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Brazil's cement sales slip 2% in 1H18

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

From January to June 2018, cement sales in Brazil totalled 25.4Mt, down 1.5 per cent YoY, according to preliminary data from SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent consumption (domestic sales + imports) totalled 25.5Mt in the six-month period. slipping 1.9 per cent when compared with 1H17. SNIC President, Paulo Camillo Penna, said that the results achieved in the first half were strongly influenced by the truck drivers strike: "We projected an already positive performance in...

Cement consumption in Peru up 6% in June

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 5.7 per cent YoY to 0.865Mt in June 2018 and when compared with the previous month, largely stable, according to the latest data from Asocem, the country’s cement association. Of this total, national deliveries fell by 2.1 per cent YoY to 0.76Mt while imports advanced 147.5 per cent YoY to 0.106Mt. Cement production slipped by 2.5 per cent YoY to 0.79Mt in June 2018 from 0.807Mt in June 2017 while clinker output rose 45.7 per cent from 0.726Mt in June 2017...

Kenya's cement consumption falls to 1.4Mta in 2Q18

13 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Kenya has fallen to 1.4Mta in the second quarter of the year, according to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The agency attributes the drop to a continued slowdown in real estate activity. In the first quarter of 2017 domestic cement consumption reached 1.5Mt but has since decreased. Furthermore, the continuing decline was also reflected in a 15.7 per cent drop in cement imports as well as in an eight per cent fall in clinker imports during the...

Cement shipments in USA-Puerto Rico up 9% YoY

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in April 2018 increased 8.9 per cent YoY to 8.2Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, which received some 44 per cent of total April shipments. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry deliveries reached about 209,000t in April 20...

Ukraine's ICIT to initiate anti-dumping investigations

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

On 4 July 2018, Ukraine's Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) announced the initiation of two anti-dumping investigations into imports of steel and cement. The products being looked at by the investigations include cement originating from Russia, Belarus and Moldova. Both investigations are the latest in a series of Ukraine's probes into and measures against Russian and Belarus exports, but this is the first time when Ukraine called products from Moldova into questio...

Argentine domestic dispatches down 4% YoY in June

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted by 3.5 per cent to 970,978t in June 2018 from 1.007Mt in June 2017, according to the latest data from AFCP, the country’s cement association. Output from the country’s cement plants slipped 2.8 per cent to 973,743t from 1.002Mt in June 2017. Of this total, 968,676t was delivered to domestic customers, down three per cent when compared with 998,478t in June 2017. However, exports were up 35.7 per cent to 5067t in June. In June 2017 the country’s ceme...

Botswana to restrict cement imports

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Botswana Government will restrict cement imports from September 2018. According to the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Bogolo Kenewendo, the step is part of the process aimed at stimulating economic activity and job creation.  "The proposed restrictions would be done through the issuance of import permit after the importer has submitted evidence that indeed they have satisfied the 70 per cent requirement," Mr Kenewendo said.

Uruguayan producers sees 18% rise in sales

25 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in the 1Q18 in Uruguay totalled 219,000t, representing an increase of 18 per cent YoY. Of this total, 74 per cent were sold in the domestic market while some 26 per cent were exported, according to the Chamber of Industry (CIU). The rise represents the fourth-consecutive quarterly increase in total cement sales following a market contraction that lasted from 2013 to 2017. “Cement sales in Uruguay have a high orientation to the domestic market and in general term...

Peru’s consumption stable in May

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market remained largely stable in May with consumption edging up by 0.6 per cent YoY to 0.778Mt and by 2.5 per cent from 0.759Mt the previous month, according to the latest data by Asocem, the country’s cement association. Peru’s cement production rose 3.4 per cent YoY and four per cent MoM to 0.807Mt in April. Clinker production fell 15.1 per cent to 0.636Mt when compared with April 2018, when output volumes stood at 0.749Mt. However, when compared with May 2017, clinker out...

Mozambique customs service seizes 1440t of cement at border

14 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mozambican customs service has defended the seizure on 2 June of 28,800 sacks of cement (1440t) imported from South Africa, despite the insistence by the importing company, Kawena, that such imports are exempt from customs duty. The press attaché of the National Customs Directorate, Fernando Tinga, said that the seizure of the imported cement was because Kawena did not present the legally-required documentation at the time. The train hauling the wagons loaded with cement entered Mozambi...