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Vietnam cement demand advances 37% in August

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Vietnam increased by 37 per cent YoY in August 2022, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM sales improved by 39 per cent YoY to 1,555,599t in August, while VNCA-affiliated companies saw their combined sales surge by 68 per cent YoY to 10,150,041t. Vietnam’s other cement companies improved their dispatches by 23 per cent YoY to 1.97Mt. Meanwhile, total cement and clinker exports saw a 23 per cent contraction to 3,239,771t...

Cement consumption in Spain down 3% in September

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement market contracted by 3.4 per cent YoY in September to 1,245,816t, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. Moreover, the fifth-consecutive monthly decline has pushed the volume on a year basis into the red, with domestic cement sales contracting by 0.2 per cent YoY in the January-September 2022 period. External trade also lacks lustre as exports were down 5.4 per cent YoY to 4,251,175t in September. "Furthermore, the accumulated figure for the last 12 months (mo...

US and Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement market expands 7% in August

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 7.3 per cent YoY advance to 10.9Mt in August 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The country’s leading markets included Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, where 36.6 per cent of sales were delivered. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cements were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 37.2 per cent of cement produc...

Fiona sends Puerto Rican cement sales down

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Hurricane Fiona has sent Puerto Rican cement sales in a downward spiral as sales in September 2022 dropped by 21.1 per cent YoY to 986,000 bags of 94lb, or 42,041t, the largest fall since 2020, according to Sin Comillas. Domestic cement production declined 17.5 per cent YoY to 509,900 bags, or 21,741t in September 2022. The decrease represents the first fall in six months.

Iranian cement market notes 1% growth

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement consumption saw a 1.2 per cent uptick YoY to 5.79Mt in September 2022 from 5.72Mt, according to the Iranian Cement Association. Cement production reached 5.92Mt, down 1.5 per cent YoY when compared with 6.01Mt in September 2021, while clinker output declined 3.2 per cent to 6.61Mt from 6.83Mt in September 2021. The country’s cement producers exported 0.375Mt of cement and 0.874Mt of clinker in September 2022. When compared with September 2021, cement exports dropped 57.9 per...

Peru's cement dispatches decline 1% in September

20 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped one per cent to 1.229Mt in September 2022 from 1.235Mt in September 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of this total, Asocem members supplied 1.17Mt. Cement production in September 2022 increased four per cent YoY to 1.19Mt from 1.145Mt in September 2021. Clinker production declined eight per cent YoY to 0.831Mt from 0.901Mt over the same period. Cement exports were down 16 per cent YoY to 14,000t from 17,000t in September 2021 w...

August dispatches in Chile fall 19%

19 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Chile saw a 19.4 per cent drop in August 2022 to 299,855t, compared to 371,947t in August 2021, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). In the first eight months of 2022, dispatches were down 11.5 per cent YoY to 2,549,139t versus 2,879,749t in the 8M21.

Morocco sees deliveries decline 16% in September

18 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Members of Morocco’s cement association, APC, have seen their total cement deliveries decrease by 15.8 per cent to 1,174,683t in September 2022, according to IPSOS data. In September 2021 deliveries reached 1,395,542t. In the January-September 2022 deliveries declined by 8.3 per cent YoY to 9.383Mt from 10.237Mt in the 9M21. APC members supplying delivery data include Asment de Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc .

Brazil's cement market contracts in September

17 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Brazilian total cement sales declined by 3.8 per cent YoY to 5.5Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Per working day, sales fell by 3.5 per cent YoY to 238,000t. Within Brazil sales reached 5.483Mt, down 3.5 per cent YoY, in September 2022. The country’s second-largest market, the northeast, saw the largest fall with sales down six per cent to 1.098Mt in September 2022 from 1.168Mt in September 2021. The southeast and southern markets contracted by 3.9 per cent to 2.522M...

Argentina’s cement consumption up 9% in September

14 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market expanded 9.2 per cent YoY but contracted 1.1 per cent MoM to 1,212,814t in September 2022, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic producers manufactured 1,217,796t of cement, up 8.6 per cent YoY but down 1.1 per cent MoM. Of this total, 4982t were exported, representing a 53.2 per cent drop from September 2021 when the country exported 10,653t. When compared with August 2022, there was an uptick of 6.4 per cent. There were no imports. Jan...