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Colombian cement demand falls to 1.15Mt in October

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia slipped 1.6 per cent YoY to 1.15Mt in October 2021 from 1.169Mt in the same period of the previous year, according the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with the 1.111Mt dispatched in October 2019, deliveries were up 3.5 per cent. Deliveries to ready-mix concrete companies increased 7.5 per cent, but construction companies and contractors purchases were down by 16.3 per cent while off-take in the retail segment slipped 1.1 per cent. Domestic pr...

US Portland and blended cement market expands 5% in September

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 4.5 per cent YoY to 9.8Mt in September 2021, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received 38 per cent of total domestic shipments in September 2021. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cements in September 2021 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, which acco...

Argentina's cement market sees 5% growth in November

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption expanded 4.6 per cent in November 2021 to 1,142,140t from 1,092,246t in November 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic market demand in November 2021 was entirely met by output from Argentina’s cement producers. In addition, they exported 7997t of cement, down from 40,740t in November 2020. In the January-November 2021 period cement demand reached 10.986Mt, up 25.3 per cent YoY from 8.765Mt in the 11M20. Exports slipped from 114,7...

Cuban cement industry expected to recover in 2022

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cuba’s cement industry is forecast to show significant signs of recovery in 2022 with a production of 1.4Mt of cement, according to the country’s Construction Minister, Réné Mesa Villafaña. “It [cement] will continue to be produced at the José Mercerón factory in Santiago de Cuba, transporting clinker produced at Cienfuegos by cabotage. If the Siguaney kiln in Sancti Spíritus remains stable – as we have foreseen – we will then transfer a discrete amount of clinker from the Perla del Sur un...

South Khorasan exports US$7.2m in 7MFY21-22

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s South Khorasan province exported cement to a value of US$7.209m in the first seven months of the Iranian calendar year (March 2021-October 2022), according to Hamed Hassan-Nejad, deputy head of the province’s Industry, Mining and Trade Department. During this period 276,795t of cement was exported to Afghanistan and Iraq. South Khorasan province has two cement plants, which produced a total of 802,000t of cement in the 7MFY21-22.

Italy's cement output falls 4% in September, imports up 39%

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined four per cent YoY in September 2021 to reach an index of 100, when compared with the base year of 2015, according to Federbeton, Italy’s concrete association. This results in a 9M advance of 16 per cent YoY following YoY increases of 24 and 20 per cent in July and August 2021, respectively. Cement prices were up seven per cent YoY in September 2021 to reach and index of 127, when compared with the base year of 2015, up from 125 and 124 in August and July 2021,  r...

Bolivian cement market surges in August but slips in September

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement consumption advanced by 36.6 per cent to 339,838t in August 2021 but edged down 2.1 per cent the following month to 329,982t when compared with the equivalent months of 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, INE. Output from domestic cement plants increased by 27.3 per cent in August 2021 to 317,594t. However, production declined by 4.4 per cent YoY to 342,663t in September. January-September 2021 In the first nine months of 2021 total cement demand in Bol...

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...