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Colombian cement market expanded 3% in September

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia edged up 2.9 per cent YoY to 1.164Mt in September 2021 from 1.131Mt in September 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. When compared with September 2019, demand grew by 7.9 per cent from 1.078Mt. Bulk sales increased by 7.3 per cent YoY in September 2021 while bagged cement saw sales grow by one per cent. When compared with September 2019, bulk and bagged sales increased by 8.1 and 7.9 per cent, respectively. Sales growth was particularly...

Pakistan registers fall in exports during 4MFY21-22

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) reported a 38 per cent fall in exports in terms of dollar value and a 44.2 per cent decrease in export volumes in the 4MFY21-22 when compared with the year-ago period. The cement industry earned US$65.45m of export revenue by dispatching 1.804Mt of cement and clinker overseas, compared with US$105.54m from 3.233Mt of exports in the 4MFY21-22. In local currency terms, exports sales declined 37.6 per cent YoY to PKR10.89bn. In October 2021 alone, ...

INC restarts clinker production

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Following three days of stoppage to change one of the raw mill motors, Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has resumed clinker production, said Ernesto Benítez, president of INC. "Regarding the production of clinker and cement we are recovering the levels. Last night we started operating again, after several days we had to suspend. The quality is good as well as the amount. We are achieving the market numbers well," he said. He expects to produce 40,000-50,000 bags/day. "We are a...

Peruvian cement market expands 2% in October

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement deliveries in Peru edged up two per cent to 1.264Mt in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, according to Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Its members dispatched 1.17Mt, up two per cent YoY. Cement production from members’ cement plants increased seven per cent to 1.228Mt in October 2021 from 1.147Mt in the equivalent period of 2020. In addition, they also produced 0.992Mt of clinker, up 42 per cent YoY. Domestic supply was complemented by 54,000t of cement imp...

Iranian cement market contracts 12% in October

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement demand declined 11.7 per cent MoM to 5.05Mt in October 2021. In addition, producers exported 0.65Mt of clinker and 0.29Mt of cement, according to the Iranian cement association. In term of output, 7.02Mt of clinker and 5.46Mt of cement were produced in October 2021. When compared with September 2021, clinker production increased 2.8 per cent while cement output was down 9.2 per cent.

Venezuelan cement industry sees 10% capacity utilisation rate

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s cement industry is currently producing around 1Mta, or 10 per cent of its nominal capacity, according to the President of the Cement Workers Federation (Fetracemento), Orlando Chirinos in La Nación newspaper. The union leader compared the figures the figures with the output figure of 8Mt in 2008, which at the time represented a capacity utilisation rate of 85 per cent of nominal capacity. “In 2011, after nationalization, the per capita consumption per Venezuelan was 350 kilos,...

Puerto Rican cement sales see 14% drop in October

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico declined 13.9 per cent YoY to 1.18m bags, or 50,312t, according to the country’s Economic Development Bank (BDE). It is the fifth-consecutive monthly fall and the lowest level since November 2020, according to Sin Comillas. However, the FY21 ends with a 31.7 per cent surge in sales – from 528.707t (12.4m bags) to 694,994t (16.3m bags) – and is the largest increase in 12 years. Cement production was down 12.5 per cent YoY to 727,000 bags, or 68,338t  in October...

October sales down 10% in Brazil

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

While year-to-date sales of cement in Brazil continue to be high in the period until October 2021, October’s stand-alone result has been seen as the worst of the year, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Total sales volume in October totalled 5.4Mt, down 9.5 per cent when compared to October 2020. However, in the first 10 months of 2021, sales were up 7.5 per cent YoY to 54.6Mt. Of this total, 42,000t was exported in October, up 68 per cent YoY, while in the 10M21 export v...

Argentine cement market expands 7% in October

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption increased 6.6 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent MoM to 1,141,043t in October 2021, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. All cement in the market was produced by domestic producers with no imports reported. Total output by Argentine cement plants reached 1,152,077t, up 6.1 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent MoM. This included 11,034t of exports, which represented a YoY drop of 27 per cent. In the first 10 months of 2021, total cement demand in the Sou...

Ukraine sees production rise 15% YoY in 9M21

05 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine increased 15.2 per cent YoY in the first nine months of 2021, according to Ukrcement. The association also expects the country to consume more than 10Mt in the full-year for the first time since 2014. "We have production data for nine months and we can predict with slight optimism that this year, for the first time since 2014, we will move to more than 10Mt of cement consumed in the domestic market. If there are no emergencies, we will reach 10.5Mt," said Pavlo ...