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Cement production in Tajikistan drops 9% in Jan-May

28 June 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-May 2022 period cement production in Tajikistan has declined 8.6 per cent YoY to 1.6Mt from 1.8Mt. In 2021 the country produced more than 4.2Mt with approximately 1.5Mt exported to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. At the start of June 2022 construction started of the 0.1Mta Fon-Cement cement plant in the Sughd region.

US-Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement market contracts 5% in April

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico declined by 5.3 per cent YoY to 9.2Mt in April 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia – accounted for 41 per cent of total shipments. The leading cement-producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments totalled 217,000t in April 2022, slipping from April 2021. ...

Boral cuts back operations as energy prices soar

20 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Boral Ltd has cut back its operations due to a surge in energy prices in Australia, according to Reuters. The company has reportedly not only curtailed some areas of its production but has also been forced to pass the change in energy prices onto its customers. It is also in the process of reviewing its overheads to help offset the “inflationary challenges” the company told Reuters. Although Boral acknowledged efforts made by the Australian energy market operator to cap wholesale power pri...

Iranian cement sales decline in May

20 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market contracted 11.6 per cent YoY to 5.11Mt in May 2022 from 5.78Mt in May 2021, according to the Iranian cement association. In addition to domestic deliveries, 0.301Mt of cement and 0.558Mt of clinker was exported in May 2022. This represents a YoY decrease of 11.5 per cent for cement (May 2021: 0.34Mt) and 29.4 per cent for clinker (May 2021: 0.79Mt) Output of cement declined 11.8 per cent YoY to 5.38Mt in May 2022 when compared with the year-ago period when cement...

Peru’s cement demand sees 5% growth in May

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement dispatches saw a five per cent uptick in May 2022 to 1.117Mt from 1.066Mt in May 2021, according to the national cement association, Asocem. Cement output from Asocem member companies reached 1.079Mt in May, up seven per cent YoY from 1.010Mt. Clinker production advanced nine per cent YoY to 0.867Mt in May 2022 from 0.795Mt in May 2021. Cement exports surged 75 per cent YoY to 18,000t from 10,000t in May 2021, but clinker exports were 49 per cent down YoY to 35,000t from ...

Puerto Rican cement market expands 5% in May

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales in May 2022 declined 4.9 per cent YoY to 1.32m bags of 42.6kg, or 56,282t, according to the Puerto Rican Institute of Statistics. While the drop represents the sixth consecutive fall, sales are 8.8 per cent higher than in May 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Cement production expanded 40.9 per cent in May 2022 to 32,831t, when compared with May 2021. This represents the second consecutive month of growth. In the past three years, output from the country’s cemen...

USA/Puerto Rico cement market expands 3% in March

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement deliveries in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 3.3 per cent YoY uptick in March 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A total of 45 per cent of deliveries were received by the five top consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments totalled 228,000t in March 2022, representing a 2.7 per cent Y...

Colombia sees 4% increase in cement sales in April

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches saw a 3.7 per cent YoY uptick to 1.089Mt in April 2022 from 1.051Mt in April 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total bulk sales increased by 12.2 per cent, reflecting the growth in the ready-mix concrete sector, which expanded its offtake by 15.6 per cent YoY. However, construction companies and contractors reduced their purchases by 4.7 per cent while at retail level, sales were down by 1.2 per cent YoY. Output from domestic ce...

Argentina’s cement market expands by a quarter in May

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased by 24.5 per cent to 1,087,998t in May 2022 when compared with May 2021 when 874,188t was sold in the domestic market, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. MoM an increase of 4.7 per cent was seen. Argentine demand was entirely supplied by domestic cement plants as no imports were reported. The country’s producers increased output by 24.2 per cent YoY and 4.7 per cent MoM to 1,098,484t in May 2022. Of this total, 10,485t were exporte...

Italy’s cement output sees 3% drop in March

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy increased by nine per cent in March 2022 when compared with the 2015 baseline index of 100, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. On a YoY basis output declined by three per cent. Cement prices remained level when compared with February 2022 but when compared with 2015, they were up 57 per cent. Cement trade Grey cement imports were down 20 per cent YoY to 101,114t in February 2022 from 106,173t in January 2022. In the year to date impor...