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Vietnamese cement market expands 25% in September

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Total cement dispatches in Vietnam surged by 25 per cent YoY to 4,631,353t in September 2022, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM sales were up 30 per cent YoY to 1,598,940t while other VNCA-affiliated cement companies reported a 59 per cent surge to 1,132,413t in September 2022 when compared with September 2021. Other cement producers in Vietnam saw dispatches rise more modestly at nine per cent YoY to 1.9Mt. The cement ass...

Vietnam cement demand advances 37% in August

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Vietnam increased by 37 per cent YoY in August 2022, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM sales improved by 39 per cent YoY to 1,555,599t in August, while VNCA-affiliated companies saw their combined sales surge by 68 per cent YoY to 10,150,041t. Vietnam’s other cement companies improved their dispatches by 23 per cent YoY to 1.97Mt. Meanwhile, total cement and clinker exports saw a 23 per cent contraction to 3,239,771t...

Cement consumption in Spain down 3% in September

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement market contracted by 3.4 per cent YoY in September to 1,245,816t, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. Moreover, the fifth-consecutive monthly decline has pushed the volume on a year basis into the red, with domestic cement sales contracting by 0.2 per cent YoY in the January-September 2022 period. External trade also lacks lustre as exports were down 5.4 per cent YoY to 4,251,175t in September. "Furthermore, the accumulated figure for the last 12 months (mo...

Iranian cement market notes 1% growth

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement consumption saw a 1.2 per cent uptick YoY to 5.79Mt in September 2022 from 5.72Mt, according to the Iranian Cement Association. Cement production reached 5.92Mt, down 1.5 per cent YoY when compared with 6.01Mt in September 2021, while clinker output declined 3.2 per cent to 6.61Mt from 6.83Mt in September 2021. The country’s cement producers exported 0.375Mt of cement and 0.874Mt of clinker in September 2022. When compared with September 2021, cement exports dropped 57.9 per...

High cost impacts Pakistan cement export in 3MFY22 

24 October 2022, Published under Cement News

According to Intermarket Securities Ltd, in 1QFY22-23 (July-September 2022) overall cement industry utilisation stood at 56 per cent, compared to 72 per cent in the same period last year. The fall in capacity utilisation was also partially reflected in exports. The overall increase in manufacturing cost has discouraged cement companies in the South from exporting cement/clinker at current prices, which have not moved in tandem with cost. In addition, higher international coal prices coupled ...

Vietnamese cement producers come under pressure

21 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's cement sector has come under pressure from falling consumption, particularly in its key export markets. Exports of clinker and cement amounted to 24.7Mt in the first 9M22, down 25 per cent in volume and 14 per cent in value YoY, according to the Department of Building Materials (DBM) under the Ministry of Construction. The reasons for the decline in exports, which amounted to 46Mt in 2021, are evident. The two main receivers of Vietnam clinker and cement have reduced their impor...

Peru's cement dispatches decline 1% in September

20 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped one per cent to 1.229Mt in September 2022 from 1.235Mt in September 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of this total, Asocem members supplied 1.17Mt. Cement production in September 2022 increased four per cent YoY to 1.19Mt from 1.145Mt in September 2021. Clinker production declined eight per cent YoY to 0.831Mt from 0.901Mt over the same period. Cement exports were down 16 per cent YoY to 14,000t from 17,000t in September 2021 w...

Brazil's cement market contracts in September

17 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Brazilian total cement sales declined by 3.8 per cent YoY to 5.5Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Per working day, sales fell by 3.5 per cent YoY to 238,000t. Within Brazil sales reached 5.483Mt, down 3.5 per cent YoY, in September 2022. The country’s second-largest market, the northeast, saw the largest fall with sales down six per cent to 1.098Mt in September 2022 from 1.168Mt in September 2021. The southeast and southern markets contracted by 3.9 per cent to 2.522M...

Argentina’s cement consumption up 9% in September

14 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market expanded 9.2 per cent YoY but contracted 1.1 per cent MoM to 1,212,814t in September 2022, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic producers manufactured 1,217,796t of cement, up 8.6 per cent YoY but down 1.1 per cent MoM. Of this total, 4982t were exported, representing a 53.2 per cent drop from September 2021 when the country exported 10,653t. When compared with August 2022, there was an uptick of 6.4 per cent. There were no imports. Jan...

Local Pakistan and export dispatches fall during September

11 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry has recorded a YoY fall of 6.83 per cent in dispatches during September 2022, with total cement dispatches (local and exports) shrinking to 4.276Mt from 4.589Mt in the same month of last fiscal year, says data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The breakdown shows that local dispatches slid by 5.33 per cent to 3.80Mt from 4.01m, while exports declined by 17.35 per cent to 472,437t from 571,613t. Giving reasons for the negati...