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Pakistan’s cement and clinker exports increase

22 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry has registered substantial growth in dispatches of cement and clinker exports in terms of value and quantity during the first five months of FY23-24 (July-November 2023) due to the continued depreciation of the Pakistani rupee against foreign currency and the falling coal prices.   Pakistan’s cement and clinker exports increased by around 48.3 per cent in the 5MFY23-24 to US$114 (2.93Mt), compared to US$76.87m (1.54Mt) in the 5MFY22-23, the Pakistan Bureau of Stat...

Peru’s cement dispatches fall by 9% in November

21 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru declined by nine per cent YoY to 1.063Mt in November 2023 from 1.166Mt in November 2022, according to the country’s cement association, ASOCEM. Of this total, its members dispatched 0.981Mt, down 12 per cent YoY from 1.119Mt. Domestic cement production fell by 11 per cent to 0.988Mt in November 2023 from 1.114Mt in the equivalent month of 2022. Clinker output was down by nine per cent YoY to 0.843Mt from 0.922Mt in November 2022. Cement exports slipped by six per...

Argentina’s cement market contracts 11% in November

20 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina’s decreased by 10.9 per cent YoY to 1,019,682t in November 2023 from 1,144,123t in November 2022, reports the country’s cement association, AFCP. This includes 1266t of imports. Production fell by 10.8 per cent YoY to 1,026,049t in November 2023 from 1,150,824t in November 2022. Of this total 1,018,416t was dispatched locally and 7633t exported in November 2023. In the year-ago period, local dispatches reached 1,144,123t while exports stood at 6701t. Janu...

Brazilian cement sales slip 1% in November

19 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 1.3 per cent to 5.25Mt in November 2023 from 5.318Mt in November 2022, according to the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The southeast, the country’s largest market, saw sales fall by 1.1 per cent to 2.417Mt in November 2023 when compared with the year-ago period, when sales reached 2.443Mt. However, in the northeast deliveries were up 3.2 per cent YoY to 1.102Mt in November 2023 from 1.102Mt in November 2022. The south reported an 8.4 per cent drop to 0.8...

Cement consumption in Spain falls 5% in November

19 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain declined 4.6 per cent YoY to 1,276,910t in November from 1,338,036t, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Cement and clinker exports were down 24.1 per cent YoY to 383,138t in November 2023 from 504,852t while imports plummeted by 68.1 per cent YoY to 53,020t from 166,050 over the same period. January-November 2023 In the first 11 months of 2023 demand slipped by 2.3 per cent YoY to 13,404,224t from 13,715,981t. Exports declined by 5.6 per...

Pakistani cement dispatches down 2% in November

18 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement dispatches fell by 2.1 per cent to 3.924Mt in November 2023 from 4.009Mt in November 2022, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Local cement dispatches dropped by 15.5 per cent YoY to 3.262Mt in November 2023 from 3.862Mt in the year-ago period. Northern mills dispatched 2.867Mt, down 12.2 per cent YoY in November 2023 when compared with November 2022, when 3.267Mt were dispatched. Southern mills saw dispatches fall by 22.9 per cent YoY...

Saudi exports increase 12% YoY in October

15 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia recorded 807,000t of cement exports in October 2023, according to Aljazira Capital. This marks an 11.9 per cent advance on the 721,000t reported in the same month a year earlier. Local sales, meanwhile, came in at 4.21Mt in October, down 11.1 per cent from the 4.7Mt seen in October 2022 as the ongoing weakness in housing construction continues. On a MoM basis, local shipments grew 7.5 per cent.  Clinker inventories in October 2023 stood at 39.75Mt, reports Zawya, represent...

Italy's cement output falls 8% in September

08 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy declined by eight per cent YoY in September 2023, according to the Italian concrete association, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015-baseline index of 100, output fell  to 93. The country imported 151,690t of grey cement in August 2023, up 30 per cent YoY, with a total CIF value of EUR13.946m, or EUR89/t. Exports increased by 35 per cent YoY in August 2023 to 94,827t, with a total FOB value of EUR9.068m, or EUR96/t. January-September 2023 In the first n...

Sinai White Portland Cement to open first cement terminal at Arish

04 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Transcargo International (TCI), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports Group, has signed an agreement with Sinai White Portland Cement to build and operate the first bulk cement silo terminal at Arish port in North Sinai, Egypt, to boost exports. According to Mist News, the terminal will have a total capacity of at least 200,000tpa and will include six cement silos with a capacity of 10,000t each, four silos to store grey cement and two for white cement. “This project aligns with our commitme...

Cement demand in Spain down 7% in October

30 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain declined 6.7 per cent in October 2023 to 1,171,629t when compared with October 2022, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. Exports were down 10.6 per cent YoY to 430,421t in October, representing the fourth-consecutive month of decline. In the first 10 months of 2023 cement demand edged up by two per cent to 12,126,694t. Exports contracted four per cent YoY to 4.5Mt in the 10M23. “From the sector we cannot help but continue to observe with conc...