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Argentina: cement consumption rises 5% MoM but notes 3% YoY decline

07 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market expanded by 5.3 per cent MoM to 1,101,072t in October 2014 but contracted by 3.1 per cent YoY, according to AFCP, the national cement producers’ association. The country’s cement producers dispatched 1,115,224t in the period. The figure, which includes exports represents a MoM increase of 5.8 per cent but a fall of 3.1 per cent YoY.

Pakistan exports continue to fall in first quarter

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports continued to fall in the first quarter of FY14-15, largely due to declining shipments to its biggest market of Afghanistan. Export volumes in the July-September 2014 period fell by 3.85 per cent to 2.436Mt while revenues were down 3.22 per cent to US$ 142.77m. In terms of the Pakistan rupee, revenues also showed a 5.38 per cent drop to PKR14.36bn. On a slightly more positive note, the average export price of cement inched ahead by 0.58 per cent YoY to US$58.59/t....

East Africa rises

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

East Africa’s cement demand continues to rise as infrastructure and housing needs provide the basis for future consumption. While cement capacity investments continue, a shift in the make-up of ownership is being seen as local companies take up a more prominent position. By Francis Mwangi, Standard Investment Bank Ltd, Kenya. The emerging East African market is characterised by new capacities, growing exports and growing consumption trends Over the past decade, the east African ...

Portugal Semapa profit up 15%

04 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Portugal's conglomerate Semapa, owner of cement maker Secil, posted on Friday a 15 per cent rise in nine-month net profit, helped by lower taxes on some of its overseas operations and a small increase in sales. Net profit rose to EUR80m the company said in a statement. Still, EBITDA fell 4.5 per cent from a year ago to EUR98m. Total sales rose about by about one per cent to EUR1.48bn, with cement sales up four per cent.  The company attributed the growth to cement and clinker exports from ...

Vietnam's October sales slip

03 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement sales are estimated to have fallen by three per cent YoY during October to 5.37Mt, latest data from the country's Ministry of Construction shows. Of the total sales volumes, domestic shipments accounted for 4.25Mt. In the first 10 months of the year, total sales are estimated to have risen six per cent YoY to 53.22Mt, including 41.51Mt for the local market. Vietnam’s cement sales are predicted to rise by 1.5-3 per cent to between 62-63Mt, comprising 48.5Mt of domest...

Russian cement trade January-September 2014

22 October 2014, Published under Cement News

According to the Federal Customs Service (FCS), Russia exported over 2Mt of cement worth US$155m in the first three quarters of 2014. Ukraine was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 35 per cent. Kazakhstan's share reached 32 per cent and Belarus imported 21 per cent. Meanwhile, over 3.793Mt of cement were imported into Russia between January-September 2014. Belarus was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 27 per cent. The shipments received from Belarus increased...

Peru: September dispatches up 3.7%

16 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru rose 3.7 per cent in September to 904,840t, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Including exports, dispatches reached 946,762t. For 9M14, total domestic sales remained stable at 7.6Mt, edging up 0.4 per cent when compared with 9M13. Some 0.2Mt of exports were dispatched from the Latin American country in the period. Output registered a 0.81 per cent rise.

Cemex reaches agreement regarding Alcanar, Spain

08 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex has reached an agreement with the Santi Vila authorities to keep running its Alcanar works in Tarragona, Spain. In return the Generalitat commits to dredge the port of Barcelona so large vessels can moor and as such, enable Cemex to export to new markets such as the US. The dredging operation will cost EUR4.5m and will be completed before the summer. In September, Alcanar will receive a 40,000dwt ship. Some 87 per cent of Cemex’s Alcanar production is destined for export, main...

Belarus intends to increase exports to Russia

08 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Belarus intends to export more cement to Russia in the years ahead, according to Vice Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin At a meeting with Russia's leading producer Eurocement Group on 3 October 2014, Mr Kalinin remarked that work is in progress to implement the contractual obligations signed by the two parties, the press service of the Belarus government told BelTA. At the same time, these exports are about 30 per cent behind the adopted schedule. According to Mr Kalinin, the Be...

Argentina records stable September sales

07 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement plants dispatched 1,054,294t of cement (including exports) in September 2014, according to the latest figures by the country’s cement association, AFCP. This represents an improvement of five per cent when compared with August and 0.3 per cent YoY. Exports fell from 9566t in September 2013 to 8863t one year later. Meanwhile, the domestic market absorbed 1,045,852t, including imports, up 5.3 per cent MoM and 0.3 per cent YoY. For the year to date, dispatches sl...