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The Peruvian cement market expanded 2% in March

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption rose 1.9 per cent YoY to 816,000t and one per cent MoM from 824,000t in February 2018, according to the national cement association, Asocem. Cement producers delivered a total of 791,000t of cement to the domestic and export markets, up two per cent YoY and 4.7 per cent MoM. In February total dispatches reached 756,000t. Domestic deliveries rose 2.6 per cent YoY to 767,000t and 4.3 per cent MoM from 735,000t in February 2018. Cement production in March increa...

Shortage of cement could continue in Rwanda

09 April 2018, Published under Cement News

A shortage of cement at distribution points is expected to continue in Rwanda, while retail prices will remain high until regional manufacturers resume production at the end of April 2018, according to The East African. However, a prolonged cement shortage is a distinct possibility as domestic manufacturers claim large infrastructure and real estate projects will place pressure on their capacity. The expected increase in demand and maintenance works at Cimerwa’s facility could lead to the...

US and Puerto Rico cement shipments up 6% in January

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico increased 5.7 per cent YoY to 5.752Mt in January 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five cement markets were Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia (in descending order), which accounted for around 51 per cent of total shipments. Total cement deliveries by US producers reached 5.165Mt, up six per cent YoY. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and ...

Argentina cement market expands 6% in March

05 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased 6.2 per cent in March 2018 to 1,091,121t from 1,027,094t in March 2017, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with the previous month, sales to the domestic market advanced 18.1 per cent from 924,085t in February 2018. Sales from domestic producers rose 4.7 per cent in March to 1,073,831t from 1,025,620t in March 2017. When compared with the previous month, they advanced 18.2 per cent from 908,513t in February 2018. Ou...

Gambian cement shortage leads to vendor price hikes

23 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Gambian cement producers, have denied being responsible for the recent price hikes in cement prices. Both Gacem and Salam Cement expressed their surprise at the retail prices. Many vendors sell the commodity between GMD300 to GMD320/bag (US$6.3-6.7/bag). The Human Resource Manager at Gacem Cement Betty Njie, reiterated that they are selling cement for D260 from their outlets and does not understand the reason why vendors have been selling cement at their own exorbitant price tag. Ida Jaite...

Peru sees February consumption edge up

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Peru increased by 1.4 per cent YoY in February 2018 to 0.824Mt from 0.812Mt, according to the latest data by Asocem, the country’s cement association. When compared with January 2018, the decline is 1.4 per cent from 0.861Mt. Cement sales by domestic producers in Peru slipped 0.2 per cent YoY to 0.735Mt in February 2018. When compared with the previous month, the decline was 7.8 per cent from 0.798Mt. Cement production in February 2018 fell to 0.717Mt from 0.802Mt in J...

Phinma Corp begins imports from Vietnam

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement company Phinma Corp has recently imported 50,000t of cement, or approximately two million bags, from Vietnam with plans to import the same volume per quarter to a total of 200,000tpa as it breaks into the Philippines market. The Philippine cement market is expanding rapidly due to large government-funded infrastructure projects. Registered by Phinma Corp in September 2017, PhilCement aims to produce around 3Mta of cement.  Phinma is headed by Eduardo Sahagun, formerly...

Pakistan's capacity utilisation stands 91%

07 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) reports that the domestic cement industry's capacity utilisation in the first eight months of this fiscal year ( July 2017-Feb 2018) stood at 91 per cent of the total installed capacity of the sector. In 8MFY17-18 the country's cement industry dispatched 31Mt of cement compared with dispatches of 26.3Mt in the corresponding period of last year, an increase of almost 18 per cent. In February 2018 alone, the total cement dispat...

Argentina's cement market expands 16% in February

06 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption increased 15.6 per cent YoY in February 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Total volumes sold on the domestic market rose to 924,075t, up from 799,340t in February 2017 but down 11.5 per cent when compared with January 2018, when sales reached 1,043,732t. Around 908,503t of total domestic consumption was delivered by the country’s producers, up 14.3 per cent YoY, while imports more than doubled from 4210t in February 2017 to 15,572t...

Peru's Invercem plans expansion

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Inversiones en Cemento (Invercem) plans the construction of cement plants in Pisco and Ayacucho, according to its founder Victor de La Torre. The new works in Pisco will have a capacity of 0.22Mta while the Ayacucho facility will have an output potential of 0.45Mta The firm will invest US$18m into a 0.22Mta cement plant in Trujillo, where it currently operates a packing plant. At present it imports cement from China-based Anhui Conch Cement Co, selling it under th...