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Vietnam cement sales drop 3.38% Jan-August 2012

21 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam for the first eight months of 2012 fell 3.38 per cent to 30.58Mt, against the same period of last year and fulfilling 55.6 per cent of the full-year target, the country’s Ministry of Construction said. On a MoM basis, cement sales were down 12.14 per cent from July 2012 to 3.62Mt in August. Cement consumption is forecast to reach between 55-56.5Mt this year, rising 11-12 per cent YoY, the ministry said. Cement output also fell 1.47 per cent in the eight month...

Venezuela production reaches 8.2Mt in 12 months

21 September 2012, Published under Cement News

For the 12 months between August 2011 and 2012, cement production in Venezuela stood at 8.3Mt, according to the vice president for Productive Economic Area, Ricardo Menendez on Thursday. "The first half was the highest in the history of cement production in the country, and the monthly average has remained above 700,000t during the year," Menendez said in a press conference. The industries minister also noted that this figure is an example of the growth trend experienced in recent yea...

Indonesian cement production forecast to reach 65Mta next year

20 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement production is forecast to hit 65Mta in 2013, up seven per cent on this year’s target of  60.56Mt thanks to volume additions by domestic and new market entrants. The Jakarta Post cited Panggah Susanto, the Industry Ministry’s director general, as saying that the country’s cement makers will also increase production capacities and optimise their manufacturing plants. Panggah said that the presence of several new cement makers, which have already gained approval from the In...

Spain: eight month consumption down 34.3% YoY

18 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption for the first eight months of 2012 has declined by 34.3 per cent YoY to 9.56Mt, according to the latest data from Spanish cement association Oficemen. In August alone, demand was down 33.6 per cent YoY to 1.13Mt. Exports, on the other hand, increased by 48.9 per cent compared to the same month of 2011. In the last 12 months, exports have totalled 5.22Mt (of which clinker accounted for 2.51Mt), representing growth of 31.7 per cent YoY.  Imports are down 48.9 per ...

Vietnam production declines 2% YoY

18 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 31.59Mt of cement in the first eight months of this year, down two per cent from a year earlier, the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA) said. In August, the country’s cement output decreased 12 per cent from July to 3.77Mt. By the end of August, the country had an inventory of 630,000t of cement and 2.12Mt of clinker due to the stagnant real estate market. Cement sales fell eight per cent YoY between January and August though local firms have reduced their cement ...

Katavsky Cement sets new production record, Russia

14 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Katavsky Cement, part of Russian market leader Eurocement Group, produced 146,008t of cement in August 2012, surpassing last year’s record of 138,005t. According to these figures, the company’s plan was exceeded by 12.3 per cent. For the eight months to August 2012, the plant manufactured 782,595t, 3.9 per cent above the company’s projected target. This is also a 19.2 per cent increase over last year’s output when it produced 125,970t in 2011. During the Jan-August 2012 period, Kavatsky C...

Siam Cement sees 10% rise in domestic demand, Thailand

14 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) expects domestic cement consumption to be double than its earlier forecasts for 2012 as demand is on the path of recovery. Kan Trakulhoon, the president and chief executive, said capacity utilisation at SCG, the country's largest cement maker, this year will be on a par with last year at 18Mt or 78 per cent of its overall production level. He said the company aims to achieve maximum cement production capacity of 23Mt within the next three years thanks to recover...

Argentina sees August declines

13 September 2012, Published under Cement News

In August 2012, Argentina cement producers shipped 860,601t, including exports, a decrease of 5.6 per cent from July and down 16.5 per cent on August 2011. The latest data from Asociacion de Fabricantes de Cemento (AFCP) shows domestic shipments in August reached 841,124t, representing a decline of seven per cent from the previous month and a fall of 16.6 per cent compared to August 2011.    

Iranian output rises three per cent in first five months

11 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Total Iranian cement production reached 30.5Mt in the first five months of the Iranian year (beginning 21 March 2012), a rise of three per cent compared compared to 29.6Mt produced in the same period of last year. Clinker production totalled 29.9Mt in the period  against 27.79Mt in Iranian year 2011. Cement and clinker exports for the first five months of this year was 5.6Mt, of which cement accounts for 4.87Mt.

Steppe Cement posts first half loss, Kazakhstan

11 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan-based cement producer Steppe Cement Ltd posted a consolidated loss after tax of US$0.1m for the six months ended 30 June 2012. Revenue six months ended June 30 were US$52.16m (2011: $43.06m) while pretax profit was US$391,000 (2011 loss: US$2.84m). The company’s sales volumes increased by two per cent to 615,838t and the average sales price increased from USD72/t to USD86/t during the period.   Production costs per tonne increased by 11 per cent in US dollar terms. The hike was...