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Moroccan cement market expands 13% YoY in June

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement consumption fell 2.9 per cent in the first half of 2018 to 6.57Mt when compared with 1H17. However, in June alone, domestic demand increased by 13 per cent from 721,846t in June 2017 to 815,842t.

US/Puerto Rico Portland and blended shipments up 7% in May

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 6.5 per cent to 9.4Mt in May 2018, according to the US Geological Survey. Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio were the leading states in terms of cement demand, receiving some 38 per cent of domestic USGS Cement stats 2017-10 shipments. The leading cement-producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which combined accounted for around 42 per cent of the domestic tota...

Argentina's cement demand falls 6% in July

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted by 6.3 per cent in July 2018 when compared with the previous year, according to the country cement association, AFCP. Domestic consumption fell from 1,016,589t in July 2017 to 952,220t one year later. Nationwide dispatches by Argentine producers declined to 949,680t fro 1,007,897t, down 5.8 per cent YoY. In addition, imports slumped from 8692t in July 2017 to 2540t in July 2018. Total domestic output decreased 5.9 per cent to 952,350t in July 2018 fro...

Pakistan cement sales up 5% YoY in July

06 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Pakistan increased 5.1 per cent in the first month of FY18-19. In July, total cement dispatches rose to 3.554Mt from 3.382Mt in July 2017, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association. While in the wake of elections, economic and construction activity slowed down, it did not significantly affect sales growth. Exports rose by 9.3 per cent from 0.476Mt in July 2017 to 0.52Mt one year later while domestic dispatches were up 4.4 per cent from 2.906Mt to ...

Colombian cement market contracts 4% in June 2018

31 July 2018, Published under Cement News

National cement demand in Colombia declined 4.1 per cent to 943,200t in June 2018 from 983,500t in June 2017, according DANE, the country’s statistics office. The fall in consumption was attributed to a 12.4 per cent YoY drop in off-take by construction companies and contractors. Retail sales also fell by 3.8 per cent YoY. Ready-mix companies increased their purchases by 3.6 per cent while prefab segment buying was 7.3 per cent higher. In terms of regional demand, Bogotá saw sales fal...

Vietnamese demand jumps to 5.8Mt in June

27 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Total cement consumption in Vietnam increased to 5.812Mt in June, representing a YoY rise of 126 per cent and a MoM fall of nine per cent, according to the Vietnam National Cement Assocation (VNCA). Of this total, the VICEM group supplied 1.82Mt, up 110 per cent YoY, while joint venture companies delivered 1.643Mt, an advance of 115 per cent. Other domestic cement producers saw their combined sales rise by 147 per cent to 2.35Mt. Exports from Vietnam in June saw a 174 per cent hike to...

Semen Indonesia

25 July 2018, Published under Cement News

June saw Semen Indonesia sell 1,571,763t of cement, down 13.7 per cent YoY, according to figures from the Indonesia Cement Association. Its Vietnamese subsidiary, Than Long Cement Company (TLCC), added a further 215,928t taking the group’s total sales for the month to 1,787,692t, a decline of 10.3 per cent YoY. Semen Indonesia’s domestic sales during the month contracted by 16.7 per cent to 1,283,695t while exports advanced by 2.8 per cent to 287,798t. Meanwhile, TLCC’s domestic sales fell 2...

African aspirations

24 July 2018, Published under Cement News

East Africa’s cement sector has remained resilient in recent years, despite oversupply and power shortages. ICR reviews the main east African markets as the battle to increase market shares intensifies and modernisation is further challenged by new entrants taking on the established players. Tanga Cement is building on the strength of its Simba brand to compete effectively with new entrants in the Tanzanian cement market Growth in cement consumption continues to stimulate the...

Brazil's cement sales slip 2% in 1H18

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

From January to June 2018, cement sales in Brazil totalled 25.4Mt, down 1.5 per cent YoY, according to preliminary data from SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent consumption (domestic sales + imports) totalled 25.5Mt in the six-month period. slipping 1.9 per cent when compared with 1H17. SNIC President, Paulo Camillo Penna, said that the results achieved in the first half were strongly influenced by the truck drivers strike: "We projected an already positive performance in...

Cement consumption in Peru up 6% in June

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 5.7 per cent YoY to 0.865Mt in June 2018 and when compared with the previous month, largely stable, according to the latest data from Asocem, the country’s cement association. Of this total, national deliveries fell by 2.1 per cent YoY to 0.76Mt while imports advanced 147.5 per cent YoY to 0.106Mt. Cement production slipped by 2.5 per cent YoY to 0.79Mt in June 2018 from 0.807Mt in June 2017 while clinker output rose 45.7 per cent from 0.726Mt in June 2017...