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US and Puerto Rico February Portland and blended cement shipments up 13%

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 13 per cent YoY in February 2020 to 6.4Mt, reports the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five state markets were Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia, which accounted for a total share of 49 per cent of the month’s shipments. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments were up sl...

Argentina’s market contracts 55% in April

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina dropped 55.2 per cent YoY and 19.7 per cent MoM in April 2020 to 403,652t from 900,938t in April 2019, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Production in domestic cement plants fell by 55.1 per cent to 407,645t in February 2020 from 908,737t in the equivalent period of the previous year. When compared with March 2020, the decline was 19.8 per cent. There were no imports in April. Exports saw a 48.8 per cent YoY decrease t...

Gabon cement consumption up 9% in 2019

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Gabon cement market expanded 8.5 per cent YoY to 529,814t in 2019 on the back of strong domestic demand and sales saw a 9.7 per cent YoY increase to XAF39.6bn (US$65.3m), according to data from the country’s Directorate General of the Economy and Fiscal Policy. Cement production in Gabon increased by 10.6 per cent YoY to 538,729t in 2019. The rise in output is attributed to improved efficiency of production equipment but also to the resumption of the CimGabon plant. Domestic output wa...

Vietnam's cement exports to China drop 5% in 1Q20

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

China was the largest market for Vietnamese cement imports in the first quarter of 2020, importing 2.73Mt worth US$96.92m, according to the latest data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs. This was down 5.4 per cent and 13.3 per cent YoY in volume and value, respectively, but still accounted for 35.3 per cent of Vietnam’s export volumes during the quarter. The Philippines imported 1.47Mt worth US$69.09m in the 1Q20, declining 27.5 per cent YoY in volume and 32.3 per cent in val...

US Portland and blended cement market expands 7% in January

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico increased by 7.4 per cent YoY to 6.9Mt in January 2020, according to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Around 47 per cent of total shipments were received by the five leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Product was mainly manufactured in Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama. Masonry shipments slipped to 190,000t in January 2...

Uzbekistan set to temporarily suspend cement imports

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Foreign trade restrictions are expected to be introduced in Uzbekistan from 1 May 2020, as a reaction to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Uzbekistan Daily. As a result, from 1 May to 31 December 2020 the export of raw materials for the production of medical products and the import of cement products are going to be temporarily suspended. The country has recently seen a sharp drop in cement demand due to work at many construction sites having stopped. How...

Spain's cement consumption falls 28% in March

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain decreased 28.3 per cent YoY to 923,581t in March 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The level had not been seen since 1965, excluding the recessions of the last decade. However, exports saw an 11 per cent recovery after 33 months of decline with 54,588t of cement exported. January-March 2020 In the first quarter of 2020 cement consumption fell 12.7 per cent to 3.143Mt, or 457,246t less when compared with the 1Q19 when demand reached 3....

Peru's Asocem reports 47% drop in domestic demand in March

23 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru's cement market contracted by 46.8 per cent YoY to 0.488Mt in March 2020, according to the Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Of this total national dispatches accounted for 0.481Mt. In March 2019 domestic cement consumption reached 0.918Mt. Cement production in Peru in March 2020 fell 51.1 per cent to 0.419Mt when compared with March 2019 and 50.7 per cent when compared with February 2020. Clinker output was down by 50.1 per cent YoY and 55.1 per cent MoM to 0.352Mt in March 2020. ...

US cement shipments up 8% in December

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in December 2019 increased eight per cent YoY to 6.7Mt, according to newly-released data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, which received 45 per cent of the total. Leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments rose by 9.7 per cent YoY to 164,000t in D...

Kazakhstan bans cement imports

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Acting Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development has signed an order on the regulation of cement imports. The order introduces a ban on the import on certain types of cement from countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union for a period of six months with effect from 16 April, according to Kazakhstan Newsline.