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Argentina’s cement market sees 4% YoY growth in 8M17

06 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement demand remained largely stable in August 2018 as it reached 1.115Mt when compared with 1.122Mt in August 2017, according to the latest data from AFCP, the country’s cement association. Domestic shipments stood firm at around 1.113Mt in August 2018 while imports dropped from 9194t in August 2017 to 2228t in August 2018. In addition to domestic deliveries, Argentina’s cement producers also exported 4610t of cement, up from 4031t in the year-ago period. January-August 2018...

Dominican domestic deliveries up 5%

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local cement sales in the Dominican Republic increased 5.1 per cent in the first six months of 2018 to 2,196,282t from 2,089,935t in 6M17, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. In terms of sales revenues, a 12.9 per cent rise was reported to DOP9.612bn (US$192.176m) from DOP1.096bn. Output from the country’s cement plants rose by 4.8 per cent to 2,738,284t in 6M18 from 2,612,099t in the equivalent period of the previous year. The production volume reflects a capacity util...

Peru cement demand at 0.871Mt in July

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement plants supplied 790,000t of cement to the domestic market in July 2018, up 1.8 per cent YoY and four per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic deliveries were supplemented by 80,600t of imports, down from 106,000t reported in the previous month. In addition, 50,000t of clinker was imported. The latest data result in a total cement consumption in Peru at 870,600t in July. Peruvian cement producers decreased their output by 1.2 per cent YoY ...

Ukraine’s cement output down 5% in July

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine has fallen by 4.7 per cent to 963,000t in July YoY, according to the latest data from the Ukrainian State Statistics Service. When compared with June, output decreased 6.1 per cent. In the first seven months of 2018, cement production declined by 3.7 per cent to 4.973Mt YoY. In 2017 cement output increased 2.3 per cent to 9.307Mt YoY.

Colombian cement dispatches fall 5% in July

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement producers dispatched 990,012t of cement in July 2018, representing a 4.9 per cent YoY fall, according to the latest data from the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total, around 524,903t was delivered to the retail segment, which represented a 13.1 per cent drop when compared with July 2017 with a further 233,391t off-take by the ready-mix concrete companies, which represented a 6.8 per cent rise in sales to the segment. Contractors and builders bought 182,283t, ...

Indian cement demand expected to rise 6-7% in FY19

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s domestic cement demand increased 14.2 per cent YoY in the first quarter of FY19 ended 30 June. However, pan-Indian prices fell approximately 5-6 per cent. Furthermore, rising costs are expected to continue to put pressure on profit margins, according to an ICRA report. "In addition to pricing pressures, higher power and fuel like increase in coal and petcoke prices and freight costs of increase in diesel prices in the near-term are likely to continue to put pressure on the profitabi...

US and Puerto Rico cement shipments stable

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at around 9.3Mt in June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Georgia) received about 38 per cent of domestic deliveries in June. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in June were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Michigan, which accounted for about 41 per cent of the domestic total...

Kyrgyzstan cement production positive in first half of 2018

27 August 2018, Published under Cement News

From January to June 2018, positive production rates were achieved for manufacturing goods in Kyrgyzstan, including the production of 938,700 tonnes of cement, according to the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use.

Pakistan cement production surges by 11.14% in FY18

22 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) has released data of the country's Large Scale Manufacturing Sector (LSMS) for the financial year 2018 (July-June). It shows yearly average growth of 5.04 per cent in all kinds of manufacturing including cement. According to the FBS, Pakistan's cement industry saw growth of 11.14 per cent during July-June 2018, as production increased from 37Mt to 41.14Mt on the back of local demand. However, in June 2018 alone, cement production fell by 0.4...

Dangote doubles output at its Tanzanian factory

21 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has doubled its cement production in Dar es Salaam in response to Tanzania's cement shortage, which has resulted in higher cement prices. Routine maintenance at some factories has meant lower production and retail cement prices have risen from TZS12,000 (US$5.25) per 50kg bag to TZS22,000 (US$9.63) in recent weeks, reports The Citizen. Dangote Cement's Country Manager, Mr Jagat Rathee said the company has increased its output from 2500tpd to 5000tpd of cement. "We were s...