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Uruguayan 3Q domestic cement sales up 14%

26 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Uruguay increased 14 per cent YoY to 181,000t in the July-September quarter, according to a report by the country’s Chamber of Industries. However, exports fell by 74 per cent to 12,000t during the same period. Around 60 per cent of exports are delivered to Paraguay, followed by Argentina (27 per cent) and Brazil (13 per cent). Imports were negligible in the third quarter of 2018 and in the year to date, accounted for around 8.9 per cent of apparent consumption.

Peru cement market expands 3% in October

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption advanced 2.9 per cent YoY to 1.02Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production by domestic producers fell by two per cent YoY and by 2.9 per cent MoM to 0.903Mt while clinker output decreased by 23.5 per cent YoY and 2.1 per cent MoM to 0.678Mt in October. Domestic production was supplemented by 90,000t of cement imports, down 71.4 per cent YoY and 82.8 per cent MoM, as well as 153,000t of clinker imports, which represents a 251.3 ...

New levy to increase input costs for Australian manufacturers

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Australian manufacturers and industry groups have warned that a new "biosecurity levy" would increase costs by 3000-5000 per cent on the key inputs for cement production, aluminium and steel. The levy, included in the May budget, is estimated to raise AUD108m (US$78.45m) a year, according to The Australian. Due to start on 1 July 2019, it will see manufacturers pay a AUD1/t levy on non-containerised cargo, instead of paying a fee-for-service for biosecurity inspections. "Currently manufac...

Argentina's cement demand falls 10% in Oct 2018

14 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market contracted by 9.6 per cent YoY to 1,040,317t in October 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Deliveries by the country’s cement producers fell by 8.8 per cent to 1,040,197t while at 120t, imports were a shadow of those in October 2017 (9720t). In addition, domestic cement producers exported 8280t of cement, down 10.5 per cent YoY, of a total output of 1,048,477t, which fell by 8.9 per cent YoY (October 2017: 1,150,524t). ...

US and Puerto Rican markets expand 6% in August

14 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cements in the USA and Puerto Rico increased by 5.8 per cent in August 2018 when compared with August 2017, according to the latest figures by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In the first eight months of 2018 deliveries rose 4.2 per cent YoY to 65.5Mt. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, and accounted for a combined share of 37 per cent of total production. Some 1.394Mt of imports supplemented domest...

Nepal to be self-sufficient in cement production in 2019

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal claims that, while the import of clinker has increased due to high production demands, it expects the country to be self-reliant on clinker production from next year. According to Dhurba Thapa, president of Cement Manufacturers' Association Nepal, cement factories in Nepal are now producing 8.5Mta of cement. Currently, there are 53 cement factories operating in the country that annually produce 160m sacks of cement. Mr Thapa also said the two n...

Lao government revokes cement import licence

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Loa Ministry of Industry and Commerce has directed the departments of industry and commerce throughout the country to stop issuing import licences for cement. In future cement imports will be regulated by customs officials at border crossings in line with the regulations, as part of efforts to speed up and streamline business operations in the southeast Asian country.

Peru cement demand largely stable in September

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru reached 0.966Mt in September 2018, slipping by 0.3 per cent when compared with the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement producers dispatched some 0.958Mt in September, 0.5 per cent less than in the previous-year’s period, when 0.975Mt was delivered. Cement exports reached 20,700t, down 37 per cent YoY while clinker exports improved 44 per cent to 105,000t. Domestic output reached 0.878Mt, slightly less than the 0.897Mt i...

July cement shipments advance 9% in USA and Puerto Rico

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in July increased by 9.4 per cent YoY to 9.3Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Deliveries for the first seven months of 2017 rose by 3.8 per cent to 55.2Mt. The leading consuming states for Portland and blended cement in July 2018 were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received around 37 per cent of total supply. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida...

Ukrainian embargo on Russian clinker imports will not affect supply

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian government’s embargo on Russian clinker imports will not create a shortage of products on the country’s market, according to Pavlo Kachur, head of the Ukrcement Association of Cement Manufacturers. "There is enough capacity for burning clinker on the Ukrainian market, so we don't need to import it, especially from Russia. According to Pro-Consulting, the capacity of clinker burning facilities in Ukraine is more than 15Mt. In 2017, we made 6.3Mt of clinker and imported 877,000...