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Cement sales in Morocco up 4% in June

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco increased 4.1 per cent to 815,842t in June 2019 YoY, according to the Association professionelle des cimentiers (APC). In the first half of the year, domestic cement demand has advanced 2.1 per cent to 6.57Mt when compared with the 1H18. Deliveries for the building sector expanded most rapidly by 37.4 per cent in the first six months.

Spain's cement demand in May up, worsening trade balance

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY to 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. In the first five months of 2019, the domestic cement market has expanded by 13.7 per cent YoY while in the 12-month period from June 2018 to May 2019 consumption rose 10.4 per cent to 14.11Mt. "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 grow...

Steppe Cement records 6% rise in volumes for 1H19

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Steppe Cement has sold 780,315t of cement in the first half of 2019, an increase of six per cent YoY from 738,228t in the year-ago period. The revenue from the sale of cement has surged 34 per cent to KZT14bn (US$36.6m) from KZT10.5bn. The average price of its cement, excluding VAT, rose to KZT18,042/t, compared with KZT14,276/t in the 1H18. The company’s local market share increased slightly to 17 per cent from 16 per cent. The overall cement market in the country contracte...

Swiss cement deliveries fall to 1.176Mt in 2Q19

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland declined 3.6 per cent in the 2Q19 when compared to the 2Q18, according to Cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. Sales in the April-June quarter 2019 came in at 1.176Mt. In the 2Q18 cement sales reached 1.22Mt. In the first quarter sales increased 4.8 per cent YoY to 0.874Mt and when compared with the 1H18, total cement sales in the first half of 2019 have slipped by 0.2 per cent.

US and Puerto Rican blended and Portland cement shipments up 6% in April

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Blended and Portland cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 5.9 per cent to 8.7Mt in April 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest US markets were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which accounted for a combined share of 42 per cent of such shipments. The leading cement-producing states during the month were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries increased 4.6 per cent YoY to 218,000t. Florida, Texas, Ca...

Argentina's cement demand declines 11% in June

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 11.4 per cent YoY to 860,631Mt in June, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic demand was entirely met by Argentina’s cement producers, who produced 863,924t of cement during the month. In terms of external trade, unlike in June 2018 when 2302t was imported, there were no cement cement imports in June 2019. However, the country’s cement companies exported 3293t of cement in June 2019 but volumes were down from 5067t in Ju...

Colombian cement market expands 7% in May

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia advanced by 7.2 per cent to 1.055Mt in May 2019 when compared with May 2018, when domestic dispatches were 0.984Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Grey cement production increased by 11.1 per cent YoY to 1.119Mt in May 2019. In May 2018 output reached 1.007Mt. January-May 2019 In the first five months of 2019 around 4.989Mt of grey cement was supplied to the Colombian market, which expanded by 2.6 per cent when compared with the 5...

ICRA expects Indian demand growth to slow

28 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Indian ratings agency ICRA is expecting cement demand growth in the country to taper to about seven per cent in the FY19-20, down from 13 per cent in the previous fiscal. The slow execution of infrastructure projects and availability of labour due to the general elections have both been issues, according to Sabyasachi Majumdar, senior vice-president of ICRA. In the upcoming September quarter, demand is expected to be low as a result of the monsoon season. However, consumption is foreca...

Vietnamese cement dispatches fall in May

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam fell six per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 5.929Mt in May 2019, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 2.014Mt were delivered by VICEM and 1.625Mt by its associated companies, representing YoY decreases of seven and 10 per cent, respectively and MoM declines of three and nine per cent, respectively. Other Vietnamese cement producers accounted for 2.29Mt of domestic dispatches. In addition, around 2.545Mt of cement and c...

US cement: time for cautious optimism?

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

This week saw the publication by the PCA of US Portland and blended cement demand and trade data for March . The figures reveal that the US cement market continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019, with deliveries recorded at 19.439Mt, up 2.4 per cent YoY (versus 2.2 per cent in 1Q18). However, in spite of the the slightly higher quarterly growth rate, February and March YoY growth rates fell by 1.9 per cent and 1 per cent, respectively. While the latest figures suggest that the US c...