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Swiss cement deliveries down 5% in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by the Swiss cement industry fell by 4.9 per cent YoY to 1,034,914t in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 1,088,196t in the 4Q18. The latest figures published by Cemsuisse show a softening cement market after a promising first quarter with 4.8 per cent growth. In the 2Q19 and the 3Q19 the market contracted by -0.2 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. For the full-year 2019 cement demand fell 1.7 per cent to 4,214,785t from 4,289,401t in 2018. Cemsuisse also reported that despite rail ...

Puerto Rican sales see 6% drop in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales in 2019 declined 5.6 per cent to 569,485t in 2019 when compared with 2019, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 sales had surged 38.9 per cent YoY as construction activity skyrocketed after Hurricane Maria with the arrival of government funds for reconstruction. However, following the rebound, economic activity fell in 2019. Local cement production decreased 6.7 per cent YoY to 518,864t. In 2018 production had increased by 44.6 per cent, the first rise since 2012.

Peruvian demand up 2% in December

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 1.6 per cent to 996,000t in December 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased 1.2 per cent YoY but slipped 1.4 per cent MoM to 916,000t while clinker production fell by 13.3 per cent YoY and 6.3 per cent MoM to 792,000t in December 2019. Total dispatches, which include exports, increased 2.5 per cent to 895,000t when compared with December 2018 but declined 4.4 per cent MoM. In terms of exports, cement volum...

DR Congo cement demand weakens in 10M19

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Grey cement consumption in the Democratic Republic of Congo reached 390,279t in the first 10 months of 2019, according to ACP. Production reached 959,088t during the same period. The low demand reflects the slowdown in construction work in the building and public works sector. In 2018 cement demand reached 1,045,199t and domestic production 1,043,340t, according to Central Bank of Congo.

Brazilian cement sales reach 54.5Mt in 2019

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil advanced 1.6 per cent YoY to 4Mt in December 2019, according to the country’s National Cement Industry Union (SNIC). In terms of sales per business day there was a 2.7 per cent YoY rise when compared with 2018. Apparent consumption in December was up 1.5 per cent YoY to 4Mt. For the full-year 2019 sales increased 3.5 per cent YoY to 54.5Mt, “the first positive result since 2014”, says SNIC in a statement. When viewed as sales per business day, the advance wa...

China's 2020 demand growth forecast increases

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Nomura has increased its 2020 demand growth forecast for China from three per cent to five per cent following expectations that Beijing will continue to support its property and infrastructure sectors. The Asian financial services company has seen further room for Beijing to loosen its restrictions on property transactions and investment to shore up economic growth. Plans to build new city clusters will also stay on track and increase cement demand by providing a boost to infrastructure spe...

Argentina's cement demand falls 6% in 2019

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentinian cement sales dropped 6.1 per cent to 11.1Mt in 2019 compared with 11.89Mt in 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. No cement was imported during the year, while exports increased 23.4 per cent YoY to 100,197t. The falling sales for the year has been attributed to an economic recession and Argentina's currency devaluation. Sales also declined 15.9 per cent YoY to 744,075t in December 2019, against 818,939t in the year-ago period. Domestic consumption decreas...

Gabon cement output jumps 21% in 9M19

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Gabon has increased by 20.7 per cent in the first nine months of 2019, according to DirectInfosGabon. Output from CIMAF and CimGabon reached 421,356t. Cement sales advanced by 17.7 per cent to 413,604t due to strong local demand, mainly from the self-build sector during the dry season. Cement company revenues were up 15.8 per cent YoY to XAF39.864bn (US$68m).

Colombian cement dispatches up 2% in November

03 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Colombia edged up 1.8 per cent to 1.083Mt in November 2019 from 1.065Mt in November 2018, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Colombian cement plants produced 1.113Mt of cement in November 2019, up 1.7 per cent when compared with 1.094Mt in November 2018. January-November 2019 Between January and November 2019, cement dispatches totalled 11.436Mt, which represents a 3.6 per cent rise when compared with the year-ago period, when dispatches reached 11...

Chilean cement demand declines 8% in October

02 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement market contracted by eight per cent in October 2019 to 337,959t from 367,167t in October 2018, according to the Chilean construction chamber (CChC). However, MoM demand advanced 8.6 per cent from 311,328t in September 2019. In the first 10 months of 2019 cement consumption advanced 3.9 per cent from 3.273Mt in 10M18 to 3.401Mt.