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Cement sales in Vietnam advance 5% in October

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in Vietnam have increased five per cent in October to 5,239,069t, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM sales edged up two per cent YoY to 1,739,204t in October 2021 while its affiliates saw sales slip by one per cent to 1,149,865t. Vietnam’s other cement producers reported a 10 per cent advance in sales to 2,350,000t. Total exports increased 17 per cent to 4,200,058t in October 2021. Clinker exports reached 2,905,874t while cement exports stoo...

Colombian cement market expanded 3% in September

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia edged up 2.9 per cent YoY to 1.164Mt in September 2021 from 1.131Mt in September 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. When compared with September 2019, demand grew by 7.9 per cent from 1.078Mt. Bulk sales increased by 7.3 per cent YoY in September 2021 while bagged cement saw sales grow by one per cent. When compared with September 2019, bulk and bagged sales increased by 8.1 and 7.9 per cent, respectively. Sales growth was particularly...

Middle East: diversification is key

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Following years of conflict, the potential for cement demand in the Middle East is huge. Add to this the drive by governments to develop and expand various industries to reduce their reliance on oil and gas revenues. Meeting this demand, however, requires investment at a time when state revenues have plummeted and the region is facing escalating humanitarian crises. Global oil prices declined by more than 50 per cent in March 2020 as lockdown measures grounded international flights ...

Peruvian cement market expands 2% in October

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement deliveries in Peru edged up two per cent to 1.264Mt in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, according to Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Its members dispatched 1.17Mt, up two per cent YoY. Cement production from members’ cement plants increased seven per cent to 1.228Mt in October 2021 from 1.147Mt in the equivalent period of 2020. In addition, they also produced 0.992Mt of clinker, up 42 per cent YoY. Domestic supply was complemented by 54,000t of cement imp...

Iranian cement market contracts 12% in October

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement demand declined 11.7 per cent MoM to 5.05Mt in October 2021. In addition, producers exported 0.65Mt of clinker and 0.29Mt of cement, according to the Iranian cement association. In term of output, 7.02Mt of clinker and 5.46Mt of cement were produced in October 2021. When compared with September 2021, clinker production increased 2.8 per cent while cement output was down 9.2 per cent.

Cement consumption in Spain up 10% in October

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand has expanded by 10.1 per cent to 1,302,750t in October 2021, according to data from Oficemen. In the January-October 2021 period domestic cement consumption advanced 12 per cent YoY to 12.458Mt. "The figures for October bring us closer to the end of the year in which we could recover the volume of pre-pandemic consumption for 2019, in line with what was already indicated in September,”said Oficemen President, José Manuel Cascajero. However, exports declined 14.2 per ...

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...