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FY22 ends with mixed export dispatches from Pakistan

20 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export data for July 2021-June  2022. Both value and quantity of exports plummeted during this period when compared with the equivalent months in FY20-21, apparently due to local and external issues.  Pakistan's cement industry in 12MFY21-22 earned US$223.99m of export revenue by dispatching 5.733Mt of cement and clinker overseas, compared to US$267.91m from 7.815Mt of exports in the year-ago period. The export figures...

Iranian cement market remains stable

20 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Iran reached 5.8Mt in June 2022, edging up slightly when compared with 5.78Mt of cement sold in June 2021. Iranian cement plants produced 6.6Mt of clinker and 5.58Mt of cement in June 2022. Clinker output slipped by 2.2 per cent from 0.63Mt in June 2021 while cement output declined by 7.3 per cent YoY. In addition to supplying the domestic market, they exported 0.93Mt of clinker, up 47.6 per cent YoY, and 0.36Mt of cement, which remained stable when compared with June 20...

Vietnamese market sees 4% contraction in June

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam slipped one per cent MoM and four per cent YoY to 5.590Mt in June 2022, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM deliveries delivered 1.922Mt – up four per cent YoY but down two per cent MoM, while other VNCA members supplied 1.373Mt, seeing their sales slip by four per cent YoY and one per cent MoM. Vietnam’s other cement companies reported stable sales of 2.295Mt, when compared with last month, but YoY sales were...

Peru's cement market expands 4% in June

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru increased four per cent to 1.126Mt in June 2022 from 1.08Mt in June 2021, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Of this total, 1.067Mt was dispatched by Asocem members – representing a slight increase when compared with 1Mt in June 2021. Cement production from Asocem members advanced seven per cent YoY to 1.079Mt in June 2022 from 1.007Mt in June 2021. Clinker output was up nine per cent to 0.9Mt in June 2022 from 0.824Mt in June 2021. Asocem m...

Cement sales in Brazil decline 5% in June

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in Brazil saw a five per cent drop to 5.184Mt in June 2022 when compared with June 2021, according to the latest data by the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The association attributes the drop to the uncertainty surrounding the Russia-Ukraine war impacting energy supplies. The price of petcoke increased 73.5 per cent in the last 12 months. In Brazil, electricity, freight, sacks, plaster and refractories saw strong price increases. “Household indebtedness remains high¹...

Thai cement demand up 11% in May

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Domestic sales of Portland cement in Thailand increased 10.9 per cent MoM to 2Mt in May 2022 but when compared with May 2021, sales were down 16 per cent, according the Office of Industrial Economics. In the January-May 2022 period domestic sales declined 6.6 per cent YoY to 10.4Mt. Exports Exports in the first five months of 2022 declined 6.6 per cent YoY to 10.4Mt. Clinker exports increased 32.2 per cent yoY to 3.3Mt while exports of blended cement were up 24.2 per cent YoY to 68,300t. ...

Argentine market expands 15% in June

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement demand increased by 14.8 per cent YoY and one per cent MoM to 1,109,755t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. With no cement imports into Argentina, domestic producers supplied this entire demand, as well as 5659t of exports, which were down by 38.5 per cent YoY. January-June 2022 In the January-June 2022 period cement consumption in Argentina increased by 11.5 per cent to 6,094,079t from 5,465,125t in the 1H21. Domestic cement production was up 11...

Pakistan dispatches decline in FY22 by 8%

05 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released 12 months of local and overseas dispatch data on 4 July. During the FY21-22 (July 2021-June 2022) total cement dispatches were 52.89Mt, 7.9 per cent lower than 57.43Mt dispatched during the last fiscal year. Domestic consumption during this period fell by one per cent to 47.63Mt from 48.11Mt, while exports declined by 43.6 per cent to 5.25Mt from 9.31Mt from FY20-21. DG Khan Cement Co said in a briefing that local g...

Italy’s cement output expands 3% in April

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy advanced by three per cent in April 2022 when compared with the 2015 baseline index of 100, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. On a YoY basis April and year to date (YtD) output declined by two and three per cent, respectively. Cement prices increased seven percentage point when compared with March 2022 but when compared with the 2015 index, they were up 64 per cent. Cement trade Grey cement imports advanced 11 per cent YoY to 136,125...

Egypt: glimmer of hope

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Plagued by oversupply, soaring energy prices and a lack of competitiveness overseas, 2021 was a challenging year for the Egyptian cement sector. However, following government intervention, there is a light at the end of the tunnel as cement prices begin to rise, post-pandemic demand picks up, and balance sheets return to better health. By ICR Research, UK. Egypt’s capital, Cairo, is expected to see its 22m population double by 2050 and the government is investing US$40bn in a New A...