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Brazilian cement market sees contraction in 2022

11 January 2024, Published under Cement News

In December 2023 cement sales in Brazil edged up by 0.8 per cent YoY to 4.497Mt from 4.463Mt in December 2022, according to the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. Growth was led by the largest market, the southeast, where deliveries by 6.4 per cent YoY to 2.037Mt. Market expansion was also seen in the north, the country’s smaller market, where cement demand picked up by 3.4 per cent YoY to 246,000t in December 2023. However, in the northeast sales declined by 2.8 per cent YoY to 983,000t ...

Swiss cement market contracts 10% in 2023

11 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, fell by 10 per cent to 875,146t in the 4Q23 from 971,994t in the equivalent period of the previous year, reports cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. The final quarter of 2023 closed a year of uncertainty for the Swiss construction industry, which found planning construction projects challenging in view of unstable interest and inflation rates. In addition, the supply chains for energy and internationally-sourced materials remain...

Chilean cement market contracts by 12% in November

11 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile fell by 11.8 per cent to 408,824t in November 2023 from 463,307t in November 2022, according to data published by the country's construction chamber, CChC. In the first 11 months of 2023 dispatches were down 11.4 per cent to 4,751,918t from 5,362,034t in the year-ago period.

Pakistan sees drop in 1HFY23-24 dispatches

05 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement dispatches increased by 4.6 per cent in December 2023 to 4.06Mt against 3.881Mt dispatched in December 2022. Out of this total, according to the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), local cement dispatches were 3.536Mt compared to 3.676Mt in December 2022, showing a decline of 3.8 per cent. However, more positive news came from the overseas markets as export dispatches increased by a considerable 155.9 per cent as the volumes jumped from 2...

Moroccan cement deliveries advance 19% in December

05 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC (Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc) have increased by 19.1 per cent YoY to 1,122,290t in December 2023 from 942,317t in December 2022, according to he Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and Urban Policy. Of this total, deliveries to the retail segment were up 8.7 per cent YoY to 641,266t in December 2023 from 589,721t in the year-ago period, while the deliv...

Colombia's cement market contracts 1% in November

03 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia fell by 1.3 per cent YoY to 1.103Mt in November 2023 from 1.118Mt in the year-ago period, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total, the retail sector reported a 2.5 per cent uptick, but ready-mix concrete companies reduced their off take by 4.2 per cent, and deliveries to construction companies and contractors were down by 6.1 per cent YoY. Bulk dispatches decreased by 3.7 per cent YoY while bagged cement deliveries slipped by 0.2 per ...

Vietnamese market contracts 15% in November

27 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Vietnam declined by 15 per cent YoY to 4,965,222t in November 2023, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association, VNCA. Of this total, 1,525,967t was delivered by VICEM, which saw its shipments down by 15 per cent. Other VNCA members supplied 939,255t, down 20 per cent YoY, while non-members saw a 13 per cent drop in deliveries to 2,500,000t. Total exports slipped by three per cent YoY to 2,503,749t in November 2023. Clinker exports dropped 22 per cent YoYt to ...

Peru’s cement dispatches fall by 9% in November

21 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru declined by nine per cent YoY to 1.063Mt in November 2023 from 1.166Mt in November 2022, according to the country’s cement association, ASOCEM. Of this total, its members dispatched 0.981Mt, down 12 per cent YoY from 1.119Mt. Domestic cement production fell by 11 per cent to 0.988Mt in November 2023 from 1.114Mt in the equivalent month of 2022. Clinker output was down by nine per cent YoY to 0.843Mt from 0.922Mt in November 2022. Cement exports slipped by six per...

Bangladesh cement sales plummet due to political uncertainty

21 December 2023, Published under Cement News

The supply chain of Bangladesh’s cement industry has been significantly impacted due to ongoing political agitation, high cost of raw materials, currency appreciation, roadblocks and lukewarm growth in the construction industry. According to industry sources, cement makers in Bangladesh have reduced production in the face of falling sales due to ongoing political tension, and a slowdown in public and private construction projects.   As a result, cement mills in the country have a co...

Argentina’s cement market contracts 11% in November

20 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina’s decreased by 10.9 per cent YoY to 1,019,682t in November 2023 from 1,144,123t in November 2022, reports the country’s cement association, AFCP. This includes 1266t of imports. Production fell by 10.8 per cent YoY to 1,026,049t in November 2023 from 1,150,824t in November 2022. Of this total 1,018,416t was dispatched locally and 7633t exported in November 2023. In the year-ago period, local dispatches reached 1,144,123t while exports stood at 6701t. Janu...