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Peru's cement market expands 12% in October

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Peru increased 3.3 per cent MoM and 12.1 per cent YoY to 0.925Mt in October 2017, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In September 2017 consumption stood at 0.895Mt. Cement production in Peru increased 4.4 per cent MoM from 0.884Mt in September 2017 and 6.3 per cent YoY to 0.922Mt in October 2017. Domestic clinker output increased 54 per cent to 0.885Mt from 0.575Mt in September 2017. When compared with the year-ago period, clinker output rose 19.8 per ...

Argentina’s cement market expands 23% in October 2017

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

In October Argentina cement producers delivered 1,150,386t of cement, including exports, according to the Argentine cement producers association, AFCP. This represents a two per cent rise MoM and 23.2 per cent YoY. Of this total, domestic deliveries stood at 1,141,190t, up 23.3 per cent YoY, while exports increased 14.5 per cent YoY to 9196t. When compared with September 2016, domestic dispatches were up 1.8 per cent from 1,121,423t and exports 41.1 per cent from 6517t. Domestic demand ed...

USA sees 3% rise in July cement shipments

27 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico rose 3.4 per cent YoY to 8.5Mt in July, according to data by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan (in descending order) and these accounted for 42 per cent of July sales. The top-five cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York (in descending order) which received 38 per cent of total July sh...

DR Congo slaps ban on cement imports

23 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of External Trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has imposed an import ban on a selection of goods, Including cement which is expected to impact on Zambian cement producers. A circular dated 25 August 2017 and signed by Minister of External Trade Jean-Lucien Bussa Tongba, included cement on this list of products, reports the Zambia Daily Mail Ltd. The ban is meant to protect local industries, as well as to curb fraud and other illegal practices in the importation...

Peru sees 4% rise in cement demand in September

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru advanced 3.8 per cent YoY from 0.82Mt in September 2016 to 0.851Mt one year later, according to data from Asocem, the country's cement association. Total dispatches increased 2.9 per cent YoY to 0.884Mt in September 2017 from 0.86Mt in the year-ago period. This includes a 14 per cent drop in cement exports to 33,000t. However, Peru’s cement producers also exported to 72,800t of clinker. Domestic cement production rose 4.3 per cent in September to 0.884Mt, wh...

Argentina's demand sees 11% rise in 9M17

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement producers delivered 1,121,311t of cement in September 2017, up 12.6 per cent YoY and 0.8 per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic supply was complemented by 10,122t of imports, more than doubling the 4900t imported in September 2016 and seeing a 10.1 per cent MoM increase. This resulted in a total market demand of 1,131,433t, up 13 per cent YoY and 0.8 per cent MoM from 1,001,130t and 1,22,059t, respectively. In addition, domestic ...

The Philippines' DTI seeks equal treatment on all imported cement

04 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to impose "equal treatment" to all imported cement, regardless if the product is brought in by a pure trader or by a manufacturer. "We're not going to give a distinction. Every [product] will undergo product testing, but we’ll see if we're going to do pre-shipment or post-shipment or both. We have to balance it in a way that there's product compliance for the benefit of consumer," Trade Secretary Ramon M Lopez said in an intervie...

New NBSM standards for imported cement lead to Nepal shortage

25 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction of hydropower projects has stalled due to the cement shortage in Nepal. Imports have been halted as the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has set new standards for imported cement. The NBSM made Nepal Standard certification mandatory for imported cement from mid-July. Foreign manufacturers supplying cement to Nepal have to follow quality, packaging and labelling criteria fixed by NBSM. Producers from India, which are the main source of cement imports into Nepal...

Peru's cement demand up 2% in August

20 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement association, Asocem, reported a 2.3 per cent YoY rise in domestic deliveries from 0.838Mt in August 2016 to 0.857Mt in August 2017. Cement imports remained largely stable at 43,800t while clinker imports reached 86,000t. Total cement consumption in the Latin American country reached 0.901Mt, up 2.2 per cent from 0.882Mt in the year-ago period and 15.6 per cent MoM. Output from Peru’s cement plants reached 0.873Mt, down 2.2 per cent YoY from 0.892Mt. Of this total, 29,000t wer...

Argentina sees 7% rise in August demand

12 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased 7.4 per cent to 1.122Mt in August 2017 from 1.044Mt in August 2016, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The organisation also noted a 10.3 per cent rise MoM from 1.017Mt in July 2017. Domestic dispatches by Argentina’s cement producers increased 6.7 per cent YoY and 10.4 per MoM to 1.113Mt in August 2017. Volumes in August 2016 and July 2017 reached 1.043Mt and 1.008Mt, respectively. To meet market demand, some 9194t of cement wer...