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July sales rise six per cent YoY, Brazil

14 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The latest preliminary data and market estimates from the Brazilian cement market show that domestic cement consumption in July 2012 reached 5.8Mt, up six per cent on the same month of the previous year. On a month-on-month basis, July 2012 sales were 2.9 per cent higher than June 2012. For the 12 month rolling period (August 2011-July 2012), sales were 67Mta, representing an 8.4 per cent increase compared to the same months of the previous year (August 2010-July 2011). Source: Sind...

Indonesia’s July sales rise 9.9 per cent

13 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's domestic cement sales rose 9.9 per cent in July from a year ago, up from 9.5 per cent in June, data from the country's biggest cement firm PT Semen Gresik Tbk showed on Monday.     Southeast Asia's biggest economy consumed more than 4.8Mt of cement in July, up 7.2 per cent on a monthly basis. The Moluccas islands and Papua led July growth at 51.1 per cent, while main islands Java and Sumatra led sales volumes.     July cement sales volume was boosted by additional supply from...

Middle East market developments

13 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations witnessed a 24.3 per cent increase in revenues in the first quarter of 2012, reaching US$1.26bn (AED4.62bn) as construction picked up in certain parts of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia continues to be the region's strongest market, but improvements are being seen in the UAE and Qatar is gathering pace. However, a challenging operating environment persists in Egypt. According to a report by Global Investment House (GIH), combine...

Bolivian first-half sales rise 10.62 per cent

09 August 2012, Published under Cement News

In the first half of this year, Bolivian sales  increased by 10.62 per cent compared to the same period of 2011 and manufacturers expect demand will continue to rise. According to the Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH), in the first six months of 2012 1,271,069t of domestic cement were sold and 52,382t  imported, totaling 1.3Mt. In the same period in 2011, 1,196,312t of domestic and imported were sold, which means an increase of 10.62%. Cement consumptionin the department...

USA May shipments rise 15.9 per cent

09 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for May 2012 were 7.5Mt – 15.9 per cent higher than shipments in May 2011. Shipments for the year through May were 29.4Mt, up by about 18 per cent. The leading producing States in May were Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan, and Florida, in descending order, and accounted for 42 per cent of total output. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois, in descending order) r...

Raysut books first half net profit, Oman

07 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement, Oman's largest cement company by market value, said in a bourse filing yesterday it booked a profit of OMR10.5m (US$27.3m) in the first half of 2012, up 38 per cent YoY. The strong performance was a result of a 13 per cent rise in sales, to OMR33.9m.

Pakistan July dispatches decline

07 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan dispatches in the first month of the current fiscal saw a decline of 1.64 per cent compared to July 2011, according to data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Domestic dispatches were down by 1.47 per cent in July 2011 to 2.05Mt compared to 2.02Mt in 2011. However, the decline in exports was steeper at 9.23 per cent to 755,010t from 831,785t in July 2011. Exports to Afghanistan dropped by 10.37 per cent to 455,897t while exports to India were down ...

Saudi Cement increases output

07 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Saudi Cement Company announced that it has restarted Kiln No 6 on Monday which has a capacity of 35000tpd and an actual capacity that could reach a maximum of 4000tpd of clinker. Production from this kiln will be used to increase the company’s clinker inventory to meet demand, the company said in a statement on its website.

Bangladesh industry consolidation gathers pace

07 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement sector consolidation in the Bangladesh industry is set to gather pace as more than 70 smaller cement factories have folded operations in the past 12 years having lost ground to larger players. According to a report in the Financial Express (Bangladesh) more are on the verge of shutdown as tight bank loans for smaller factories and massive investments by local and global players have accelerated the closure of units with capacity below 6000t. "It's like a story of big fish gobbli...

Buzzi Unicem improves profit at lower volumes

06 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem’s first half turnover edged ahead by 0.9 per cent to €1,350.9m, but the EBITDA recovered by 7.7 per cent to €197.2m. For the full year Buzzi Unicem is maintaining its overall forecast of broadly unchanged numbers overall, but the expected geographical mix has changed. The first half trading profit increased by 34.4 per cent to €84.0m and the interest charge jumped by 35.3 per cent to €62.2m, giving a pre-tax profit still 36.3 per cent higher at €22m. After a tax charge 8.3 pe...