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Peru’s cement market contracts 3% in July

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped by three per cent to 1.089Mt in July 2022 from 1.126Mt in July 2021, according to the country’s cement association, ASOCEM. Of this total, 1.036Mt was dispatched by ASOCEM members. Cement production in domestic ASOCEM-affiliated plants edged up two per cent YoY to 1.081Mt in July 2022 from 1.063Mt. Clinker output from these plants advanced six per cent YoY to 0.949Mt in July 2022 from 0.892Mt. Cement exports reached 16,000t in July, down 10 per cent when...

Uzbekistan reduces imports by 25% in 7M22

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-July 2022 period Uzbekistan has imported 1.3Mt of cement, with a value of US$52.2m. In terms of volume, this represents a 24.5 per cent YoY drop from 1.721Mt in the 7M21, reports Asia-Plus. Of this total, 533,000t was exported by Tajikistan, which is the largest importer into Uzbekistan. Other sizeable volumes originated in Kyrgyzstan (385,000t) and Kazakhstan (353,000t). Turkmenistan imported 11,500t, while Iran supplied 6700t and China 1400t. Russia delivered 782t. Tajik...

Argentine cement consumption up 10% in July

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina increased by 9.9 per cent in July 2022, according to the AFCP, the country cement association. Dispatches were up 3.9 per cent MoM to 1,146,900t. The domestic market was entirely supplied by local producers. Total production increased 9.4 per cent YoY and 3.8 per cent MoM to 1,152,412Mt in July 2022. This includes exports of 5512t, down 44.6 per cent YoY and 2.6 per cent MoM. January-July 2022 In the first seven months of 2022 Argentina’s cement consumption a...

Cheetah Cement Botswana to reduce country's cement imports

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cheetah Cement Botswana (Pty) Ltd, which includes investment from Chinese backers, has promised to play a crucial role in helping Botswana cut its cement imports to zero.  Botswana needs 620,000tpa of cement and the southern African country has been heavily relying on imported cement before the Chinese company was set up, Hui Ming, said the company's general manager. "We are earmarking an annual output of 900,000t of cement as of next June," said Hui Ming. Hui said the company is looki...

Burundi to allow cement imports

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Burundi government has announced plans to allow the import of cement in a bid to get prices under control. A shortage of cement in the country due to a lack of production capacity has created a black market with prices that have been steadily rising. Buceco Cement has been seeking a review of cement prices since 2021 due to soaring raw materials and transport costs. The company now wants to increase prices by BIF3000 (US$1.46)/bag. According to Farmers Review Africa, the official ce...

US and Puerto Rican cement shipments increase in May

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico increased six per cent YoY to 9.7Mt in May 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. They received 39 per cent of May shipments. The top five cement-producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 39 per cent of cement production in May 2022. Masonry cement deliveries totalled...

Italy’s cement output down in May 2022

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined by eight per cent in May 2022 when compared to May 2021, when compared with the 2015 base index, output increased to 104, according to Federbeton. The price of cement increased to 186 when compared with its 2015 base index. When compared with May 2022 the price rose by 49 per cent in May 2022. Cement imports into Italy advanced by 23 per cent YoY to 157,924t in April 2022. In terms of CIF value, imports stood at EUR11.172m, or EUR71/t.  In the first four months of...

Peru's cement market expands 4% in June

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru increased four per cent to 1.126Mt in June 2022 from 1.08Mt in June 2021, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Of this total, 1.067Mt was dispatched by Asocem members – representing a slight increase when compared with 1Mt in June 2021. Cement production from Asocem members advanced seven per cent YoY to 1.079Mt in June 2022 from 1.007Mt in June 2021. Clinker output was up nine per cent to 0.9Mt in June 2022 from 0.824Mt in June 2021. Asocem m...

Argentine market expands 15% in June

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement demand increased by 14.8 per cent YoY and one per cent MoM to 1,109,755t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. With no cement imports into Argentina, domestic producers supplied this entire demand, as well as 5659t of exports, which were down by 38.5 per cent YoY. January-June 2022 In the January-June 2022 period cement consumption in Argentina increased by 11.5 per cent to 6,094,079t from 5,465,125t in the 1H21. Domestic cement production was up 11...

Italy’s cement output expands 3% in April

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy advanced by three per cent in April 2022 when compared with the 2015 baseline index of 100, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. On a YoY basis April and year to date (YtD) output declined by two and three per cent, respectively. Cement prices increased seven percentage point when compared with March 2022 but when compared with the 2015 index, they were up 64 per cent. Cement trade Grey cement imports advanced 11 per cent YoY to 136,125...