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Argentina’s cement market contracts 7% in July

10 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina declined by 6.9 per cent to 1,067,680t in July 2023 when compared with July 2022, when demand reached 1,146,900t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. All cement supplied was produced by domestic producers – there were no imports. Total production by Argentine producers fell 7.2 per cent YoY to 1,069,493t in July 2023, down from 1,152,412t in July 2022. Of this total, 1814t were exported in July 2023, representing a 67.1 per cent decline when comp...

Forex shortage leads to cement scarcity in Malawi

08 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Malawi’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Sosten Gwengwe, has attributed the scarcity of cement in the country to a shortage of foreign currency. He was responding to a question in parliament of Rumphi West Member Yona Adadawiza Mkandawire who suggested that the government should encourage cement imports. He said that the ministry has engaged the Reserve Bank to support local producers of cement and other key products. “It is these local producers who are generating forex, theref...

Italy’s cement supply declines 13% in May, but prices see 13% increase

02 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy fell by 13 per cent YoY in May 2023, according to the national construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index, the output value increased from 90 in April 2023 to 93 one month later. Cement prices increased 13 per cent YoY in May 2023, following a 27 per cent YoY rise in April 2023. Compared with the 2015 base index, prices edged up from 208 in April 2023 to 209 in May 2023. External trade Grey cement imports saw a 13 per cent YoY dr...

US/Puerto Rico Portland and cement shipments up 4% in May

01 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments, including imports in the USA and Puerto Rico, in May 2023 advanced 4.3 per cent YoY to 10.1Mt. Of the total blended volume, 4.1Mt, or 96 per cent, was Portland limestone cement (Type IL). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, who received a total 38.2 per cent share of May shipments. The leading cement-producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan and Florida. They accounted for 40.1 per cen...

US/Puerto Rican Portland and blended shipments drop 7% in April

13 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico declined by 6.7 per cent YoY to 8.5Mt in April 2023, reports the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total blended cement volume, 3.2Mt (96 per cent) was Portland limestone cement (Type IL). The largest state markets for Portland and blended cement in April 2023 were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona, which together accounted for 40.9 per cent of total cement consumption. The leading producing ...

Argentina's cement market expands 1% in 1H23

07 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Argentina declined by 2.1 per cent YoY to 1,080,422t in June 2023 from 1,104,066t in June 2022, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with the previous month, dispatches edged up by 0.8 per cent from 1,071,951t in May 2023. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production – no imports were reported. Total production from Argentina’s cement plants slipped 2.4 per cent YoY to 1,082,990t in June 2023 from 1,109,725t in June 2022. However...

Cement prices in Italy see 27% rise in April

05 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy declined by 13 per cent YoY in April 2023 in addition to a nine per cent YoY drop in March, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value decreased from 101 in March 2023 to 90 in April 2023. Cement prices in April 2023 increased 27 per cent when compared with April 2022, following a 34 per cent YoY increase in March 2023. Compared with the base year of 2015 the price index reached 208 in F...

Peru’s cement market contracts 12% in May

23 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement consumption declined by 12 per cent YoY to 0.971Mt in May 2023, according to the country’s cement association, ASOCEM. Production by domestic cement producers fell 14 per cent YoY to 0.928Mt while clinker production was down seven per cent to 0.803Mt. Cement exports declined by 22 per cent YoY to 14,000t in May 2023. from 18,000t in May 2022 while clinker exports increased two per cent YoY to 36,000t from 35,000t over the period. In May 2023, cement imports reached 44,00...

BCMA calls on government to lower customs duty on clinker

14 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) has urged the country’s government to reduce the customs duty on clinker.  Cement producers are currently required to pay a duty of BDT500/t (US$4.61/t) on imported clinker. The government has proposed to increase this to BDT700 in its budget for the next fiscal year. Alamgir Kabir, president of the BCMA, says the association has been campaigning for a reduction in the customs duty for some time now, in the hope of lowering it from BDT5...

Cement demand in Argentina slips in May

13 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted 1.5 per cent YoY to 1,072,110t in May 2023, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In May 2022 domestic consumption reached 1,088,000t. However, MoM demand was up 4.2 per cent from 1,028,598t in April 2023. Market demand was entirely supplied by domestic production, which contracted two per cent YoY from 1,098,484t to 1,076,287t in May 2023. MoM, output from Argentina’s cement plants increased 3.9 per cent from 1,035,525t in April 2023. ...