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Cement consumption in Vietnam slips 3% YoY in May

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement demand fell by three per cent YoY to 5,680,883t in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, VNCA. Sales by VICEM saw a two per cent decline to 1,975,476t while offtake from its associates decreased by eight per cent to 1,495,407t YoY. Other VNCA member companies saw a one per cent advance in sales to 2,210,000t in May 2020 when compared with 2,160,000t in May 2019. Exports increased by 23 per cent YoY in May to 3,138,827t, supported by a 65 per cent surge...

Spain’s demand for cement contracts 18% in May

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has fallen 17.8 per cent YoY to 1.144Mt in May as construction works halted in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. However, cement exports increased 11 per cent YoY while imports fell 55.6 per cent YoY. In May output from domestic cement plants. declined 5.6 per cent YoY to 1.4Mt, when compared with 1.5Mt of cement manufactured in May 2019. January-May 2020 In the year to date, cement production droppe...

Senegal sees contraction in cement sector

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Senegal have fallen by 42.3 per cent MoM in March 2020 while domestic sales slipped by 0.5 per cent, according to ANSD, the national agency for statistics and demography. YoY the drop was 41.5 per cent for exports while domestic sales edged up 0.2 per cent.   Output at the country’s cement plants declined by 9.5 per cent MoM and 7.7 per cent YoY.

Paraguay’s INC ensures cement supply for public works

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) is guaranteeing the supply of cement to public works during the COVID-19 health emergency, reports the official news agency, Agencia de Información Paraguaya (AIP). In March and April 2020 it sold 1,392,612 bags of cement, with a daily production of 50,000 bags, or around 2500tpd. At present, the company is on track to supply the market with 0.6Mta. INC head, Ernesto Benítez, told AIP that the company plans to ensure the requirement of public ...

Peru’s cement demand plummets by 69% in May

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru fell by 69.1 per cent YoY to 298,300t in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production fell by 70 per cent to 263,000t in May 2020 when compared with May 2019 but recovered considerably when compared with April 2020 when COVID-19 impacted operations at the country’s cement plants. Clinker output fell 93.9 per cent YoY to 46,000t. Domestic production was supplemented in May 2020 by 32,000t of cement imports, down 35.1 per cen...

Jan-May exports from Turkey up 33%

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

In the January-May 2020 cement and clinker exports from Turkey surged 33 per cent to 13Mt, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB). Export revenues advanced by 16.7 per cent YoY to US$447m. Cement exports were up 34 per cent to 6.1Mt while clinker exports rose by 32 per cent to 6.9Mt. While volume increases were across the board, exports to Ukraine showed particularly robust growth, followed by Togo and Romania. The rise in exports surpasses expectations and TÇMB ...

Chilean cement demand down 23% in April

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile contracted by 22.9 per cent YoY to 268,319t in April 2020 from 348,151t in April 2019, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In the January-April 2020 period, demand for cement in the South American country declined 10.7 per cent YoY to 1,276,105t. In the 4M19, 1,428,225t of cement was sold on the domestic market.

Indonesian cement market contracts 38% in May

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Indonesia declined 38.3 per cent in May 2020 to 3,207,114t, according to the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI). In May 2019 domestic consumption reached 5,195,380t. The largest decrease was noted in the country’s largest market, Java, where demand fell 46.5 per cent from 3,025,312t in May 2019 to 1,619,822t in May 2020. Sumatra, the second-largest market, contracted by 29.4 per cent to 717,308t from 1,016,546t in May 2019. Offtake in Sulawesi fell 28.5 per cent to 279...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico up 2% in May

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales increased 2.1 per cent YoY to 52,824t – the first increase since October and the highest level in seven months, according to the country’s Statistics Institute. In May 2019 sales stood at 51,546t while for the full year, they fell 5.6 per cent YoY to 575,100t. Cement sales were significantly impacted by COVID-19 in March and April, seeing declines of 55.1 and 60.6 per cent, respectively. Domestic cement output advanced 2.5 per cent YoY to 43,878t in May 2020 – th...

Brazil's cement demand rises 3% in May

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian cement market expanded by three per cent YoY to 4.761Mt in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Between January-May, dispatches slipped 0.3 per cent YoY to 21,683Mt. The volume of sales per working day was 211,600t, up 9.7 per cent when compared with May 2019 and by 13.7 per cent when compared with April 2019. In the 5M20, sales per working day edged up 0.9 per cent YoY. While building material stores fell sharply in March, they have since recovere...