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Vietnamese exports surge while domestic sales fall in June

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam fell by eight per cent in June 2020 when compared to June 2019, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Shipments reached 5,215,388t, noting a similar MoM decrease from 5,680,883t in May 2020. Of this total, VICEM reported an eight per cent YoY decline to 1,693,426t while sales of its joint ventures were down 10 per cent YoY to 1,371,962t in June. Other cement companies saw their dispatches drop by six per cent to 2,150,000t. Exports surged 36...

Cement export from Bangladesh begins in July

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$0.53m in July 2020, the first month of FY20-21, compared to US$0.66m bagged in July 2019. The weak start at the beginning of the new fiscal year reflects the fall in exports by 20 per cent over the year-ago period. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, says data of Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). The export value for cement decreased by 37 per cent, underperforming when compared wit...

Nigeria in focus

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria, Africa's biggest cement market, is still pushing the bar in terms of profits for cement companies at a time when other countries are struggling to overcome the financial constraints arising from COVID-19 and general apathy for cement demand. Nigeria has been at the head of the queue to see African cement demand recovering with BUA Cement and Dangote cement reporting an upturn in 1H20 sales, while exports have begun for Dangote. BUA Cement's 1H20 results saw a robust 12.7 per cent ...

Argentina reports 14% demand drop in July

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

In July 2020 Argentina’s cement market contracted by 13.5 per cent YoY to 865,869t but expanded by 8.5 per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production with no imports reported. Output from Argentina’s cement plants reached 870,835t in July 2020, down 13.2 per cent YoY from 1,003,628t in July 2019. When compared with June 2020, production was up 8.2 per cent. Exports rose 57.2 per cent to 4966t in July 2020 when co...

Exports of cement from Pakistan rise during July 20

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has issued official dispatch data for July 2020, adding that the new fiscal has started well for the cement sector as the shipments increased by 37.8 per cent from 3.512Mt in July 2019 to 4.838Mt in July 2020 on the back of buoyant export and domestic demand. This is a significant improvement on the two per cent growth in dispatches in FY19-20, which was driven by export demand, according to APCMA. Domestic demand slipped by 0.9 per cent ...

Slowly back on track in Brazil?

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a four-year downturn, Brazil’s cement sector was in recovery mode in 2019. However, after a slow start to the year due to inclement weather, the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a further drop in sales in spring. The latest data show signs of demand recovery with producers pinning hopes on the implementation of private and public construction projects. Brazil’s cement industry is expecting better news in the months ahead as the resumption of private and public constructio...

Good start to financial year for Pakistani producers

03 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry displayed a robust jump in sales during the first month of the current fiscal year (FY20-21). The significant increase in dispatches also reflected in the performance of scripts on Pakistan's Stock Exchange (PSX) for the last few days.   According to provisional cement data compiled by AHL Research, July 2020 displays an uptick of seven per cent MoM to 4.97Mt (June 2020: 4.62Mt) led by growth in south. Total dispatches show a considerable increase of 41 per cent Yo...

Vietnam cement and clinker exports rise 36% in July

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam has exported an estimated 3Mt of cement and clinker with a value of US$117m in July, according to the country’s General Statistics Office. This represents a rise of 35.5 per cent in volume and 30.2 per cent in value when compared with July 2019. In the first seven months of 2020 total cement and clinker exports stood at 19.46Mt, up 9.4 per cent YoY. Their value fell 3.4 per cent YoY to US$732m.

Sharp rise in Indonesian cement demand in June

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia rose by 29.2 per cent YoY to 4.86Mt in June 2020, according to Widodo Santoso, chairman of the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). "This is because last year there were the effects of Ramadan and Eid, so consumption was limited," he said. The easing of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in a number of regions and the relaxation of credit disbursement by multifinance companies led to an increase in people's purchasing power. However, the rise in June...

Dominican Republic market contracts 13% in 4M20

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Dominican Republic declined 13 per cent to US$120m in the January-April 2020 period when compared with June 2019. In addition, Dominican cement producers also reported a 20 per cent YoY fall in exports, which reached 227,639t of cement. Their output during the period decreased 24 per cent YoY to 1.36Mt. Adriano Brunetti, president of the country’s cement association Adocem, said: "... 'The most difficult thing was the total stoppage of construction without an opening b...