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Argentina's cement consumption declines 16% in January

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina fell 16.3 per cent to 873,958t in January 2018, when compared with 1,043,732t in January 2017, according to the latest data from the Argentinian cement association, AFCP. This demand was supplied entirely by domestic producers and no imports were reported. Total output declined by 14.2 per cent YoY to 884,334t in the first month of the year from 1,030,361t in January 2017. Of this total, around 10,376t were exported, a significant improvement when compared with 8...

Brazil cement market expands 4% in January 2019

14 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil totalled 4.5Mt in January 2019, according to the National Union of the Cement Industry (SNIC). When compared with January 2018, the latest data reflect an advance of 4.2 per cent. In terms of days worked, domestic sales advanced 2.5 per cent MoM. Domestic sales jumped by 10.8 per cent in Brazil’s south to 738,000t and significant gains were also reported in the central-eastern part of the country with sales increasing 7.6 per cent to 467,000t. However, in th...

US Portland and blended cement demand up 5% in October 2018

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico rose by 5.2 per cent YoY to 9.9Mt in October 2018, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The US’ largest consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received a combined share of 36 per cent of total shipments. On the supply side, California, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Michigan were leading producing states, delivering around 39 per cent of domestic output. ...

Tasman Sea to complete clinker offloading at Suva

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Bulk carrier Tasman Sea is expected to complete the offloading of 11,880t of clinker at Suva Port, Fiji, today, according to the Fiji Sun. The clinker has been exported from Japan, which became a clinker importer into Fiji a year ago. The ship finished discharging 15,000t of clinker for the Tengy Cement Factory in Lautoka last week. The plant receives a clinker shipment every quarter.

US cement market expands 5% in October

01 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement deliveries in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced by 5.2 per cent YoY to 9.9Mt in October 2018, according to data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were the leading states in terms of consumption, receiving a combined 36 per cent of these shipments.  The country’s leading producing states were California, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for around 39 per cent of total output. Clinker outpu...

Kazakhstan becomes net exporter of cement

30 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan became a net exporter of cement in 2018. During 9M18, domestic cement producers exported more than 1.4Mt of cement with a total value of US$71.5m, almost doubling the export volume of 2017. Imports remained at the previous year’s level of 717,000t, supplied at a total value of US$38.8m. Imports have always exceeded exports by several times, reaching a record US$150m in the pre-crisis year of 2013, according to Forbes. Output from the Kazakh cement industry has been gradually r...

Safeguard measures placed against imports into Philippines

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Philippine’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has begun preliminary safeguard measures against cement imports from Vietnam amongst other countries. As such, the DTI applied duties of PHP8.40 (US$0.16)/40kg bag or PHP210/t (US$4/t). The safeguard measures will be in place for 200 days from 18 January 2019. Vietnam was the biggest importer of cement into the Philippines between 2014-17. In the first four months of 2018, cement imports from Vietnam accounted for 75.2 per cent of th...

Gambia raises tax on Senegalese imports

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Gambia has imposed a new import tax regulation on cement being imported from Senegal that has exacerbated the shortage of cement and increased prices in the country. Both the Commissioner General of GRA, Yankuba Darboe, and the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Mod Secka, confirmed that a cabinet decision was reached on the increment of excise duty on cement, imported from neighbouring Senegal. A five per cent excise tax was put on the CIF import value from 1 January 2019. Th...

Bangladesh: robust and stable

16 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Large-scale infrastructure, growing urbanisation and strong foreign direct investment are fuelling rising cement demand in Bangladesh. But will it be enough to utilise production capacity as new plants come on-stream and existing works are upgraded and modernised? Bashundhara Cement’s Mongla plant has a production capacity of 2.65Mta, which, along with its 2.4Mta works in Madangonj, makes the company one of the largest producers in Bangladesh Bangladesh’s aspirations to becom...

Peru's cement market expands 4% in 2018

15 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru increased 5.8 per cent YoY to 1.02Mt in December 2018, according to the latest data from Peru’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production remained largely stable in December 2018 at 906,000t, up 0.9 per cent YoY and 0.6 per cent MoM. Clinker output rose 2.1 per cent YoY to 913,000t and 6.9 per cent MoM from 855,000t. Domestic production was supplemented by 136,800t of cement imports, up 49 per cent YoY while clinker imports edged up by three per cent to 4...