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JK White Cement’s journey of continual improvement

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Producing white clinker and white cement requires the right raw materials, proper homogenisation, the right fuel and optimal plant process conditions. The JK White Cement plant in Gotan, India, is committed to maintaining stringent quality parameters batch after batch thanks to its journey of continual improvement. By Niranjan Mishra, JK White Cement, India. JK White Cement plant, Gotan, India JK White Cement, a division of JK Cement Ltd, enjoys a presence in India and is the co...

Pakistan sees 44% rise in demand for March

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement sector posted its highest-ever monthly growth of 44.4 per cent YoY for March 2021, rising to 5.773Mt from 3.722Mt in the year-ago period on the back of an increase in domestic consumption and exports. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association reported a 42 per cent increase in local cement dispatches to 4.563Mt, compared to 3.214Mt in March 2020. Exports also advanced 60 per cent YoY from 507,480t to 810,962t. During the 9MFY20-21, total cement dispatches clim...

Colombian cement market expands 5% in February

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.3 per cent to 1.079Mt in February 2021 when compared with 1.025Mt in February 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Bagged cement sales were up by 11.8 per cent in February but bulk sales fell 7.2 per cent YoY. The retail sector accounted for all of this growth, with sales expanding by 16.9 per cent. In contrast, there was an 11 per cent drop in offtake by ready-mix concrete companies while sales to construction companies and co...

Vietnam's cement sales set to rise 2% in 1Q21

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is expected to sell 8.87Mt of cement in March, up 1.5 per cent YoY, according to the latest data from the Department of Building Materials under the Ministry of Construction. The figure includes 5.02Mt of cement sold in the domestic market. State-owned VICEM is also expected to sell 1.83Mt in the domestic market and 3.85Mt of exports during the March period. As a result, Vietnam’s cement sales are estimated to have increased 1.5 per cent YoY to 22.31Mt in the first quarter of 2...

Spain’s cement consumption falls 2% in February

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has declined 2.4 per cent YoY to 1,136,748t in February 2021, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Cement consumption in the first two months of the year saw a 10.1 per cent drop when compared with the 2M20. In terms of exports, volumes increased by 29.2 per cent YoY in February 2021. “We are observing this export improvement with great caution. We cannot forget that we are still immersed in a pandemic situation, which still weighs on local prod...

Chilean cement market expands 4% in January

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile’s cement demand increased 4.4 per cent to 346,463t in January 2021 when compared with January 2020, when demand reached 331,783t, according to CChC, the Chilean construction chamber. However, when compared with December 2020, consumption fell by 5.1 per cent from 364,925t.

Senegalese cement output up 9% in December 2020

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The production of cement in Senegal has advanced 8.9 per cent MoM in December 2020. However, domestic cement sales have slipped by 0.1 per cent  while exports were down 9.2 per cent MoM, according to the national statistics and demographic agency, ANSD. When compared with the year-ago period, production edged up 0.9 per cent, while local sales remained stable and exports contracted by 17 per cent.

Peru’s cement dispatches advance 14% in February

16 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased 14 per cent YoY to 1.039Mt in February 2021 from 0.91Mt in February 2020, marking the sixth-consecutive monthly rise, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, Asocem. Domestic cement output of Asocem members advanced 17 per cent YoY from 0.849Mt to 0.993Mt in February 2021 while clinker output edged up three per cent from 0.784Mt to 0.807Mt in the same period. Production from Peruvian cement plants was supplemented by 70,000t of cement...

Moroccan cement demand declines 8% in February

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco fell eight per cent to 1,079,983t in February 2021 from 1,173,350t in February 2020, reports the country’s Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the January-February 2021 period demand decreased 10.1 per cent YoY to 2,116,988t from 2,355,548t in the 2M20.

US cement market sees slight expansion in 2020

11 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico increased 13 per cent YoY to 7.5Mt in December 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona, which accounted for 44 per cent of December offtake. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries increased 10 per cent YoY to 181,000t. The leadin...