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Argentina’s cement demand advances 23% in 2021

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement marked expanded five per cent to 1,025,371t in December 2021 when compared with 976,945t in December 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, when compared with the previous month, dispatches were down 10.2 per cent. In addition to supply the domestic market, producers exported 9354t of cement in December 2021, down from 16,837t in December 2020. There were no imports. Total domestic supply in December 2021 reached 1,034,726t, up 4.1 per cent...

US and Puerto Rican cement shipments slip in October

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico edged down slightly to 9.9Mt in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading markets of Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia accounted for 37 per cent of total consumption in October. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which accounted for 39 per cent of output. Masonry cement shipments al...

Colombia's cement market expands 4% in November

06 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement demand increased four per cent YoY in November 2021 to 1.167Mt from 1.122Mt in November 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with November 2019 the market expanded by 7.7 per cent from 1.083Mt. In November 2021, bulk cement sales advanced by 11.2 per cent while bagged cement sales edged up one per cent, reflecting mainly a 12.9 per cent YoY rise in offtake by ready-mix concrete companies. Retail sales were up by 3.3 per cent YoY but constr...

Uncertain times

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

ICR reflects on the rollercoaster of 2020 and 2021 in terms of COVID-19 and its impact on global cement production, consumption and trade. It also looks ahead to 2022 and beyond as cement manufacturers juggle ongoing disruption from the pandemic, environmental commitments and escalating costs. Figure 1: global spread of COVID-19, December 2019-13 March 2020 As of 22 November 2021, the WHO has reported over 256m confirmed cases of COVID-19 and just over 5.14m deaths in the world....

Cambodian cement production reached 7.9Mt in 11M21

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cambodia’s five cement factories produced 7.9Mt over the 11 months from January-November 2021, a slight decrease compared to the volume recorded in 2020, according to the Cambodian Cement Manufacturing Association. Puth Chandarith, secretary-general of the Cambodian Cement Manufacturing Association, said on Monday that the production of domestic cement during the January-November period was similar to last year due to the number of construction projects being put on hold due to the Covid-...

Vietnam cement production reached 101.2Mt in 2021

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 101.2Mt of cement in 2021, up 2.6 per cent YoY, according to the latest data from the government-run General Statistics Office (GSO). In December, the country’s cement output is projected to have reached 9.9Mt, up 8.4 per cent YoY, the GSO said.

Cement output in Indonesia falls 22% in November, affecting exports

23 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The total Indonesian production of cement and clinker in November 2021 reached 11.45Mt, down 22 per cent from 14.67Mt when compared with October 2021, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. Director of the Cement, Ceramics and Non-Metal Mineral Processing Industry, Ignatius Warsito, attributed the decrease in output due to issues with the supply of coal. "The decrease in monthly production will reduce the specific utilisation for that month. The decrease in production will also ...

Peruvian cement market expands 3% in November

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased three per cent YoY and 21 per cent when compared with November 2019 to 1.208Mt, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Asocem’s member cement producers manufactured 1.157Mt of cement, up two per cent YoY and up 25 per cent when compared with November 2019. In addition, they also produced 0.915Mt of clinker, representing an increase of 38 and eight per cent when compared with November 2020 and November 2019, respectively. Domestic product...

Cruz Azul legal dispute risks sustained cement production

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based cement producer Cruz Azul is currently facing a legal conflict in its plant in Tula, Hidalgo, that threatens to impact cement production. The plant currently employs 1300 workers and two groups are seeking control of the company. A day after the failed seizure of the facilities that the dissident group intended that resulted in a riot, the cooperative members chaired by Federico Sarabia, warned that due to the series of sabotage and actions taken against them by the group led ...

Iran’s cement consumption at 5.36Mt in November

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market required a supply of 5.36Mt in November 2021, according to the Iranian Cement Association. Domestic supply of cement and clinker reached 5.35Mt and 6.57Mt, respectively. In addition 0.38Mt of cement and 0.97Mt of clinker was exported by the country’s cement producers.