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Bangladesh sees 22% increase in cement export revenue

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh has reported a 21.79 per cent YoY increase in revenue from cement exports in the 10MFY21-22 (July 2021-April 2022). Revenue for the period came in at US$7.77m, compared to US$6.38m in the same period a year earlier. This figure also includes minor quantities of salt, stone and other related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data.  During the last fiscal year (July 2020-July 2021), Bangladesh’s cement industry earned export revenue of US$7.26m, ...

Vietnamese cement deliveries decline 9% in April

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Total cement deliveries in Vietnam fell nine per cent to 5,968,302t in April 2022 when compared with April 2021 and decreased 16 per cent when compared with March 2022, according to the Vietnamese National Cement Association (VNCA). VICEM sales volumes during the month decreased six per cent YoY and 18 per cent MoM to 2,121,931t while sales by other VNCA members saw their sales fall by 10 per cent YoY and 15 per cent MoM to 2,121,931t. Other, non-affiliated cement producers posted a 11 per c...

Peru sees 10% hike in consumption in April

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased 10 per cent YoY to 1.086Mt in April 2022 from 0.984Mt in the equivalent period of 2021, according to cement association, Asocem. Domestic cement production by Asocem members in April 2022 edged up by five per cent to 1.023Mt when compared with 0.973Mt in April 2021. Clinker production increased 63 per cent to 0.783Mt in April 2022 from 0.48Mt in the previous year. Cement exports advanced nine per cent YoY to 14,000t in April 2022, but clinker exports f...

Iranian cement demand hits 4Mt mark

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Iran reached 4Mt in April 2022, according to the Iranian cement association. The country produced 6.99Mt of clinker, of which it exported 0.79Mt. Cement production stood at 4.56Mt, which was mostly destined for domestic markets although 0.42Mt was exported.

Developing central Asia

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The central Asian cement markets of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are among the most active accumulators of greenfield plants and expansion projects. Construction and infrastructure projects are on a huge scale and opportunities are emerging for the cement sector to play its part in the development of these countries. By ICR Research, UK. Bordering China, Kazakhstan is seeing large infrastructure projects under impetus of the Belt and Road scheme, while in Uzbekistan infrastructure pro...

Pakistan cements export plunges in April and 10MFY22

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement exports continued to fall in April alone and 10MFY22, in particular due to high freight costs and other local factors, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.  Experts stated that high freight costs have made exports overseas unviable. The seaborne exports will continue their current trajectory until freight rates normalise. In addition, cross-border exports to Afghanistan and other regional markets have also fallen victim to poor economic conditions. Sri Lanka is sl...

Brazilian cement sales down 3% in April

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.8 per cent in April 2022 to 5.138Mt from 5.288Mt in April 2021, according to the national cement association, SNIC. The association attributed the drop in sales to geopolitical instability as well as internal factors such as record household debt, high interest rates and the highest inflation recorded in 27 years. However, there are positive trends to be seen. Brazil’s unemployment rate is stabilising at 11 per cent, according to IBGE, Brazil’s statistics...

Argentina’s cement consumption up 10% in April

09 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement demand increased by 9.6 per cent YoY in April 2022 to reach 1,039,320t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In April 2021 cement’s consumption stood at 947,965t. All cement sold in the country was supplied by domestic producers with no imports reported. Domestic cement plants produced 1,049,302t in April 2022, up 9.8 per cent when compared with April 2021 when 955,508t were produced. Exports were up 32.3 per cent to 9982t in April 2022 from 7543t in ...

Cement production in Tajikistan declined in 1Q22

09 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Tajikistan saw a 5.9 per cent YoY drop in cement production to 971,000t in the first quarter of 2022, according to the country’s statistics office. In January-March 2021, Tajikistan’s cement production reached 1.031Mt. In addition, the Ministry of Economic Development and trade has predicted cement output to advance to 7Mta by 2024 as well as a 200,000tpa increase of exports by 2024. In 2020 Tajikistan produced 4.2Mt of cement and exported 1.3Mta.

Italy’s cement output sees 3% YoY uptick in February

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Italy's cement production index (base year 2015) increased from 65 in January 2022 to 86 in February 2022, an advance of three per cent when compared with February 2021, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. Grey cement imports into Italy increased 17 per cent YoY to 106,173t in January 2022. A total CIF value of EUR6.685m, or EUR63/t was reported. Cement exports in January 2022 saw a 29 per cent uptick YoY to 119,867t with an FOB value of EUR7.279m for the total ...