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Spain’s cement market expands 17% in May

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 16.9 per cent to 1,333,508t in May 2021, according to Oficemen. However, the cement association points out that the rise is from a low base when compared with May 2020, due to the country’s lockdown due to COVID-19. Likewise, the market expanded by 21.3 per cent YoY to 5,921,135t in the first five months of 2021. “The sector has not yet recovered its pre-pandemic levels, since if we compare the monthly and accumulated figures for the year with the equi...

Argos cement exports to the USA grow by 419%

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

For Argos, the Grupo Argos cement company, exports have been a key element in the process towards recuperation after the effects generated by COVID-19 and, in the first five months of the year, the cement company's exports to the USA grew by 419 per cent, from 26,000t to 135,000t. In the particular case of the USA, there has been a rebound in the demand for cement and it is estimated that this industry will grow by 2.2 per cent in 2021. It should be noted that the company has a competi...

Iranian cement market expands 28% MoM in May

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement consumption in May 2021 reached 5.78Mt. This represents a 28.4 per cent MoM increase from 4.5Mt in April 2021. In addition to domestic deliveries, producers exported 0.34Mt of cement, down 26.1 per cent MoM, and 0.79Mt of clinker, up 3.9 per cent MoM. The country’s cement plants produced 6.1Mt of cement in May 2021, a 21 per cent increase when compared with April 2021, when cement output stood at 5.04Mt. Clinker production declined 4.6 per cent in May 2021 to 6.68Mt from 7M...

Vietnam market expands 16% in April

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Vietnam reached 6.551Mt in April 2021, up 16 per cent YoY, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM reported a 17 per cent YoY rise in sales to 2.26Mt while its affiliated companies saw a six per cent YoY uptick to 1.661Mt. Other Vietnamese producers supplied 2.63Mt, up 22 per cent when compared with April 2020. Exports advanced 79 per cent YoY to 4.323Mt in April 2021. Of this total 2.826Mt was clinker, which saw a 17 per cent YoY hike, and 1.498Mt wa...

Brazilian market expands 14% in May

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil advanced 13.6 per cent YoY to 5.465Mt in May 2021 from a low base of 4.809Mt in May 2020, reported the country’s cement association, SNIC. Real estate work continues to drive the market as well as residential and commercial renovations. The drop in interest rates, simplification and reduction of bureaucracy and new credit lines have supported the purchase of real estate in the country. However, cuts in the federal government budgets, particularly in terms of infrastr...

Argentina's cement market expands 35% YoY in May

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina declined 7.8 per cent MoM to 874,187t in May 2021 but surged 34.8 per cent YoY from 648,543t in May 2020, according to AFCP, the national cement association. Market demand was entirely supplied by domestic cement plants, which produced 884,204t of cement in May 2021. This represents a 35.4 per cent advance YoY from 653,116t but a 7.5 per cent drop MoM from 955,508t. In addition to supplying the Argentine market, 10,027t of cement was exported in May 2021, u...

Semen Padang sees 31% jump in exports to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia Group subsidiary PT Semen Padang increased its cement and clinker exports to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by 30.5 per cent YoY to 208,806t in April 2021, up from 160,000t in April 2020. The company exported 38,471t of OPC to Sri Lanka and 170,389t of clinker to Bangladesh, according to Rahman Kurniawan, group head of sales for Semen Indonesia Group in Padang, Indonesia. “In the January-April 2021 period, PT Semen Padang has exported 825,400t of cement and clinker to Banglades...

Pakistan’s cement dispatches surge

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has reported considerable growth in domestic and export cement dispatches for May 2021 and the 11MFY21. It registered an increase of 49.9 per cent in May 2021, when total cement/clinker dispatches were 3.947Mt against 2.634Mt in the same month of last fiscal year. In the 11MFY21, total cement dispatches stood at 52.222Mt, representing a 20.9 per cent advance when compared with 43.189Mt of cement dispatched during the 11MFY20. Ma...

Morocco’s market dynamic

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Pending the real estate sector recovery, cement demand in Morocco will be driven in the coming years by both major infrastructure projects and the emergence of the southern regions which are evolving into becoming top-tier economic hubs. At the moment, there is a significant increase in capacity while local operators are showing interest in exports. By Maria Iraqi and Taha Jaidi, Attijari Global Research, Morocco. Moroccan cement demand is expected to return to pre-COVID levels by 202...

Vietnam's cement exports surge while domestic prices rise

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Department of Building Materials, Ministry of Construction, reports that in the first four months of 2021, the country’s consumption of cement products is estimated to reach 34.58Mt, up 16.5 per cent YoY.  Domestic consumption accounted for around 19.44Mt, a slight increase over the same period last year, while cement exports surged to 65 per cent over 2020 to 15.14Mt.  Besides gains in consumption, many cement companies also raised product prices. Accordingly, Vicem Hoang Ma...