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Korea's white cement levy on Egypt begins

20 November 2023, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s anti-dumping duty on white Portland cement from Egypt has begun. The 72.23 per cent levy started on 15 November 2023 and will last for four months. The move is designed to protect Korea’s local industry from imports after Korean white cement producer Union filed a complaint to the Korea Trade Commission in March this year against Egypt’s Royal El Minya Cement and Albatros International Cement Trading. Union stated that cheap imports from Egypt were negatively affecting i...

Cement dispatches in Peru contract 9% in October

16 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru declined by nine per cent YoY to 1.082Mt in October 2023 from 1.189Mt in October 2022, according to Asocem, the country's cement association. Of this total, Asocem members dispatched 1.004Mt, representing a 13 per cent decrease when compared with October 2022. Cement production from domestic cement plants was down 12.6 per cent to 1.023Mt from 1.171Mt. Clinker production fell 13.8 per cent to 0.777Mt when compared with 0.901Mt in the previous-year period. Cement e...

Zimbabwe issues import licences to meet demand

10 November 2023, Published under Cement News

The Zimbabwean government has issued cement import licences to ensure supply while two of the country’s leading cement producers deal with production issues. According to ZimEye, Lafarge and Sino-Zimbabwean Cement Co are currently experiencing production problems so have been issued with import licences to ensure the country is not left short of cement. Zimbabwe is home to a total cement production capacity of around 2.6Mta, but demand has been rising steadily on the back of a cons...

US Portland and blended cement shipments slip in August

09 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement shipments (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped slightly to 10.6Mt in August 2023 when compared with August 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).  Of the total blended cement volume, 5.7Mt or 98 per cent, was Portland limestone cement (Type IL). The main markets for Portland and blended cement in August 2023 were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which accounted for a total 37.5 per cent of the month’s ...

Tojikcement CJSC opens new plant

09 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Tojikcement CJSC  has opened a new cement plant in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, reports bne IntelliNews. The 3300tpd (1.089Mta) plant replaces the company’s old works, which first began operating in 1942. The new facility, which is located in the Ismoilo Somoni district of the city on a 35ha site, will manufacture a range of cements, including sulphate grades 500 and 400, for local infrastructure projects including tunnels, roads, bridges and power plants.  Providing employment t...

Argentine market contracts by 1% in October

09 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina slipped by 0.6 per cent YoY in October 2023 to 1,125,049t from 1,131,509t in October 2022, reports the country’s cement association, AFCP. Market demand was met entirely by domestic output, which declined by 0.2 per cent YoY to 1,125,049t from 1,121,509t in October 2022. Argentine cement producers exported 8256t of cement in October 2023, up from 4302t in October 2022. January-October 2023 In the first 10 months of 2023 total cement deliveries fell 1.3 ...

Australia embraces low carbon

23 October 2023, Published under Cement News

The carbon tax has had a profound effect on Australia’s cement industry, which has expanded its clinker grinding facilities and channelled investment into decarbonisation measures. New players are also keen to enter the market while the government looks at preventing carbon leakage in the face of growing imports. Australia’s cement industry looks firmly towards the future as it embraces decarbonisation with investments in current plants and future technologies (© AdBri) Austr...

Peruvian cement demand down 12% in September

19 October 2023, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market contracted by 12 per cent to 1.063Mt in September 2023 from 1.21Mt in September 2022, according to the national cement association, ASOCEM. Of this total, 0.995Mt were supplied by ASOCEM members. Cement production fell by 16 per cent to 0.996Mt in September 2023 when compared with 1.19Mt in September 2022. Clinker production slipped by two per cent YoY to 0.818Mt in September 2023 from 0.831Mt. Cement exports were down 19 per cent to 12,000t in September 2023 f...

Saudi Arabian exports top 11Mt

18 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia exported a total of 11.33Mt of cement and clinker in the 21-month period covering 2022 and the opening nine months of 2023. The figures from the Saudi Trade Ministry mark a notable ramp up in output by the country’s cement producers. Exports were primarily destined for Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq and Bangladesh, reports Zawya. In 2022 Saudi Arabia received a total of 181,000t of cement and clinker as construction activity stepped up following COVID-19. Key markets for importe...

Argentina’s cement market contracts 8% in September

12 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina fell by 7.8 per cent YoY to 1,118,042t in September 2023, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Argentina’s total demand was met by local producers and no imports were recorded. Domestic cement producers manufactured 1,122,500t of cement, down 7.8 per cent YoY in September 2023. Of this total, they exported 4458t, representing a 10.5 per cent decrease when compared with September 2022, when 4982t were exported. January-September 2023 In the...