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Peruvian cement market expands 5% in February

26 March 2020, Published under Cement News

National cement demand in Peru advanced 5.3 per cent in February 2020 to 0.935Mt when compared with February 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In the first two months of the year, 11.78Mt of cement was consumed, up 4.8 per cent YoY. Cement production increased 5.9 per cent YoY and 2.3 per cent MoM to 0.849Mt in February 2020 while clinker production saw YoY and MoM increases of 35.8 and 9.9 per cent, respectively to 0.784Mt in the second month of this year. Cem...

Uzbekistan sees production fall 13% YoY in February

26 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s Portland cement production fell 13 per cent YoY to 551,200t in February 2020, according to the country’s State Statistics Committee. In the first two months of the year, production was down 19.5 per cent to 1.02Mt when compared to the same period last year. The production of Portland cement in 2019 increased 15.9 per cent YoY to 9.68Mt, while imports declined by 6.8 per cent to 3.27Mt.

INC produces record 0.484Mt of clinker in 2019

25 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) produced 0.484Mt of clinker in 2019, the highest output reported since the fuel conversion project at the Vallemí plant and is among the top 10 recorded since the start of the state company, said INC President, Ernesto Benítez. Mr Benítez said the company is showing signs of recovery, reaching an average dispatch rate of 12m bags of cement in 2019. He added the company plans to regularise output to 50,000 bags/day. He added that the indus...

Ukraine cement industry increases output after import antidumping duties

20 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s cement production advanced 10.6 per cent after anti-dumping duties on cement imports were introduced, according to Ukrcement Executive Director, Roman Skilskyi. “After Ukraine introduced antidumping duties in May 2019, cement companies increased the production output of cement clinker by 10.6 per cent as of August 2019 compared to August 2018,” Mr Skilskyi said. Between 2016-19, cement imports into Ukraine rose 18-fold, from 41,700t in 2016 to 752,330t in 2019. In May, the cou...

Chechencement to reach full capacity in 2020

18 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Chechencement in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya increased its production capacity by 34 per cent to 0.64Mta in 2019. It is expected to nearly double its output in 2020 to reach 1.2Mta, driving a 2.2 per cent increase in the republic industrial output, according to its economics and development ministry as reported in Journal Cement. To date the company has invested RUB1.3m (US$17.343) in the modernisation of its two production lines. A significant part of the funding for the project was prov...

Uzbekistan: time to celebrate?

17 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a dramatic rise in construction activity, the Uzbek cement industry has seen local sales surge. To meet this increasing demand, existing producers are expanding their production facilities and the booming market has attracted a flood of interest from Chinese investors. By Annexure Financial Solutions, China. Uzbekistan is carrying out bold economic reforms that have resulted in a strong growth in investment and an increase in consumption, underpinning rising cement demand...

Russian market expands 8% in 2019

11 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Russia increased eight per cent to 57.8Mt in 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Soyuzcement. Exports by Russian producers expanded by 9.6 per cent YoY to 1.1Mt in 2019 on the back of rising volumes to export markets, which include Azerbaijan, the Baltic states, Belarus and Kazakhstan. However, according to industry sources the unfavourable exchange rate of the rouble is affecting the competitiveness of Russian producers when exporting cement and may ...

Puerto Rican cement demand drops 20% in January 2020

09 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico declined 20.4 per cent YoY to 36,255t. The drop in demand was attributed to falling levels of construction after Hurricane Maria as government funds and insurance payment finish, according to Sin Comillas. Cement production in January dropped 17.1 per cent to 35,176t, the first reduction in three months. In 2018 full-year output declined 6.7 per cent YoY to 524,443t.

Argentine cement market contracts 25% in February

06 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina fell 25.4 per cent YoY ad 7.9 per cent MoM to 686,671t in February 2020, according to AFCP, the domestic cement association. There were no imports as domestic cement producers were able to meet the entire volume required by the market. Cement producers manufactured 695,045t of cement with 8374t shipped for export in February 2020. The production volume fell 25.2 per cent YoY and 8.3 per cent MoM. In the first two months of 2020 total cement consumption in the c...

Holcim El Salvador sets record production figures in 2019

06 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim El Salvador produced over 1.2Mt of cement and 710,000Mm 3 of concrete in 2019, representing record production figures, and plans to maintain this positive performance in 2020. The company also co-processed around 26,000t of waste in 2019, up from 20,000t in the previous year. Elsewhere, Holcim is also considering reopening its Maya cement plant, which was closed in 2008 due to low domestic demand. These plans would require an investment of US$20m. In the meantime, the company is ...