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Vietnam records 47% rise in January cement demand

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement consumption increased six per cent MoM and 47 per cent YoY to 4.37Mt in January 2015, according to the Department of Building Materials at the country’s Ministry of Construction. The country's leading cement producer Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) sold 1.41Mt of cement in domestic markets, up 46 per cent YoY. Exports reached 1.5Mta. By the end of January, the cement inventory was around 2.69Mt, primarily clinker. Ministry forecasts expect cement demand ...

UAE: changing fortunes

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

The changing fortunes of the UAE, as it prepares to host Expo 2020 in Dubai, expands its infrastructure and addresses housing requirements, are envisaged to bump up domestic demand in the coming years. Meanwhile, exports have provided significant relief to local producers during recent years of scaled-back demand. The UAE’s construction sector is returning to form, with a number of major megaprojects in the pipeline and the ramping up of social infrastructure spend. Prestigious, la...

Iranian exports exceed 14.5Mt in first nine months

28 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement and clinker exports have surpassed 14.5Mt in the first nine months of the Iranian calendar year (starting 21 March 2014). Of the total, 68.7 per cent were cement and the remainder clinker, news agency IRNA reported citing Iran’s Ministry of Industries and Mines. Among the country’s export destinations are Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, the UAE, Georgia, Oman, India, and China.

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia remain Vietnamese top importers

23 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia were the top importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement exports last year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade said on its website. Bangladesh took the lead after importing 8.39Mt of cement worth US$323m from Vietnam last year, while Indonesia came second with 2.65Mt worth US$123m and Malaysia ranked third with 1.28Mt worth US$62m. Following on was the Philippines with 1.15Mt worth US$44.26m, and Chile with 566,797t worth US$31m. Vietnam e...

Vietnam targets increased exports in 2015

22 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is forecast to export 25-26Mt of cement and clinker in 2015, the Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper reported, citing the country’s Ministry of Construction. The main end-markets include Bangladesh, Middle East countries and Cambodia, according to the report. Last year, exports jumped 30 per cent from 2013 to nearly 20Mt, the report added.

Spain’s cement demand holds at just below 11Mt in 2014

21 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain reached 10.79Mt in 2014, largely stable when compared to the 10.74Mt recorded in 2013, latest figures released by domestic cement association Oficemen show. The bottoming out from a steady decline experienced in recent years was helped by the 12.5 per cent expansion of the domestic market in December. Output in Spain’s cement factories increased 5.4 per cent YoY to 13.91Mt from 13.2Mt in 2013. However, in December, inventories fell as production decreased by ni...

Peru’s cement market stable in 2014

19 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market absorbed around 881,360t of cement in December 2014, according to the latest data from the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic producers reached an output of 932,603t in the last month of 2014, of which 37,491t of cement were exported as well as 30,014t of clinker. Comparative figures for December 2013 revealed a 3.3 per cent increase in national dispatches but a 7.5 per cent decrease in cement exports. Production rose 0.5 per cent in December YoY. Full...

Vicem sales exceed full-year target

15 January 2015, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) sales rose by 3.2 per cent from a year ago and exceeded the year’s target by 5.7 per cent boosted by higher exports. For the full year, the country’s leading cement producer sold approximately 24.64Mt of cement and clinker. Of the total, 18.68Mt of cement and clinker were sold in the domestic market, down 2.7 per cent YoY, and 3.4Mt were exported, up 54.1 per cent. In 2014, Vicem’s clinker production edged up 0.7 per cent YoY to 16...

Mixed performance for Iranian exports

12 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Iran cement exports fell 8.5 per cent YoY in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar, but a rise in clinker shipments boosted the overall total. During the first eight months of the year (beginning 21 March 2014) cement exports amounted to 9.25Mt, Iran’s IRNA News Agency reported. Abdolreza Sheykhan, an official with the Iran's Cement Producers Association, said that the insecurity in Iraq and reduction in the number of destination markets for Iran’s cement are the major ...

Argentine cement market contracts 3.5 per cent in 2014

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

In December 2014, Argentina’s cement demand fell 10.4 per cent MoM and 2.5 per cent YoY to 892,313t, according to the latest data from AFCP, the Argentine cement association. The country’s cement producers supplied 905,306t of cement, including exports, registering a MoM drop of 10.4 per cent and 2.4 per cent YoY. For the full-year, domestic demand reached 11,271,399t, down 3.5 per cent when compared with 2013. Imports fell from 5431t to 2499t, down 54 per cent. Argentina producers also...