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Two cement shipments set to arrive in Libya

14 August 2020, Published under Cement News

A ship transporting 4400t of bulk cement has arrived at Tobruk port, Libya, according to the country’s state news agency, LANA. Another shipment of around 3850t of cement is also expected to enter the port in the coming days. The Libya Herald also reported that domestic cement prices climbed to LYD75/t (US$53/t) at the start of August, compared to around LYD30/t in the same month of 2019.

China's cement imports surge in May

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The imports of cement into China soared in May to 4Mt, twice the level seen at the start of the year as the housing market rebounded and infrastructure spending showed strong growth, according to brokerage Braemar ACM. The increase in incoming trade is helping smaller-sized bulk carriers, said the brokerage firm.

Argentina reports 14% demand drop in July

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

In July 2020 Argentina’s cement market contracted by 13.5 per cent YoY to 865,869t but expanded by 8.5 per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production with no imports reported. Output from Argentina’s cement plants reached 870,835t in July 2020, down 13.2 per cent YoY from 1,003,628t in July 2019. When compared with June 2020, production was up 8.2 per cent. Exports rose 57.2 per cent to 4966t in July 2020 when co...

US Portland and blended cement deliveries decline 6% in May

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico fell 6.3 per cent YoY to 8.7Mt in May 2020, according to data published by the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five state markets were Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. Their total market share was 39 per cent in May. The leading producing states were Missouri, California, Texas, Florida and Michigan, which combined accounted for 42 per cent of the nation’s output. In terms of ...

US cement shipments down 8% in April

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico fell 7.5 per cent YoY to 8.1Mt in April 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, which accounted for a combined market share of 42 per cent. The top five producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama Masonry cement shipments declined 11 per cent YoY to 195,000t in April 2020. Florida, Texas, North Caro...

Spain's cement demand falls 17% in 1H19

21 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain declined 16.5 per cent to 6.1Mt in the first half of 2020 when compared with the 1H19, according to Oficemen, the country’s  cement association. The association attributes the fall to the halt in construction works due to the coronavirus pandemic. "In June, many of the works paralysed during the confinement, for example, real estate developments, were resumed, but the monthly positive data should not make us think of a recovery in the sector," explains Oficemen p...

Peruvian cement market expands in June

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

While cement demand in Peru rebounded in June 2020 to 678,000t when compared with 298,000t sold in May 2020, it remained 26.1 per cent below demand reported in June 2019 as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continue to be felt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement output improved significantly to 611,000t in June 2020, representing an advance of 131.8 per cent when compared with May 2020, when output stood at 263,000t. However, it remained 29.6 per cent below ...

Uzbekistan to simplify cement imports

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Antimonopoly Committee of Uzbekistan intends to simplify the imports of cement. Domestic cement shortages , due to a pick-up in construction works and a fall in imports, have seen the cement price increase by 59 per cent, according to Esmerk CIS News. The Uzbek government has instructed the Antimonopoly Committee, the Uzstandart agency, the State Customs Committee, and the Uzpromstroymaterialy Association to develop a draft document to increase the supply of cement to the domestic mark...

Argentine cement demand drops 7% YoY in June

08 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina has fallen 7.3 per cent YoY to 797,926t in June 2020, according to AFCP, the national cement association. However, MoM a 23 per cent advance was reported. Argentine cement producers supplied 804,727t of cement to the domestic and overseas market, representing a 6.9 per cent YoY decrease but a 23.2 per cent increase when compared with May 2020. Of this total they exported 6801t, more than double the export level of 3293t in June 2019. There were no imports. Janu...

Japan: towards higher profits

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

With an ageing population and requirement for more construction investment, the Japanese cement industry faces many challenges. There is a need for the sector to return to profitable pricing levels and modernise its production facilities, particularly as energy conservation and emissions reduction requirements shift from a domestic to a global focus. By Hajime Inoue, Japan Credit Rating Agency Ltd, Japan. While medium-term cement demand is robust, Japan’s ageing population and lagging...