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Tajikistan's cement output up in 7M19

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has announced that around 2.328Mt of cement was produced in the country over the first seven months of 2019. According to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, this is around 209,000t higher than in January-July 2018. In 2018, the Tajik cement industry produced over 3.844Mt of cement, a 23.3 per cent YoY increase.

Czech cement production increased 10% in 2018

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Czech Republic’s cement output increased 9.8 per cent YoY to 4.43Mt in 2018, the largest amount since 2008, according to data from the country’s cement producers’ association. The production rise has been attributed to demand from the domestic construction industry and an increase in exports. Consumption advanced 7.7 per cent to 4.25Mt, compared with 3.95Mt in 2017. Cement exports surged by 36.4 per cent to 746,610t last year, with Slovakia accounting for around 60 per cent, Germany f...

Argentine cement demand up 5% in July

08 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement consumption in Argentina in July 2019 increased 5.1 per cent YoY to 1,000,711t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market requirement was entirely supplied by domestic plants, unlike in July 2018 when 2540t of cement was imported. Production from Argentine plants during July 2019 reached 1,003,869t, up 5.4 per cent when compared with July 2018. This includes 3158t of exports, which represents a YoY rise of 18.3 per cent. January-July 2019 In the year ...

Colombian market expands 4% in June

08 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Colombia advanced by 3.8 per cent from 0.943Mt in June 2018 to 0.979Mt in June 2019, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Bolívar and Meta saw deliveries rise by 31-32 per cent YoY, while Valle del Cauca’s market expanded by 25.1 per cent. Casanare noted 12.6 per cent higher sales and both Antioquia and Santander saw dispatches up by 8.2 per cent when compared with June 2018. Smaller gains were noted by Córdoba (7.9 per cent), Huila (5.8 per cent), Ces...

Sagar Cements records 22% rise in production for July

07 August 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has seen a 22.3 per cent increase in consolidated cement production to 281,597t in July 2019, compared with 230,193t in the year-ago period. Standalone production rose 21.2 per cent to 200,808t from 165,629t. Consolidated cement sales also surged 25.1 per cent to 274,822, against 219,748 in July 2018.

Nepal: the road to exports

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

While cement demand in Nepal is forecast to show significant expansion in the future, the rapid build-up of production capacity is outstripping future domestic consumption growth. Therefore, Nepali cement producers are expected to increasingly address the challenge of exporting their products further afield. By Dhruba Thapa, Cement Manufacturers’ Association, Nepal. The Nepali government is embarking on a major urbanisation programme as well as road construction and large-scale irr...

Cimgabon cement output up 53% in 1Q19

19 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimgabon’s cement production surged by 52.5 per cent to 112,349t in the first quarter of 2019 when compared with the 1Q18, when it produced 73,633, according to Directinfosgabon. The rise in output is attributed to more efficient use of production equipment and the resumption of cement production since July 2018. Cement sales increased 49.7 per cent YoY to 112,712 in the 1Q19 as domestic demand was robust. The value of sales rose 57.4 per cent YoY to XAF8.4bn (US$14.4m).

Peru’s cement consumption up 4% in June

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peruvian cement market expanded by 4.1 per cent YoY to 0.914Mt in June, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, MoM demand fell by 4.8 per cent. Cement dispatches in Peru increased four per cent YoY to 0.906Mt in June 2019.  Of this total, Asocem members supplied 0.807Mt while a further 0.099Mt was delivered by non-members. Cement imports were up 46.1 per cent YoY to 154,300t in June 2019 while 40,900t of clinker also entered the country. In June 2018 there we...

Pakistan's State Bank releases 3QFY19 cement report

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan's third quarterly report on the state of the country's economy shows the pace of economic growth slowed down considerably during FY19. This was mainly in response to the policy measures taken to curb the twin deficits. These measures affected the performance of the industrial sector and dampened manufacturing activities in the country. According to the report, cement production recorded contraction of 5.4 per cent during July-March FY19, compared to double-digit ...

Cement demand in DR Congo soars to 1.8Mt in 2018

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the Democratic Republic of Congo continued to surge in 2018 to 1,825,757t, up has from 881,733t  in 2017 and from 229,967t in 2016, according to provisional data from the Central Bank of Congo (BCC). There were no exports, continuing a trend started in 2016 as export volumes continued to dwindle. Likewise, cement production in the central African country has rapidly increased in the last few years. In 2018 output reached 1,842,782t. A total of 899,533t of cement was p...