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Peruvian demand up 2% in December

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 1.6 per cent to 996,000t in December 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased 1.2 per cent YoY but slipped 1.4 per cent MoM to 916,000t while clinker production fell by 13.3 per cent YoY and 6.3 per cent MoM to 792,000t in December 2019. Total dispatches, which include exports, increased 2.5 per cent to 895,000t when compared with December 2018 but declined 4.4 per cent MoM. In terms of exports, cement volum...

Saudi Cement invest SAR23m in Bahrain's United Cement

14 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabian Cement has bought a stake in United Cement Co BSC of Bahrain from Esterad Investment Co for SAR23m (US$6.13m). The sale is for a 36 per cent stake in United Cement, which is located in Adliya. United Cement operates a a bulk fleet of transport ships with a capacity of 3000t each and can supply more than 80,000tpm of cement to Bahrain from the GCC region. The company trades OPC, sulphate-resistant cement and white Portland cement in bulk and bagged forms. United Cement was ori...

Pakistan coal imports fall 1QFY19-20

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's import of coal for power generation and cement industry has decreased during the period of July-September 2019-20 due to reduced demand in these industries, according to estimates by Central Bank of Pakistan in its latest report for the same quarter.   Coal imports dropped by a sharp 41.4 per cent YoY to US$272.2m during the quarter. Quantum imports and unit prices of the commodity were both lower than last year. Demand for imported coal dropped from both the power and cement sect...

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly calls for standardised cement tax

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Members of Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly have called for the government to standardise municipal taxes on both local cement manufacturers and importers. In this case, a new five per cent tax would be imposed on all locally-produced and imported cement. Whereas, at present taxes are only applied on companies operating in San José, Cartago and Guanacaste.

Paraguayan companies import increasing cement volumes

27 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Several companies in Paraguay have increased the volume of cement imports from 1000tpm to 6000tpd due to the cement supply shortage in the Latin American country, according to ABC Color. Cement imports increased from 25,000t to 45,000t between July and November 2019, said a recent report from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. However, in October and November companies doubled the volume of their purchases, said the Paraguayan news outlet. For example, Hierropar reportedly is importi...

Indian petcoke imports rise in October

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India imported 809,000t of petcoke in October 2019, up more than 364 per cent from the year-ago period, according to Iman Resources. The imports were primarily sent from the US and Saudi Arabia, at 372,000t and 295,000t, respectively. Oman sent 38,000t, while 32,000t came from China. The origin of the remaining 72,000t was not clarified. The spike has been related to the lifting of the petcoke consumption order in October 2018, which saw cement producers increase their fuel-grade petcoke i...

Peru’s cement demand up 2% in November

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market expanded 2.1 per cent YoY in November 2019 with total sales of 1.048Mt (November 2019: 1.026Mt), according to Peru’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased three per cent YoY but fell 5.1 per cent MoM to 928,000t in November 2019 while at 845,000t clinker output decreased by 1.1 and 4.1 per cent when compared with November 2018 and October 2018, respectively. Domestic output was supplemented by 66,000t of cement, representing a YoY fall of 35.7...

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments up 13% in September

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 13 per cent in September 2019 to 9.4Mt, when compared with September 2018, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which made up 37 per cent of total market demand. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 41 per cent of output. Masonry cem...

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 ...