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Brazilian cement market expands 4% in November

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 3.9 per cent YoY in November to 4.7Mt, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent cement consumption, which includes imports, totalled 4.7Mt, up 3.5 per cent YoY, in November 2019. SNIC attributed the rise in sales to the recovery of the real estate sector. “The number of new residential launches accumulated an increase of 17 per cent until September compared to the same period of 2018. The number of new properties financed by SBPE (Brazil...

Argentina’s cement demand falls 10% in November

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 872,177t in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, when demand reached 970,181t, according to its domestic cement association, AFCP. The country’s market requirement was entirely supplied by domestic cement producers as no imports were reported. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 12,373t of cement, representing a 21.2 per cent increase in export sales. January-November 2019 In the January-November 2019 ...

Closing in on Canada’s carbon

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Canada has a well-established cement market and is home to several leading multinationals who dominate the sector. The main concerns of the industry are becoming more focussed on stricter environmental compliance with CO 2 taxes being implemented and more efficient grinding to improve plant performance. Canadian cement consumption is forecast to reach 9.4Mt in 2019 and is particularly high in metropolitan areas such as Edmonton, Alberta The recent Canadian elections on 21 Oc...

Peruvian cement demand sees 7% October uptick

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 6.7 per cent YoY in October 2019 as demand reached 1.089Mt when compared with 1.021Mt reported in October 2018, according to the latest data published by the country’s cement association, Asocem. National dispatches increased 6.5 per cent to 1.077Mt from 1.012Mt in October 2018. Cement exports in October 2019 fell 21.9 per cent YoY but rose 9.6 per cent MoM to 16,000t while clinker exports increased 46.9 per cent YoY and 51.3 per cent MoM to 50,000t. Impor...

Nepal's cement demand growth remains subdued

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s cement demand has not been growing as anticipated, despite the country becoming self-reliant on cement, according to the Kathmandu Post. "The demand for cement has remained stable," said Dhruba Thapa, president of the Nepal Cement Manufacturers' Association. "I see this as a seasonal effect of the construction slowdown, particularly during the monsoon. But the issues that concern us are the government's continued low capital spending and sluggish demand for cement in the domestic ...

Sri Lanka's cement market sees import and production growth

26 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's cement production grew by 26.6 per cent to 2.31Mt in the last seven months, reports economynext. Cement demand has been supported by infrastructure projects such as new expressways. However,  the Greater Colombo Housing Approvals Index shrunk by 7.8 per cent in the 1Q19 and only picked up by one per cent in 2Q19. Cement imports were down by 5.9 per cent to 2.49Mt in the 5M19. However, in June imports and domestic production saw a 3.9 per cent increase to reach 4.1Mt for the...

US cement demand stable in August

25 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of cement and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico were up slightly to 10.3Mt in August 2019 when compared with August 2018. The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois accounted for 38 per cent of August shipments while in terms of supply, the leading producing states (Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan) shipped 41 per cent of US output. Masonry cement deliveries dropped 7.7 per cent YoY in ...

Paraguay lifts cement import restrictions

20 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) said it is lifting restrictions on cement imports following the shortage of the product due to production issues. The Paraguayan market requires a supply of 100,000 bags of cement per day. At present Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) is able to dispatch only around 54,000 and in the last few days has only been delivering barely 4000 bags, according to ABC Color. Cement is imported from Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina, according...

Argentina's cement market contracts 9% in October

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption fell 8.8 per cent YoY to 948,930t in October 2019, from 1,040,317t in October 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with September 2019, demand edged up by 1.1 per cent from 938,994t. All cement was supplied by domestic producers as imports remained at zero. In October 2018 the country imported 120t. Total output in October 2019 declined 8.5 per cent YoY to 958,949t from 1,048,477t in the year-ago period although MoM there was...

Cement imports by canoe in western DRC

31 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the import ban on grey cement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), importers have taken more creative ways to import cement into the central African country. According to reports by Agence d’Information d’Afrique Centrale, grey cement is now imported via canoe on the Congo River to the main consumption centres in the country. Local producers have protested, citing unfair competition, import fraud and a low product quality as the main reasons for their grievances.