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Cement output in Pakistan rises in 10MFY17-18

20 June 2018, Published under Cement News

According to Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics, the large-scale manufacturing sector posted 6.13 per cent growth in the first 10 months of FY17-18 (July 2017-April 2018) as the construction boom continued to drive the consumption of cement and steel, while other sectors also recording growth. Local cement industry production was recorded at 35.015Mt during this period from the 31.116Mt produced in 10M16-17, representing a YoY growth of 12.5 per cent. This trend was also observed in  A...

Peru’s consumption stable in May

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market remained largely stable in May with consumption edging up by 0.6 per cent YoY to 0.778Mt and by 2.5 per cent from 0.759Mt the previous month, according to the latest data by Asocem, the country’s cement association. Peru’s cement production rose 3.4 per cent YoY and four per cent MoM to 0.807Mt in April. Clinker production fell 15.1 per cent to 0.636Mt when compared with April 2018, when output volumes stood at 0.749Mt. However, when compared with May 2017, clinker out...

Anhui Tongling Conch temporarily suspends three production lines

13 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Anhui Tongling Conch Cement Co Ltd was required to suspend operations of a cargo pier in late May, according to a notice jointly issued by the Tongling Environmental Protection Bureau and Tongling Port and Shipping (Local Maritime) Bureau, China. Since the pier is an important channel for the shipping of cement and clinker products as well as the delivery of raw coal to the company’s cement plant, its suspension has resulted in a temporary halt at three of Tongling Conch’s clinker lines. Th...

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments down 1% in March 2018

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to to 7.42Mt in March 2018 when compared to March 2017, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). In March 2017 total shipments reached 7.49Mt. The largest state markets were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania, in descending order, which accounted of around 46 per cent of domestic demand. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order...

Argentina’s market demand falls 4% YoY in May

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption decreased by 4.4 per cent to 924,979t in May 2018, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. When compared with the previous month, demand contracted by 3.5 per cent from 958,184t in April. Of this total, the domestic industry supplied 924,425t, three per cent less MoM, while imports fell from 5160t in April to 554t as Argentina’s producers recovered market share. Compared with May 2017, Argentina’s producers saw their domestic sales ease by 3.9 per...

Building the Balkans

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

While some of the Balkan states are among the youngest countries in Europe, their cement demand has remained relatively low since the global financial crisis of 2008. But this is expected to grow as improved infrastructure connections and EU funding are helping to build greater economic strength in the region. Titan’s 1.5Mta Antea works is the largest cement works in Albania, accounting for more than 40 per cent of domestic cement capacity The Balkans is an area of southern E...

April dispatches in Colombia see 14% rise

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Deliveries to the Colombian cement market increased 13.9 per cent YoY to 1.025Mt in April 2018, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. Antioquia reported a 17.2 per cent rise YoY while in Valle del Cauca and Magdalena, market expansion reached 25.5 and 37.8 per cent, respectively. The Bogotá market remained largely stable while Cundinamarca noted a 3.9 per cent advance. Atlántico saw sales rise by 15.7 per cent while in Norte de Santander deliveries were up 14.1 per ...

Raysut Cement suspends production after Cyclone Mekuna damage

30 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement will shut down production in Oman for up to 10 days after the Tropical Cyclone Mekuna hit the company's Salalah factory on 25 May. Heavy rain and strong winds caused "external damage" and waterlogged the company's production facilities and stock yard. Raysut Cement's CEO, Joey Ghose, said the company's buildings had been battered by Cyclone Mekuna for two days. He said it was unclear how extensive the damage was, but added that Raysut insurers had been contacted over the issu...

Fall in Venezuelan output persists as plant improvements suffer delay

25 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Venezuela continues to decline with output at the Pertigalete plant of Venezolana de Cementos between 20-30 per cent of its total production capacity. "Production is between 20 per cent and 30 per cent, because only Line 7 is operative, and its conditions are not the best," Luis Chaparro, general secretary of the cement and related products union, explained, adding that the plant generates considerable levels of dust and output is prioritised for delivery to projects ...

Not out of the woods yet

21 May 2018, Published under Cement News

As India’s cement industry recovers from demonetisation, the October-December 2017 quarter brought new tests of strength. While demand showed unusually-high growth, increased fuel and raw material prices combined with muted growth forecasts took the shine off positive expectations for the year ahead. While Indian cement consumption saw an 11 per cent hike in the Oct-Dec 2017 quarter, the Indian cement sector is not out of the woods yet While the impact of the government’s dem...