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Peruvian cement consumption plummets in April

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market sharply contracted to 5700t in April 2020, down from 883,000t in April 2019 and from 488,000t in March 2020, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Cement production fell 98.7 per cent YoY to 10,000t in April 2020 from 811,000t in April 2019 and 97.5 per cent MoM from 419,000t in March 2020. There was no clinker output from Peru’s cement producer in April 2020. In April 2019 clinker production stood at 796,000t while in the previous month 352,000t of ...

Paraguay sees unexpected uptick in demand

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguay-based Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) saw an unexpected surge in demand between 4-8 May 2020 with average sales of 79,755 bags/day as distribution companies collected a backlog of deliveries and bought extra volumes as they anticipated the easing of lockdown measures. INC had to buy 40,000t of imported clinker recently, according to Esmerk Latin American News. In April 2020 sales plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indonesian cement market contracts 6% in April

15 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia fell by 6.3 per cent YoY in April 2020 to 4.514Mt from 4.816Mt In April 2019, according to data published by the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). Java, the country’s largest market, saw sales decline by 11. 3 per cent YoY to 2.412Mt from 2.718Mt in April 2019 while Sumatra was unable to offset the drop despite a 7.4 per cent uptick in volumes to 1.077Mt from 1.003Mt in April 2019. Sulawesi volumes edged up by 0.8 per cent to 0.394Mt, on Kalimantan consu...

Chilean cement demand drops 7% in 1Q20

15 May 2020, Published under Cement News

After remaining largely stable at 332,905t  in February 2020 when compared with February 2019, Chile’s cement market contracted by 13.6 per cent YoY in March to 344,098t from 398,132t in March 2019, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction and Cement (CChC). In the first quarter of 2020, dispatches were down 6.7 per cent YoY to 1,007,786t from 1,080,074t in the 1Q19.

Brazil cement consumption declines 7% in April

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

While Brazilian cement sales in April fell 6.9 per cent YoY to 4.1Mt, sales per business day saw a drop of only 2.5 per cent to 185,500t, according to Brazil’s cement association, SNIC. “After a slightly negative quarter of sales (-0.3 per cent 1Q20 x1Q19), caused mainly by the damming of cement purchases in January and February due to heavy rains, which hit several parts of the country, and the beginning of social isolation and demobilisation of sectors of the economy, which started in Ma...

US and Puerto Rico February Portland and blended cement shipments up 13%

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 13 per cent YoY in February 2020 to 6.4Mt, reports the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five state markets were Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia, which accounted for a total share of 49 per cent of the month’s shipments. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments were up sl...

Argentina’s market contracts 55% in April

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina dropped 55.2 per cent YoY and 19.7 per cent MoM in April 2020 to 403,652t from 900,938t in April 2019, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Production in domestic cement plants fell by 55.1 per cent to 407,645t in February 2020 from 908,737t in the equivalent period of the previous year. When compared with March 2020, the decline was 19.8 per cent. There were no imports in April. Exports saw a 48.8 per cent YoY decrease t...

Gabon cement consumption up 9% in 2019

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Gabon cement market expanded 8.5 per cent YoY to 529,814t in 2019 on the back of strong domestic demand and sales saw a 9.7 per cent YoY increase to XAF39.6bn (US$65.3m), according to data from the country’s Directorate General of the Economy and Fiscal Policy. Cement production in Gabon increased by 10.6 per cent YoY to 538,729t in 2019. The rise in output is attributed to improved efficiency of production equipment but also to the resumption of the CimGabon plant. Domestic output wa...

Moroccan cement dispatches contract 56% in April

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Morocco’s cement deliveries saw 55.5 per cent drop to 552,472t in April 2020 from 1,241,463t in April 2019, according to the members of the country’s cement association, APC. In the first four months of 2020, dispatches declined by 20.6 per cent to 3.919Mt from 4.808Mt in the 4M2019. APC members are Votorantim-owned Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc (HeidelbergCement) and LafargeHolcim Maroc with a combined cement capacity of approximately 24Mta.

Colombian cement market contracts 29% in March

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia fell by 28.6 per cent to 739,700t in March 2020 from 1,035,800t in March 2019, according to the latest data by the country’s statistics agency, DANE. Domestic output declined 25.6 per cent YoY to 848,600t from 1,139,900t in the year-ago period. In the first quarter of 2020 deliveries contracted by 5.7 per cent to 2.759Mt from 2.926Mt in the 1Q19 while output was down 4.1 per cent YoY to 2.927Mt from 3.053Mt in the 1Q19. However, the statistics agency report...