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Uzbekistan increases cement imports six-fold in 1H18

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan imported cement amounting to a value of US$79.8m in the 1H18, according to the State Statistics Committee, which is six times higher than last year. In 1H18 Uzbekistan's own production of cement decreased by 6.2 per cent to 3.954Mt. For the same period in 2017, Portland cement production in the country amounted to 4.199Mt. Analysts report a significant increase in energy prices in 2018 for natural gas and electricity, which has affected cement production. For construction indust...

Brazil cement sales fall 3% YoY in July

13 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.5 per cent to 4.589Mt in July when compared with the year-ago period when sales reached 4.709Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Exports increased by a third to 8000t from 6000t in July 2017. In the first seven months of 2018, cement sales fell 1.7 per cent to 29.969Mt from 30.48Mt in the 7M17. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, decreased 2.1 per cent YoY to 30.1Mt. Exports from Brazil during the January-July 201...

US/Puerto Rico Portland and blended shipments up 7% in May

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 6.5 per cent to 9.4Mt in May 2018, according to the US Geological Survey. Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio were the leading states in terms of cement demand, receiving some 38 per cent of domestic USGS Cement stats 2017-10 shipments. The leading cement-producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which combined accounted for around 42 per cent of the domestic tota...

Argentina's cement demand falls 6% in July

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted by 6.3 per cent in July 2018 when compared with the previous year, according to the country cement association, AFCP. Domestic consumption fell from 1,016,589t in July 2017 to 952,220t one year later. Nationwide dispatches by Argentine producers declined to 949,680t fro 1,007,897t, down 5.8 per cent YoY. In addition, imports slumped from 8692t in July 2017 to 2540t in July 2018. Total domestic output decreased 5.9 per cent to 952,350t in July 2018 fro...

Iran imports surge 106% in 1Q

03 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) has announced 4,407,695t of cement exports in the first quarter of the calendar year (21 March 2018-21 June 2019), valued at over US$159.3m. The volume of exports was consistent compared to the year-ago period, according to MEHR News Agency. Imports, however, surged 106 per cent YoY to 12,786t in the same period, with the value showing similar growth of 131 per cent to US$8.3m. In the 2017-18, the country produced 55,192,200t of...

HeidelbergCement reduces activity in Georgia

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Due to recent developments, HeidelbergCement's management has been forced to lay off close to 200 workers in Georgia and run the company at about 50 per cent capacity, because it can no longer compete with underpriced cement being sold on the Georgian market. HeidelbergCement currently employs more than 1300 people in Georgia and the lay-offs will impact on local families, says the company. Michael Hampel, general director of HeidelbergCement Georgia, has expressed regret to Versatile KS ...

Brazil's cement sales slip 2% in 1H18

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

From January to June 2018, cement sales in Brazil totalled 25.4Mt, down 1.5 per cent YoY, according to preliminary data from SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent consumption (domestic sales + imports) totalled 25.5Mt in the six-month period. slipping 1.9 per cent when compared with 1H17. SNIC President, Paulo Camillo Penna, said that the results achieved in the first half were strongly influenced by the truck drivers strike: "We projected an already positive performance in...

Cement consumption in Peru up 6% in June

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 5.7 per cent YoY to 0.865Mt in June 2018 and when compared with the previous month, largely stable, according to the latest data from Asocem, the country’s cement association. Of this total, national deliveries fell by 2.1 per cent YoY to 0.76Mt while imports advanced 147.5 per cent YoY to 0.106Mt. Cement production slipped by 2.5 per cent YoY to 0.79Mt in June 2018 from 0.807Mt in June 2017 while clinker output rose 45.7 per cent from 0.726Mt in June 2017...

Kenya's cement consumption falls to 1.4Mta in 2Q18

13 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Kenya has fallen to 1.4Mta in the second quarter of the year, according to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The agency attributes the drop to a continued slowdown in real estate activity. In the first quarter of 2017 domestic cement consumption reached 1.5Mt but has since decreased. Furthermore, the continuing decline was also reflected in a 15.7 per cent drop in cement imports as well as in an eight per cent fall in clinker imports during the...

Cement shipments in USA-Puerto Rico up 9% YoY

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in April 2018 increased 8.9 per cent YoY to 8.2Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, which received some 44 per cent of total April shipments. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry deliveries reached about 209,000t in April 20...