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Russian cement producers ask for import duties

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The strengthening of the ruble has made imports of cement from Iran, Kazakhstan and Belarus more profitable, according to Esmerk Russian News. As a result, total imports of cement into Russia could increase to 7Mta, forcing domestic producers to reduce capacity and mothball plants. Therefore, they have asked for protective measures such as import duties to be established.

Tajikistan leading cement importer in Uzbekistan

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics said the country receives the largest part of its cement imports from Tajikistan, which exported in the 8M22 approximately 625,000t of cement into Uzbekistan. Tajikistan produced 2.9Mt of cement in the January-August 2022 period. Other key importers include Kyrgyzstan and Kazakstan, which exported 458,000t and 409,000t, respectively to Uzbekistan.

Cement deliveries in USA and Puerto Rico remain stable in July

28 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at 9.6Mt in July 2022 when compared with July 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Cement consumption was the highest in Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia received together 37.5 per cent of July shipments. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which combined accounted for 38.9 per cent of cement production. ...

Peru’s cement market expands 3% in August

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru edged up by three per cent YoY to 1.227Mt in August 2022 when compared with 1.192Mt dispatched in August 2021, according to the country’s cement association, ASOCEM. Of this total, 1.167Mt was delivered by its members. Cement production saw a two per cent uptick YoY to 1.145Mt in August 2022 from 1.126Mt in August 2021. Clinker output slipped by two per cent to 0.843Mt in August 2022 from 0.86Mt in the year-ago period. Peru’s cement producers exported 15,000t of...

Armenia reduces import duty for cement

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Armenia’s parliamentary committee on economic affairs has given the green light on a bill by ruling Civil Contract Party MP Babken Tunyan on the lowering of import duty on cement and abolishing import duties on clinker. If passed by parliament, the cement import duty will fall from AZD14,000 to AZD9000 while clinker import duties will no longer be levied. The new bill is expected to address the shortage of cement in the market.

US cement demand up 7% in June

08 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement consumption in the USA and Puerto Rico increased seven per cent to 10.8Mt in June 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A total of 36.7 per cent of demand originated from the top five cement-consuming states: Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois. Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan were the largest cement-producing states, accounting for 39.3 per cent of cement produced. US and Puerto Rican masonry cement shipments totalled 0....

Argentina’s cement market expands 13% in August

08 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased by 13.2 per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 1,226,646t in August 2022, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In August 2021 demand reached 1,083,824t and in July 2022 1,146,900t was sold on the home market. Domestic cement producers manufactured a total of 1,231,760t of cement, up 12.3 per cent YoY and 6.9 per cent MoM. Of this total they exported 5114t, down from 12,641t in August 2021 and 5512t in July 2022. January-August 20...

Bangladesh sees imports of raw materials rise

07 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The import of raw materials used in cement production has increased in recent months despite raw material prices increasing. In the July-August 2022 period a total of 5.12Mt of clinker, granulated slag, limestone, gypsum and fly ash were imported. The imports represent a value of BDT23.038bn (US$242.4m), up 34 per cent YoY. Clinker prices have increased 17.5 per cent YoY to US$62.14 on average. To safeguard profit margins cement producers have increased the price per bag on the back of a U...

Peru's road to recovery

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market started its path to recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic saw demand plummet in April 2020 and then expand beyond pre-pandemic levels in 2021. For 2022-23 cement producers are quietly confident while preparing to address the challenges ahead. By ASOCEM, Peru. Peru’s cement producers are largely positive as the country’s construction sector emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic The Peruvian economy is recovering from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Italy’s cement production contracts 16% in June

02 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement output in Italy fell by 16 per cent YoY in June 2021, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value dropped from 104 in May 2022 to 94 in June. The price index (2015 = 100) slipped from 186 in May 2022 to 184 in June, but when compare with June 2021, prices have increased by 48 per cent.   Grey cement imports into Italy advanced by seven per cent YoY to 162,084t in May 2022. In terms of CIF value, imports stoo...