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US market picks up 12% YoY in January 2015

03 April 2015, Published under Cement News

US market demand reached 5,355,378t, representing a 12.1 per cent increase on January 2014, according to preliminary figures by the US Geological Survey. Shipments of Portland and blended cement by US producers reached 4,859,373t in January 2015. Clinker production stood at 5,407,342t. In addition, the country imported some 496,005t of cement. Exports by US producers totalled 51,037t, down 9.5 per cent YoY.

Argentina’s February cement deliveries up 13% YoY

23 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Total cement dispatches (including exports) from Argentina’s cement producers fell five per cent MoM in February, but rose 11.8 per cent YoY to 897,299t, according to cement association AFCP. Domestic deliveries reached 885,296t, down 4.6 per cent MoM but up 12.9 per cent YoY. Argentina imported 273t of cement in February, higher than the 227t reported for January. Exports fell 26 per cent from 16,589t in January to 12,276t one month later. YoY the drop was more marked at 34.2 per cent...

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan top Vietnamese importers

23 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan were the top importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first two months of this year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade said. Bangladesh took the lead after importing 1.12Mt of cement worth US$43.19m from Vietnam in the period, while Indonesia came second with 559,188t worth US$27.2m and Taiwan ranked third with 170,296t worth US$7.39m. Next in line were the Philippines followed with 157,200t worth US$6.17m, and Laos with 59,255t wort...

Indocement plans to boost exports

23 March 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement-owned Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa expects to  benefit from the depreciation of the currency in maintaining revenue amid the sluggish demand by pushing exports, The Jakarta Post reported. Indonesia's second-largest producer is planning to enhance shipments from 156,000t to  250,000t in 2015 on the back of strengthening dollar, said Christian Kartawijaya, president director. The company hopes to export more of its products owing to the depreciation of rupiah against dollar, ...

Saudi calls for lift of export ban to supply Egypt

19 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s cement producers have again asked the government to lift a three-year-old ban on their exports so they can supply Egypt with 6Mt of cement, according to Jihad Al-Rasheed, chairman of the national cement committee in the council of Saudi chambers of commerce and industry. “We are ready to export 6Mt of our cement surplus to Egypt following the signing of large contracts between that country and global companies this week,” Mr Al-Rasheed  told the Saudi Arabic language daily Al...

Russia: preparing for the cold?

18 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Russia is seeing its economic growth cool amid considerable geopolitical instability and the oil price crisis, with cement demand following suit. Nevertheless, the modernisation and expansion of its cement production base continues as the country’s producers jostle for a better position to challenge both domestic and import competition. BaselCement’s Serebryansky works kick-started the conversion of Russia’s cement industry to more efficient dry-process technology Russia’s ec...

Indonesian monthly consumption down 6.2%

17 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement consumption during February 2015 fell by 6.2 per cent YoY to 4.2Mt, latest data from the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI) shows. For the first two months of the year, demand declined by 1.2 per cent YoY to 9.07Mt. Consumption was down in the main market of Java by 1.3 per cent, while reductions were also seen in Sumatra (-7.7 per cent) and Sulwesi (-6.3 per cent). Increases were recorded in Kalimantan (+6.8 per cent) and Nusa Tenggara Timur (+5.5 per cent). The slow...

Peru cement sales fall 4.9% in Feb 2015

17 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market contracted by 4.9 per cent YoY as dispatches fell from 816,000t to 775,000t in February 2015, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. In January, cement dispatches increased 1.7 per cent. "This is mainly due to climatic factors, low public spending, weak private investment and low trust in the government. As in January, heavy rains during February in the highlands and jungle witnessed, "said the cement association. Public expenditure fell 23 per cen...

Iranian cement and clinker exports reach 17.5Mt in 11 months

16 March 2015, Published under Cement News

In the first 11 months of the Iranian calendar year (21 March 2014 – 19 February 2015), Iranian cement factories exported over 17.5Mt of cement and clinker to international markets, according to the country's trade ministry. More than 67 per cent of these bulk exports were cement and the rest clinker. Iranian cement plants have the capacity to produce 80Mta cement. The country’s share of world cement production in 2013 was 1.87 per cent. Iran exports cement to 24 countries including Ira...

HeidelbergCement inaugurates Scantogo clinker plant, Togo

12 March 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement inaugurated the 1.5Mta new greenfield Scantogo clinker plant in Togo on 6 March 2015. The new US$250m plant is located at Tabligbo, some 80km north east of the capital city Lomé. More than 2000 guests attended the ceremony, among them the president of the Republic of Togo, the president of the National Assembly and the German ambassador in Togo. With the Scantogo investment, HeidelbergCement has become the largest German foreign investor in Togo. The new US$250m gre...