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Cement imports into Mexico from Turkey and China surge in 11M20

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Imports of cement into Mexico from Turkey and China increased by 88 and 150 per cent, respectively, in the January-November 2020 period, reports Market Data México. Turkey imported cement to the value of US$2m while China’s imports reached US$1m, the same value as Croatia and The Netherlands. However, the USA remains the largest cement importer with US$12m in the 11M20 although its imports into Mexico were down by 29 per cent YoY. Croatian cement imports into Mexico saw a drop of 35 per ...

Uruguayan market expands by 8% in 2020

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Uruguay increased 34.6 per cent YoY to 251,000t in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the country’s chamber of industry, CIU. Of this total, 89 per cent or 223,290t were delivered to the domestic market, which expanded by 44.1 per cent YoY to around 257,000t in the 4Q20 from 179,000t in the 4Q19. Around 13 per cent, or 33,710t of Uruguayan demand was covered by imports. In addition, cement producers exported 11 per cent or 27,610t of sales, mainly to Paraguay. In 4Q19...

Lebanon to allow cement imports by individuals

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lebanon’s outgoing Minister of Industry, Imad Hoballah, indicated that the country would allow individuals to import cement to lower the price of cement. Cement prices have risen from LBP240,000/t (US$159.20/t) to LBP1.3m/t following the total closure of the country, including its cement plants, between 14 January-7 February. Imported cement must meet specific technical criteria and be cheaper than LBP240,000/t. However, no decisions have been made in terms of volumes as the ministry wants ...

Peruvian demand up 18% YoY in January

16 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased 18 per cent YoY to 1.059Mt in January 2021 from 0.895Mt in January 2020, reports Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Its members increased their deliveries by 20 per cent YoY from 0.828Mt to 0.995Mt in the same period. Output from Asocem members advanced 23 per cent YoY to 1.024Mt in January 2021 from 0.906Mt in January 2020. Clinker output was up 27 per cent YoY to 0.906Mt from 0.713Mt. To supplement domestic supply, Peru imported 65,000t of cement i...

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement shipments up 9% in November 2020

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Total US and Puerto Rican shipments of Portland and blended cement advanced nine per cent to 8.6Mt in November 2020 when compared with November 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The five largest cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia – accounted for 40 per cent of deliveries. The leading producing states in November 2020 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments totalled 178,000t in November 2020, repre...

Southern Cement ships 3Mt of cement through Ipswich

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Southern Cement has reached the 3Mt milestone as general cargo vessel MV Arklow Raider arrived from Bilbao into the port of Ipswich, UK, with 4600t of cement. The cement company started using the port in 2002. Dean Wessels, operations manager at Southern Cement, said: “We are delighted to reach the milestone of 3Mt of cement through our operation at Ipswich. We could not have achieved this without the commitment of our employees and business partners. Our relationship with ABP has allowed ...

Argentina's cement market expands 20% in January

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina increased 20.1 per cent to 895,559t in January 2021 when compared with January 2020, when demand reached 745,681t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The requirement of the market was entirely met by domestic production, which saw a 19.2 per cent rise YoY to 903,756t in the first month of the year. In January 2020 output stood at 758,095t. However, exports declined 34.1 per cent from 12,414t in January 2020 to 8197t one year later.

Armenia extends import ban for six months

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Armenia has extended a ban on cement imports from non-Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries for another six months, according to ArmenPress. The aim of the ban is to protect the domestic market and domestic production. The previous temporary ban had expired on 1 January 2021.

Peru cement market expands 12% YoY in December

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Peru increased 12 per cent YoY from 0.979Mt in December 2019 to 1.098Mt in December 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production advanced 18 per cent YoY in December 2020 as Asocem members produced 1.077Mt of cement. Output in December 2019 was 0.916Mt. Cement exports in December 2020 fell 36 per cent YoY to 12,000t from 19,000t in December 2019, but clinker exports surged from 33,000t in December 2019 to 105,000t in December 2020....

Ukrainian court dismisses claim to cancel anti-dumping duties

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s District Administrative Court of Kyiv has reportedly dismissed the claim of the managing company of Belarusian Cement Co and its local importers regarding the cancellation of anti-dumping duties on cement imports into Ukraine, established by the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade in May 2019. The news was reported by the Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, which represents the interests of third parties in the case. "The court recognised the need to protect the violated...