August 2020 when compared with August 2019, according to data provided by Cemex Puerto Rico and Argos San Juan Corp to the Instituto de Estadisticas of Puerto Rico. Output fell 14.9 per cent to 38,551t in August when compared with the year-ago period, as compiled by the country’s Banco de Desarrollo Económico. In the year to date, 364,839t of cement was dispatched, down 6.1 per cent YoY. Cement production declined 11.6 per...

Cement dispatches in Peru largely stable

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped 0.1 per cent YoY but increased 12.9 per cent MoM to 0.933Mt in August 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic producers dispatched 0.944Mt including exports. This represents a 0.3 per cent decrease in volume when compared with August 2019 but a 13.3 per cent rise when compared with July 2020.  Cement production in Peru increased 4.5 per cent YoY and 18.9 per cent MoM to 0.977Mt while clinker output fell 31.5 per cent YoY but...

Cement sales in Brazil increase 14% in August

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil continued to rise in August with a 13.6 per cent YoY increase to 5.7Mt, reported the country’s cement association, SNIC. Per working day, sales reached 244,400t, representing a YoY increased of 18.5 per cent and 3.7 per cent MoM. The central-western region saw sales up 25.3 per cent YoY to 728,000t while in the northeast and north sales advanced to 1,197,000t (+23.9 per cent) and 268,000t (+22.9 per cent), respectively. In the south sales were up 11.6 per cent to 936...

Argentine cement demand declines 13% in August

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted 12.5 per cent YoY to 917,297t in August 2020, according to the latest data published by AFCP, the country’s cement association. However, when compared with the previous month, an expansion in sales of 6.3 per cent was reported. Domestic cement producers supplied 922,807t of cement, down 12.3 per cent YoY, including 5510t of exports. Exports increased 30.3 per cent YoY from 4230t in August 2019. There were no imports. January-August 2020 In the firs...

Portland and blended cement market in US and Puerto Rico expands 11% in June

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 11 per cent to 10.1Mt in June 2020 when compared with June 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia were the leading cement-consuming states, accounting for 37 per cent of June shipments. Leading cement-producing states were Missouri, California, Texas, Florida and Michigan, which combined produced 40 per cent of domestic output. Masonry cement shipmen...

Moroccan market expands 19% in August

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco increased 19.4 per cent YoY to 865,681t in August 2020 from 725,359t in August 2019, according to data published by the country’s Ministry of Urbanisation and Habitat. However, in the first eight months of 2020 demand fell by 15.8 per cent YoY from 8,883,681t in the 7M19 to 7,482,031t in January-August 2020.

Spain: drivers for development

02 September 2020, Published under Cement News

In 2019 Spanish cement consumption registered its third consecutive year of recovery but the impact of COVID-19 has now brought fresh uncertainty. Despite the demand situation, Spanish cement association, Oficemen, discusses how the domestic sector continues to evolve and is finding ways to lay the groundwork for future development. By Oficemen, Spain. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the Spanish cement industry, the sector is focussed on its future, supported by a drive to includ...

Cement demand in Colombia slips 2% in July

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia fell 1.8 per cent YoY to 1.093Mt in July 2020 from 1.113Mt in July 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Offtake by ready-mix concrete companies declined 17.5 per cent, but retail sales were up 6.5 per cent when compared with July 2019. Sales to building companies and contractors were down 7.8 per cent YoY. The largest reduction in sales took place in Bogotá, where the market contracted by 23.9 per cent while in Cundinamarca consumption fel...

Ghana sees 4% drop in sales in 1Q20

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in Ghana have fallen 3.9 per cent YoY in the first quarter of 2020. The 1Q volume in 2020 reached 814,979t, when compared with 848,259t in the 1Q19. The drop in cement sales has been attributed by the Bank of Ghana due to a slowdown in construction activity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cement prices in Ghana have been affected by the sharp fluctuations int he Ghanaian cedi in comparison with the US dollar.

Czech cement production reaches 4.57Mt in 2019

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement output in the Czech cement industry increased 3.2 per cent YoY to 4.57Mt, a level not seen since 2008, reports the Czech news agency, CTK. In the last six years, cement production has increased by more than 40 per cent. Sales expanded by 1.5 per cent YoY to 3.84Mt, according to preliminary data of the Czech cement producers association. Exports rose by 1.9 per cent YoY to 760,613t, with nearly half of volumes delivered to Slovakia, followed by Germany (29 per cent), Austria (15 pe...