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CeMAP supports DTI safeguards against rising imports

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has received industry backing to establish safeguards to protect local producers against the rising levels of cement imports in the Philippines. The Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) supports the safeguards, reporting that cement imports reached 3.4Mt in the first 3Q18. State-owned and subsidised Vietnamese cement producers are stunting opportunities for growth for local Philippine cement manufacturers, according to CeMAP...

On the US Coast

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Despite uncertainties ahead, cement demand on the East and West Coasts of the US is expected to grow around four per cent as the country continues its economic recovery. With ample local kiln capacity and ready access to cement imports, coastal cement supply is expected to grow in line with regional consumption requirements. By Rob Roy, ROI Economic Consulting, USA. US Coastal markets have particularly benefitted from easy access to cement and clinker imports to support local const...

Portland and blended cement demand down 4% in USA-Puerto Rico

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico decreased 4.2 per cent YoY to 8.4Mt in September, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). This includes about 1.5Mt of cement and clinker imports, up by 13.9 per cent YoY. About 37 per cent of domestic consumption in September 2018 was delivered to Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois.  The leading Portland and blended cement-producing states in this period were Missouri, Californi...

Argentine cement market contracts 18% in Nov 2018

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 17.8 per cent to 970,248t in November 2018 when compared with 1.18Mt in November 2017. When compared with the previous month, the decline was 6.7 per cent, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In addition, Argentine cement producers saw their exports slip by 13.3 per cent YoY to 10,208t in November 2018. Output from Argentine cement plants fell 16.6 per cent YoY and 6.5 per cent MoM to 980,226t. Of this, 970,058t was delivered to customer...

Nesher dismisses one-third of Haifa workforce

28 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises laid of 20 workers at its Haifa cement plant – around a third of the site’s workforce, due to a decline in output. Israel’s largest cement producers is reportedly undergoing further downsizing with further steps expected at its Ramla works. The dismissals come in the wake of the entry of cheap cement from Turkey and Greece, which has seen Hartuv Cement come under considerable pressure. "From a market share of 75 per cent we have fallen to 65 per cent. I...

Brazilian cement market sees 2% slip in 10M18

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil by domestic producers totalled 44.2Mt in the first 10 months of 2018, and were down 1.5 per cent YoY, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Brazil’s apparent consumption of cement (domestic sales + imports) totalled 44.4Mt between January-October 2018, representing a 1.9 per cent YoY decrease. SNIC President, Paulo Camillo Penna, said that although October sales increased by 5.2 per cent in relation to the same period in 201, this uptick is insufficie...

Uruguayan 3Q domestic cement sales up 14%

26 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Uruguay increased 14 per cent YoY to 181,000t in the July-September quarter, according to a report by the country’s Chamber of Industries. However, exports fell by 74 per cent to 12,000t during the same period. Around 60 per cent of exports are delivered to Paraguay, followed by Argentina (27 per cent) and Brazil (13 per cent). Imports were negligible in the third quarter of 2018 and in the year to date, accounted for around 8.9 per cent of apparent consumption.

Peru cement market expands 3% in October

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption advanced 2.9 per cent YoY to 1.02Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production by domestic producers fell by two per cent YoY and by 2.9 per cent MoM to 0.903Mt while clinker output decreased by 23.5 per cent YoY and 2.1 per cent MoM to 0.678Mt in October. Domestic production was supplemented by 90,000t of cement imports, down 71.4 per cent YoY and 82.8 per cent MoM, as well as 153,000t of clinker imports, which represents a 251.3 ...

New levy to increase input costs for Australian manufacturers

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Australian manufacturers and industry groups have warned that a new "biosecurity levy" would increase costs by 3000-5000 per cent on the key inputs for cement production, aluminium and steel. The levy, included in the May budget, is estimated to raise AUD108m (US$78.45m) a year, according to The Australian. Due to start on 1 July 2019, it will see manufacturers pay a AUD1/t levy on non-containerised cargo, instead of paying a fee-for-service for biosecurity inspections. "Currently manufac...

Argentina's cement demand falls 10% in Oct 2018

14 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market contracted by 9.6 per cent YoY to 1,040,317t in October 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Deliveries by the country’s cement producers fell by 8.8 per cent to 1,040,197t while at 120t, imports were a shadow of those in October 2017 (9720t). In addition, domestic cement producers exported 8280t of cement, down 10.5 per cent YoY, of a total output of 1,048,477t, which fell by 8.9 per cent YoY (October 2017: 1,150,524t). ...