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Bangladesh export dispatches rise in 7MFY22

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s cement industry has earned export revenue of US$4.66m in the seven months of FY21-22 (July 2021-January 2022), compared to US$4.42m in the year-ago period. This reflects a growth of 5.4 per cent YoY. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data. The export value for cement decreased by 0.4 per cent, underperforming compared with the government target set for the period due to an in...

Argentina’s market contracts 2% in January

08 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market saw a two per cent contraction to 877,200t in January 2022 when compared with January 2021 when sales reached 895,416t, reports the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with the previous month, the drop was 14.4 per cent from 1,025,197t. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production, which declined two per cent YoY to 885,993t in January 2022 from 903,614t in January 2021. When compared with December 2021, when output stood at 1,034,552t, th...

Saudi cement sales fall 6% to 4.9Mt in January

08 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The total sales of 17 Saudi cement producers fell per cent to 4.9Mt in January, compared to 5.2Mt in the same month last year, according to recent data issued by Yamama Cement Co . Locally, 13 market players reported lower sales, led by Northern Region Cement C o with a 60 per cent YoY decline. It was followed by United Cement Industrial Co (down 35 per cent YoY), and Al-Jouf Cement Co , down 24 per cent YoY. On the other hand, four companies recorded higher sales, headed by Y...

Spanish cement demand reaches 15Mt in 2021

04 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 11 per cent YoY to 15Mt in 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Moreover, sales exceeded those reported in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic made its appearance, but remain firmly under the 20Mt mark that would signal market stabilisation. Exports sales saw a 10.2 per cent uptick to 6.7Mt in 2021 when compared with 2020. Imports expanded by 27.4 per cent YoY to 1.1Mt with the arrival of clinker accounting for 0.551Mt, up 107...

Pakistani cement dispatches contracted in 7MFY22

03 February 2022, Published under Cement News

According to the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), total local and overseas cement dispatches declined by 16.6 per cent 3.95Mt in January 2022 against 4.73Mt dispatched during the same month of last year. The breakdown of data shows local cement dispatches by the industry during January 2022 were 3.4Mt compared to 4.04Mt in January 2021, showing a reduction of 15.9 per cent. However, exports saw a massive decline of 20.7 per cent as the volume fell from ...

Italy's production index gains 11% in 11M21

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy increased by eight per cent in October 2021 but slipped six per cent in November when compared with the base year of 2015, according to Federbeton, Italy’s concrete association. Compared with the previous year, this resulted in decreases of one and 11 per cent for October and November, respectively. Domestic output was complemented by imports, which advanced by 60 per cent YoY to 127,189t in October after a seven per cent drop to 108,072t in September. CIF prices...

Mixed trend in export and production observed in Pakistan

25 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement and clinker exports have reported mixed trends in the earlier part of FY2021-11. A local research house attributed the results to a drop in exports from the southern part of the country, leading to a subdued performance. Exports The Pakistan cement industry earned US$143.76m in export revenue by dispatching 3.921Mt of cement and clinker overseas in the 6MFY21-22 (July-December 2021), compared to US$142.92m from 4.325Mt of exports in the year-ago period. As a resu...

Vietnam cement sales slip in 2021 but exports surge

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam edged up by two per cent to 6,135,769t in December 2021, according to the Vietnamese cement association, VNCA. When compared with November 2021, the increase was 10 per cent. Of this total, VICEM sales remained stable YoY although MoM they saw a 13 per cent hike to 2,067,491t in December 2021. Affiliated companies reported a nine per cent drop YoY but an 11 per cent MoM rise to 1,353,278t while Vietnam’s other cement producers reported YoY and MoM increases in sales...

Iran's annual cement consumption falls by 5.4 per cent in FY2021

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Annual cement consumption in Iran reached 59.87Mt in FY2021, reflecting a YoY contraction of 5.4 per cent, according to the Iran Cement Association.   Consumption in December 2021 was reported at 5.03Mt, marginally ahead on a YoY basis by 0.6 per cent.   Domestic clinker and cement production volumes reached 5.67Mt and 5.38Mt in December, respectively. Meanwhile, the country's clinker and cement export volumes were recorded at 0.99Mt and 0.415Mt, respectively.  

Peruvian cement market grows 5% in December

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 4.7 per cent YoY in December 2021 to 1.275Mt when compared with the previous year’s December month, when consumption reached 1.218Mt, according to the country’s cement association Asocem. Cement production by Asocem members edged up four per cent from 1.077Mt in December 2020 to 1.122Mt in December 2021. They increased their dispatches by a similar figure to 1.093Mt in December 2021 from 1.052Mt. Dispatches from all Peruvian cement producers were also up fo...