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Cement sales in Puerto Rico down 47% in October

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico fell 47.1 per cent in October 2017 when compared with the previous year as result of the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Cement sales have been declining since 2013 and fell by 12.3 per cent in 2016. Output from domestic cement plants has fallen by 52.9 per cent YoY in 2017, reflecting an acceleration of production contraction from 11.5 per cent in 2016.

Peru's cement market expands 12% in October

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Peru increased 3.3 per cent MoM and 12.1 per cent YoY to 0.925Mt in October 2017, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In September 2017 consumption stood at 0.895Mt. Cement production in Peru increased 4.4 per cent MoM from 0.884Mt in September 2017 and 6.3 per cent YoY to 0.922Mt in October 2017. Domestic clinker output increased 54 per cent to 0.885Mt from 0.575Mt in September 2017. When compared with the year-ago period, clinker output rose 19.8 per ...

Colombia market expands 1% YoY in Sep 2017

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Domestic grey cement deliveries by Colombian cement producers in September 2017 reached 1.023Mt, up 0.8 per cent YoY and an improvement when compared the 11.2 per cent fall to 1.015Mt reported in September 2016, according to Colombia’s statistics office, DANE. Cement production in Colombia reached 1,025,600t in September 2017. This represents a 0.2 per cent rise YoY from 1,023,600t in September 2016. In terms of geographical distribution of deliveries, Nariño saw the largest increase ...

Argentina’s cement market expands 23% in October 2017

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

In October Argentina cement producers delivered 1,150,386t of cement, including exports, according to the Argentine cement producers association, AFCP. This represents a two per cent rise MoM and 23.2 per cent YoY. Of this total, domestic deliveries stood at 1,141,190t, up 23.3 per cent YoY, while exports increased 14.5 per cent YoY to 9196t. When compared with September 2016, domestic dispatches were up 1.8 per cent from 1,121,423t and exports 41.1 per cent from 6517t. Domestic demand ed...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico down 70% in September

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico fell by 70.2 per cent YoY in September. While sales have been declining since 2013, the size of the reduction in September has been attributed to the economic inactivity following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Cement sales fell 12.3 per cent in 2016, following a decline of 8.5 and 9.8 per cent in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Local cement output dropped 65.8 per cent in September after a 41.8 per cent rise in August. This compares with a 11.5 per...

August cement shipments in the US up 3%

02 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2017 reached 9.7Mt, an increase of 3.1 per cent when compared with August 2016, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois (in descending order) – accounted for a 37 per cent of August 2017 shipments. The leading producing states during this period were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan...

Vietnam 10M18 cement production up 6.5% YoY

31 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 69Mt of cement in the first 10 months of this year, representing a 6.5 per cent rise YoY, says the government-run General Statistics Office. Domestic cement producers manufactured 8Mt in October. In the first nine months, output from the country’s cement plants reached 61Mt, according to the office’s revised data. In 2016 output reached 78.6Mt.

USA sees 3% rise in July cement shipments

27 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico rose 3.4 per cent YoY to 8.5Mt in July, according to data by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan (in descending order) and these accounted for 42 per cent of July sales. The top-five cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York (in descending order) which received 38 per cent of total July sh...

India: glimmers of hope

26 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement sector appears to have shrugged off the impact of demonetisation but 1QFY18 figures suggest recovery will be slow. However, confidence is starting to build on the back of a pick-up in demand from rural and semi-urban regions, while pricing improvements have led to improved profitability for the country’s leading producers. Will the glimmers of improvement starting to be seen translate into a better year for the Indian cement sector? With the effect of demonetis...

Colombia's cement demand falls 5% in August 2017

24 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Grey cement consumption in Colombia in August 2017 reached 1.033Mt, down 5.2 per cent when compared with August 2016, according to the national statistics office, DANE. Some 68 per cent of volumes, or 702,300t, were delivered in bagged form. The country's cement producers manufactured 1.035Mt of cement in August 2017, which represents a 8.5 per cent YoY decrease. In the year to date, domestic dispatches slipped 1.3 per cent to 7.961Mt when compared to 8M16 when DANE reported dispatches...