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Colombian market expands 4% in June

08 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Colombia advanced by 3.8 per cent from 0.943Mt in June 2018 to 0.979Mt in June 2019, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Bolívar and Meta saw deliveries rise by 31-32 per cent YoY, while Valle del Cauca’s market expanded by 25.1 per cent. Casanare noted 12.6 per cent higher sales and both Antioquia and Santander saw dispatches up by 8.2 per cent when compared with June 2018. Smaller gains were noted by Córdoba (7.9 per cent), Huila (5.8 per cent), Ces...

Vietnamese market stable, exports slip in June

07 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement companies sold 7.497Mt of cement in June 2019, down four per cent YoY and 12 per cent MoM, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 5.645Mt were supplied to the domestic market, reflecting a stable market when compared with June in the previous year and a five per cent fall MoM. In addition, 1.851Mt were exported, down 16 per cent YoY and 27 per cent MoM. VICEM delivered 1.849Mt to Vietnamese customers, edging up by two per cent YoY but ...

Sailing through high seas

06 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement producers are sailing through high tides as domestic demand succumbs to macroeconomic pressures, manufacturing costs rise and utilisation levels look set to weaken with the addition of new capacities. Exports are providing a much-needed cushion, as is the shift towards reducing costs and improving operational efficiencies. By Syeda Humaira Akhtar, BMA Capital Management Ltd, Pakistan. Against a backdrop of lower domestic demand and higher production costs, Pakistan p...

Cement shipments in USA slip to 9.3Mt

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico fell to 9.3Mt in May 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were  Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia , which combined account for 39 per cent of shipments in May. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries remained stable at 0.222Mt in May when compared with the year-ago period. Some 55 per cent of ship...

Chile’s cement sales up 6% in May

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile slipped 0.9 per cent MoM to 345,001t in May 2019, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). However, this represents a YoY increase of 6.4 per cent to 324,236t.  In the first five months of 2019, total dispatches increased 7.9 per cent to 1.773Mt when compared with 5M18 when dispatches were 1.643Mt.

Nepal: the road to exports

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

While cement demand in Nepal is forecast to show significant expansion in the future, the rapid build-up of production capacity is outstripping future domestic consumption growth. Therefore, Nepali cement producers are expected to increasingly address the challenge of exporting their products further afield. By Dhruba Thapa, Cement Manufacturers’ Association, Nepal. The Nepali government is embarking on a major urbanisation programme as well as road construction and large-scale irr...

Spanish cement market expands 7% in May

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY in May, reaching 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen. In the first five months of 2019, demand for cement advanced 13.7 per cent YoY when compared with the 5M18. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grown by 25 per cent, reaching a figure higher than the 107,000 housing permits. In parallel, there are no signs...

Peru’s cement consumption up 4% in June

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market expanded by 4.1 per cent YoY to 0.914Mt in June, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, MoM demand fell by 4.8 per cent. Cement dispatches in Peru increased four per cent YoY to 0.906Mt in June 2019.  Of this total, Asocem members supplied 0.807Mt while a further 0.099Mt was delivered by non-members. Cement imports were up 46.1 per cent YoY to 154,300t in June 2019 while 40,900t of clinker also entered the country. In June 2018 there we...

Brazilian cement sales edge up in 1H19

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil in January-June 2019 increase 1.5 per cent YoY to 25.8Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. In June 4.2Mt of cement were sold, down 15.7 per cent YoY. In terms of domestic sales per working day increased 1.8 per cent MoM but fell 7.9 per cent when compared with June 2018. "The performance of June ended up adjusting the high expansion of the month of May of 2019, which originated the very low performance of the same month of the previous year occa...

Cement demand in DR Congo soars to 1.8Mt in 2018

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the Democratic Republic of Congo continued to surge in 2018 to 1,825,757t, up has from 881,733t  in 2017 and from 229,967t in 2016, according to provisional data from the Central Bank of Congo (BCC). There were no exports, continuing a trend started in 2016 as export volumes continued to dwindle. Likewise, cement production in the central African country has rapidly increased in the last few years. In 2018 output reached 1,842,782t. A total of 899,533t of cement was p...