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Indonesian cement and clinker exports rise to record levels in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Indonesia is rapidly expanding its cement and clinker export activities, with YoY volumes climbing by 25.2 per cent to reach a record 11.610Mt in 2021. By year end, cement exports grew by 46.6 per cent to 1.609Mt, while clinker volumes expanded by 22.3 per cent to 10.001Mt. Bangladesh and the Philippines were major clinker destinations, while cement destinations included Mauritius and the Maldives.

February sales in Brazil increase 1%

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 1.2 per cent YoY to 4.726Mt in February 2022 from 4.672Mt in February 2021, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Sales were supported by more favourable prospects in the labour market, the continuity of the income transfer programme Auxílio Brasil and a considerable fall in COVID-19 cases. Exports increased 58 per cent in February 2022 to reach 48,000t when compared with 28,000t of cement exported in the year-ago period. January-February 20...

Argentina’s cement market expands 16% in February

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased 15.6 per cent YoY to 938,327t in February 2022 when compared with 811,697t in the second month of the previous year, according to AFCP, the national cement association. The country’s entire demand was supplied by domestic production, which advanced 15.7 per cent YoY to 949,113t in February 2022, up from 820,255t in February 2021. In addition to local supply, Argentina’s cement producers exported 10,786t of cement, up 26 per cent from 8558t in the ...

Saudi Arabian cement sales fall in February

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The aggregate sales of 17 Saudi Arabian cement producers fell 14 per cent to 4.3Mt in February, from 5Mt in the same month last year, according to recent data issued by Yamama Cement Co . Locally, 14 market players reported lower sales: Northern Region Cement C o with a 63 per cent YoY drop, followed by Arabian Cement Co, down 34 per cent YoY, and Al-Jouf Cement Co, down 30 per cent YoY.  However, three companies recorded higher sales, led by Yamama Cement Co with a 75 per cent YoY...

Pakistan cement dispatches fall in February and 8MFY22 

07 March 2022, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released disappointing domestic and export dispatch data for February and 8MFY22 as some negative developments hit the cement industry. Businesss sentiment is low as the industry sees burgeoning coal prices, a cut in public sector development funds by Islamabad to make up losses for the freezing of oil prices and lowering power tariffs for the next four months. In addition, there have been falling prices of cement scripts in local market...

Egypt sees 151% cement export surge in 2021

03 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Egypt are up 151 per cent YoY in 2021 to US$456m from US$182m in 2020, according to a recent report by the Export Council for Building Materials, Refractory and Metallurgy Industries. The increase in exports was driven by a higher demand for Egyptian cement, said Medhat Stefanos, chairman of the cement division of the Federation of Egyptian Industries. In addition, domestic producers are focussing on expanding their market to Africa.

Cement output index in Italy sees 31% advance in 12M21

02 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy in December 2021 saw a one per cent drop when compared with the index with a 2015 base, an improvement when compared with the November 2021when the fall was six per cent, according to Federbeton, Italy’s concrete association. Compared with December 2020, the output index increased by 31 per cent. Imports of grey cement into Italy in November 2021 declined 24 per cent YoY to 92,002t, sold for a CIF value of EUR4.882m or at EUR53/t, down from EUR54/t in October 2021...

Vietnam sees fall in January domestic sales while exports advance

25 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam saw a 24 per cent drop in cement sales to 4,133,512t in January 2022 when compared with January 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM sold 1,382,175t, down 20 per cent YoY, while other associated companies saw their sales shrink 27 per cent YoY to 911,337t in January 2022. Sales of other Vietnamese producers contracted by 24 per cent YoY to 1,840,000t. However, exports increased 22 per cent YoY to 3,834,871t in January 2022. Clinke...

Lafarge Algeria aims to export 3Mt

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim -owned Lafarge Algérie has carried out two more export shipments from the port of Oran, Algeria. A cargo of 35,000t of bulk grey cement and a 30,000t shipment of white cement in big bags were supplied by the Oggaz plant and are destined for the Americas. This year, the company aims to export 3Mt. In 2021 Lafarge Algérie exported 2.6Mt of cement, up 120 per cent when compared with 2020. The shipments have propelled Algeria to be the largest exporter in Africa and the No 2 in the M...

Pakistan's cement and clinker exports decline

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement and clinker exports have decreased in the  first seven months of the FY21-22.  According to local analysts, historically, when domestic demand is booming, exports take a backseat, and when the domestic market is slowing down, exports contribute a critical share in total sales. It makes more economic sense to sell domestically where prices are more desirable and less competitive. The Indian supply has not been restored to date, and there is no momentum in dispatches to Kabul...