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Peru’s cement demand sees 228% hike in May

18 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producers dispatched 1.062Mt of cement in May 2021, representing a 228 per cent increase YoY from a low base due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When compared with May 2019 there was a 14 per cent advance. Asocem members dispatched 0.98Mt of cement in May 2021, up 283 per cent YoY and up by 15 per cent when compared with May 2019. Cement production surged 228 per cent YoY to 1.062Mt in May 2021 from a low base of 0.324Mt in May 2020. Asocem members produced 1.01Mt of cement in Ma...

Spain’s cement market expands 17% in May

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 16.9 per cent to 1,333,508t in May 2021, according to Oficemen. However, the cement association points out that the rise is from a low base when compared with May 2020, due to the country’s lockdown due to COVID-19. Likewise, the market expanded by 21.3 per cent YoY to 5,921,135t in the first five months of 2021. “The sector has not yet recovered its pre-pandemic levels, since if we compare the monthly and accumulated figures for the year with the equi...

Iranian cement market expands 28% MoM in May

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement consumption in May 2021 reached 5.78Mt. This represents a 28.4 per cent MoM increase from 4.5Mt in April 2021. In addition to domestic deliveries, producers exported 0.34Mt of cement, down 26.1 per cent MoM, and 0.79Mt of clinker, up 3.9 per cent MoM. The country’s cement plants produced 6.1Mt of cement in May 2021, a 21 per cent increase when compared with April 2021, when cement output stood at 5.04Mt. Clinker production declined 4.6 per cent in May 2021 to 6.68Mt from 7M...

Vietnam market expands 16% in April

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Vietnam reached 6.551Mt in April 2021, up 16 per cent YoY, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM reported a 17 per cent YoY rise in sales to 2.26Mt while its affiliated companies saw a six per cent YoY uptick to 1.661Mt. Other Vietnamese producers supplied 2.63Mt, up 22 per cent when compared with April 2020. Exports advanced 79 per cent YoY to 4.323Mt in April 2021. Of this total 2.826Mt was clinker, which saw a 17 per cent YoY hike, and 1.498Mt wa...

Brazilian market expands 14% in May

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil advanced 13.6 per cent YoY to 5.465Mt in May 2021 from a low base of 4.809Mt in May 2020, reported the country’s cement association, SNIC. Real estate work continues to drive the market as well as residential and commercial renovations. The drop in interest rates, simplification and reduction of bureaucracy and new credit lines have supported the purchase of real estate in the country. However, cuts in the federal government budgets, particularly in terms of infrastr...

Moroccan deliveries up 69% in May

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC, were up 68.5 per cent to 882,785t in May 2021 from 523,848t in May 2020, according to data published by the Ministry for Housing and Urbanisation. In the first five months of 2021 total deliveries reached 4,446,117t, representing a 25.4 per cent increase from 4,342,862t in the January-May 2020 period.

Chile’s cement market expands 32% in April

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile saw a 31.5 per cent hike to 352,817t in April 2021 when compared with 268,319t in April 2020, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction, CChC. When compared with March 2021 they declined by 8.4 per cent. In the January-April 2021 period total dispatches increased 12.6 per cent to 1,436,291t from the 4M20, when deliveries were at 1,276,105t.

Argentina's cement market expands 35% YoY in May

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina declined 7.8 per cent MoM to 874,187t in May 2021 but surged 34.8 per cent YoY from 648,543t in May 2020, according to AFCP, the national cement association. Market demand was entirely supplied by domestic cement plants, which produced 884,204t of cement in May 2021. This represents a 35.4 per cent advance YoY from 653,116t but a 7.5 per cent drop MoM from 955,508t. In addition to supplying the Argentine market, 10,027t of cement was exported in May 2021, u...

Cement sales stabilise in South Africa in the 3Q20

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Sales of cementitious products in South Africa edged up 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2020 to 3,457,438t when compared with 3,447,822t in the 3Q19, according to Levitt Kirson Business Services Pty Ltd. This followed a 42.5 per cent YoY drop in the 2Q20, when dispatches declined to 1,877,298t from 3,264,718t in the 2Q19. Sales in the 9M20 reached 7.719Mt, down 19.7 per cent when compared with the 9M19, when sales reached 9.619Mt. Full-year sales in 2019 fell seven per cent to 12.726...

Colombian demand more than triples in April

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s grey cement market expanded by 333.5 per cent in April 2021 as demand reached 1.051Mt, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. In April 2020 consumption fell to 242,400t as demand contracted sharply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic cement production quadrupled to 1.236Mt in April 2021 from a low base of 198,900t in April 2020 when the industry was affected by the pandemic. January-April 2021 Cement consumption in the first four months of 2021 rebounded to 4....