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Iranian cement market reaches 5.72Mt

14 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Iran stood at 5.72Mt in March 2022, according to the Iranian Cement Association. The domestic output of 5.67Mt of cement and 6.33Mt of clinker was sufficient to supply the home market as well as meet overseas demand through exports of 0.312Mt of cement and 0.853Mt.

Argentine cement market expands 8% in March

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement demand increased 7.5 per cent YoY to 1,047,194t in March 2022 when compared with March 2021, when consumption reached 974,347t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with the previous month, demand increased by 11.6 per cent. The demand was entirely met by domestic production, which saw a 7.6 per cent uptick YoY to 1,058,655t from 983,867t in March 2021. When compared with February 2022, the increase was 11.6 per cent. Of the total output, ...

Senegalese cement sales see 6% upturn in January

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

In January 2022 Senegal’s cement market expanded 8.9 per cent when compared with December 2021 and 6.2 per cent when compared with January 2021, says the country’s National Agency for Statistics and Demography (ANSD). Export sales declined 31.7 per cent MoM and 18.1 per cent YoY in January 2022.

APCMA reports local dispatches improve while exports fall in 9MFY22

08 April 2022, Published under Cement News

According to the data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), Pakistan cement total dispatches (local and overseas) declined by 6.3 per cent in March 2022 to 5.04Mt against 5.37Mt in the same month of last fiscal year. The breakdown suggests a domestic consumption of 4.74Mt and 815,120t of exports versus 4.56Mt and 815,120t, respectively in March 2021. It sees local dispatches up four per cent, but exports dispatches suffered a considerable decline of 63.8 per...

Lafarge Algeria exports 0.9Mt in 1Q22

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim -owned Lafarge Algérie has exported nearly 0.9Mta of cement and clinker in the first quarter of 2022. The volume represents an 87 per cent rise when compared with the 1Q21, when 482,000t of products were exported. A considerable volume of clinker as well as white and grey cements were exported from Oran, Mostaganem, Jijele, Annaba and Skikda. This includes 30,000t of white cement, shipped from the port of Oran to Mexico and Guatemala. In addition, Lafarge Algérie also delivered 3...

Vietnam market expands 39% in February

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Total domestic cement sales in Vietnam reached 3,538,333t in February 2022, up 39 per cent YoY but down 14 per cent when compared with January 2022, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM plants sold 1,119,190t, up 47 per cent YoY, while other VNCA members dispatched 799,143t, seeing their sales increase by 33 per cent YoY. Other cement producers in the country reported a 36 per cent YoY rise to 1,620,000t. Exports advanced by 33 per cent YoY but slipped two p...

Türkçimento starts to see impact of Russian-Ukrainian war following a challenging year

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Fatih Yücelik, chairman of the Board of Directors of Türkçimento , expressed that the Turkish cement sector has started to observe the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine crisis very heavily and fast.     Mr Yücelik said, “The meeting we held with Mehmet Muş, Minister of Commerce, last week on the Russian-Ukrainian crisis took place in a very productive and constructive atmosphere. Even if this crisis keeps on in the forthcoming period, the solution-oriented approach of the Minister, the in...

Peruvian cement market expands 5% in February

22 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru reached 1.088Mt in February 2022, up five per cent when compared with February 2021, according to the Peruvian cement association, Asocem. The total includes shipments by Asocem members (1.018Mt) and non-affiliated cement producers, which accounted for around 70,000t. Output from Asocem-affiliated cement plants reached 1.037Mt, representing a four per cent advance when compared with February 2021. However, clinker production was down 12 per cent YoY to 0.71Mt. C...

Japan: securing sustainability

22 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Japan’s cement industry is expected to have advanced modestly in FY21, and while significant declines are unlikely going forward, growth potential is lacking. Therefore, the sector is looking to secure sustainability through price increases, enhancing businesses outside core cement segments and accelerating its move towards decarbonisation. By Hajime Inoue, Japan Credit Rating Agency, Japan Large-scale construction projects, such as the Osako Expo, are expected to keep cement deman...

Spanish cement demand expands 14% in February

17 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 14 per cent YoY to 1,269,455t, representing the best sales in February in the last five years, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. “The cement industry is experiencing an energy emergency situation. Currently, almost half of the kilns in the sector have had to stop as a result of the high electricity costs derived from the war,” explained the association’s General Director, Aniceto Zaragoza. “Now that the European Commission has alr...