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Argentina’s cement consumption up 10% in April

09 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement demand increased by 9.6 per cent YoY in April 2022 to reach 1,039,320t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In April 2021 cement’s consumption stood at 947,965t. All cement sold in the country was supplied by domestic producers with no imports reported. Domestic cement plants produced 1,049,302t in April 2022, up 9.8 per cent when compared with April 2021 when 955,508t were produced. Exports were up 32.3 per cent to 9982t in April 2022 from 7543t in ...

Spain's hopes for the future

26 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement industry saw a more positive 2021 than initially expected as domestic demand took a jump of 11 per cent YoY to support the country’s recovery to pre-pandemic levels. Aniceto Zaragoza, general manager of the country’s cement association, Oficemen, explains the cautious optimism and challenges that lie ahead for the sector.  By Aniceto Zaragoza, Oficemen, Spain. The Spanish cement industry benefitted from public works in 2021 as it recovers after the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Vietnamese market expands 25% in March

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Total cement deliveries in Vietnam reached 7,110,132t in March, representing a YoY increase of 25 per cent and a MoM advance of 101 per cent, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 2,576,950 was supplied by VICEM, which saw its domestic sales increased by 31 per cent YoY and by 130 per cent MoM. Other VNCA members reported a 12 per cent YoY and 118 per cent MoM rise to 1,743,182t while non-affiliated cement producers posted a 30 per cent YoY and 72 per ...

Polish cement sales forecast to decline

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Poland are expected to decline to 19Mt in 2022 from 19.3Mt in 2021, according to the Polish cement association, SPC. However, the association predicts that sales could return to their upward trend in 2023, when it projects sales of 19.4Mt.

Peruvian cement market expands 8% in March

20 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased eight per cent YoY to 1.173Mt in March 2022, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In March 2021 dispatches were at a level of 1.089Mt. Domestic cement production by Asocem members advanced 11 per cent YoY to 1.121Mt in March 2022 when compared to 1.006Mt in March 2021. Clinker production increased by a third to 939,000t from 708,000t over the same period. The country’s cement output was supplemented by 50,000t of cement imports in Mar...

China at a crossroads

20 April 2022, Published under Cement News

China’s cement industry stands at a crossroads as the country embarks on its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) and the country confirms its goal for peak carbon by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. Restructuring efforts continue to transform the cement sector and the industry is now setting its sights on ‘double-carbon’ ambitions and actions. By Fei Chen and Bailin Chen, China Cement Association. China’s cement sector is at a crossroads as the country aims for peak carbon by 2030 and ca...

Puerto Rican cement sales down 7% in March

19 April 2022, Published under Cement News

In March 2022 cement sales in Puerto Rico fell by 6.5 per cent YoY to 1.47m bags of 94lb, or 62,677t, according to the country’s Institute of Statistics. Despite the fourth-consecutive monthly fall, sales are 24.5 per cent above the pre-pandemic level. Cement production in March 2022 slipped 0.7 per cent YoY to 32, 618t (765,000 bags). Output from the country’s cement factories has fallen for nine of the last 11 months.

Iranian cement market reaches 5.72Mt

14 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Iran stood at 5.72Mt in March 2022, according to the Iranian Cement Association. The domestic output of 5.67Mt of cement and 6.33Mt of clinker was sufficient to supply the home market as well as meet overseas demand through exports of 0.312Mt of cement and 0.853Mt.

Argentine cement market expands 8% in March

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement demand increased 7.5 per cent YoY to 1,047,194t in March 2022 when compared with March 2021, when consumption reached 974,347t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with the previous month, demand increased by 11.6 per cent. The demand was entirely met by domestic production, which saw a 7.6 per cent uptick YoY to 1,058,655t from 983,867t in March 2021. When compared with February 2022, the increase was 11.6 per cent. Of the total output, ...

Brazil cement sales stable in March

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil remained stable at 5.5Mt in March 2022 when compared with March 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. When compared with February 2022, sales increased 14.6 per cent. "Sales in January this year were 8.2 per cent below January of last year. With the rains, it was not possible to distribute anything. Since then, we are recovering, month by month, the cement sales volume", says Paulo Camillo Penna, SNIC president. Sales were also impacted by the ris...