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Senegal demand surges but exports fall in April

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Senegalese cement market expanded by 158.7 per cent in April 2021, according to the Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Demographie. However, domestic output declined by 9.9 per cent while export sales slipped by 3.5 per cent YoY in April 2021.

Iranian cement demand reaches 5.78Mt in June 2021

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market consumed 5.78Mt of cement in June 2021, remaining level with the 5.78Mt reported in May. This demand was entirely met by local cement production, which reached 6.02Mt in June while clinker production stood at 6.75Mt. In May cement and clinker output reached 6.1Mt and 6.68Mt, respectively.  In addition, 0.63Mt of clinker and 0.36Mt of cement was exported in June. Exports of both clinker and cement fell when compared with May, when clinker exports were at 0.79Mt a...

US Portland and blended cement demand up 19% in April

19 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico, saw a 19 per cent YoY increase to 9.7Mt in April 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, who accounted for a combined share of 40 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries were up 13 per cent YoY to 220,000t. The...

Peruvian cement demand surges 66% in June

16 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 66 per cent YoY to 1.085Mt in June 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. When compared with June 2019, the increase was 23 per cent from 0.879Mt. Cement production saw a 68 per cent increase to 1.085Mt in June 2021 when compared with 0.655Mt manufactured in June 2020. When compared with June 2019 output advanced 24 per cent from 0.879Mt. External trade Cement exports rose by 144 per cent from 6000t in June 2020 to 16,000t in June ...

ECEBOL reaches 80% capacity utilisation since restart

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Three weeks after its restart, Empresa Püblica Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) has achieved a capacity utilisation rate of 80 per cent, according to Bolivian President, Luis Arce. “Only three weeks after its reactivation, our Bolivian Cement Company is producing at 80% of its capacity, selling the product to La Paz, Oruro and Cochabamba. With this industry we generate 230 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs,” he said on Twitter. The plant, which is located in Jeruyo, Oruro, has b...

Egypt to cut cement manufacturing by 11%

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Egypt's competition authority has approved a request by 23 cement manufacturers to temporarily reduce production to reduce output, setting a baseline cut at 10.69 per cent. The competition authority decision, dated 5 July, said there would be additional cuts of 2.81 per cent for each production line and further cuts depending on the company’s age, according to a Reuters report. The quotas would come into force on 15 July and remain in place for one year, the document said.

Cement consumption in Argentina sees 21% hike in June

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market expanded by 20.5 per cent YoY and by 10% MoM to 961,340t in June 2021, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by Argentine cement producers, who produced 970,540t in June, up 20.6 per cent YoY and 9.8 per cent MoM. Of total output, they exported 9200t of cement, which represents a YoY advance of 34.2 per cent from 6855t but a MoM drop of 8.2 per cent from 10,017t. January-June 2021 In the first half-year of...

Bolivian market sees 7% MoM decline in April

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia surged to 286,667t in April 2021 from a very low base of 39,222t in April 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to INE, the country’s statistics agency. However, MoM demand fell by 7.3 per cent from 297,744t in March 2021. Production from domestic cement plants also returned to more regular levels, noting 276,061t in April 2021, up from 11,579t in the previous year, when the pandemic saw factories closed. MoM there was a five per cent slip...

Cement dispatches in Colombia up 16% in May

01 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement sales increased 15.5 per cent YoY to 815,400t in May 2021 from 705,900t in May 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with May 2019 there was a 22.7 per cent drop from 1.055Mt.   The offtake by ready-mix concrete companies surged 45.6 per cent, while construction companies and contractors increased their purchases by 15.7 per cent. Sales to the retail sector edged up by 5.6 per cent.   Cement production advanced 13.1 per cent to 880,4...

Cement sales in Dominican Republic decline 5% in 2020

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Dominican Republic fell by five per cent to 4,446,706t in 2020 from 4,703,347t in 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem, in its newly-published 2020 annual report. Cement production declined 8.4 per cent to 5,168,969t in 2020 from 5,644,176t in the previous year. This represents a capacity utilisation rate of 74.6 per cent, down from 81.5 per cent in 2019. Of the country’s total output, 11.8 per cent was exported. While the country was impacted b...