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Clinker dispatches via Paraguay River return

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production is expected to recover from this week as clinker supply via the Paraguay River is returning to normal this week, reports Hoy. This will enable Industria Nacional del Cemento to increase cement production to more than 30,000 bags/day as the company’s clinker supply is more efficient. "Clinker production moves through the river and the land efficiency is not the same," said Ernesto Benítez, INC president, mentioning that production is more significant using river transport.

Puerto Rican cement sales down 3% MoM

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Puerto Rican cement market contracted 3.1 per cent to 58,328t in October 2020 when compared with the previous month, according to the country’s statistics institute. The decrease has been attributed to the holidays and the rain. “At Christmas the sale of concrete is always affected. Once February arrives, the industry begins to stabilise again. It's a very natural trend in the industry, ” Elvin Figueroa, president of the Puerto Rican Concrete Association (APC) explained. Cement produc...

Cement production rises in Qatar

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar’s Industrial Production Index for September 2020 declined 7.7 per cent YoY and 3.9 per cent compared to August 2020, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority. The production of cement and other non-metallic mineral products rose 9.1 per cent MoM in September. On an annual basis, production also advanced 3.1 per cent during the month.

US August shipments down sharply by 7% YoY

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2020 fell by seven per cent YoY to 9.6Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In descending order, the leading producing states during the month were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida, and Michigan – accounting for 41 per cent of cement produced. The leading consuming states of Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, received 37 per cent of August shi...

Iran's cement production rises 14% YoY

17 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Iran's cement production in the first six months of the year (starting in March 2020) rose 14.4 per cent YoY to 35.63Mt, compared with 31.15Mt in the year-ago period, according to data provided by the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade. According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year it has exported 5,847,201t of cement, worth more than US$127.9m, to 28 countries. India, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq...

Peru’s domestic and export cement deliveries pick up in October

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producers dispatched 1.255Mt of cement in October 2020, up 16.4 per cent YoY, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In October 2019 dispatches reached 1.078Mt. Deliveries were also up when compared with September 2020, when they were 1.096Mt. Cement production by Asocem members advanced 17.3 per cent YoY and 14.1 per cent MoM to 1.147Mt in October 2020 while clinker output fell 26.2 per cent YoY but increased eight per cent MoM to 0.65Mt. This output was s...

Bolivian market contracts 33% YoY in August

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia edged up 7.4 per cent MoM from 231,662t in July 2020 to 248,852t in August 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, INE. When compared with August 2019, demand fell 32.7 per cent from 369,520t. Cement production in domestic cement plants slipped 2.6 per cent MoM from 256,231t in July 2020 to 249,579t in August. When compared with August 2019, the drop was 30.4 per cent from 358,461t.

Argentina’s cement market expands 13% in October

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption picked up by 12.7 per cent YoY in October 2020 as it increased to 1,070,118t (October 2019: 948,931t), according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic cement requirement was entirely met by Argentine cement plants. In addition, these exported 15,122t of cement, up 50.9 per cent YoY from 10,019t in October 2019. January-October 2020 However, in the first 10 months of 2020 the cement market contracted 18.4 per cent YoY to 7.672Mt from 9.39...

Colombian cement consumption up 5% in September

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased to 1.131Mt in September 2020, up 4.9 per cent from 1.078Mt in September 2019, according to DANE, the national statistics office. Output from the country’s cement plants was up 4.9 per cent to 1.148Mt when compared with September 2019, when production reached 1.094Mt. January-September 2020 Dispatches in the first nine months of 2020 reached 7.889Mt, down 14.6 per cent YoY from 9.242Mt. Domestic production declined 13.6 per cent YoY to 8.268Mt fro...

India: beyond the headwinds

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

India has become the second-worst affected country by the COVID-19 health crisis. Consequently, construction activity has taken a hit and cement demand saw a dramatic collapse in the April-June 2020 quarter. As the pandemic continues to play out, ICR assesses the impact on domestic cement producers and prospects for recovery. As COVID-19 exerts unprecedented stress on India’s cement industry, ICR looks at the latest available data to date for the April-June 2020 period and...