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Polish cement association highlights challenges ahead

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

From 2021 Poland’s cement industry is facing new challenges as it embarks on a three decade-long transformation towards climate neutrality by 2050, according to the Polish Cement Association (SPC). Moreover, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry also has to address the rising costs of purchasing CO 2 emission allowances and energy supply, without compensation, as well as rapidly growing imports from outside the European Union. Following lower cement sales due to a cold wint...

Vicat’s SeRaMCo contribution

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

France-based multinational Vicat group has been contributing to the European SeRaMCo (Secondary Raw Materials for Concrete Precast Products) project, aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the construction sector by finding beneficial uses for inert waste from demolition sites. The company has been undertaking industrial trials to incorporate fines derived from demolition concrete as a raw material for cement production – an initiative that forms one aspect of Vicat’s circular economy dri...

Pakistan records diversified export and production results

19 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export and production data for the July 2020-March 2021 and July 2020-February 2021 periods. It shows diversified trends in export and local production. Export volumes increased during this period, but revenues remained flat in dollar terms, reflecting a weaker price market for cement and clinker. Meanwhile, local output increased on intense local demands and expansion in capacity. Export Pakistan's cement industry e...

Twiga Cement to expand production capacity

19 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement (Twiga Cement) has announced its intention to invest US$15m in an expansion and rehabilitation programme in 2021, according to the Tanzania Daily News. For the past 10 years, the factory has been producing 1.2Mta of cement, but it has currently increased capacity to about 2Mta. "Twiga Cement is doing well and we are happy for that, they have also thanked the government for better business environment despite the fact that there are small policy challenges which...

Peruvian cement market expands 151% in March

16 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru surged 151 per cent YoY to 1.09Mt in March 2021 from a low base of 0.435Mt in March 2020, when the country faced measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to its national cement association, Asocem. Cement production from the cement plants owned by Asocem members went up from 0.419Mt in March 2020 to 1.006Mt in March 2021. Clinker output rose from 0.352Mt to 0.708Mt over the period. Domestic production was supplemented by 133,100t of cement imports, up 31...

US Portland and blended cement shipments decline 2% in January

15 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped two per cent YoY to 6.7Mt in January 2021, said the US Geological Survey (USGS). The country’s top five cement markets – Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Arizona – accounted for 46 per cent of January shipments. Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama were the leading producing states. Masonry cement shipments totalled 177,000t in January 2021, down seven per cent YoY. Sixt...

Cement consumption in Puerto Rico up 26% in February

12 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico advanced 26.2 per cent in February, according the Puerto Rican statistics agency. In February 1.36m bags of 94lb, or 57,987t were sold. In February 2020, 1.08m bags or 48,049t were delivered to market. Cement sales have expanded robustly since May last year. In June they increased by 42 per cent YoY. In 2020 sales edged up 2.8 per cent to 13.8m bags, or 588,400t, following a 5.8 per cent drop in 2019. Cement production However, cement production in Puerto Ri...

Argentina's cement market expands by 94% in March

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged by 94 per cent YoY to 974,391t in March 2021 from a low base of 502,368t in March 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production, which advanced by 93.5 per cent from 508,402t to 983,911t over the same period. In March 2021 domestic producers exported 9520t, up 57.8 per cent YoY from 6034t in March 2020. January-March 2021 The Argentine market expanded by 38.6 per cent to 2.682Mt in th...

Bolivian market contracts 24% in January

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia saw a 24.1 per cent drop to 230,317t in January 2021 from 303,619t in January 2020, according to Bolivia’s national statistics institute, INE. A MoM fall of 29.8 per cent was noted when compared with a demand of 328,064t in December 2020. Bolivian cement production declined 38.9 per cent from 392,217 in January 2020 to 239,663t in January 2021. When compared with December 2020, a 25.8 per cent drop from 322,876t was reported.

Colombian cement market expands 5% in February

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.3 per cent to 1.079Mt in February 2021 when compared with 1.025Mt in February 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Bagged cement sales were up by 11.8 per cent in February but bulk sales fell 7.2 per cent YoY. The retail sector accounted for all of this growth, with sales expanding by 16.9 per cent. In contrast, there was an 11 per cent drop in offtake by ready-mix concrete companies while sales to construction companies and co...