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February sales in Brazil increase 1%

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.2 per cent YoY to 4.726Mt in February 2022 from 4.672Mt in February 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Sales were supported by more favourable prospects in the labour market, the continuity of the income transfer programme Auxílio Brasil and a considerable fall in COVID-19 cases. Exports increased 58 per cent in February 2022 to reach 48,000t when compared with 28,000t of cement exported in the year-ago period. January-February 20...

Moroccan deliveries advance 3% in February

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Morocco increased 2.9 per cent YoY to 1,111,349t in February 2022 from 1,079,983 according to data published by the Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The data include the dispatches of members of the cement producers’ association, APC (Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc). In the first two months of 2022, dispatches advanced 5.8 per cent to 2,239,901t, up from 2,166,989t in the 2M21.

US and Puerto Rican cement market expands 5% in December 2021

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 5.4 per cent uplift in December 2021 when compared with December 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest markets in the uSA were Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina, which accounted for 42 per cent of shipments in December 2021. The leading producing states for this type of cement were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments ...

Argentina’s cement market expands 16% in February

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased 15.6 per cent YoY to 938,327t in February 2022 when compared with 811,697t in the second month of the previous year, according to AFCP, the national cement association. The country’s entire demand was supplied by domestic production, which advanced 15.7 per cent YoY to 949,113t in February 2022, up from 820,255t in February 2021. In addition to local supply, Argentina’s cement producers exported 10,786t of cement, up 26 per cent from 8558t in the ...

Chile’s market demand is stable in January

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile remained broadly stable in January 2022, edging up by 0.2 per cent to 347,211t when compared with January 2021, according to the Chilean chamber of construction, CChC.

Colombian cement market contracts to 0.963Mt in January

03 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia decreased 2.5 per cent YoY to 963,900t in January 2022 when compared with 989,100t reported in January 2021,when dispatches slipped 0.6 per cent YoYaccording to the national statistics agency, DANE. Of this total, bulk cement dispatches advanced 8.1 per cent YoY in January 2022, but bagged cement deliveries were down 6.6 per cent YoY, reflecting the development of sales in the different market segments. Ready-mix concrete companies increased their offtake by 1...

Vietnam sees fall in January domestic sales while exports advance

25 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam saw a 24 per cent drop in cement sales to 4,133,512t in January 2022 when compared with January 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM sold 1,382,175t, down 20 per cent YoY, while other associated companies saw their sales shrink 27 per cent YoY to 911,337t in January 2022. Sales of other Vietnamese producers contracted by 24 per cent YoY to 1,840,000t. However, exports increased 22 per cent YoY to 3,834,871t in January 2022. Clinke...

Cement demand in El Salvador sees 33% hike in 10M21

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador increased 33 per cent YoY to 1.437Mt in the 10M21 from 1.086Mt in the 10M20, according to the country’s construction chamber, CASALCO. Cement prices have increased with cement delivered ex-works (including VAT) up 6.9 per cent YoY to US$8.09/bag of 42.5kg in January 2022 from US$7.57/bag in January 2021. At the retail level, prices increased by 5.6 per cent YoY to US$8.83/bag in January 2022 from US$8.36/bag.

Peru’s cement market expands in January 2022

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches to the Peruvian cement market by Asocem members reached 1.012Mt, up two per cent YoY and by 22 per cent when compared with January 2020, according to Peru’s cement association, Asocem. When an estimate of non-members is included 1.095Mt of cement was dispatched, up from 1.083Mt in January 2021. In January 2022 Asocem members produced 1.07Mt of cement, an increase of five per cent YoY and up 29 per cent when compared with January 2020. Clinker output declined by 19 per cen...

COVID-19 in southern Bhutan leads to cement shortage in Thimpu

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Builders in Thimphu are reporting cement shortages as cement agents in the town have depleted their stocks. Cement is currently stuck at the cement plants of Penden Cement Authority Ltd and Dungsam Cement Corp Ltd as the southern towns of Phuentsholing and Samtse are under COVID-19 lockdown and there is a further outbreak of the illness in Nglanglam, making transportation of cement impossible. In addition, cement distributors’ trucks are stranded at Dungsam Cement Corp Ltd as drivers h...