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Kazakhstan’s way ahead

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s cement industry has come a long way with the modernisation of existing and construction of new cement plants. Effective government support measures and housing construction helped cement output reach a record high in 2020, but challenges persist as economic development and demand growth lag behind production capabilities. By CMPRO, Russia, and QazCem, Kazakhstan. Effective government support measures and housing construction led to record-high cement output by Kazakh c...

Argentine demand advances 18% in February

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market expanded by 18.2 per cent YoY but contracted 9.3 per cent MoM to 686,602t in February 2021, according to the country's cement association, AFCP. The market was supplied by domestic producers with no imports reported. In addition, Argentina’s cement producers exported 8557t of cement, up 2.2 per cent YoY. January-February 2021 In the first two months of 2021 Argentine cement consumption increased 19.2 per cent to 1.707Mt from 1.432Mt in January-February 2020, wi...

Colombian cement market stable in January

03 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia slipped 0.3 per cent from 994,700t in January 2020 to 992,200t in January 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Output from the domestic cement industry decreased by one per cent to 1.034Mt in January 2021 from 1.045Mt in January 2020. Sales to ready-mix concrete companies declined 10 per cent in January 2021, but off-take by construction companies and contractors rose by 5.3 per cent while the retail sector saw 1.7 per cent more sales than...

Puerto Rican cement sales up 41% in January

03 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales surged 41 per cent YoY to 51,164t in January 2021, according to Sin Comillas. Cement sales in the country have been rising sharply for nine months. In 2020 deliveries advanced 2.8 per cent to 588,400t when compared with 2019. However, cement output from domestic cement plants dropped 33.2 per cent to 23,493t in January – the sixth-consecutive fall. In 2020 production fell 14.6 per cent YoY.

China: pandemic to peak carbon

02 March 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s forthcoming 14th Five-Year Plan commits the country to ‘peak carbon’, but what consequences will this have for the world’s largest cement producer? Previous restructuring efforts have transformed the industry by modernising equipment, improving environmental performance and industry profitability. Continued deep restructuring will be necessary to keep pace with President Xi’s vision of modern China. By modernising equipment and improving its environmental performance, China...

Vietnam sees production up 14% in first two months

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 15.5Mt of cement in the first two months of 2020, up 14 per cent YoY, according to the country’s General Statistics Office (GSO). In February the country’s cement output is expected to be down six per cent YoY to 6.8Mt. In 2020 production reached 100.1Mt of cement, rising 3.6 per cent YoY, according to the revised figures.

Uruguayan market expands by 8% in 2020

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Uruguay increased 34.6 per cent YoY to 251,000t in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the country’s chamber of industry, CIU. Of this total, 89 per cent or 223,290t were delivered to the domestic market, which expanded by 44.1 per cent YoY to around 257,000t in the 4Q20 from 179,000t in the 4Q19. Around 13 per cent, or 33,710t of Uruguayan demand was covered by imports. In addition, cement producers exported 11 per cent or 27,610t of sales, mainly to Paraguay. In 4Q19...

Kazakhstan sees 10.8Mt of production in 2020

18 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan produced 10.8Mt of cement in 2020, rising above the 10Mt mark for the first time since its independency, according to the Kazakhstan Newsline. Caspi Cement exceeded its design capacity by 10 per cent during the year, while Standard Cement and Shymkentcement are both operating at almost full capacity. However, Zhambyl ACIG and Karaganda’s Kazakhcement have reportedly stopped production. Meanwhile, Erbol Akymbaev, executive director of the Kazakhstan Association of Cement and Co...

Peruvian demand up 18% YoY in January

16 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased 18 per cent YoY to 1.059Mt in January 2021 from 0.895Mt in January 2020, reports Peruvian cement association, Asocem. Its members increased their deliveries by 20 per cent YoY from 0.828Mt to 0.995Mt in the same period. Output from Asocem members advanced 23 per cent YoY to 1.024Mt in January 2021 from 0.906Mt in January 2020. Clinker output was up 27 per cent YoY to 0.906Mt from 0.713Mt. To supplement domestic supply, Peru imported 65,000t of cement i...

US and Puerto Rican Portland and blended cement shipments up 9% in November 2020

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Total US and Puerto Rican shipments of Portland and blended cement advanced nine per cent to 8.6Mt in November 2020 when compared with November 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The five largest cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia – accounted for 40 per cent of deliveries. The leading producing states in November 2020 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments totalled 178,000t in November 2020, repre...