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Puerto Rican cement sales fall 11% in August

25 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Puerto Rico decreased 11.4 per cent in August, continuing a seven-month period of decline. In August 1.12m bags of 94lb (42.5kg), or 47,600t were sold. Cement output slipped 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.06m bags – the sixth fall in seven months, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 domestic cement sales were up 38.9 per cent YoY to reach 14.3m bags (607,750t) – the first rise since 2012. In the previous year sales had dropped 11.2 per cent to 10.3m bags (437,750t), impacted by th...

Spain's cement demand slips, exports drop 25% in August

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain declined 1.4 per cent YoY to 1,089,617t in August, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In addition to lower domestic sales, exports have dropped by a quarter, registering a fall for 27 consecutive months. In the first eight months of 2019 cement consumption increased 9.3 per cent YoY to 9,749,344t with exports decreasing 23.4 per cent. “An even more striking figure, if we take into account that imports have grown 87.3 per cent from January to Aug...

US and Puerto Rican market contracts 2% in June

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement shipments (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in June 2019 fell by 2.4 per cent to 9.1Mt when compared with June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A combined share of 38 per cent of shipments was received by Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York. Masonry cement shipments in June 2019 totalled 202,000t, down 6.1 per cent YoY. Leading consuming states were Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia – these fiv...

Indonesian market contracts, exports rising in August

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Indonesia slipped by 3.2 per cent YoY in August 2019 to 6,323,297t from 6,532,840t in August 2018, according to data by the Indonesian cement association, ASI, cited by Semen Indonesia Group. Demand in the key market of Java declined 4.4 per cent YoY to 3,531,413t while in Sumatra, the country’s second-largest market consumption the fall was of the same order, to 1,357,821t. Sulawesi showed the strongest growth at 8.3 per cent, reporting deliveries of 564,350t while on...

Russia's cement market cools but exports strong

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Russia increased by 8.9 per cent YoY to 33Mt in the first seven months of 2019, according to Soyuzcement, the country’s cement association. The demand for cement in Russia in the January-July 2019 period was at the highest level for several years, added the association. However, since July demand has significantly fallen, despite the domestic construction sector experiencing its high season. Soyuzcement analysts anticipate consumption to continue its downward trend in ...

Cement consumption in Peru expands 6% in August

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Peru has increased 6.3 per cent YoY to 1.052Mt in August 2019 when compared with 0.989Mt in the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic dispatches advanced 6.4 per cent to 1.043Mt in August, up from 0.981Mt in August 2018 and 0.982Mt in July 2019. Output from Peru’s cement plants was up 7.5 per cent to 0.965Mt in August from 0.897Mt in the previous-year’s period. In terms of external trade, the country imported 48,300t of cem...

CChC reports 11% YoY rise in Chile cement dispatches in July

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile increased by 11.3 per cent to 317,626t in July 2019 from 285,357t in July 2018, according to the Chilean construction chamber (CChC). MoM an 8.8 per cent rise was achieved, from 291,979t in June 2019. In the first seven months of 2019, total dispatches reached 2,382,831t, up 5.7 per cent when compared with January-June 2018 when deliveries were 2,254,729t.

Brazil's cement market expands 3% in August

10 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in Brazil edged up 2.9 per cent YoY to 5.1Mt in August 2019, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Domestic cement sales increased three per cent to 5.1Mt in August 2019 when compared with August 2018. When considering the number of business days, daily sales were up 5.1 per cent YoY and 4.1 per cent MoM. In terms of regions, the southeast led growth with deliveries up 7.1 per cent YoY, followed by the southern region, which saw sales increase b...

Colombian cement market expands 12% in July

10 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement consumption increased 12.4 per cent YoY in July 2019 to 1.113Mt, reports the country’s statistics office, DANE. Domestic cement production increased 9.5 per cent YoY in July 2019 to 1.118Mt. Building companies and contractors increased their offtake by 15.8 per cent YoY while sales in the retail sector rose by 12.4 per cent. Sales to ready-mix concrete companies increased by 9.5 per cent. Sales in the key market of Antioquia were up 15.2 per cent YoY in July while in Val...

Indian cement demand growth forecast to slow in FY20

03 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Growth in Indian cement demand is expected to slow to seven per cent in the FY19-20, against 13 per cent demand growth in the FY18-19, according to ICRA. However, average prices in the current fiscal year are likely to be higher while manufacturing costs will decrease. "We expect cement demand growth to taper off in the FY19-20 after a strong double-digit growth in the previous year. This is already being reflected in tepid growth in the 1QFY19-20, on the back of slowing of the project exe...