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Colombia’s October cement dispatches up 5.5%

02 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia saw a 5.5 per cent YoY expansion to 1.09Mt in October 2014, according to the latest data published by Dane, the country’s statistics office. While construction companies and contractors consumed some 7.3 per cent less, this was offset by a 13.4 per cent sales advance in the retail segment. The department of Nariño saw an 86.1 per cent rise in sales, followed by Magdalena which registered a 24.5 per cent increase. Positive developments were also reported i...

Vietnam sales seen rising 4-7% in 2015

01 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's sales of cement and clinker are predicted to rise by 4-7 per cent next year to between 71-73Mt, according to estimates by the country’s Ministry of Construction (MoC). Of the total, domestic sales are expected to reach 52-53Mt while exports are anticipated to amount to 19-20Mt during the year, state media cited the ministry as saying last week. Vietnam currently has 74 cement production lines with a combined output of 77Mta. This year, four cement plants with a total capacity ...

Africa's grey gold

24 November 2014, Published under Cement News

As investors’ appetite for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is whetted and confidence grows, the region offers a positive scenario in terms of future cement demand. While some international majors appear on the back foot, new entrants are keen to gain a foothold in the market and expand their operations in this increasingly-competitive market. By T Hadley, Baobab Advisory sarl, France. Figure 1: per capita cement consumption vs per capita GDP, 1995-2014 Africa’s cement consumption has d...

Kenyan production climbs 15.2 per cent YoY

14 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Kenya rose by 15.2 per cent as consumption in the east African country surges, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. The country’s six cement manufacturers produced 4.24Mt in the period, up from 3.68Mt in the comparative period of the previous year. The surge in production has been partly attributed to increased capacity as the industry opened its doors to recent entrants, such as Savannah Cement, National Cement and Mombasa Cement. Consumpt...

In search of stabilisation

07 November 2014, Published under Cement News

After reaching a peak in 2011, Moroccan cement demand has weakened and since 2012 initiated a slowdown that has continued through 2014.  Mohamed Chaïbi, president of the Association Professionnelle des Cimentiers (APC), speaks to ICR about the current status and expected trends for the domestic market and production base. Mohamed Chaïbi, chairman of the Association Professionelle des Cimentiers, explains how the Moroccan cement industry has continued to press ahead in the face o...

Argentina: cement consumption rises 5% MoM but notes 3% YoY decline

07 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market expanded by 5.3 per cent MoM to 1,101,072t in October 2014 but contracted by 3.1 per cent YoY, according to AFCP, the national cement producers’ association. The country’s cement producers dispatched 1,115,224t in the period. The figure, which includes exports represents a MoM increase of 5.8 per cent but a fall of 3.1 per cent YoY.

Tajikistan 10-month output rises

06 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Over the first 10 months of this year Tajikistan produced more than 1Mt of cement, an increase of 776,000t compared to the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoINT). The increase in output has been possible due to the “operation of two large cement plants – the Yovon cement plant [Huaxin Gayur Cement Co] and OJSC Tojikcement [Dushanbe cement plant],” an official source at the MoINT told Asia-Plus in an interview. According to the source,...

East Africa rises

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

East Africa’s cement demand continues to rise as infrastructure and housing needs provide the basis for future consumption. While cement capacity investments continue, a shift in the make-up of ownership is being seen as local companies take up a more prominent position. By Francis Mwangi, Standard Investment Bank Ltd, Kenya. The emerging East African market is characterised by new capacities, growing exports and growing consumption trends Over the past decade, the east African ...

Vietnam October output up 10.3% YoY

30 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 5.2Mt of cement in October, up 8.33 per cent from September and 10.3 per cent from a year ago, the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO) said. In the first 10 months, the country’s cement output has risen five per cent YoY to 48.4Mt, the office said in a monthly report. The GSO has also revised down the country’s cement output in September to 4.8Mt from the earlier estimated figure of 5Mt. In 2013, Vietnam’s cement output hit 56.84Mt, ac...

Colombia's cement market expands 11% in September

28 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia rose 10.6 per cent YoY in September to 1.086Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, Dane. Grey cement production reached 1.072Mt, registering an increase of 6.9 per cent YoY. The largest increase occurred in Nariño (+104.8 per cent) but a sizeable rise in dispatches also took place in Magdalena (+37.1 per cent), Huila (+24 per cent), Cundinamarca (+13.9 per cent), Atlántico (+12.6 per cent), Bolivár (+12.5 per cent), Valle del Cauca (+10.8 per cent)...