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Kazakhstan output represents 12 per cent of total Eurasian cement production

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan produced 12 per cent of the total volume of cement manufactured in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) during the 1Q19, according to Trend News Agency. The total volume of output in the first quarter reached 12.03Mt, or on average 16-19 per cent of the annual volume due to the seasonal nature of cement production and demand. Some 77.5 per cent is produced by Russia, which is the largest producer in the block. Kazakhstan follows with 12 per cent while Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have sh...

USA and Puerto Rico see 1% slip in demand

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement consumption in the USA and Puerto Rico edged down by one per cent to 7.34Mt in March 2019 when compared with March 2018 when the market off-take was 7.417Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina while the country’s biggest producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. The five largest consuming states represented 46 per cent of the month’s sh...

Peruvian cement market expands 8% in May

18 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru rose 8.2 per cent YoY in May 2019 to 0.976Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of this total, 0.97Mt was supplied by domestic producers, including 0.854Mt by Asocem members, who reported a 9.7 per cent YoY and a 8.3 per cent MoM rise in dispatches. Cement production increased 8.7 per cent YoY and 8.1 per cent MoM to 0.877Mt in May 2019 while clinker output advanced 5.5 per cent YoY and 3.8 per cent MoM to 0.766Mt in the same period. To m...

Tajik Cement plans new 1.2Mta plant

12 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan’s Tajik Cement has signed an investment agreement for the construction and commissioning of a new 1.2Mta plant. The state-run producer is reportedly seeking US$100m in foreign direct investments for the project. The country produced 1.2Mt of cement in the Jan-Apr period of this year, rising 75,000t from the year-ago period.

Vietnam's cement exports rise 4% in 5M19

12 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 13.82Mt of cement worth US$589.95m in the 5M19, an increase of four per cent YoY in volume and 23.2 per cent in value, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. The country’s cement exports are expected to hit a target of 25Mt in 2019. Elsewhere, Nguyen Van Cung, chairman of Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA), has stated that the country’s domestic industry requires the participation of large players and firms to help lower production costs, raise labour produc...

Rhiddhisiddhi Cement Industry commences production

10 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production at the plant of Nepal-based Rhiddhisiddhi Cement Industry has started. During the start-up phase, the company willl produce 20,000 bags/day of cement, which will then be ramped up to 60,000t/day. The cement producer was established with NPR10.5bn (US$94m) of domestic capital and operates a cement works at Ratomate, Hetauda, Makwanpur. It employs around 300 people and uses European technology. It uses limestone from deposits in Rarksirang, Kaialsh in Makwanpur, as well as...

Puerto Rican sales decline 11% in May

07 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 11.1 per cent YoY to 1.21m bags, or 51,425t, in May, following a 13.9 per cent drop in April. Output from local cement plants was off by one third to 1m bags (42,500t). The May data represent the fourth-consecutive monthly decline since sales started to fall in February, reversing their 13-month climb, according to Sin Comillas. Total demand (including imports) in 2018 increased by 38.9 per cent YoY to 607,750t (14.3m bags) from 437,750t (10.3m bags) in 2017....

Sagar Cements reports rise in cement production for May

07 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has reported a 12.9 per cent YoY rise in consolidated cement production in May 2019, increasing to 277,146t from 245,454t in the year-ago period. Standalone production advanced 9.2 per cent to 201,241t, compared with 184,278t in May 2018. Meanwhile, sales climbed 13.3 per cent YoY to 275,330t in May 2019.

Argentine market expands 4% in May

05 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption advanced 4.3 per cent YoY to 964,762t in May 2019 from 924,211t in May 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Market demand was entirely met by domestic production in May 2019, unlike in the year-ago period when 554t was imported. In addition, cement producers in Argentina exported 8891t of cement, up 49 per cent YoY. January-May 2019 In the January-May 2019 period domestic demand slipped 6.9 per cent to 4.601Mt, dow...

Colombian cement market contracts 4% in April

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

National cement dispatches in Colombia declined 3.9 per cent YoY to 0.991Mt in April 2019 from 1.031Mt in April 2018, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. The market of Magdalena noted the largest contraction at 21.6 per cent, followed by Atlántico (-13.5 per cent), Córdoba (-12.6 per cent) and Cundinamarca (-11.1 per cent). Sales in Bogotá declined by 4.9 per cent and in Valle del Cauca they were 5.7 per cent down YoY. Casanare reported a 17.5 per cent advance in o...