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South Korean producers to reduce coal ash imports

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

South Korean cement producers are expected to reduce the usage of imported coal ashes, on the back of concerns about contamination and the ongoing trade dispute with Japan. As a result, the Korean Cement Association has stated that the use of materials from domestic thermal power plants and secure alternative raw materials from clay mines will increase despite an unstable supply. "The cement industry will actively cooperate with the Environment Ministry's plan to strengthen the environmen...

AGMK contracted to supply cement to Afghanistan

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (AGMK) plans to ship several batches of cement to Afghanistan by the end of the year, after signing a number of supply contracts in July. The cement will reportedly be used for the construction of infrastructure and social facilities in the country, according to the company. The deliveries will be made from its Jizzakh and Sherabad plants. "The interest of Afghan companies in domestic cement is due to several factors. First, Sherabad c...

Argentine cement demand up 5% in July

08 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement consumption in Argentina in July 2019 increased 5.1 per cent YoY to 1,000,711t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market requirement was entirely supplied by domestic plants, unlike in July 2018 when 2540t of cement was imported. Production from Argentine plants during July 2019 reached 1,003,869t, up 5.4 per cent when compared with July 2018. This includes 3158t of exports, which represents a YoY rise of 18.3 per cent. January-July 2019 In the year ...

Cement shipments in USA slip to 9.3Mt

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico fell to 9.3Mt in May 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were  Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia , which combined account for 39 per cent of shipments in May. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries remained stable at 0.222Mt in May when compared with the year-ago period. Some 55 per cent of ship...

Cement demand in Spain down 3% in June

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 2.9 per cent to 1.2Mt in June 2019, the first drop in monthly demand since November 2018. The drop has been attributed to a slow public works sector Despite the positive evolution of housing, the non-reactivation of public works and the delay of the work already tendered is slowing the growth of cement consumption," said Oficemen President, Jesus Ortiz. Cement exports declined by 32 per cent in June 2019 to 450,728t when compared with June 2018. Mr Ortiz ex...

Spanish cement market expands 7% in May

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY in May, reaching 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen. In the first five months of 2019, demand for cement advanced 13.7 per cent YoY when compared with the 5M18. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grown by 25 per cent, reaching a figure higher than the 107,000 housing permits. In parallel, there are no signs...

Ukraine extends ban on Russian imports

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has amended the decree on the ban of imports of Russian goods into the country, extending its operation until 31 December 2020, according to UkrInform The import of Portland, aluminous, slag and other similar hydraulic cements and clinkers is prohibited. On 15 May, Ukraine imposed an embargo on Russian cement and plywood in response to the decision of the Russian Federation to close access of Ukrainian goods to Russia.

Peru’s cement consumption up 4% in June

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market expanded by 4.1 per cent YoY to 0.914Mt in June, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, MoM demand fell by 4.8 per cent. Cement dispatches in Peru increased four per cent YoY to 0.906Mt in June 2019.  Of this total, Asocem members supplied 0.807Mt while a further 0.099Mt was delivered by non-members. Cement imports were up 46.1 per cent YoY to 154,300t in June 2019 while 40,900t of clinker also entered the country. In June 2018 there we...

Southern Cross Cement plans new terminal in Brisbane

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Southern Cross Cement, a joint venture between Brickworks, Neilsen Group and Neumann Group, has announced an AUD60m (US$42.19m) investment for a new cement terminal at the Port of Brisbane. The 200,000tpa terminal will receive imports from southeast Asia and have enough capacity to serve 10 per cent of the market in southeast Queensland.  Jonathan Riemann, general manager of Southern Cross Cement, expects population growth in the region to drive demand for cement. "Some of ...

Spain's cement demand in May up, worsening trade balance

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY to 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. In the first five months of 2019, the domestic cement market has expanded by 13.7 per cent YoY while in the 12-month period from June 2018 to May 2019 consumption rose 10.4 per cent to 14.11Mt. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grow...