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Indonesian cement sales edge up 3% in 2M19

19 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement deliveries by Indonesian cement producers advanced 2.6 per cent in the first two months of 2019 to 11.216Mt when compared with 10.93Mt in the 2M18, according to the latest data from the Indonesian Cement Association, ASI. While domestic sales were only 0.3 per cent higher YoY at 10.547Mt in January-February 2019, export sales during the period. surged by 62 per cent YoY to 668,815t. Of total export sales, 419,725t were exported as clinker, up 53.1 per cent YoY. Cement exports ...

US Portland and blended cement market expands 11% in January

18 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 11 per cent YoY to 6.4Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A combined 49 per cent of these were accounted for by the five leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments in January 2019 totalled 192,000t, representing an increase of 14 per cent when comp...

Peruvian cement market expands 5% in March

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption advanced 4.8 per cent to 0.931Mt in March 2019 when compared with March 2018, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. The figure includes 105,500t of cement imports, up 116 per cent from 48,900t in March 2018. Peru also imported 32,500t of clinker, representing a 63 per cent fall YoY when compared 87,400t in the equivalent period of the previous year. Meanwhile, domestic cement production in the South American country increased 4.3 per cent YoY an...

Tajikistan increases output by 9% in 1Q19

16 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has produced around 843,000t of cement in the first three months of 2019, an increase of nine per cent from 747,000t last year, according to Asia-Plus. Almost 85 per cent of local production was split between Chzhungtsai Mohir Cement, Huaxin Gayur Cement and Huaxin Gayur Sughd Cement in the 1Q19, while Tojik Cement accounted for just 6.4 per cent.  Nearly 36 per cent of domestically-produced cement was exported to neighbouring countries in the period. Over 150,000t was delivere...

Bangladesh cement exports continue to slide in 9MFY19

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry recorded a reduction of 16.4 per cent in export revenue to US$8.16m during the first nine months of FY18-19 (July 2018-March 2019) compared to US$9.76, earned in the equivalent period of the previous financial year, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products. The nine months' export value is also short by 21.2 per cent of the target set by the government for the 9MFY18-...

Spain’s cement demand up 6% in February

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain, as measured by Oficemen’s Cement Demand Index, has increased 6.1 per cent YoY in February. In the March 2018-February 2019 period total cement consumption in Spain reached 13.4Mt. Cement and clinker exports fell 12.7 per cent to 7.9 per cent YoY in the February 2018-January 2019 period.The rise in CO 2 emission rights prices and the increasing power costs continue to impact negatively on the domestic industry’s competitiveness in export markets, according to Ofic...

Exports from southern Pakistan remain strong

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in Pakistan declined by seven per cent YoY to 4.3Mt in March 2019 and six per cent YoY to 29.3Mt in 9MFY19. However, exports from the southern region continued to be strong. Total exports rose by 23 per cent YoY to 0.5Mt in March 2019. Exports from the northern region fell by 40 per cent as shipments to India have been halted following escalation tensions on the border. Exports in 9MFY19 rose 49 per cent YoY to 5.1Mt, mainly due to a ramp up of exports from southern pl...

Lafarge Malaysia expects subdued demand, higher prices

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia expects subdued domestic cement demand to continue in 2019 but prices are anticipated to increase due to higher production costs. A report in the Edge Financial Daily states that the recovery in the property market will take longer as the oversupply overhang and affordability issue continues to plague the industry. The potential revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is positive for the group as it had secured a cement supply contract previously, the report ad...

GICA ships 37,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA-owned Hadjar Soud de Skidka (SCHS) plant in Algeria has exported 37,000t of clinker from Annaba port, according to its CEO Youcef Merabet. "This cargo represents the first export operation to the African market made by the SCHS,” according to Mr Merabet. A total of 200,000t of clinker will be exported by the cement plant in 2019 as part of GICA’s 1Mt export programme to African countries. “Skikda's SCHS cement plant, which produces seven types of cement that meet the quality criteria...

Argentina’s cement demand declines 14% in March

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina has fallen 13.8 per cent YoY to 940,112t in March 2019 when compared  with 1,091,122t in March 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, MoM consumption edged up 2.1 per cent. Market needs were entirely supplied by domestic producers as imports fell from 17,290t in March 2018 to zero, continuing the trend of the first two months of 2019. In addition to supplying the domestic market, they also exported 10,896t, representing a YoY increa...