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Peru cement sales down 1%, exports up 50% in March

17 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement dispatches fell one per cent YoY to 806,000t in March as public spending was down and rains affected the construction industry, according to cement association Asocem. Regional and municipal governments saw their spending cut by 30 and 61 per cent, respectively. Output in the country’s cement plants increased two per cent to 861,000t when compared with March 2014. A 50 per cent rise in exports in the month helped producers to compensate for the lower domestic sales. Looking ...

Saudi Cement net profit up 6%

17 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Saudi Cement has reported a 5.9 per cent increase in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday as higher exports boosted its earnings. Saudi Arabia's largest cement company by market value said in a bourse filing its net profit for the three months to 31 March was SAR303m (US$80.8m), compared to SAR286m in the corresponding period of 2014. It attributed its net profit rise to increased export sales and higher profit from associated companies.

Semen Padang posts 1Q sales decline, Indonesia

14 April 2015, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Padang, part of the Semen Indonesia group of companies, reported a 6.8 per cent decrease in sales volumes in the first quarter of this year to 1.5Mt. "The poor sales of cement were attributed to the sluggish domestic demand," said Semen Padang president director Benny Wendry told local press on Monday. However, the company does not intend to rein in production levels and maintains its target of 7.6Mt, according to Wendry. It plans to offset the slump in domestic sales by stepping...

Canada: a reversal of fortune

13 April 2015, Published under Cement News

After a prosperous era on the back of strong international commodity prices, Canada faces a more challenging time in terms of cement demand. The competitive landscape is also set to change with the arrival of a new player and the impact of the LafargeHolcim merger. Upside potential exists in terms of exports to Canada’s main trading partner, the US. Canada is the venue for this year’s IEEE-IAS/PCA Technical Cement Conference and Exhibition in Toronto, 26-30 April 2015, and ICR prev...

Indonesia first-quarter sales down 3.2%

13 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement consumption fell by 3.2 per cent YoY in the January-March period, latest figures from the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI) show. Over the first three months of the year, consumption dropped to 13.63Mt compared to 14.08Mt in 1Q14. Year to date consumption was down in Java (-1.3 per cent), Sumatra (-3.9 per cent), Sulawesi (-2.5 per cent), Kalimantan (-1.4 per cent) and Nusa Tenggara Timur (-6.5 per cent). However, a gain was recorded in Malukus and Irian Jaya (+7.7 per ce...

Pakistan cement exports to Afghanistan down 25%

10 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports to its main international market of Afghanistan have fallen by a quarter in the first nine months of the current fiscal, industry officials said on Wednesday. Pakistan exported 2.06Mt cement to Afghanistan in the July-March period of FY14-15, compared to 2.75Mt in the compartive period of the previous fiscal, according to data by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The official told local press that Pakistan is is losing ground in Afghanistan...

Pakistan nine-month shipments up 4%

09 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement dispatches increased by four per cent to 25.65Mt in the first nine months of the current fiscal compared to 24.78Mt in the same period of the previous year, according to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Local dispatches increased by eight per cent YoY to 20.22Mt in 9MFY15  compared to 18.76Mt in same period of last year. However, cement exports were down by 10 per cent YoY and reached at 5.43Mt in 9MFY15 from 6.02Mt in 9MFY14. ...

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...