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Colombian dispatches up 3% in October

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement market expanded by 2.6 per cent to 1.111Mt in October 2019 when compared with 1.083Mt in October 2018, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. The increase in dispatches has been attributed to a 34 per cent rise of offtake in the prefabricated segment while a 1.4 per cent rise was reported in the retail sector. Antioquia reported an 8.4 per cent upswing in sales while Santander sales were up 19.4 per cent. The smaller markets of Casanare, Tolima and C...

Puerto Rican cement market expands 5% in October

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 53,570t in October 2019, representing a five per cent increase from 50,973t in October 2019, according to the Instituto Estadísticas de Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican cement producers supplied 39,286t of cement in October, down 9.3 per cent from 43,333t the previous year. In the first 10 months of 2019 sales declined by 6.6 per cent to 1.07Mt when compared with 1.145Mt in the 10M18. Output in the January-October 2019 period fell by 10.4 per cent YoY to 0....

Peruvian cement demand sees 7% October uptick

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 6.7 per cent YoY in October 2019 as demand reached 1.089Mt when compared with 1.021Mt reported in October 2018, according to the latest data published by the country’s cement association, Asocem. National dispatches increased 6.5 per cent to 1.077Mt from 1.012Mt in October 2018. Cement exports in October 2019 fell 21.9 per cent YoY but rose 9.6 per cent MoM to 16,000t while clinker exports increased 46.9 per cent YoY and 51.3 per cent MoM to 50,000t. Impor...

US cement demand stable in August

25 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of cement and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico were up slightly to 10.3Mt in August 2019 when compared with August 2018. The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois accounted for 38 per cent of August shipments while in terms of supply, the leading producing states (Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan) shipped 41 per cent of US output. Masonry cement deliveries dropped 7.7 per cent YoY in ...

Peru's cement demand expected to surpass 12Mt in 2020

22 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement demand is forecast to reach 12Mt in 2020, according to Scotiabank. This follows an expected market expansion of five per cent this year on the back of higher private investment, mainly driven by the mining sector. The projection takes into account an increase in public investment by five per cent. In addition, the bank expects private non-mining investment to maintain a similar level as this year. It predicts more dynamism in the retail sector, real estate (with higher sal...

Spain's cement demand edged up 3% in October

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased by three per cent to 1.3Mt in October when compared with October 2018. The rise has been attributed to an increase in housing construction. In the first 10 months of the year demand increased by eight per cent. However, the Spanish cement association, Oficemen, said that this represents a smaller advance than the 11.5 per cent noted in the first half of the year. Exports in the 10M19 have fallen 16.8 per cent YoY to 603,190t, or the equivalent of “alm...

Indonesian cement market expands 2% in October

19 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Indonesia saw cement demand advance by 1.9 per cent YoY to 7,326,461t in October 2019 from 7,187,897t in October 2018, as reported by Semen Indonesia. Market expansion was largest in Sulawesi where volumes were up by 18.5 per cent to 661,453t YoY while Nusa Tenggara reported a 13.2 per cent increase in sales to 444,057t in October 2019. A smaller gain was noted in East Indonesia, the country’s smallest market, where sales rose by 6.2 per cent YoY to 177,649t. The key province of Java saw d...

Chilean deliveries down 1% in September, up 5% in 9M19

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement dispatches declined 1.4 per cent YoY to 311,328t in September 2019 when compared with a volume of 307,015t delivered in September 2018, according to the Chilean Construction Chamber (CChC). When compared with August 2019, dispatches were down 15.7 per cent. In the first nine months of 2019, total dispatches increased 5.1 per cent from 3.948Mt in the 9M18 to 4.15Mt in the 9M19.

Brazilian sales up 9% in October

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil totalled 5.2Mt in October 2019, representing a 9.2 per cent increase when compared with October 2018, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The rise follows four consecutive years of decline. Domestic sales per working day edged up 0.6 per cent MoM and 6.9 per cent YoY. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, reached 5.2Mt, up 8.8 per cent YoY. “Sales performance in 2019 is the beginning of recovery from the huge fall the industry has suffered in...

Argentina's cement market contracts 9% in October

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption fell 8.8 per cent YoY to 948,930t in October 2019, from 1,040,317t in October 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with September 2019, demand edged up by 1.1 per cent from 938,994t. All cement was supplied by domestic producers as imports remained at zero. In October 2018 the country imported 120t. Total output in October 2019 declined 8.5 per cent YoY to 958,949t from 1,048,477t in the year-ago period although MoM there was...