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Vietnam sees production up 14% in first two months

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 15.5Mt of cement in the first two months of 2020, up 14 per cent YoY, according to the country’s General Statistics Office (GSO). In February the country’s cement output is expected to be down six per cent YoY to 6.8Mt. In 2020 production reached 100.1Mt of cement, rising 3.6 per cent YoY, according to the revised figures.

Uruguayan market expands by 8% in 2020

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Uruguay increased 34.6 per cent YoY to 251,000t in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the country’s chamber of industry, CIU. Of this total, 89 per cent or 223,290t were delivered to the domestic market, which expanded by 44.1 per cent YoY to around 257,000t in the 4Q20 from 179,000t in the 4Q19. Around 13 per cent, or 33,710t of Uruguayan demand was covered by imports. In addition, cement producers exported 11 per cent or 27,610t of sales, mainly to Paraguay. In 4Q19...

Kazakhstan sees 10.8Mt of production in 2020

18 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan produced 10.8Mt of cement in 2020, rising above the 10Mt mark for the first time since its independency, according to the Kazakhstan Newsline. Caspi Cement exceeded its design capacity by 10 per cent during the year, while Standard Cement and Shymkentcement are both operating at almost full capacity. However, Zhambyl ACIG and Karaganda’s Kazakhcement have reportedly stopped production. Meanwhile, Erbol Akymbaev, executive director of the Kazakhstan Association of Cement and Co...

Peruvian demand up 18% YoY in January

16 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased 18 per cent YoY to 1.059Mt in January 2021 from 0.895Mt in January 2020, reports Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Its members increased their deliveries by 20 per cent YoY from 0.828Mt to 0.995Mt in the same period. Output from Asocem members advanced 23 per cent YoY to 1.024Mt in January 2021 from 0.906Mt in January 2020. Clinker output was up 27 per cent YoY to 0.906Mt from 0.713Mt. To supplement domestic supply, Peru imported 65,000t of cement i...

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement shipments up 9% in November 2020

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Total US and Puerto Rican shipments of Portland and blended cement advanced nine per cent to 8.6Mt in November 2020 when compared with November 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The five largest cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia – accounted for 40 per cent of deliveries. The leading producing states in November 2020 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments totalled 178,000t in November 2020, repre...

Cambodia sees 7% rise in production in 2020

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cambodia's five cement factories produced 7.9Mt of product last year, rising seven per cent YoY, despite many construction projects being put on hold throughout the year as a result of COVID-19, according to Puth Chandarithm, secretary-general of the Cambodian Cement Manufacturing Association. "This seven per cent increase indicates that demand for cement remains high despite the fact that COVID-19 continues to spread," he said in a statement to the Phnom Penh Post. Mr Chandarithm added t...

Bolivian cement demand advances 21% in November

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian cement market expanded by 20.9 per cent to 342,743t in November 2020 from 283,404t in November 2019, according to the country’s statistics institute, INE. However, MoM there was a 10.5 per cent decline from 382,944t in October 2020. Cement production in Bolivia surged by 77.3 per cent to 361,363t in November 2020 from 203,779t in November 2019. When compared with the previous month, output slipped 7.4 per cent from 390,321t.

Argentina's cement market expands 20% in January

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina increased 20.1 per cent to 895,559t in January 2021 when compared with January 2020, when demand reached 745,681t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The requirement of the market was entirely met by domestic production, which saw a 19.2 per cent rise YoY to 903,756t in the first month of the year. In January 2020 output stood at 758,095t. However, exports declined 34.1 per cent from 12,414t in January 2020 to 8197t one year later.

Colombian cement market contracts 2% in December

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia fell 2.3 per cent from 1.079Mt in December 2019 to 1.054Mt in December 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. Cement production slipped 1.2 per cent from 1.191Mt in December 2019 from 1.176Mt in December 2020. Full-year 2020 In 2020 grey cement dispatches declined 10.2 per cent to 11.234Mt from 12.515Mt in 2019. Output from Colombia’s cement plants decreased 8.9 per cent to 11.849Mt in 2020 from 13.013Mt in 2019. Ready-mix concrete ...

Chile’s cement dispatches down 7% in 2020

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement deliveries increased by 14 per cent YoY to 389,488t in November 2020 from 341,721t in the equivalent month in 2019. This was followed by a 7.7 per cent uptick in December 2020 when dispatches rose to 364,925t from 338,720t in December 2019, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. However, full-year data show a seven per cent decline in cement deliveries in the South American country with total dispatches at 3,796,976t, down from 4,081,896t in 2019. YoY losses pe...