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Philippines: poised to rebound?

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Having being one of southeast Asia’s strongest performers in recent years, the Philippines construction and cement industries have been hit by the impact of COVID-19 during the 1H20. However, the easing of restrictions, some positive economic indicators and pent-up demand could lead to cement consumption bouncing back in 2021. By Jagdeep Verma, Holtec Consulting, India. Holtec India endeavours to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the Philippines cement industry and share its views ...

Colombian cement market expands 5% in October

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.2 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in October 2020 when compared with 1.111Mt delivered in October 2019, according to the national statistics agency, DANE. The rise was supported by an increase in the retail segment, where dispatches were up by 10.6 per cent YoY. Building companies and contractors increased their offtake by 4.2 per cent when compared with October 2019. However, deliveries to the ready-mix concrete segment dropped nine per cent YoY.  The ...

Vietnam produces 90.3Mt of cement in 11M20

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 90.3Mt of cement in the first 11 months of 2020, up 3.4 per cent YoY, according to data from the country’s General Statistics Office. In November, cement output is projected to have risen 4.6 per cent YoY to 9.1Mt. The country exported 3.5Mt of cement and clinker worth US$140m in November, down 3.3 per cent YoY in volume and 3.1 per cent in value. In the first 11 months of 2020, Vietnam earned US$1.32bn from exporting 35.18Mt of cement and clink...

Clinker dispatches via Paraguay River return

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production is expected to recover from this week as clinker supply via the Paraguay River is returning to normal this week, reports Hoy. This will enable Industria Nacional del Cemento to increase cement production to more than 30,000 bags/day as the company’s clinker supply is more efficient. "Clinker production moves through the river and the land efficiency is not the same," said Ernesto Benítez, INC president, mentioning that production is more significant using river transport.

Puerto Rican cement sales down 3% MoM

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Puerto Rican cement market contracted 3.1 per cent to 58,328t in October 2020 when compared with the previous month, according to the country’s statistics institute. The decrease has been attributed to the holidays and the rain. “At Christmas the sale of concrete is always affected. Once February arrives, the industry begins to stabilise again. It's a very natural trend in the industry, ” Elvin Figueroa, president of the Puerto Rican Concrete Association (APC) explained. Cement produc...

Cement production rises in Qatar

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar’s Industrial Production Index for September 2020 declined 7.7 per cent YoY and 3.9 per cent compared to August 2020, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority. The production of cement and other non-metallic mineral products rose 9.1 per cent MoM in September. On an annual basis, production also advanced 3.1 per cent during the month.

US August shipments down sharply by 7% YoY

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2020 fell by seven per cent YoY to 9.6Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In descending order, the leading producing states during the month were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida, and Michigan – accounting for 41 per cent of cement produced. The leading consuming states of Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, received 37 per cent of August shi...

Iran's cement production rises 14% YoY

17 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Iran's cement production in the first six months of the year (starting in March 2020) rose 14.4 per cent YoY to 35.63Mt, compared with 31.15Mt in the year-ago period, according to data provided by the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade. According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year it has exported 5,847,201t of cement, worth more than US$127.9m, to 28 countries. India, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq...

Peru’s domestic and export cement deliveries pick up in October

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producers dispatched 1.255Mt of cement in October 2020, up 16.4 per cent YoY, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In October 2019 dispatches reached 1.078Mt. Deliveries were also up when compared with September 2020, when they were 1.096Mt. Cement production by Asocem members advanced 17.3 per cent YoY and 14.1 per cent MoM to 1.147Mt in October 2020 while clinker output fell 26.2 per cent YoY but increased eight per cent MoM to 0.65Mt. This output was s...

Bolivian market contracts 33% YoY in August

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia edged up 7.4 per cent MoM from 231,662t in July 2020 to 248,852t in August 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, INE. When compared with August 2019, demand fell 32.7 per cent from 369,520t. Cement production in domestic cement plants slipped 2.6 per cent MoM from 256,231t in July 2020 to 249,579t in August. When compared with August 2019, the drop was 30.4 per cent from 358,461t.