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Saudi sales increase 24% YoY in November

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The sales of 17 cement companies in Saudi Arabia amounted to 4.27Mt in November 2019, a 23.8 per cent YoY increase compared with 3.45Mt in the year-ago period, according to a report by Yamama Cement. Cement production rose by 22 per cent YoY to 4.3Mt during the period, against 3.54Mt in November 2018. Inventories showed modest growth to 1.22Mt from 1.18Mt.  Southern Province Cement Co reportedly recorded the highest sales volume at 613,000t, followed by Saudi Cement Co and Yanbu Cement.

Puerto Rican sales slip 3% in November

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico slipped 2.9 per cent to 46,236.3t (1.084m bags of 42.6kg) in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, when 47,630.6t (1.117m bags) were sold, according to data released by the Economic Development Bank of Puerto Rico. Output from Puerto Rican cement plants increased by 27 per cent in November 2019 to 46,760.7t (1.097m bags) from 36,821.9t (0.864m bags) in the year-ago period. In the January-November 2019 period, domestic cement sales decreased 6.3 per ce...

Domicem surpasses 1Mt output mark

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Domicem, based in the Dominican Republic, has set a new production record. The company surpassed the 1Mt mark for the first time in its history. Adriano Brunetti, Domicem’s managing director said it was “a record consumed volume, which shows shows the growth and development of the country leading it from being a born importer of cement to a self-sufficient producer with export of 20 per cent of its production. ” He added that total industry sales in the country are expected to reach 5Mt t...

Sagar Cements records 27% fall in production

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has seen the company's standalone cement production/purchase decline 27.4 per cent to 172,160t in November 2019, compared to 236,967t in the year-ago period. Consolidated cement production was down 23.1 per cent YoY to 244,291t from 317,796t. Standalone cement sales for the month also fell 29.4 per cent to 167,720t from 237,409t sold in November 2018. Consolidated cement sales dipped to 241,195t, a decline of 23.5 per cent compared to 315,106t in the previous year’s ...

Argentina’s cement demand falls 10% in November

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 872,177t in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, when demand reached 970,181t, according to its domestic cement association, AFCP. The country’s market requirement was entirely supplied by domestic cement producers as no imports were reported. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 12,373t of cement, representing a 21.2 per cent increase in export sales. January-November 2019 In the January-November 2019 ...

Colombian dispatches up 3% in October

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement market expanded by 2.6 per cent to 1.111Mt in October 2019 when compared with 1.083Mt in October 2018, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. The increase in dispatches has been attributed to a 34 per cent rise of offtake in the prefabricated segment while a 1.4 per cent rise was reported in the retail sector. Antioquia reported an 8.4 per cent upswing in sales while Santander sales were up 19.4 per cent. The smaller markets of Casanare, Tolima and C...

Azerbaijan records 2% decline in cement production

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan has seen a two per cent YoY decline in cement production to 2.8Mt during the 10M19, according to the State Statistical Committee. Overall construction materials output rose by 3.8 per cent YoY in terms of value to AZN648.7m (US$382.3m). Ready-mix concrete production surged 27.8 per cent to 1.52Mt compared with the 10M18, while the output of prefabricated concrete structures decreased 55.4 per cent to 35,700m 3 .

Puerto Rican cement market expands 5% in October

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 53,570t in October 2019, representing a five per cent increase from 50,973t in October 2019, according to the Instituto Estadísticas de Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican cement producers supplied 39,286t of cement in October, down 9.3 per cent from 43,333t the previous year. In the first 10 months of 2019 sales declined by 6.6 per cent to 1.07Mt when compared with 1.145Mt in the 10M18. Output in the January-October 2019 period fell by 10.4 per cent YoY to 0....

Peruvian cement demand sees 7% October uptick

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 6.7 per cent YoY in October 2019 as demand reached 1.089Mt when compared with 1.021Mt reported in October 2018, according to the latest data published by the country’s cement association, Asocem. National dispatches increased 6.5 per cent to 1.077Mt from 1.012Mt in October 2018. Cement exports in October 2019 fell 21.9 per cent YoY but rose 9.6 per cent MoM to 16,000t while clinker exports increased 46.9 per cent YoY and 51.3 per cent MoM to 50,000t. Impor...

Saudi Arabia set for recovery?

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

While the latest data of the Saudi cement market has provided some reassurance in terms of the sector’s recovery, the reality on the ground urges more caution going forward as spending on megaprojects is only gradually picking up. However, there are positive signs such as emerging export opportunities and improving cement prices. By Pritish K Devassy, Al-Rajhi Capital Research, Saudi Arabia. Yanbu Cement, awarded Cement Plant of the Year in the recent ICR Cement Industry Awards 2019, ...