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Cement output in Indonesia falls 22% in November, affecting exports

23 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The total Indonesian production of cement and clinker in November 2021 reached 11.45Mt, down 22 per cent from 14.67Mt when compared with October 2021, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. Director of the Cement, Ceramics and Non-Metal Mineral Processing Industry, Ignatius Warsito, attributed the decrease in output due to issues with the supply of coal. "The decrease in monthly production will reduce the specific utilisation for that month. The decrease in production will also ...

Peruvian cement market expands 3% in November

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased three per cent YoY and 21 per cent when compared with November 2019 to 1.208Mt, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Asocem’s member cement producers manufactured 1.157Mt of cement, up two per cent YoY and up 25 per cent when compared with November 2019. In addition, they also produced 0.915Mt of clinker, representing an increase of 38 and eight per cent when compared with November 2020 and November 2019, respectively. Domestic product...

Iran’s cement consumption at 5.36Mt in November

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market required a supply of 5.36Mt in November 2021, according to the Iranian Cement Association. Domestic supply of cement and clinker reached 5.35Mt and 6.57Mt, respectively. In addition 0.38Mt of cement and 0.97Mt of clinker was exported by the country’s cement producers.

Spain's cement market expands 9% in November

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 9.1 per cent YoY to 1,318,146t in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Demand in the first 11 months of 2021 advanced 10.6 per cent YoY to 12.738Mt when compared with the 11M20. "In these 11 months, consumption accumulated growth of 10.6 per cent, an evolution that slightly improves the forecasts made by our research department in September and allows us to observe with moderate optimism the evolution of the domestic mar...

Colombian cement demand falls to 1.15Mt in October

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia slipped 1.6 per cent YoY to 1.15Mt in October 2021 from 1.169Mt in the same period of the previous year, according the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with the 1.111Mt dispatched in October 2019, deliveries were up 3.5 per cent. Deliveries to ready-mix concrete companies increased 7.5 per cent, but construction companies and contractors purchases were down by 16.3 per cent while off-take in the retail segment slipped 1.1 per cent. Domestic pr...

Chile’s cement market expands 5% in October

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile increased 4.5 per cent YoY to 410,424t in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, when demand reached 392,688t, according to the Chilean Chamber for Construction (CChC). In the January-October 2021 period dispatches were up 52.4 per cent to 3.625Mt from 2.379Mt in the 10M20.

Brazilian sales advance 2% in November

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 2.3 per cent to 5.359Mt in November, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The latest data follow a continued growth trend but with decelerating magnitude as the market stabilises and the effect of the low base due to COVID-19 wanes. In April growth reached 20.8 per cent. In addition, exports declined 46.8 per cent to 5384t in November 2021 from 5288t in November 2020. In the January-November period, domestic sales were up 6.8 per cent YoY to...

US Portland and blended cement market expands 5% in September

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 4.5 per cent YoY to 9.8Mt in September 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received 38 per cent of total domestic shipments in September 2021. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cements in September 2021 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which acco...

Argentina's cement market sees 5% growth in November

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption expanded 4.6 per cent in November 2021 to 1,142,140t from 1,092,246t in November 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic market demand in November 2021 was entirely met by output from Argentina’s cement producers. In addition, they exported 7997t of cement, down from 40,740t in November 2020. In the January-November 2021 period cement demand reached 10.986Mt, up 25.3 per cent YoY from 8.765Mt in the 11M20. Exports slipped from 114,7...

Cuban cement industry expected to recover in 2022

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cuba’s cement industry is forecast to show significant signs of recovery in 2022 with a production of 1.4Mt of cement, according to the country’s Construction Minister, Réné Mesa Villafaña. “It [cement] will continue to be produced at the José Mercerón factory in Santiago de Cuba, transporting clinker produced at Cienfuegos by cabotage. If the Siguaney kiln in Sancti Spíritus remains stable – as we have foreseen – we will then transfer a discrete amount of clinker from the Perla del Sur un...