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Cement dispatches from Peru up 0.985Mt in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches from Peru in April surged to 0.985Mt in April 2021 from a low base of 0.011Mt in April 2020 when the country was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. When compared with April 2019, dispatches were up by 16 per cent. Cement production from domestic cement plants advanced to 0.973Mt in April 2021 from 0.010Mt in April 2020. When compared with April 2019, output rose by 20 per cent. Clinker output reached 0.48Mt, down 40 p...

Cement imports to the Philippines are increasing by 6-7% YoY

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMAP data showed imports were growing by an average of 6-7 per cent annually. In 2020 approximately 500t of cement arrived from Vietnam, which emerged as the biggest cement exporter in southeast Asia. Vietnam cement accounted for nearly 90 per cent of total imports, CEMAP said. Meanwhile, many cement manufacturers in the Philippines are pushing for an end to cement imports, citing increased capacities to serve local demand and the industry’s depressed profits more than a year into the pa...

Construction sector reports Jamaican cement shortage

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Members of the construction industry in Jamaica are reporting a cement supply shortage, as the country reaches its peak demand season. According to the Jamaica Observer, a hardware dealer on the south coast noted that it may have to cut staff if the shortage continues, adding that there has also been a hike in the price of construction materials. "What has been happening over the past two weeks is there has been unprecedented demand for cement, but we have been supplying the market. And, ...

The pull towards Tanzania

11 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Despite a slight contraction in 2020, Tanzania’s cement consumption is estimated to remain stable or increase going forward owing to promising market fundamentals. However, overcapacity remains an issue and producers are having to become innovative to retain market share and margins. A major new addition is also waiting in the wings. By Lisa Kimathi, Standard Investment Bank, Kenya. Infrastructure development is one of the driving forces for the realisation of Tanzania’s Vision 2025 ...

Philippines' DTI to begin anti-dumping investigation into Vietnamese imports

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry is expected to begin investigating allegations of cement dumping from Vietnam, following applications by three local manufacturers, according to the Manilla Standard. Cemex Philippines, Holcim Philippines and Republic Cement all applied for an anti-dumping investigation into cement products imported from Vietnam. The investigation will cover cement imported from July 2019 to June 2020, while the period of investigation for injury to the sec...

Malaysia: budget for the future

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Malaysia’s cement market has seen consumption slow in recent years due to political uncertainty and a mature residential market. Although COVID-19 stifled output in the 1H20, a new government and the largest budget in history for 2021 is providing much-needed hope for a rebound in cement demand and production. Malaysia’s construction sector pins its hopes on the 12th Malaysia Plan to revive infrastructure construction post COVID-19 Following growth of 4.8 and 4.3 per cent in ...

Peruvian cement market expands 151% in March

16 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru surged 151 per cent YoY to 1.09Mt in March 2021 from a low base of 0.435Mt in March 2020, when the country faced measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to its national cement association, Asocem. Cement production from the cement plants owned by Asocem members went up from 0.419Mt in March 2020 to 1.006Mt in March 2021. Clinker output rose from 0.352Mt to 0.708Mt over the period. Domestic production was supplemented by 133,100t of cement imports, up 31...

US Portland and blended cement shipments decline 2% in January

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped two per cent YoY to 6.7Mt in January 2021, said the US Geological Survey (USGS). The country’s top five cement markets – Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona – accounted for 46 per cent of January shipments. Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama were the leading producing states. Masonry cement shipments totalled 177,000t in January 2021, down seven per cent YoY. Sixt...

Central America sees dramatic rise in Vietnamese cement imports

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Central American cement imports have grown the most in recent years from Vietnam, given that in 2016 no significant purchases were reported, Vietnam raised its share to 30 per cent of the total cement imported between January and September 2020. During the first nine months of 2020, Turkey accounted for 18 per cent of cement imports to the region, Mexico eight per cent, Barbados four per cent, South Korea two per cent,  Peru one per cent, Colombia one per cent and the United States one per...

Argentina's cement market expands by 94% in March

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged by 94 per cent YoY to 974,391t in March 2021 from a low base of 502,368t in March 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production, which advanced by 93.5 per cent from 508,402t to 983,911t over the same period. In March 2021 domestic producers exported 9520t, up 57.8 per cent YoY from 6034t in March 2020. January-March 2021 The Argentine market expanded by 38.6 per cent to 2.682Mt in th...