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Colombian cement dispatches up 2% in November

03 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Colombia edged up 1.8 per cent to 1.083Mt in November 2019 from 1.065Mt in November 2018, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Colombian cement plants produced 1.113Mt of cement in November 2019, up 1.7 per cent when compared with 1.094Mt in November 2018. January-November 2019 Between January and November 2019, cement dispatches totalled 11.436Mt, which represents a 3.6 per cent rise when compared with the year-ago period, when dispatches reached 11...

Chilean cement demand declines 8% in October

02 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement market contracted by eight per cent in October 2019 to 337,959t from 367,167t in October 2018, according to the Chilean construction chamber (CChC). However, MoM demand advanced 8.6 per cent from 311,328t in September 2019. In the first 10 months of 2019 cement consumption advanced 3.9 per cent from 3.273Mt in 10M18 to 3.401Mt.

Vietnamese cement demand declines 4% in November

24 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Vietnam fell by four per cent YoY to 5.437Mt in November 2019, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). When compared with 5.48Mt reported for October 2019, the decline was one per cent. While VICEM saw its deliveries contract by seven per cent YoY to 1.823Mt, for its joint-venture companies the drop was 10 per cent as they supplied 1.453Mt in November 2019. When compared with October, VICEM sales were up four per cent from 1.752Mt an...

Eastern Indian cement demand to expand 8-10% in FY19-20

24 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in eastern India is expected to grow by 8-10 per cent in the current financial year despite the economic slowdown, according to industry sources. Cement consumption in India is expected to expand at the slower rate of seven per cent, down from double digits in the previous year. “Cement demand growth during Q1 (April-June 2019) in the east was 15-16 per cent but since then it has tapered off. However, we expect strong demand in Q4 and hope to end the year with 8-10 per cent...

Spanish cement demand falls 4% in November

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 4.4 per cent YoY to 1.104Mt in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In the year to date, demand has reached 13,321Mt. Exports dropped 30.2 per cent YoY to 0.449Mt from approximately 0.648Mt in November 2018. In the January-November period exports have dropped 21.5 per cent YoY to approximately 5.842Mt. Meanwhile, imports, of mainly clinker, have grown 41 per cent in November and 100 per cent in the year to date to 0.45Mt. “A...

Peru’s cement demand up 2% in November

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market expanded 2.1 per cent YoY in November 2019 with total sales of 1.048Mt (November 2019: 1.026Mt), according to Peru’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased three per cent YoY but fell 5.1 per cent MoM to 928,000t in November 2019 while at 845,000t clinker output decreased by 1.1 and 4.1 per cent when compared with November 2018 and October 2018, respectively. Domestic output was supplemented by 66,000t of cement, representing a YoY fall of 35.7...

Indonesian cement sales up 9% YoY in November

17 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia increased 9.5 per cent in November to 7.088Mt in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, according to data supplied by Semen Indonesia. Sales in Java advanced 6.6 per cent to 3.873Mt from 3.633Mt in the previous year, buoyed by improved deliveries in West Java, which rose to 1.152Mt (+17.9 per cent). Gains were also note in Jakarta (+5 per cent), Central Java (+2.6 per cent) and East Java (3.6 per cent). The market in Banten remained stable, but in Yogyakar...

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments up 13% in September

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 13 per cent in September 2019 to 9.4Mt, when compared with September 2018, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which made up 37 per cent of total market demand. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 41 per cent of output. Masonry cem...

Puerto Rican sales slip 3% in November

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico slipped 2.9 per cent to 46,236.3t (1.084m bags of 42.6kg) in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, when 47,630.6t (1.117m bags) were sold, according to data released by the Economic Development Bank of Puerto Rico. Output from Puerto Rican cement plants increased by 27 per cent in November 2019 to 46,760.7t (1.097m bags) from 36,821.9t (0.864m bags) in the year-ago period. In the January-November 2019 period, domestic cement sales decreased 6.3 per ce...

Brazilian cement market expands 4% in November

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 3.9 per cent YoY in November to 4.7Mt, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent cement consumption, which includes imports, totalled 4.7Mt, up 3.5 per cent YoY, in November 2019. SNIC attributed the rise in sales to the recovery of the real estate sector. "The number of new residential launches accumulated an increase of 17 per cent until September compared to the same period of 2018. The number of new properties financed by SBPE (Brazil...