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Morocco’s cement deliveries advance 1% in October

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement delivers edged up 0.8 per cent in October 2021 to 1,254,798t from 1,245,064t in October 2020, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The data apply to members of the domestic cement association, APC – Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and Holcim Maroc. In the January-October 2021 period 11.491Mt of cement was supplied to the domestic market by these producers, a 16.1 per cent increase when compared with 9.898Mt in the 10M20.

Puerto Rican cement sales see 14% drop in October

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico declined 13.9 per cent YoY to 1.18m bags, or 50,312t, according to the country’s Economic Development Bank (BDE). It is the fifth-consecutive monthly fall and the lowest level since November 2020, according to Sin Comillas. However, the FY21 ends with a 31.7 per cent surge in sales – from 528.707t (12.4m bags) to 694,994t (16.3m bags) – and is the largest increase in 12 years. Cement production was down 12.5 per cent YoY to 727,000 bags, or 68,338t  in October...

October sales down 10% in Brazil

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

While year-to-date sales of cement in Brazil continue to be high in the period until October 2021, October’s stand-alone result has been seen as the worst of the year, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Total sales volume in October totalled 5.4Mt, down 9.5 per cent when compared to October 2020. However, in the first 10 months of 2021, sales were up 7.5 per cent YoY to 54.6Mt. Of this total, 42,000t was exported in October, up 68 per cent YoY, while in the 10M21 export v...

Indonesian cement market expands in September

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia advanced four per cent in September 2021. "Consumption of domestic [cement] in all regions is moving up, including Bali and Nusa Tenggara," said the chairman of the Indonesian cement association (ASI),  Widodo Santoso. In the 9M21 domestic cement demand increased 5.5 per cent YoY to 46.9Mt. “With three months remaining, it is still difficult for domestic cement sales to return to the way it was before the pandemic. Especially with the threat of higher coal pr...

Cement sales in Chile edge up 2% in September

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement sales have increased by two per cent YoY in September 2021. Volumes were reported at 334,603t in September 2021, up from 328,184t in September 2020, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). In the January-September 2021 period sales advanced 1.2 per cent YoY to 3.214Mt when compared with 2.65Mt.

Argentine cement market expands 7% in October

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption increased 6.6 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent MoM to 1,141,043t in October 2021, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. All cement in the market was produced by domestic producers with no imports reported. Total output by Argentine cement plants reached 1,152,077t, up 6.1 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent MoM. This included 11,034t of exports, which represented a YoY drop of 27 per cent. In the first 10 months of 2021, total cement demand in the Sou...

US/Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement market expands 5% in August

02 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico, including imports, advanced 4.9 per cent YoY to 10.1Mt in August 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The cement markets in Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were particularly buoyant and accounted for 40 per cent of deliveries. Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan were the leading producing states. Masonry cement shipments totalled 212,000t in August, up 2.8 per cent YoY increase. The ...

Vietnamese cement market contracts 25% YoY in September

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam fell by a quarter YoY but edged up by five per cent to 3,684,047t in September 2021, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, sales by VICEM declined 23 per cent YoY to 1,230,229t although when compared with August 2021, they advanced 10 per cent. However, affiliated companies saw sales drop by 44 per cent YoY to 713,818t while MoM their sales edged up by two per cent. Other Vietnamese cement producers noted a 15 pe...

Iranian cement consumption up 34% MoM in September

22 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market expanded 34 per cent to 5.72Mt in September 2021 when compared with August 2021, when demand reached 4.27Mt, according to the Iranian cement association. Cement production in Iran reached 6.01Mt in September 2021, up 25.5 per cent MoM, while clinker production stood at 6.83Mt, representing a MoM increase of 34.4 per cent MoM. In addition to supplying the domestic market, Iranian cement producers exported 0.89Mt of cement and 0.4Mt of clinker in September 2021. In...

Cement market in Spain expands 4% in September

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain advanced 4.4 per cent to 1,305,861t in September 2021 when compared with the equivalent period in 2020, according to Spain's cement association, Oficemen. In the first nine months of the year, demand increased to 11,127,341t, up 12 per cent YoY. Exports from Spain in September 2021 declined 5.9 per cent to 482,241t when compared with September 2020. However, in the 9M21 there was a 22 per cent increase YoY. Imports expanded by more than 10 per cent in the Janu...