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Italian cement output down 4% in September

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Italy’s cement production declined by four per cent YoY in September 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value increased from 61 in August to 96 per cent in September. Cement prices remained stable MoM at 189 when compared with the base year of 2015 (=100). However, they saw a 49 per cent increase when compared with September 2021. Grey cement imports in August increased by six per cent when compared with ...

India: shifting gears

28 November 2022, Published under Cement News

After nearly a decade of subdued growth, India’s cement industry is heading towards better days ahead. A quicker-than-expected recovery in demand following the COVID-19 pandemic has put the cement sector on a high growth trajectory and domestic manufacturers are gearing up for the next growth cycle. Gearing for growth: amid the Indian government’s continuous focus on infrastructure, housing, irrigation and a special emphasis on highways and expressways across the length and breadth...

Pakistan export volumes fall but earnings rise

21 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Export volumes from Pakistan's cement industry in the first four months (July-October 2022) of FY22-23 fell but export prices rose, leading to higher export earnings, according to the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). Prices increased to US$50.40/t from US$36.70/t over the period. As a result, exports grew by 1.25 per cent in terms of value, despite volumes being down by 26.61 per cent. During the 4MFY22-23, the industry earned US$66.270m by exporting 1.324Mt of cement and cli...

Cement imports from Belarus threaten Russian production

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Rising imports from Belarus may hit cement production in Russia, according to the real estate office of the RIA Novosti agency. Cement imports from Belarus have increased by 61 per cent YoY in September-October 2022 to 434,000t. By the end of 2022, total cement imports to Russia are forecast to reach 2.2Mt, of which 1.5Mt will originate from Belarus. Eurocement believes that imports from Belarus could rise to 2.5Mt in 2023, taking total cement imports to Russia to more than 5Mta.  “As a r...

Iran’s cement demand stable in October

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market expanded 0.3 per cent to 5.22Mt in October 2022 from 5.05Mt in October 2021, according to the Iranian cement association. Domestic cement production in October 2022 reached 5.66Mt, up 3.6 per cent from 5.46Mt in October 2021. Clinker production edged up from 7.02Mt in October 2021 to 7.09Mt on year later. The output figures include 0.79Mt of clinker exports and 0.39Mt of cement exports. In terms of clinker exports, this represents a 21.5 per cent advance YoY fro...

Cement demand in Argentina slips 1% in October

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina has decreased by 0.8 per cent YoY and 6.7 per cent MoM to 1,131,593t in October 2022 from 1,140,962t in October 2021, according to the Argentine Portland cement association, AFCP. Dispatches from domestic producers contracted by 1.3 per cent YoY and 6.7 per cent MoM to 1,136,644Mt in October 2022 from 1,151,997t. Of this total, 5051t were exported, representing a 54.2 per cent drop from 11,035t in the equivalent period of the previous year. There were no imp...

Colombian cement market expands 2% in September

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 2.1 per cent YoY to 1.188Mt in September 2022 when compared with September 2021, when 1.164Mt of cement were dispatched, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. When compared with September 2019, dispatches increased 10.2 per cent. Of this total, bulk sales were up 9.3 per cent while bagged cement sales posted a 1.3 per cent decline. Dispatches to ready-mix concrete suppliers increased 14.9 per cent but construction companies and contract...

Italy’s cement output falls 8% in August

04 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Italy saw cement output decline by eight per cent YoY in August 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value dropped from 100 in July 2022 to 61 in August. In August 2022 cement prices were up 51 per cent when compared with August 2021 and but slipped from 190 in July to 189 in August 2022 on a price index basis (base year 2015). Grey cement imports in July increased by 66 per cent when compared with July 202...

US and Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement market expands 7% in August

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico saw a 7.3 per cent YoY advance to 10.9Mt in August 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The country’s leading markets included Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, where 36.6 per cent of sales were delivered. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cements were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 37.2 per cent of cement produc...

Fiona sends Puerto Rican cement sales down

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Hurricane Fiona has sent Puerto Rican cement sales in a downward spiral as sales in September 2022 dropped by 21.1 per cent YoY to 986,000 bags of 94lb, or 42,041t, the largest fall since 2020, according to Sin Comillas. Domestic cement production declined 17.5 per cent YoY to 509,900 bags, or 21,741t in September 2022. The decrease represents the first fall in six months.