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Iranian cement demand hits 4Mt mark

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Iran reached 4Mt in April 2022, according to the Iranian cement association. The country produced 6.99Mt of clinker, of which it exported 0.79Mt. Cement production stood at 4.56Mt, which was mostly destined for domestic markets although 0.42Mt was exported.

Developing central Asia

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The central Asian cement markets of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are among the most active accumulators of greenfield plants and expansion projects. Construction and infrastructure projects are on a huge scale and opportunities are emerging for the cement sector to play its part in the development of these countries. By ICR Research, UK. Bordering China, Kazakhstan is seeing large infrastructure projects under impetus of the Belt and Road scheme, while in Uzbekistan infrastructure pro...

Brazilian cement sales down 3% in April

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.8 per cent in April 2022 to 5.138Mt from 5.288Mt in April 2021, according to the national cement association, SNIC. The association attributed the drop in sales to geopolitical instability as well as internal factors such as record household debt, high interest rates and the highest inflation recorded in 27 years. However, there are positive trends to be seen. Brazil’s unemployment rate is stabilising at 11 per cent, according to IBGE, Brazil’s statistics...

Morocco’s market contracts 23% in April

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries by Asment Temara ( Votorantim Cimentos ), Ciments de l'Atlas ( Addoha Group ), Ciments du Maroc ( HeidelbergCement Group ) and LafargeHolcim Maroc ( Holcim ) contracted by 22.8 per cent to 902,513t in April 2022 when compared with 1,169,122t in April 2021, according to Morocco’s cement association, APC. In the first four months of 2022 cement deliveries slipped by 5.1 per cent YoY to 4.331Mt from 4.563Mt in the January-April 2021 period.

Colombian cement market expands 6% in March

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.7 per cent to 1.257Mt in March 2022 from 1.189Mt in March 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with demand in March 2020, they were up 70 per cent from 0.74Mt. Bulk sales increased by 6.9 per cent YoY while bagged sales saw a more moderate growth of 5.2 per cent in March 2022. Sales to the ready-mix concrete segment saw a 10.1 per cent hike while retail sales increased 6.2 per cent YoY. However, construction ...

USA and Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments up 19% in February

09 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports,  in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 19 per cent hike to 6.8Mta in February 2022 when compared with February 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, which accounted for a combined share of 50 per cent of February shipments. The leading producing states in February 2022 were California, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Alabama...

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.