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Cement consumption in Spain grows 6% in 2019

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain increased 5.9 per cent YoY to 14.254Mt in 2019, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. However, the cement association expressed concern about the lower rate of growth in the second half of the year. “The trend was up during the first six months of 2019, when it increased at a rate close to 11 per cent but stagnated in the second half, even with a slight fall of 0.2 per cent in the accumulated [demand] from July to December, compared to the same pe...

Moroccan cement dispatches increase to 13.6Mt in 2019

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries by members of the country’s cement association, APC, slipped to 1,038,250t in November 2019, down 2.5 per cent from 1,064,498t in November 2018, according to data published by the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. In December 2019 a similar trend was seen as YoY sales fell 2.5 per cent to 1,189,135t from 1,219,219t. APC members include Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. January-December 2019 However, full-...

Colombian cement market expands 11% in December

05 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombian grey cement dispatches advanced 10.9 per cent to 1.079Mt in December 2019 from 0.973Mt a year earlier, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Output of grey cement in domestic plants increased 9.3 per cent YoY to 1.191Mt in December 2019 from 1.089Mt. Full-year 2019 In the January-December 2019 period domestic dispatches of grey cement rose by 4.2 per cent YoY to 12.515Mt, from 12.010Mt in 2018. Growth was particularly strong at retail level and in the ready-mix ...

US Portland and blended cement shipments edge up in 11M19

31 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico increased 3.2 per cent YoY to 10.1Mt in October 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). In November 2019 they rose slightly YoY to 7.9Mt when compared with November 2018. The leading cement-consuming states in October were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which accounted for 38 per cent of the total. In November the leading cement-consuming St...

Mexican market contracts 10% in 2019

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Mexico declined by around 10 per cent in 2019, according to Standard & Poor’s. The ratings agency attributed the fall to poor performance of the infrastructure market as the Texcoco airport project was cancelled, the partial suspension of commercial and residential building projects in Mexico City and a drop in the construction of new housing as the federal subsidy was reduced.  The outlook for 2020 is subdued unless infrastructure investment rises, warns the ratings agen...

Indonesian cement demand stable in 2019

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Indonesian cement market expanded 7.2 per cent YoY in December 2019 as 6.542Mt of cement were sold. In December 2018 total demand in Indonesia stood at 6.101Mt. Off-take in Java, the largest cement market, increased 5.9 per cent YoY to 3.491Mt in December 2019 when compared with 3.295Mt in the previous year’s period. In the second-largest market, Kalimantan, deliveries increased by 13.1 per cent YoY to 441,810t while in Sulawesi, they were up by 22.2 per cent to 620,670t. Sales were al...

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.