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US market sees modest contraction

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico reached 9.6Mta, down 2.3 per cent YoY, in July 2021, according to the US Geological Survey. The leading markets wereTexas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, with their offtake accounting for 37 per cent of July shipments. Leading producers were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. Combined they produced 39 per cent of total cement output in the US. Masonry cement shipments declin...

1H cement sales fall 10% in Gabon

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Gabon’s cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 197,246t in the 1H21 from 219,386t in the equivalent period of 2020, according to data by the country’s Ministry of Economy. In the first quarter of 2021 sales reached 102,823t but a drop to 94,423t was reported for the 2Q21. However, domestic cement production saw a 3.6 per cent uptick to 225,748t in the 1H21 from 217,981t in the 1H20. Output in the 1Q21 was 113,210t while in the 2Q21 cement plants produced 112,538t. Clinker imports de...

Construction firms and contractors drive 4% rise in Colombia’s cement demand

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches picked up 4.3 per cent to 1.098Mt in August 2021 from 1.052Mt in August 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with August 2019 deliveries slipped 0.1 per cent from 1.099Mt. Growth was particularly robust in the ready-mix segment where off-take saw a 14 per cent improvement. Construction companies and contractors increased their purchases by 6.5 per cent while sales to the retail sector edged up 0.3 per cent. Production from dom...

Argentina's cement market expands 7% in September

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentinian cement demand increased seven per cent YoY to 1,110,527t in September 2021 from 1,037,475t in September 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with August 2021, there was a 2.5 per cent uptick from 1,083,8224t. There were no imports. Argentina’s cement producers shipped 1,121,180t of cement in September 2021, up 7.4 per cent YoY from 1,043,608Mt and 2.3 per cent MoM from 1,096,465t. Of this total 1,110,527t was delivered to the domestic market,...

Bolivian cement consumption up 41% in July

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Bolivia advanced 40.6 per cent to 325,789t in July 2021 from 231,662t in July 2020 but remained 9.3 per cent below its 2019 level of 359,307t, according to national statistics office, INE. Cement production in Bolivia increased 25.5 per cent to 321,479t from 256,231t in July 2020 but fell 3.1 per cent from 331,811t in July 2019. January-July 2021 In the January-July 2021 period cement consumption rose 39.8 per cent YoY to 1.946Mt from 0.93Mt in the 7M20. When compared ...

Italy's cement output slips 6% in July

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Italy's cement production index (base year 2015=100) reached 114 in July 2021, down six per cent when compared with July 2020, according to Federbeton, the Italian cement and concrete association. In June the index rose two per cent YoY to 112 while in May output expanded by 18 per cent YoY to 113. On a cumulative basis production growth has slowed from 42 per cent in May to 24 per cent in July 2021. External trade Imports in June 2021 slipped two per cent to 135,223t, the first dip sinc...

Iranian cement demand expands 7% MoM in August

28 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement consumption reached 4.27Mt in August 2021, according to the Iranian cement association. This represents a 6.8 per cent uptick when compared with July 2021. Cement and clinker production stood at 4.79Mt and 5.08Mt, respectively. In addition to supplying the domestic market, Iranian cement producer exported 0.32Mt of cement and 0.44Mt of clinker.

Peru's cement market expands 18% in August

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru advanced 18 per cent to 1.202Mt in August 2021 when compared with 1.018Mt in August 2020, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. When compared with July 2021, dispatches increased by six per cent. Asocem members dispatched 1.112Mt, up 19 per cent YoY and six per cent MoM. Output from Asocem member companies increased 15 per cent to 1.126Mt from 0.977Mt in the year-ago period and by six per cent when compared with July 2021. Of this total, 18,500t o...

Zambia’s cement output up 5% in 2021

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Zambia in the first half of 2021 increased by five per cent to 1.2Mta, compared to 1.1Mta in 2020, according to data from the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development. Cement prices rose to ZMW130 (US$7.89)/50kg bag from just under ZMW90 as cement companies cited a gypsum shortage as a contributing factor.

Uruguayan cement producers see 8% increase in June dispatches

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Uruguay increased their total deliveries by 8.3 per cent YoY to 60,950t in June 2021 from 55,930t in June 2020, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland del Uruguay (AFCPU). Of the total, domestic sales were up by 6.8 per cent to 56,199t in June 2021 from 52,633t in June 2020 and exports advanced 33.2 per cent to 4391t from 3297t in June 2020. January-June 2021 Total sales by the country’s producers reached 403,600t in June 2021, up 20 per cent Y...