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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...

Colombian dispatches up 5% in September

05 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 4.6 per cent YoY to 1.078Mt in September 2019 when compared with 1.031Mt in September 2018, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. While bulk sales picked up by 1.2 per cent, bagged sales rose by 6.3 per cent. Cement production by Colombian cement plants edged up one per cent to 1.094Mt in September 2019 from 1.083Mt in the year-ago period. January-September 2019 In the first nine months of 2019, the domestic market has expanded by fo...

Vietnamese cement sales rise 2% in September

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Vietnamese cement sales reached 8.196Mt in September 2019, up two per cent YoY and one per cent MoM, according to the latest data by the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 5.537Mt was sold on the domestic market, a YoY improvement of four per cent (+7 per cent MoM), while 2.659Mt was exported. Exports saw a four per cent YoY and nine per cent MoM decline. VICEM sales in September 2019 increased by two per cent YoY and 13 per cent MoM to 1.836Mt. However, its joint vent...

PCA forecasts moderate cement consumption and GDP growth to 2021

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) has published its annual Fall Forecast in which it predicts moderate growth for cement demand through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will expand by 2.4 per cent in 2019, followed by a 1.7 and 1.4 per cent in 2020 and 2021, respectively. "Public construction continues to receive the benefit of the 2018 federal budget that allowed for $20 billion in spending on roads, bridges, water, and rail projects over 2018 a...

Indonesian market stable, export sales see hike in September

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia remained largely stable at 6,728,921t in September 2019 when compared with September 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, ASI. Demand in the key market of Java remained level at 3,841,656t with higher sales on West Java (1,141,159t, up 9.6 per cent) and Yogyjakarta (119,297t, up nine per cent) offset falling deliveries in Jakarta, Banta and Central Java. On Sulawesi sales were up 2.3 per cent YoY to 575,209t and in east Ind...

Cement demand in Spain expands 3% in September

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has increased 2.6 per cent YoY to 1,162,861t in September 2019, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. However, Imports surged 87.5 per cent YoY to 50,000t. Demand in the first nine months of 2019 has advanced by 8.5 per cent YoY to close to 11Mt. However, exports have continued to fall. In September they slipped 2.7 per cent while for the 9M19 cement and clinker exports dropped 21.2 per cent YoY. The worsening export figure has been attributed b...

US-Puerto Rican cement shipments up 8% in July

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 7.7 per cent YoY to 10Mt in July, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which accounted for 38 per cent of July deliveries. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, which combined to account for 39 per cent of US cement output. Masonry cement shipme...

Peruvian market expands 7% in September

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption increased 6.5 per cent to 1.035Mt in September 2019 when compared with September 2018, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. This included 1.02Mt supplied by domestic producers. Cement production increased 7.4 per cent to 943,000t when compared with September 2018 and 0.8 per cent MoM. Clinker output rose 18.4 per cent YoY and 0.2 per cent MoM to 820,000t. In terms of external trade, cement exports declined 29.1 per cent YoY to 14,700t in Septem...

Chilean cement dispatches up 7% in August

14 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile increased 7.3 per cent YoY to 369,337t in August 2019 when compared with August 2018, when they reached 344,084t, according to the Camara Chilena de Construcción (CChC), the country’s construction chamber. In the first eight months of 2019, dispatches advanced by 5.9 per cent to 2.752Mt from 2.599Mt in the 8M18.