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Spanish cement demand falls 4% in November

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 4.4 per cent YoY to 1.104Mt in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In the year to date, demand has reached 13,321Mt. Exports dropped 30.2 per cent YoY to 0.449Mt from approximately 0.648Mt in November 2018. In the January-November period exports have dropped 21.5 per cent YoY to approximately 5.842Mt. Meanwhile, imports, of mainly clinker, have grown 41 per cent in November and 100 per cent in the year to date to 0.45Mt. “A...

Peru’s cement demand up 2% in November

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market expanded 2.1 per cent YoY in November 2019 with total sales of 1.048Mt (November 2019: 1.026Mt), according to Peru’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased three per cent YoY but fell 5.1 per cent MoM to 928,000t in November 2019 while at 845,000t clinker output decreased by 1.1 and 4.1 per cent when compared with November 2018 and October 2018, respectively. Domestic output was supplemented by 66,000t of cement, representing a YoY fall of 35.7...

Indonesian cement sales up 9% YoY in November

17 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia increased 9.5 per cent in November to 7.088Mt in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, according to data supplied by Semen Indonesia. Sales in Java advanced 6.6 per cent to 3.873Mt from 3.633Mt in the previous year, buoyed by improved deliveries in West Java, which rose to 1.152Mt (+17.9 per cent). Gains were also note in Jakarta (+5 per cent), Central Java (+2.6 per cent) and East Java (3.6 per cent). The market in Banten remained stable, but in Yogyakar...

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments up 13% in September

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 13 per cent in September 2019 to 9.4Mt, when compared with September 2018, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which made up 37 per cent of total market demand. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 41 per cent of output. Masonry cem...

Puerto Rican sales slip 3% in November

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico slipped 2.9 per cent to 46,236.3t (1.084m bags of 42.6kg) in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, when 47,630.6t (1.117m bags) were sold, according to data released by the Economic Development Bank of Puerto Rico. Output from Puerto Rican cement plants increased by 27 per cent in November 2019 to 46,760.7t (1.097m bags) from 36,821.9t (0.864m bags) in the year-ago period. In the January-November 2019 period, domestic cement sales decreased 6.3 per ce...

Brazilian cement market expands 4% in November

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 3.9 per cent YoY in November to 4.7Mt, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent cement consumption, which includes imports, totalled 4.7Mt, up 3.5 per cent YoY, in November 2019. SNIC attributed the rise in sales to the recovery of the real estate sector. "The number of new residential launches accumulated an increase of 17 per cent until September compared to the same period of 2018. The number of new properties financed by SBPE (Brazil...

Argentina’s cement demand falls 10% in November

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 872,177t in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, when demand reached 970,181t, according to its domestic cement association, AFCP. The country’s market requirement was entirely supplied by domestic cement producers as no imports were reported. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 12,373t of cement, representing a 21.2 per cent increase in export sales. January-November 2019 In the January-November 2019 ...

Moroccan cement consumption up 12% in October

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Morocco increased 12.1 per cent YoY to 1.355Mt in October 2019 when compared with 1.208Mt supplied in October 2018, according to data published by the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The largest share, 888,724t, was delivered to the wholesale segment, followed by ready-mix concrete companies (240,608t) and the prefabricated segment (108,116t). The building market accounted for 61,398t while around 55,930t of offtake was by the infrastructure sector. In th...

Colombian dispatches up 3% in October

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement market expanded by 2.6 per cent to 1.111Mt in October 2019 when compared with 1.083Mt in October 2018, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. The increase in dispatches has been attributed to a 34 per cent rise of offtake in the prefabricated segment while a 1.4 per cent rise was reported in the retail sector. Antioquia reported an 8.4 per cent upswing in sales while Santander sales were up 19.4 per cent. The smaller markets of Casanare, Tolima and C...

Puerto Rican cement market expands 5% in October

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 53,570t in October 2019, representing a five per cent increase from 50,973t in October 2019, according to the Instituto Estadísticas de Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican cement producers supplied 39,286t of cement in October, down 9.3 per cent from 43,333t the previous year. In the first 10 months of 2019 sales declined by 6.6 per cent to 1.07Mt when compared with 1.145Mt in the 10M18. Output in the January-October 2019 period fell by 10.4 per cent YoY to 0....