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Vietnam cement sales slip during Jan-May 2013

20 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement sales declined by 2.1 per cent in the first five months of this year to 19.5Mt compared to the same period of last year, data from the Ministry of Construction showed. The 2013 five-month figure represents 39.5 per cent of the whole year target, the ministry said. In May alone, domestic cement sales dropped 3.07 per cent compared to April and 0.84 per cent compared to May last year.  Cement output rose by 0.8 per cent MoM and 3.71 per cent YoY to 5.03Mt. The country ...

Latin American moves

13 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Latin America is a region that is witnessing increasing cement demand and renewed investment in cement plant capacity. In the second part of a Latin American round-up, CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement markets of Mercosur associates Colombia, Chile and Peru. Cementos Yura SA has once more decided to place an order with Loesche America for a clinker/additives grinding plant which will be installed in Arequipa, Peru, at 2600m above sea level Colombia Bri...

Latin American shake-up

05 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Latin America is providing cement manufacturers a reason to smile. Demand is increasing, gaps in supply are emerging and several new plants are being constructed across the region. Looking ahead, established players look set to expand capacity and engage in M&A deals as they seek to boost their market share and internationalise their operations. In the first of a two-part series CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement market of the Mercosur member states – Argentina, Bolivia, B...

Venezuela goverment says cement production stable

03 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Venezuela reached 2.45Mt in the first four months of 2013 – a sign of the sector’s stability, according to official sources. The Ministry of Industries stated 8.4Mt of cement were produced between April 2012-April 2013 in the country’s 10 cement plants, which have a combined capacity of 8.8Mta. The white cement plant in Lara is currently undergoing major repairs and a change of refractory material.

Vietnam production rises 7.4% in first five months

29 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 23.5Mt of cement in the first five months of 2013, up 7.4 per cent from the same period of last year, the General Statistics Office has said. The government-run office has marginally revised down the country’s output in the first four months of this year to 17.8Mt from a previous estimate of 17.9Mt. Output in May is expected to have risen by 18.7 per cent YoY to 5.7Mt, the GSO said in recent report. This year, cement sales are expected to rise b...

Industry body calls for cement sector to be prioritised, Nepal

28 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Cement Manufacturers Association has urged the government to give the cement sector priority due to its huge potential given the country’s infrastructure and housing requirements. The government must promote the cement industry because it has huge potential as the country has been witnessing infrastructure development which needs a huge amount of cement, newly-elected president of the association, Dhurba Raj Thapa, said during the ninth annual general meeting of the association, s...

Iraq can grow with security

23 May 2013, Published under Cement News

With considerable growth potential in the Iraqi cement market, the government is not only keen to rehabilitate the old plants but also aims to encourage new investors to enter the country. However, the task is a difficult one because of the continued political instability, the prospects for further unrest and inadequate energy supplies. Iraq’s cement industry has potential to grow, but it is restricted by political uncertainty and a lack of energy provision Iraq is a nation that...

Peruvian dispatches see double-digit gains

21 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Total cement dispatches by members of Peruvian cement association Asocem reached 3,345,226t in the first four months of this year, rising 12.42 per cent YoY. Domestic dispatches during the period amounted to 3,276,329t , showing a rise of 13.25 per cent on the same period of last year. ??Cement exports, meanwhile, were 68,897t (+41.69 per cent YoY). Production over the four months was 3,344,008t, up 13.15 per cent YoY. In April alone, total dispatches were 868,649t , of which domestic...

Iranian cement output down in first month of year, exports rise

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement industry produced 4,940,597t of cement and 6,277,978t of clinker in the first month of the Iranian calendar, known as Farvardin (20 March - 20 April 2013), according to local sources. However, cement production was down1.5 per cent on the 5,013,282t produced in the previous Farvardin, but clinker production rose 1.7 per cent from 6,174,705t in the same month of last year. Abyek Cement was the biggest producer with an output of 197,770t of cement and 209,306t of clinke...

Venezuela government sees per capita demand reaching the 300kg mark

08 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s cement consumption per capita is forecast at 300kg in 2013, in line with the National Plan, 2013-19, according to Vice President for Economy & Production and Minister for Industries, Ricardo Menendez. "Before the Bolivarian Revolution, per capita consumption was 130kg per person per year, only with the measures in the sector by Commander Chavez it climbed to 280kg" in 2012, he said in one of the plants of the Corporación Socialista de Cemento in Valles del Tuy, Miranda state. ...