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Argentine market expands 15% in June

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement demand increased by 14.8 per cent YoY and one per cent MoM to 1,109,755t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. With no cement imports into Argentina, domestic producers supplied this entire demand, as well as 5659t of exports, which were down by 38.5 per cent YoY. January-June 2022 In the January-June 2022 period cement consumption in Argentina increased by 11.5 per cent to 6,094,079t from 5,465,125t in the 1H21. Domestic cement production was up 11...

Italy’s cement output expands 3% in April

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy advanced by three per cent in April 2022 when compared with the 2015 baseline index of 100, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. On a YoY basis April and year to date (YtD) output declined by two and three per cent, respectively. Cement prices increased seven percentage point when compared with March 2022 but when compared with the 2015 index, they were up 64 per cent. Cement trade Grey cement imports advanced 11 per cent YoY to 136,125...

PPC calls for SA government action on cement dumping

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

PPC has urged South Africa’s government to investigate “cement dumping” by countries such as Vietnam. It believes that the survival of the local cement industry may be under threat if the practice is left unchecked. PPC CEO Roland van Wijnen said that the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition should also consider broad import tariffs for cement to avoid new countries dumping cement and filling the void left by countries that have been subject to new dumping tariffs. “There will a...

US-Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement market contracts 5% in April

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico declined by 5.3 per cent YoY to 9.2Mt in April 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia – accounted for 41 per cent of total shipments. The leading cement-producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments totalled 217,000t in April 2022, slipping from April 2021. ...

CEMBUREAU asks for speedy CBAM implementation

23 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The European cement association CEMBUREAU has welcomed the adoption of the European Parliament reports on the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) but states that timely implementation of CBAM is key to support the sector’s transition to carbon neutrality. "Our sector needs a coherent and predictable regulatory framework to deliver on its carbon neutrality ambitions. The texts adopted today offer significant improvements on key issues – suc...

Peru’s cement demand sees 5% growth in May

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement dispatches saw a five per cent uptick in May 2022 to 1.117Mt from 1.066Mt in May 2021, according to the national cement association, Asocem. Cement output from Asocem member companies reached 1.079Mt in May, up seven per cent YoY from 1.010Mt. Clinker production advanced nine per cent YoY to 0.867Mt in May 2022 from 0.795Mt in May 2021. Cement exports surged 75 per cent YoY to 18,000t from 10,000t in May 2021, but clinker exports were 49 per cent down YoY to 35,000t from ...

USA/Puerto Rico cement market expands 3% in March

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement deliveries in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 3.3 per cent YoY uptick in March 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A total of 45 per cent of deliveries were received by the five top consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments totalled 228,000t in March 2022, representing a 2.7 per cent Y...

Argentina’s cement market expands by a quarter in May

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased by 24.5 per cent to 1,087,998t in May 2022 when compared with May 2021 when 874,188t was sold in the domestic market, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. MoM an increase of 4.7 per cent was seen. Argentine demand was entirely supplied by domestic cement plants as no imports were reported. The country’s producers increased output by 24.2 per cent YoY and 4.7 per cent MoM to 1,098,484t in May 2022. Of this total, 10,485t were exporte...

Italy’s cement output sees 3% drop in March

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy increased by nine per cent in March 2022 when compared with the 2015 baseline index of 100, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. On a YoY basis output declined by three per cent. Cement prices remained level when compared with February 2022 but when compared with 2015, they were up 57 per cent. Cement trade Grey cement imports were down 20 per cent YoY to 101,114t in February 2022 from 106,173t in January 2022. In the year to date impor...

Cementos del Tajo starts rail transport for clinker imports

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Toledo company Cementos del Tajo (G2 Hormigón group) will transport clinker by train from the port of Cartagena in southern Spain to Noblejas (Toledo), central Spain. The company has needed a special authorisation from network rail company Adif to take the first load of this product by train from Escombreras.  The railway service foresees a frequency of two weekly trains travel over 400km with approximately 3000t of clinker to reach a total figure between 75,000-150,000t of clinker mo...