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Tajikistan produces 3.1Mt of cement in the 9M19

21 October 2019, Published under Cement News

In January-September 2019, Tajikistan produced construction materials worth TJS2bn (US$207m), an increase of TJS257.5m compared to the 9M18, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Tajikistan. During the first nine months of the year, the country produced 3.1Mt of cement. Cement exports during the period reached 1.2Mt, representing a value of US$51.4m. This includes 725,600t to Uzbekistan, 427,400t to Afghanistan and 58,500t to Kyrgyzstan.

US-Puerto Rican cement shipments up 8% in July

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 7.7 per cent YoY to 10Mt in July, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which accounted for 38 per cent of July deliveries. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, which combined to account for 39 per cent of US cement output. Masonry cement shipme...

Peruvian market expands 7% in September

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption increased 6.5 per cent to 1.035Mt in September 2019 when compared with September 2018, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. This included 1.02Mt supplied by domestic producers. Cement production increased 7.4 per cent to 943,000t when compared with September 2018 and 0.8 per cent MoM. Clinker output rose 18.4 per cent YoY and 0.2 per cent MoM to 820,000t. In terms of external trade, cement exports declined 29.1 per cent YoY to 14,700t in Septem...

Kwanza Sul to increase output to 1.05Mta

14 October 2019, Published under Cement News

From 2020 Fábrica de Cimento do Kwanza-Sul (FCKS) plans to increase production at its Sumbe plant in Angola to 70 per cent of its 1.5Mta cement capacity, according to its Director of Human Resources and Administration, Joaquim Manuel. This will lift output to 1.05Mta. Achieving an output of 1.05Mta will enable the company to meet the growing demand from public and private projects. At present, the plant runs at 30 per cent, or 0.45Mt, of its capacity. Mr Manuel attributes the low utilisati...

Turkey: rebalancing for growth

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the recent decline in Turkey’s economic growth the domestic cement industry set about to improve its production efficiency and foster sustainable development in a sector that continues to expand as it looks forward to sustained cement demand at home and in its export markets. By Dr Tamer Saka, Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association, Turkey. Exports are key in supporting capacity utilisation rates in the Turkish cement industry with shipments as far afield as the USA an...

NCL Industries sees 24% decline in production

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has reported a 24 per cent decline in cement production to 371,000t in the 2QFY19-20, falling from 488,000t in the year-ago period. Cement dispatches also decreased by 25 per cent YoY to 367,000t from 488,000t. Elsewhere, the company's production of cement boards rose 12 per cent YoY to 18,503t for the second quarter, however, dispatches declined nine per cent to 15,140t.

Argentine cement market declines 7% in September

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 7.2 per cent YoY and 10.4 per cent MoM to 938,972t in September 2019, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by the country’s cement producers. Cement output by Argentina’s cement producers declined 6.7 per cent YoY to 948,206t in September 2019. Of this total, 938,972t was supplied to the domestic market and 9234t was exported. January-September 2019 Between January and September 2019, the Argentin...

Puerto Rico’s cement sales drop 7% in September

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 7.4 per cent in September 2019 when compared with the previous year. A total of 1.02m of 42.5kg bags, or 43,350t was sold on the domestic market, according to Sin Comillas. The latest drop in sales represents the eighth-consecutive month of market contraction. Sales have fallen since February after a 13-month period of consecutive increases. Local cement output edged up one per cent in September 2019 when compared with September 2018. Domestic production ros...

Colombian market expands 3% in August

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches advanced 3.4 per cent YoY to 1.099Mt in August 2019 from 1.061Mta year earlier, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Casanare, Huila, Bolívar and Santander delivered the strongest growth with a YoY improvement of 48.4, 19.8, 15.6 and 13.7 per cent, respectively. Norte de Santander and Huila followed with just short of 11 per cent. Growth was also robust in Antioquia (+6.5 per cent). However, other key regions such as Cundinamarca and Bogotá noted ...

Hamma Bouziane achieves 95% production target

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA-owned Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane (SCHB) in Constantine, Algeria, has achieved “up to 95 per cent of its production target” for 2019. "The SCHB has not registered a decline in its activities and its production objectives are met 95 per cent and any delay recorded due to maintenance periods is caught up," said the SCHB President and CEO, Mustapha Kebbous.