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Brazilian cement sales in April report 9% increase

23 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 8.9 per cent to 4.352Mt in April 2018 when compared with 3.997Mt in April 2017, according to preliminary industry data published by the country’s cement association, SNIC. Exports were up 40 per cent to 7000t in April 2018 from 5000t from the year-ago period. According to the President of the National Union of the Cement Industry (SNIC), Paulo Camillo Penna, the increase in cement sales in April was directly impacted by the number of working days: "We had ...

US and Puerto Rican cement markets contract in February

16 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto rico in February contracted by 3.6 per cent YoY to 5.8Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona – received about 50 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were California, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Alabama (in descending order). Masonry cement shipments declined by 6.5 per cent YoY to 169,000t in Februar...

Peru's cement demand up 14% in April

16 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 13.5 per cent YoY in April 2018 as cement deliveries reached 0.817Mt, according to the latest data from the country’s cement association, Asocem. When compared with the previous month when 0.816Mt was dispatched, a more stable picture emerges. Deliveries by domestic producers rose by 8.6 per cent YoY in April 2018 as they reached 0.759Mt. However, when compared with the previous month, such dispatches slipped one per cent from 0.767Mt. Domestic supply w...

TCL and Arawak Cement seek redress over reduced import tariffs

16 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and its Barbados-based subsidiary Arawak Cement Ltd are reported to have filed legal action against the Government of Barbados, accusing it of breaking the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) single market and economy, according to Barbados Today. Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader, Mia Mottley, explained that the lawsuit was lodged last Friday with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). "These people are going in the original jurisdiction against the G...

Argentina demand up 14% YoY

11 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market expanded by 13.5 per cent in April to 958,241t  when compared with April 2017, but fell 12.2 per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, AFCP.This demand was met by 953,081t of domestic output and 5160t of imports. Argentine producers saw total dispatches decline by 11.3 per cent MoM, but YoY deliveries, which include exports, advanced by 13.3 per cent to 957,981t. Exports reached 4900t. In the first four months of 2018, the country...

The Peruvian cement market expanded 2% in March

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption rose 1.9 per cent YoY to 816,000t and one per cent MoM from 824,000t in February 2018, according to the national cement association, Asocem. Cement producers delivered a total of 791,000t of cement to the domestic and export markets, up two per cent YoY and 4.7 per cent MoM. In February total dispatches reached 756,000t. Domestic deliveries rose 2.6 per cent YoY to 767,000t and 4.3 per cent MoM from 735,000t in February 2018. Cement production in March increa...

Shortage of cement could continue in Rwanda

09 April 2018, Published under Cement News

A shortage of cement at distribution points is expected to continue in Rwanda, while retail prices will remain high until regional manufacturers resume production at the end of April 2018, according to The East African. However, a prolonged cement shortage is a distinct possibility as domestic manufacturers claim large infrastructure and real estate projects will place pressure on their capacity. The expected increase in demand and maintenance works at Cimerwa’s facility could lead to the...

US and Puerto Rico cement shipments up 6% in January

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico increased 5.7 per cent YoY to 5.752Mt in January 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five cement markets were Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia (in descending order), which accounted for around 51 per cent of total shipments. Total cement deliveries by US producers reached 5.165Mt, up six per cent YoY. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and ...

Argentina cement market expands 6% in March

05 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased 6.2 per cent in March 2018 to 1,091,121t from 1,027,094t in March 2017, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with the previous month, sales to the domestic market advanced 18.1 per cent from 924,085t in February 2018. Sales from domestic producers rose 4.7 per cent in March to 1,073,831t from 1,025,620t in March 2017. When compared with the previous month, they advanced 18.2 per cent from 908,513t in February 2018. Ou...

Gambian cement shortage leads to vendor price hikes

23 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Gambian cement producers, have denied being responsible for the recent price hikes in cement prices. Both Gacem and Salam Cement expressed their surprise at the retail prices. Many vendors sell the commodity between GMD300 to GMD320/bag (US$6.3-6.7/bag). The Human Resource Manager at Gacem Cement Betty Njie, reiterated that they are selling cement for D260 from their outlets and does not understand the reason why vendors have been selling cement at their own exorbitant price tag. Ida Jaite...