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Puerto Rican sales see 6% drop in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales in 2019 declined 5.6 per cent to 569,485t in 2019 when compared with 2019, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 sales had surged 38.9 per cent YoY as construction activity skyrocketed after Hurricane Maria with the arrival of government funds for reconstruction. However, following the rebound, economic activity fell in 2019. Local cement production decreased 6.7 per cent YoY to 518,864t. In 2018 production had increased by 44.6 per cent, the first rise since 2012.

Peruvian demand up 2% in December

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 1.6 per cent to 996,000t in December 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased 1.2 per cent YoY but slipped 1.4 per cent MoM to 916,000t while clinker production fell by 13.3 per cent YoY and 6.3 per cent MoM to 792,000t in December 2019. Total dispatches, which include exports, increased 2.5 per cent to 895,000t when compared with December 2018 but declined 4.4 per cent MoM. In terms of exports, cement volum...

DR Congo cement demand weakens in 10M19

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Grey cement consumption in the Democratic Republic of Congo reached 390,279t in the first 10 months of 2019, according to ACP. Production reached 959,088t during the same period. The low demand reflects the slowdown in construction work in the building and public works sector. In 2018 cement demand reached 1,045,199t and domestic production 1,043,340t, according to Central Bank of Congo.

Saudi Arabia records 22% production increase in December

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabian cement sales rose 24.2 per cent YoY in terms of volume in December 2019, while total production increased 21.7 per cent to 4.7Mt from 3.86Mt, according to Mubasher. Cement inventories in the country declined 0.6 per cent YoY to 1.18Mt in the last month of 2019. Southern Province Cement Co recorded the highest volume of sales during the month, totalling around 708,000t, followed by Saudi Cement Co with 586,000t.

Sagar Cements sees production fall 3% in December

08 January 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has reported a 3.3 per cent YoY fall in cement production to 219,776t for December 2019, compared to 227,247t of the year-ago period. Consolidated cement production and purchase for the month stood at 300,138t, down by 7.6 per cent compared to 324,685t in December 2018. However, the company’s standalone cement sales for December 2019 rose 2.3 per cent YoY to 232,556t from 227,304t. Consolidated cement sales declined 4.3 per cent YoY to 312,132t from 326,272t.

NCL Industries reports 23% production decline

08 January 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has reported a 23 per cent fall in cement production to 423,000t in the 3QFY19-20, compared with 552,000t in the year-ago period. Cement dispatches decreased 22 per cent YoY to 430,000t from 552,000t. The company's production of cement boards rose eight per cent to 19,091t for the quarter ending December 2019, while cement board dispatches slipped 10 per cent to 14,967t.

Gabon cement output jumps 21% in 9M19

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Gabon has increased by 20.7 per cent in the first nine months of 2019, according to DirectInfosGabon. Output from CIMAF and CimGabon reached 421,356t. Cement sales advanced by 17.7 per cent to 413,604t due to strong local demand, mainly from the self-build sector during the dry season. Cement company revenues were up 15.8 per cent YoY to XAF39.864bn (US$68m).

Pakistan's State Bank observes decline in cement production in 1QFY19-20

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has released its first quarterly report on the state of Pakistan's economy for FY19-20, including the performance of the domestic cement sector. According to the report, Pakistan's macroeconomic stabilisation process picked up momentum with the initiation of the IMF's Extended Fund Facility. The SBP continued to keep the monetary policy consistent with the medium-term inflation target, while consolidation efforts were visible on the fiscal front. Furthermor...

Colombian cement dispatches up 2% in November

03 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Colombia edged up 1.8 per cent to 1.083Mt in November 2019 from 1.065Mt in November 2018, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Colombian cement plants produced 1.113Mt of cement in November 2019, up 1.7 per cent when compared with 1.094Mt in November 2018. January-November 2019 Between January and November 2019, cement dispatches totalled 11.436Mt, which represents a 3.6 per cent rise when compared with the year-ago period, when dispatches reached 11...

Cemento Cienfuegos achieves 2019 planned production

24 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cuba’s Cemento Cienfuegos achieved its planned output for 2019 and will continue to produce cement to supply extra volumes to prioritised construction programmes in the country. The plant’s production reached more than 0.696Mt, a few days before the end of the year, despite damage to the plant during the year and reduced energy output due to the intensification of the USblockade, reported ACN, the Cuban news agency. Fol lowing maintenance on a segment of conveyors that feed raw materia...