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July cement shipments advance 9% in USA and Puerto Rico

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in July increased by 9.4 per cent YoY to 9.3Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Deliveries for the first seven months of 2017 rose by 3.8 per cent to 55.2Mt. The leading consuming states for Portland and blended cement in July 2018 were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received around 37 per cent of total supply. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida...

Ukrainian embargo on Russian clinker imports will not affect supply

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian government’s embargo on Russian clinker imports will not create a shortage of products on the country’s market, according to Pavlo Kachur, head of the Ukrcement Association of Cement Manufacturers. "There is enough capacity for burning clinker on the Ukrainian market, so we don't need to import it, especially from Russia. According to Pro-Consulting, the capacity of clinker burning facilities in Ukraine is more than 15Mt. In 2017, we made 6.3Mt of clinker and imported 877,000...

Ukrainian cement production falls 3% in 8M18

05 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine for the Jan-Aug 2018 period has fallen 2.9 per cent YoY, according to Pavlo Kachur, head of the Ukrcement Association of Cement Manufacturers. "The results of work for the eight months are not very optimistic. We have a decline in cement production by about 2.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. Production of clinker also slowed down. And this despite the fact that construction increased by 5.7 per cent," said Mr Kachur. The decrease in production ...

Argentina’s cement demand falls 11% in September

04 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 10.6 per cent YoY in September 2018 to 1.012Mt from 1.132Mt in September 2017, according to provisional data by AFCP, the country’s cement association. The figure includes 1.01Mt of deliveries by domestic producers, down 9.5 per cent YoY, and 1970t of imports, a significant drop from 10,122t in September 2017. Argentine producers supplied 1.016Mt of cement to the market in September 2018, representing a YoY decrease of 9.9 per cent. Of this total...

Philippines notifies WTO of import investigation

27 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has notified the World Trade Organisation of its preliminary investigation to determine whether cement imports are causing or threatening to cause serious injury to the domestic industry, according to the Manila Bulletin.  In an initial review, the DTI noted that import surges are negatively affecting the competitiveness of local manufacturers. If the investigation shows positive results, it could result in provisional safeguards such...

Peru’s cement demand remains stable in August

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches by Asocem members remained largely stable in August 2018 at 865,000t when compared with the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. However, they advanced 9.4 per cent when compared with July 2018 when 790,000t was sold in the domestic market. When all domestic cement producers are included, national dispatches reach 975,000t, down 0.5 per cent YoY. Domestic supply was complemented by cement imports, which surged by 60 per cent YoY to 70,00...

Ukraine industry moves against counterfeit cement

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Ukrcement, the Ukranian cement association, reported that counterfeit cement was prevalent in Ukraine's cement market. It is more disappointing news for local producers who have seen cement production drop by 3.7 per cent in the first seven months of the year. The cement association recently commissioned GFK Ukraine to carry out research into the packaging of cement products sold in the domestic retail market. The research agency visited 180 building material outlets, supermark...

Pakistan exports hit Punjab and Himachal plants

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, India, have called for 11 per cent duty on imports from Pakistan as they see capacity utilisation levels fall to 75 per cent. They have also suggested capping of entry points and ports for cement imports into India as additional safeguards against cement dumping from Pakistan. Of a total cement demand of 8Mta in Punjab, imports are now as high as 1.5Mta, rising by 24 per cent YoY in the quarter ended March 2018. The majority of imports are from ...

Cement prices fall in Bolivia

11 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices have started to decline in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as competition intensifies on the back of a slowdown in the local construction sector. Prices have fallen to BOB44-48/50kg bag (US$6.37-6.95) from BOB52-56 per bag in March 2017. The number of construction works in the area is below levels recorded in 2015-16, with large projects delayed, according to Esmerk Latin American News. Cement that cannot be sold domestically is exported to Paraguay. Last year exports to the country re...

Argentina’s cement market sees 4% YoY growth in 8M17

06 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement demand remained largely stable in August 2018 as it reached 1.115Mt when compared with 1.122Mt in August 2017, according to the latest data from AFCP, the country’s cement association. Domestic shipments stood firm at around 1.113Mt in August 2018 while imports dropped from 9194t in August 2017 to 2228t in August 2018. In addition to domestic deliveries, Argentina’s cement producers also exported 4610t of cement, up from 4031t in the year-ago period. January-August 2018...