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East Africa: keeping the lights on

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

With overcapacity and pricing pressures weighing in on the east African cement industry, cement producers are setting their sights on the return of strong demand by 2023. In the meantime, will they prepare by taking up a stronger position, possibly through industry consolidation? By Standard Investment Bank, Kenya. The Tanzanian cement industry is expected to see an improving landscape from 2021 The East African Community (EAC) recorded real GDP growth of 5.9 per cent in 2019, s...

US cement shipments down 8% in April

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico fell 7.5 per cent YoY to 8.1Mt in April 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio, which accounted for a combined market share of 42 per cent. The top five producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama Masonry cement shipments declined 11 per cent YoY to 195,000t in April 2020. Florida, Texas, North Caro...

Dominican Republic market contracts 13% in 4M20

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Dominican Republic declined 13 per cent to US$120m in the January-April 2020 period when compared with June 2019. In addition, Dominican cement producers also reported a 20 per cent YoY fall in exports, which reached 227,639t of cement. Their output during the period decreased 24 per cent YoY to 1.36Mt. Adriano Brunetti, president of the country’s cement association Adocem, said: "... 'The most difficult thing was the total stoppage of construction without an opening b...

Qatar's cement production falls in May

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar’s Industrial Production Index for May 2020 declined two per cent YoY to 104.2 points, but this was a six per cent increase compared to April 2020. Issued by the Planning and Statistics Authority, the index details the growth of various industrial sectors such as mining, manufacturing and electricity production. In particular, the production of cement and other non-metallic mineral products fell 13.8 per cent MoM in May. When considered in annual terms the decline was much more severe ...

Azerbaijan records 2% decline in cement production

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan declined 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.57Mt in the first half of 2020, according to the State Statistics Committee. However, ready-mix concrete production rose 3.6 per cent to 821,500t. Overall, the value of building materials produced in the country reached AZN327.6m (US$192.82m) in the 1H20, down 10.4 per cent compared to the corresponding period of last year.

Siberian Cement plants increase 1H output 4%

15 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2020 Siberian Cement (Sibcem) produced 2.2Mt of cement, representing a four per cent YoY increase. Topkinsky Cement’s output rose by one per cent to 1Mt, while Iskitimcement increased its production by eight per cent to 453,800t. Production from Angarskcement was up nine per cent to 288,700t and TimlyuyCement output remained stable at 165,100t. “For the cement industry, however, as for many other industries, the first half of 2020 turned out to be a difficult period. I...

Votorantim reduces production at Oural

15 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim-owned Oural cement plant in Spain will considerably reduce its cement production as a result of falling demand from the construction sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cement producer has seen a significant fall in its sales in Spain and industry sources expect the sector to see a decline of 20 per cent for the full year. The decision will see a reduction in the production of clinker in particular as the company will continue to bag and distribute cement as the market requi...

Peruvian cement market expands in June

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

While cement demand in Peru rebounded in June 2020 to 678,000t when compared with 298,000t sold in May 2020, it remained 26.1 per cent below demand reported in June 2019 as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continue to be felt, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement output improved significantly to 611,000t in June 2020, representing an advance of 131.8 per cent when compared with May 2020, when output stood at 263,000t. However, it remained 29.6 per cent below ...

Argentine cement demand drops 7% YoY in June

08 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina has fallen 7.3 per cent YoY to 797,926t in June 2020, according to AFCP, the national cement association. However, MoM a 23 per cent advance was reported. Argentine cement producers supplied 804,727t of cement to the domestic and overseas market, representing a 6.9 per cent YoY decrease but a 23.2 per cent increase when compared with May 2020. Of this total they exported 6801t, more than double the export level of 3293t in June 2019. There were no imports. Janu...

Bolivian cement demand falls 34% in 4M20

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia has declined 34.2 per cent YoY in the 4M20 as a result of the quarantine imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Bolivian statistics agency, INE. Total consumption in the January-April 2020 period reached 787,586t. In January demand was 10.2 per cent YoY to 303,589t while in February consumption fell 11.3 per cent YoY to 262,895t. However, on 22 March the Bolivian imposed a 14-day lockdown, which was extended to 30 April and again to 11 May. As ...