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Spanish cement demand falls 3% in 2023

31 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain showed no growth in 2023, settling at 14.5Mt, representing a drop of three per cent YoY and five years of stagnation, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. With an installed capacity of approximately 47Mta, capacity utilisation rates are low and Oficemen President, Alan Svaiter, said that a country with the population and GDP of Spain should have a stable demand of around 20Mt. He called for greater implementation of public works, more promine...

Cement dispatches show mixed trend in January

26 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Associations (APCMA) is yet to issue January 2024 cement dispatches data about local consumption and export. However, Topline Pakistan Research has forecast that Pakistan total cement sales in January 2024 will decline by 14-18 per cent YoY and MoM to reach 3.4Mt.  According to a report, local cement dispatches are likely to fall by 15-19 per cent YoY and MoM to total 2.9Mt, primarily due to a slowdown in construction activities due to higher cost of co...

Vietnam cement sales contract 16% in 2023

24 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam declined by seven per cent to 5,295,422t in December 2023, reports the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 1,567,174t of cement was sold by VICEM, which saw sales drop by 13 per cent YoY, while other VNCA members sold 988,248t, 17 per cent less than in December 2022. Non-affiliated cement companies saw their sales edge up by one per cent YoY as they dispatched 2.740,000t. Total exports in December 2023 declined by 16 per cent YoY to 2,571,584t...

Pakistan's cement exports consistently increase

23 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry has registered significant growth in US-dollar revenue and volume growth for cement and clinker exports during the first six months of FY23-24 (July-December 2023), due to the continued good exchange rate of the Pakistani rupee against foreign currency and other factors.   Pakistan's cement and clinker exports increased by around 58.8 per cent in the 6MFY23-24 to US$135.92m (3.503Mt), compared to US$85.61m (1.71Mt) in the 6MFY22-23, the Pakistan Bureau of Statis...

Iranian cement market expands 11% in 2023

22 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement consumption increased by seven per cent YoY to 5.51Mt in December 2023, according to the Iranian cement association. This follows a 54.8 per cent increase in November 2023 when demand reached 6.61Mt from a low 4.27Mt in November 2022. Clinker production slipped by 0.6 per cent YoY to 6.25Mt, but cement output increased by 10.6 per cent YoY to 6.18Mt in December 2023. Clinker production had edged up 4.8 per cent YoY to 6.96Mt in November 2023 while cement production was up 11...

Peru's cement market contracts 12% in December

19 January 2024, Published under Cement News

National dispatches in Peru fell by 12 per cent YoY to 0.958Mt in December 2023, according to the country's cement association, Asocem. Of this total, 0.885Mt were dispatched by Asocem members. Domestic cement production declined by 15 per cent to 0.928Mt in December 2023 from 1.087Mt in December 2022. Clinker production saw a three per cent YoY pick-up to 0.94Mt from 0.913Mt over the same period. Cement exports dropped by 51 per cent YoY to 8000t in December 2023 from 16,000t in the yea...

Pakistani cement dispatches see 5% uptick in December

18 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Pakistan were up five per cent YoY in December 2023, settling at 4.1Mt compared to the same period in the previous year. According to a report from AHL Research, domestic dispatches declined by four per cent YoY to arrive at 3.5Mt. The fall in domestic dispatches was due to subdued demand due to high inflation. Local dispatches of the north were recorded at 2.9Mt, a fall of 1 per cent YoY, whereas the south experienced a drop of 16 per cent YoY, settling at 0.6Mt. Ex...

Holcim Algeria exports see 7% uplift in 2023

17 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria ( Holcim ) exported 3.4Mt of cement and clinker in 2023, up seven per cent from 3.2Mt in 2022. The company achieved an export market share of 30 per cent and increased its export turnover by 17 per cent. A total of 40 per cent of exports were shipped as cement, a threefold increase YoY. In 2024 the company expects to increase cement exports to a 60 per cent share of total exports. Holcim Algeria has made significant investments in its export division, including a EUR3.5...

Turkish exports to Azerbaijan down 3% in 2023

16 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Turkey’s cement exports to Azerbaijan declined by almost three per cent to US$50.9m in 2023, compared to the previous year, reports Azernews. According to Turkey’s Ministry of Trade, cement exports from Turkey to Azerbaijan advanced by 0.9 per cent to US$5.7m in December 2023, versus the same month in the previous year. Looking at 2023 as a whole, Turkey’s total cement exports were down 15.5 per cent YoY at US$4.6m, while December 2023 alone saw a 19.7 per cent decline YoY to US$353,00...

Argentina’s cement demand slips by 3% in 2023

15 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina fell by 13.1 per cent YoY and 20.5 per cent MoM to 810,314t in December 2023, down from 932,660t in December 2022, reports the Argentine cement producers’ association, AFCP. Domestic production declined 12.9 per cent YoY and 20.4 per cent MoM to 816,254t in December 2023, down from 936,892t in December 2022. Exports increased 71.7 per cent to 7267t in December 2023 from 4232t in December 2022, while imports reached 1266t in December 2023 from zero in the yea...