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Argentina: cement demand down 4.1% YoY

10 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In August, the Argentinian cement market was supplied by 993,397t of domestic production and 254t of imports as it saw consumption fall 7.2 per cent YoY to 993,651t. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 10,598t, representing a YoY increase of 3.7 per cent. In the January-August period, cement consumption decreased 4.1 per cent to 7,238,484t when compared with the first eight months of 2013. This figure includes 1500t of imports, which decreased around 62 per cent from the ...

LatAm: growth and challenges

08 September 2014, Published under Cement News

With the XXXI FICEM Technical Congress on the horizon in the Dominican Republic, Scotiabank GBM provides an overview of recent activity in the Latin American cement market. It finds favourable market dynamics in most areas of the region but also key challenges ranging from stretched capacity to supply glut. By Francisco Suarez & Ramón Obeso, Scotiabank Inverlat SA, Mexico. While the Latin American market can look forward to a period of growth, both local overcapacity and supply sho...

Iran’s output surpasses 29Mt in first five months

04 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement output totalled 29.504Mt in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year beginning 21 March 2014, the country’s Mehr News Agency reported. During the period, clinker production reached 32.378Mt. Of the total, some 23.351Mt was supplied to the domestic market. In the fifth calendar month alone (23 July – 22 August), cement and clinker production totalled 5.608Mt and 6.6Mt, respectively. In the previous Iranian calendar year, the country produced 69.68Mt, expo...

Venezuela: Cemento Andino operates at 86% of capacity

02 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Despite production issues, Venezuela's Cemento Andino is running at 86 per cent of its production capacity and is therefore expected to meet its production targets for 2014, according to its production manager, José Artigas. When compared with last year's figure, output has increased by 26,000t. "We have had problems with the acquisition of some parts, especially with imported orders: filter media are to come, often from overseas suppliers, and paid for with foreign currency. Howev...

Colombian monthly demand jumps 8.1%

29 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement consumption increased 8.1 per cent to 1.059Mt in July 2014 when compared with the same month a year ago, according to the country's statistics office, Dane. The rise has been attributed to a stronger demand from retail outlets and concrete companies. Increases were strongest in Huila (+25.6 per cent), Bolívar (+17.3 per cent), Cundinamarca (+16.2 per cent) and Antioquia (+9.8 per cent) while Córdoba saw demand fall by 25.4 per cent. Grey cement production in Colombia t...

Harnessing potential

28 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Ahead of next month’s XXXI FICEM Technical Congress in the Dominican Republic, ICR speaks with the country’s cement association, Adocem, to learn more about its hopes for continued recovery in domestic demand, the importance of exports given the current overcapacity situation and the strides being made by local producers in sustainable cement production. Dominican Republic cement producers enjoyed the benefits of an expanding cement market last year. Pictured: Domicem’s Sabana Gran...

Hungary: HCM needs help to relaunch cement production

22 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Hungarian cement producer Hejocsabai Cement es Meszmu (HCM) will need government support to restart cement production at its Miskolc works, according to the company's managing director, Janos Kalman. The project could only be carried out after receiving the required permits and a "specific government decision" could speed up the process. HCM intends to invest HUF9bn (US$38m) on taking the first two production lines into service. The company plans to take out a loan for about a third o...

Venezuela: state companies to restrict cement sales

21 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela's state cement companies have started to regulate the sales of cement. Building companies can only buy cement from plants near their building sites. Due to the declining output, builders were buying the product wherever available, regardless of location. According to information supplied to the construction sector, Invecem will sell product to companies carrying out work in Aragua, Apure, Carabobo, Miranda, Flacón, Cojedes and part of Guárico state. La Fábrica Nacional de Ceme...

Vicem cement output rises 4.7% YoY

20 August 2014, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading cement producer, produced 10.24Mt of cement in the first seven months of this year, rising 4.7 per cent from the same period a year earlier. Clinker output, however, fell one per cent YoY to 9.43Mt during the period. In July, Vicem’s cement output rose 7.8 per cent YoY to 1.54Mt, while the corporation’s clinker output was 1.47Mt, up 8.1 per cent. In the first seven months, Vicem’s total clinker and cement sal...

Peru cement sales fall 3.9% in July

19 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru reached 845,907t in July, representing a 3.9 per cent decline YoY, according to Asocem, the country's cement producers' association. In the year to date, the latest figures reflect a 0.11 per cent increase YoY while output in domestic cement plants edged up 0.66 per cent to nearly 6Mt. Exports in the first seven months were up 0.64 per cent, surpassing the 5.8Mt mark.