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Peru sees February consumption edge up

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Peru increased by 1.4 per cent YoY in February 2018 to 0.824Mt from 0.812Mt, according to the latest data by Asocem, the country’s cement association. When compared with January 2018, the decline is 1.4 per cent from 0.861Mt. Cement sales by domestic producers in Peru slipped 0.2 per cent YoY to 0.735Mt in February 2018. When compared with the previous month, the decline was 7.8 per cent from 0.798Mt. Cement production in February 2018 fell to 0.717Mt from 0.802Mt in J...

Phinma Corp begins imports from Vietnam

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement company Phinma Corp has recently imported 50,000t of cement, or approximately two million bags, from Vietnam with plans to import the same volume per quarter to a total of 200,000tpa as it breaks into the Philippines market. The Philippine cement market is expanding rapidly due to large government-funded infrastructure projects. Registered by Phinma Corp in September 2017, PhilCement aims to produce around 3Mta of cement.  Phinma is headed by Eduardo Sahagun, formerly...

Pakistan's capacity utilisation stands 91%

07 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) reports that the domestic cement industry's capacity utilisation in the first eight months of this fiscal year ( July 2017-Feb 2018) stood at 91 per cent of the total installed capacity of the sector. In 8MFY17-18 the country's cement industry dispatched 31Mt of cement compared with dispatches of 26.3Mt in the corresponding period of last year, an increase of almost 18 per cent. In February 2018 alone, the total cement dispat...

Argentina's cement market expands 16% in February

06 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption increased 15.6 per cent YoY in February 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Total volumes sold on the domestic market rose to 924,075t, up from 799,340t in February 2017 but down 11.5 per cent when compared with January 2018, when sales reached 1,043,732t. Around 908,503t of total domestic consumption was delivered by the country’s producers, up 14.3 per cent YoY, while imports more than doubled from 4210t in February 2017 to 15,572t...

Peru's Invercem plans expansion

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Inversiones en Cemento (Invercem) plans the construction of cement plants in Pisco and Ayacucho, according to its founder Victor de La Torre. The new works in Pisco will have a capacity of 0.22Mta while the Ayacucho facility will have an output potential of 0.45Mta The firm will invest US$18m into a 0.22Mta cement plant in Trujillo, where it currently operates a packing plant. At present it imports cement from China-based Anhui Conch Cement Co, selling it under th...

Value chain is being bypassed in Namibia's cement sector

02 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Namibia's cement industry is suffering from oversupply and low protection for the existing domestic producers. Infant Industry Protection (IIP) is afforded to an infant industry for a period of eight years with the rationale being that while protection is afforded to a newly-established industry during the start-up years. However, the IIP granted players have seen new entrants set-up without having to comply with all the provisions, according to the Southern Times.
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Peru's cement market expands 5% in January

26 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru's cement consumption expanded five per cent to 0.861Mt in January 2018 when compared with the previous year, but fell eight per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Per capita cement consumption in the Latin American country slipped 0.1 per cent YoY to 321kg but edged up 0.3 per cent when compared with December 2017, when it stood at 319kg. Peruvian cement producers increased their domestic dispatches by 3.9 per cent YoY to 0.798Mt from 0.767Mt while to...

Namibia imports 40,000t of Chinese clinker

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Some 40,000t of clinker from China was unloaded at Namport, Namibia’s largest port. The clinker will be transported to the new cement plant of Whale Rock/Cheetah Cement, a Chinese-Namibian joint venture, in Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa region. "According to one estimate, about 70 trucks will be used to transport the product during this exercise, over a period of 20 days," said Namport Director, Immanuel Hanabeb.

US market continues to improve in 2017

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the US increased modestly in 2017 with a value of around US$12.4bn and an apparent consumption of 96.8Mt, up from 94.2Mt in 2016, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Production of Portland cement in the US edged up to 85.9Mt in 2017 from 84.5Mt the previous year, but output of masonry cement remained level. Cement was produced at 98 cement works in 34 states plus two plants in Puerto Rico. To meet domestic market requirements, the US imported around 12Mt of c...

Illegally imported cement seized by Nepal police

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement illegally imported from India into Nepal, has been taken into police possession. During the transportation of the material to the District Police Office (DPO), local authorities were obstructed by protests from traders. Officers fired their weapons into the air to bring the situation under control, according to a report by The Himalayan Times. A total of 33 sacks of cement were seized by the police, claims Ram Kumar Dani, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Rautahat DPO. The tra...