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Domestic sales drive Pakistan dispatch growth

08 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement dispatches increased by 6.38 per cent to 21.3Mt in the first seven months of the current fiscal compared to 20Mt in the corresponding period of FY14-15, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association. The increase is attributed to robust growth in domestic dispatches, which rose by 15 per cent YoY to 17.9Mt. Exports, on the other hand, declined by almost a quarter to 3.4Mt from 4.5Mt a year earlier. Closer analysis of domestic dispatches shows shipments f...

Akmenes posts decline in 2015 revenue

08 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Lithuania's sole cement manufacturer Akmenes Cementas posted a decline of around six per cent in 2015 revenue to EUR55.4m from EUR59.2m a year earlier. Nearly 50 per cent of revenue derived from exports, mainly to Poland, Scandinavia and Russia's exclave of Kaliningrad, the Verslo Zinios business daily reported on Friday. “Cement consumption more or less reflects the situation in the Lithuanian construction sector. In 2013 cement consumption rose by approximately 10 per cent whereas in 2...

Spain: demand up 5.3% in 2015

28 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has increased by 5.3 per cent to 11,408,287t in 2015, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. Variability in the second half of the year depressed annual growth. Exports have also fallen in 2015 and were 4.4 per cent lower YoY at 9,233,979t. "During these years of hard crisis, exports have been the only lifeline to compensate for the loss of domestic demand. However, it is increasingly difficult for our industry to compete in foreign markets, m...

Indonesia: exports offset slower domestic sales

22 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement industry statistics show that full-year 2015 consumption in Indonesia increased by 0.8 per cent YoY to 60.4Mt, while including exports, sales were up by 2.1 per cent to 61.448Mt. While December 2015 showed a rise in Indonesian sales (+2 per cent including exports) the full-year figures are only modestly higher due to the poor sales in the earlier months of 2015. Exports (with a full-year increase of +209.9 per cent) offset relatively slow domestic sales. The country's largest c...

Peru cement demand slips 3.5% in 2015

18 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement dispatches remained stable in December 2015 as they reached 881,000t while total dispatches edged up one per cent to 928,000t, according to Asocem, the country’s cement producers’ association. Output fell by 0.2 per cent YoY to 931,000t.  Full-year figures show domestic cement deliveries down by 3.5 per cent to 9.978Mt while total sales were down by three per cent to 10.332Mt. Per capita consumption fell 4.3 per cent YoY in 2015 to 352kg. Production slipped by 2.5 per cent t...

Vietnam sales up three per cent in 2015

15 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Companies in Vietnam sold 72.71Mt of cement and clinker in 2015, rising three per cent from a year earlier and exceeding the whole-year target by one per cent, the country's Ministry of Construction said. Of the total, 56.5Mt of cement were sold at the domestic market, up 11.1 per cent YoY, while 16.25Mt were exported, falling 17.3 per cent YoY and failing to realise the full-year export target of 20Mt. During the year the two cement plants were inaugurated, raising the total number of ...

Bestway boosted by Pakcem contribution

14 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Bestway Group of the UK, parent company of Pakistan's largest cement producer, announced that its consolidated turnover for the year ending 30 June 2015 increased by 20 per cent to GBP3.06bn from GBP2.55bn in 2014. Profit before tax for the year ended 30 June 2015 was up 39.9 per cent to GBP373.8m from GBP267.1m in 2014. All group businesses continued to be profitable, the group noted. Commenting on the results, group chief executive, Zameer Choudrey, CBE, said: “The past financial year has...

Vicem sets 2016 export target

12 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's largest cement producer, Vicem, has set an export target of 3Mt in 2016, comprising 1Mt of cement and 2Mt of clinker. In 2015 Vicem exported 2.1Mt, including 860,000t of cement and 1.245Mt of clinker. In the first 11 months of last year the state-owned corporation sold 20.06Mt of cement and clinker, up 2.9 per cent from a year earlier.

Argentina’s demand rises 3.6% YoY in December

11 January 2016, Published under Cement News

In December 2015 Argentina’s cement producers dispatched 937,907t of cement, including exports, which represents a fall of 5.9 per cent MoM but a 3.6 per cent increase YoY, according to provisional figures published by AFCP, the country’s cement association. The Argentinian cement market contracted 6.3 per cent MoM but expanded 4.6 per cent YoY in the last month of 2015 as 933,160t were sold. Exports fell from 13,156t in December 2014 to 4803t one year later. In November 2015 overseas...

Pakistan records increased domestic dispatches in first six months

11 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry saw noticeable growth during the first six months of the current fiscal on the back of higher domestic demand. The data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) revealed that dispatches during July-December 2015 (ie, 6MFY15-16) increased by 6.38 per cent to 18.21Mt compared with dispatches of 17.12Mt during the corresponding period of FY14-15. “It is to be noted that this growth is mainly led by domestic consumption which increased by a...