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Argentina's cement demand declines 11% in June

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 11.4 per cent YoY to 860,631Mt in June, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic demand was entirely met by Argentina’s cement producers, who produced 863,924t of cement during the month. In terms of external trade, unlike in June 2018 when 2302t was imported, there were no cement cement imports in June 2019. However, the country’s cement companies exported 3293t of cement in June 2019 but volumes were down from 5067t in Ju...

Colombian cement market expands 7% in May

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia advanced by 7.2 per cent to 1.055Mt in May 2019 when compared with May 2018, when domestic dispatches were 0.984Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Grey cement production increased by 11.1 per cent YoY to 1.119Mt in May 2019. In May 2018 output reached 1.007Mt. January-May 2019 In the first five months of 2019 around 4.989Mt of grey cement was supplied to the Colombian market, which expanded by 2.6 per cent when compared with the 5...

ICRA expects Indian demand growth to slow

28 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Indian ratings agency ICRA is expecting cement demand growth in the country to taper to about seven per cent in the FY19-20, down from 13 per cent in the previous fiscal. The slow execution of infrastructure projects and availability of labour due to the general elections have both been issues, according to Sabyasachi Majumdar, senior vice-president of ICRA. In the upcoming September quarter, demand is expected to be low as a result of the monsoon season. However, consumption is foreca...

Vietnamese cement dispatches fall in May

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam fell six per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 5.929Mt in May 2019, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 2.014Mt were delivered by VICEM and 1.625Mt by its associated companies, representing YoY decreases of seven and 10 per cent, respectively and MoM declines of three and nine per cent, respectively. Other Vietnamese cement producers accounted for 2.29Mt of domestic dispatches. In addition, around 2.545Mt of cement and c...

US cement: time for cautious optimism?

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

This week saw the publication by the PCA of US Portland and blended cement demand and trade data for March . The figures reveal that the US cement market continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019, with deliveries recorded at 19.439Mt, up 2.4 per cent YoY (versus 2.2 per cent in 1Q18). However, in spite of the the slightly higher quarterly growth rate, February and March YoY growth rates fell by 1.9 per cent and 1 per cent, respectively. While the latest figures suggest that the US c...

Spanish cement consumption expands 7% YoY in April

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Demand Index, presented by Oficemen, the Spanish cement producers’ association, has registered an increase of 7.1 per cent in April when compared with April 2018. This represents a fall of nearly two percentage points when compared with March 2018, according to the association. Between May 2018-April 2019 total cement demand in Spain reached 13.57Mt, up 0.9Mt in the previous-year period. However, export growth continues to trend into negative territory. In the 12 months up t...

USA and Puerto Rico see 1% slip in demand

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement consumption in the USA and Puerto Rico edged down by one per cent to 7.34Mt in March 2019 when compared with March 2018 when the market off-take was 7.417Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina while the country’s biggest producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. The five largest consuming states represented 46 per cent of the month’s sh...

Chile’s cement dispatches increase 11% in April

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile were up 11.2 per cent to 348,151t in April 2019 when compared to 313,131t delivered in April 2018, according to the latest data published by the Chilean Construction Chamber (CChC). In the January-April 2019 period, 1.428Mt of cement were dispatched by the country’s cement plants, representing a YoY increase of 8.3 per cent. In January-April 2018 dispatches reached 1.318Mt.

Peruvian cement market expands 8% in May

18 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru rose 8.2 per cent YoY in May 2019 to 0.976Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of this total, 0.97Mt was supplied by domestic producers, including 0.854Mt by Asocem members, who reported a 9.7 per cent YoY and a 8.3 per cent MoM rise in dispatches. Cement production increased 8.7 per cent YoY and 8.1 per cent MoM to 0.877Mt in May 2019 while clinker output advanced 5.5 per cent YoY and 3.8 per cent MoM to 0.766Mt in the same period. To m...

APC members see May sales fall 13%

13 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc – members of Morocco’s cement association, APC – have seen their sales rise by 1.9 per cent YoY to 5.868Mt in the first five months of 2019 when compared with 5.761Mt in the 5M18, according to the country's Ministry of Urbanisation. However, in May sales fell by 13 per cent YoY to 1.06Mt from 1.219Mt in May 2018. Sales have been affected by Ramadan and celebrations of Eid El Fitr and Eid Lakbir, according to an APC ...