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Chilean cement dispatches down 8% in September

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Chile fell 7.5 per cent YoY and 10.8 per cent MoM to 307,015t in September 2018, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CCHC). In September 2017 dispatches reached 331,753t while in August 2018 around 344,084t were delivered by Chilean cement producers.

Portland and blended cement demand down 4% in USA-Puerto Rico

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico decreased 4.2 per cent YoY to 8.4Mt in September, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). This includes about 1.5Mt of cement and clinker imports, up by 13.9 per cent YoY. About 37 per cent of domestic consumption in September 2018 was delivered to Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois.  The leading Portland and blended cement-producing states in this period were Missouri, Californi...

Pakistan's cement production falls in July-September FY18/19

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry recorded a negative growth of 1.41 per cent during first three months of FY18-19, ended 30 September 2018, as production fell from 9.332Mt of cement to 9.2Mt, apparently due to lack of local demand and other issues, reports Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). However, in September 2018 alone, cement production increased by 10.7 per cent to 3.144Mt from 2.84Mt in September 2017. According to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), i...

Argentine cement market contracts 18% in Nov 2018

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 17.8 per cent to 970,248t in November 2018 when compared with 1.18Mt in November 2017. When compared with the previous month, the decline was 6.7 per cent, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In addition, Argentine cement producers saw their exports slip by 13.3 per cent YoY to 10,208t in November 2018. Output from Argentine cement plants fell 16.6 per cent YoY and 6.5 per cent MoM to 980,226t. Of this, 970,058t was delivered to customer...

Vietnam Jan-Nov output up 9% YoY

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 81.9Mt of cement in the first 11 months of 2018, representing a rise of 9.3 per cent YoY, according to the country’s General Statistics Office. Cement output in November increased 8.9 per cent YoY to 8.2Mt and saw a 3.8 per cent advance MoM from 7.9Mt in October.

Colombian cement demand up 5% in October

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded by 5.2 per cent to 1.083Mt  in October 2018 when compared with 0.949Mt in October 2017, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. The markets of Meta and Bolívar registered the largest increases at 26 and 19.4 per cent, respectively, but significant gains were also made in the key markets of Cundinamarca (+7.6 per cent), Antioquia (+5.6 per cent) and Bogotá (+5.4 per cent). Domestic cement production in October rose by 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.1...

Tajikistan reports 30% increase in exports

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan exported 1.1Mt of cement to neighbouring countries in the first 10 months of 2018, an increase of 30 per cent compared to the year-ago period, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoINT). In the 10M18, the country exported 670,000t to Uzbekistan, 423,000t to Afghanistan and 80,000t to Kyrgyzstan. Tajik-Chinese joint ventures Chzhungtsai Mohir Cement, Huaxin Gayur Cement and Huaxin Gayur Sughd Cement reportedly accounted for 38.5 per cent, 32.6 per cent an...

Kenya sees 2% MoM drop in demand

26 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Consumption of cement in Kenya fell 2.2 per cent from 466,909t in August to 456,473t in September 2018, according to a recent report by Kenya National Statistics Bureau. Output followed a similar trend, decreasing by 2.8 per cent from 473,861t to 460,546t over the same period. In the first quarter of FY2018-19, ended 30 September 2018, demand fell 3.7 per cent YoY to 1.3Mt, down from 1.4Mt in July-September 2017. The trend indicates a slowdown in the construction industry, which is bel...

Peru cement market expands 3% in October

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption advanced 2.9 per cent YoY to 1.02Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production by domestic producers fell by two per cent YoY and by 2.9 per cent MoM to 0.903Mt while clinker output decreased by 23.5 per cent YoY and 2.1 per cent MoM to 0.678Mt in October. Domestic production was supplemented by 90,000t of cement imports, down 71.4 per cent YoY and 82.8 per cent MoM, as well as 153,000t of clinker imports, which represents a 251.3 ...

Colombian cement demand stable in September

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in September 2018 increased by 0.8 per cent YoY to 1.031Mt from 1.023Mt, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Demand growth was led by Córdoba, where it rose by 18.3 per cent YoY, followed by Meta (+16.1 per cent) and Nariño (+12.8 per cent). Cesar and Risaralda saw consumption rise by around 5.8 per cent while Boyacá noted a 4.6 per cent increase. Antioquia also saw dispatches up, by 3.4 per cent while in Valle del Cauca and Bolivar the market expanded by ...