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Salvadoran cement market expands 13% in 10M19

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador increased 12.8 per cent YoY to 1,184,956t in 10M19 from  to 1,050,846t in the first 10 months of 2018, according to Casalco, the country’s construction chamber. In October alone, apparent cement consumption surged 23.5 per cent to 104,989t from 85,017t in October 2018. Cement prices in October reached US$7.57/bag of 42.5kg at the factory gate while on a retail level this was US$8.37/bag, including VAT.

Argentina’s cement market contracts 15% in January

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption fell by 14.7 per cent YoY to 745,709t in January 2020, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production and no imports were recorded. Output from Argentine cement plants reached 758,123t, down 14.3 per cent YoY from 884,363t in January 2018. Of this total, 12,414t were exported, representing a 19.6 per cent increase when compared with the year-ago period.

Cement consumption in Spain grows 6% in 2019

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain increased 5.9 per cent YoY to 14.254Mt in 2019, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. However, the cement association expressed concern about the lower rate of growth in the second half of the year. “The trend was up during the first six months of 2019, when it increased at a rate close to 11 per cent but stagnated in the second half, even with a slight fall of 0.2 per cent in the accumulated [demand] from July to December, compared to the same pe...

Moroccan cement dispatches increase to 13.6Mt in 2019

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries by members of the country’s cement association, APC, slipped to 1,038,250t in November 2019, down 2.5 per cent from 1,064,498t in November 2018, according to data published by the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. In December 2019 a similar trend was seen as YoY sales fell 2.5 per cent to 1,189,135t from 1,219,219t. APC members include Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc. January-December 2019 However, full-...

Colombian cement market expands 11% in December

05 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombian grey cement dispatches advanced 10.9 per cent to 1.079Mt in December 2019 from 0.973Mt a year earlier, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Output of grey cement in domestic plants increased 9.3 per cent YoY to 1.191Mt in December 2019 from 1.089Mt. Full-year 2019 In the January-December 2019 period domestic dispatches of grey cement rose by 4.2 per cent YoY to 12.515Mt, from 12.010Mt in 2018. Growth was particularly strong at retail level and in the ready-mix ...

US Portland and blended cement shipments edge up in 11M19

31 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico increased 3.2 per cent YoY to 10.1Mt in October 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). In November 2019 they rose slightly YoY to 7.9Mt when compared with November 2018. The leading cement-consuming states in October were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which accounted for 38 per cent of the total. In November the leading cement-consuming St...

Mexican market contracts 10% in 2019

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Mexico declined by around 10 per cent in 2019, according to Standard & Poor’s. The ratings agency attributed the fall to poor performance of the infrastructure market as the Texcoco airport project was cancelled, the partial suspension of commercial and residential building projects in Mexico City and a drop in the construction of new housing as the federal subsidy was reduced.  The outlook for 2020 is subdued unless infrastructure investment rises, warns the ratings agen...

Indonesian cement demand stable in 2019

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Indonesian cement market expanded 7.2 per cent YoY in December 2019 as 6.542Mt of cement were sold. In December 2018 total demand in Indonesia stood at 6.101Mt. Off-take in Java, the largest cement market, increased 5.9 per cent YoY to 3.491Mt in December 2019 when compared with 3.295Mt in the previous year’s period. In the second-largest market, Kalimantan, deliveries increased by 13.1 per cent YoY to 441,810t while in Sulawesi, they were up by 22.2 per cent to 620,670t. Sales were al...

Swiss cement deliveries down 5% in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by the Swiss cement industry fell by 4.9 per cent YoY to 1,034,914t in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 1,088,196t in the 4Q18. The latest figures published by Cemsuisse show a softening cement market after a promising first quarter with 4.8 per cent growth. In the 2Q19 and the 3Q19 the market contracted by -0.2 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. For the full-year 2019 cement demand fell 1.7 per cent to 4,214,785t from 4,289,401t in 2018. Cemsuisse also reported that despite rail ...

Puerto Rican sales see 6% drop in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales in 2019 declined 5.6 per cent to 569,485t in 2019 when compared with 2019, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 sales had surged 38.9 per cent YoY as construction activity skyrocketed after Hurricane Maria with the arrival of government funds for reconstruction. However, following the rebound, economic activity fell in 2019. Local cement production decreased 6.7 per cent YoY to 518,864t. In 2018 production had increased by 44.6 per cent, the first rise since 2012.