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Brazilian cement market expands 5% in September

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 5.3 per cent to 4.7Mt in September 2019 when compared with the same month in the previous year, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, totalled 4.8Mt in September, representing a YoY advance of 5.2 per cent. Domestic sales per business day in September, which takes into account the number of days worked and has a strong influence on cement consumption, increased by 2.7 per cent compared to August a...

Argentine cement market declines 7% in September

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 7.2 per cent YoY and 10.4 per cent MoM to 938,972t in September 2019, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by the country’s cement producers. Cement output by Argentina’s cement producers declined 6.7 per cent YoY to 948,206t in September 2019. Of this total, 938,972t was supplied to the domestic market and 9234t was exported. January-September 2019 Between January and September 2019, the Argentin...

Puerto Rico’s cement sales drop 7% in September

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 7.4 per cent in September 2019 when compared with the previous year. A total of 1.02m of 42.5kg bags, or 43,350t was sold on the domestic market, according to Sin Comillas. The latest drop in sales represents the eighth-consecutive month of market contraction. Sales have fallen since February after a 13-month period of consecutive increases. Local cement output edged up one per cent in September 2019 when compared with September 2018. Domestic production ros...

Colombian market expands 3% in August

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches advanced 3.4 per cent YoY to 1.099Mt in August 2019 from 1.061Mta year earlier, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Casanare, Huila, Bolívar and Santander delivered the strongest growth with a YoY improvement of 48.4, 19.8, 15.6 and 13.7 per cent, respectively. Norte de Santander and Huila followed with just short of 11 per cent. Growth was also robust in Antioquia (+6.5 per cent). However, other key regions such as Cundinamarca and Bogotá noted ...

Vietnam cement sales edge down 4% in August

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales by Vietnamese producers slipped four per cent to 8.091Mt  in August 2019 when compared with the year-ago period, according to data by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Compared with the previous month’s sales of 8.087Mt, they remained largely stable. Of this total, domestic sales totalled 5.175Mt, down five per cent YoY. VICEM saw sales decline by seven per cent to 1.628Mt while its joint-venture companies reported an erosion of 14 per cent to 1.397Mt. The...

Puerto Rican cement sales fall 11% in August

25 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Puerto Rico decreased 11.4 per cent in August, continuing a seven-month period of decline. In August 1.12m bags of 94lb (42.5kg), or 47,600t were sold. Cement output slipped 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.06m bags – the sixth fall in seven months, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 domestic cement sales were up 38.9 per cent YoY to reach 14.3m bags (607,750t) – the first rise since 2012. In the previous year sales had dropped 11.2 per cent to 10.3m bags (437,750t), impacted by th...

Spain's cement demand slips, exports drop 25% in August

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain declined 1.4 per cent YoY to 1,089,617t in August, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In addition to lower domestic sales, exports have dropped by a quarter, registering a fall for 27 consecutive months. In the first eight months of 2019 cement consumption increased 9.3 per cent YoY to 9,749,344t with exports decreasing 23.4 per cent. “An even more striking figure, if we take into account that imports have grown 87.3 per cent from January to Aug...

US and Puerto Rican market contracts 2% in June

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement shipments (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in June 2019 fell by 2.4 per cent to 9.1Mt when compared with June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A combined share of 38 per cent of shipments was received by Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York. Masonry cement shipments in June 2019 totalled 202,000t, down 6.1 per cent YoY. Leading consuming states were Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia – these fiv...

Indonesian market contracts, exports rising in August

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Indonesia slipped by 3.2 per cent YoY in August 2019 to 6,323,297t from 6,532,840t in August 2018, according to data by the Indonesian cement association, ASI, cited by Semen Indonesia Group. Demand in the key market of Java declined 4.4 per cent YoY to 3,531,413t while in Sumatra, the country’s second-largest market consumption the fall was of the same order, to 1,357,821t. Sulawesi showed the strongest growth at 8.3 per cent, reporting deliveries of 564,350t while on...

Russia's cement market cools but exports strong

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Russia increased by 8.9 per cent YoY to 33Mt in the first seven months of 2019, according to Soyuzcement, the country’s cement association. The demand for cement in Russia in the January-July 2019 period was at the highest level for several years, added the association. However, since July demand has significantly fallen, despite the domestic construction sector experiencing its high season. Soyuzcement analysts anticipate consumption to continue its downward trend in ...