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Engineers rebuild Ghori cement plant

28 December 2020, Published under Cement News

With government support, local engineers and staff are rebuilding Ghori cement plant in northern Afghanistan. The factory had been badly damaged during the protracted war in the country. "The production capacity of the plant has been gradually increased and nowadays it produces some 700t in 24 hours," said Mohammad Zahir Ebadi, the plant’s managing director, predicting that the production capacity will further improve if peace and stability prevails. In addition, in the neighbouring Parwa...

Tajikistan produces 3.95Mt of cement in 11M20

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Tajikistan have produced 3.951Mt of cement in the January-November 2020 period. This represents an increase of 0.9 per cent YoY, according to Tajikistan Newsline. The Tajik cement production base currently has a cement production capacity of approximately 4.7Mta.

US-Puerto Rico Portland and blended cement shipments edge down in September

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to 9.4Mt in September 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest consuming US states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York, which accounted for 37 per cent of shipments. The leading producing states in September 2020 were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. They produced a combined 39 per cent of domestic production. Masonry shipments remai...

Peru’s cement market expands 16% in November

17 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru rose 15.6 per cent YoY in November 2020 to 1.188Mt from 1.028Mt in November 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of the total, 1.092Mt were supplied by Asocem members. Cement production in Peru slipped 1.6 per cent MoM but rose 22.1 per cent YoY to 1.129Mt in November 2020 while clinker output rose 2.1 per cent MoM and 21.4 per cent YoY to 0.664Mt. Domestic supply was supplemented by 108,200t of cement imports and 170,100t of clinker impo...

Sri Lanka sees production up 9% in 9M20

14 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka has seen domestic cement production rise 28.7 per cent YoY to 375,000t in September. In August production was up by 17.4 per cent YoY to 392,000t. Overall, cement production increased 8.5 per cent to 2.82Mt in the first nine months of 2020, compared to 2.6Mt in the same period of last year. Meanwhile, cement imports declined 19.7 per cent in September to 300,000t from 374,000t in the year-ago period. Cumulative imports for the 9M20 fell 33.1 per cent YoY to 2.54Mt from 3.8Mt....

Saudi Arabia saw cement sales rise 17% in November

10 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia increased 16.5 per cent YoY to 4.75Mt in November 2020, driven by the Ministry of Housing’s programmes, according to NCB Capital Co. On a monthly basis, local cement sales edged up by 0.7 per cent in November, reaching the second-highest monthly figure since January 2017. Clinker production was down 0.8 per cent MoM to 4.3Mt, but cement production saw a modest rise of 1.1 per cent to 5Mt. Clinker exports surged 85 per cent YoY to 490,000t, while the coun...

Uzbekistan sees 3% rise in production

07 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan produced 8.8Mt of cement in the first 10 months of the 2020, up 2.6 per cent compared to the year-ago period. The largest volumes of cement were produced in the Tashkent region (46.7 per cent), followed by Navoi region (35.1 per cent) and Fergana region (12.8 per cent). The value of cement exported from Uzbekistan in the January-October period amounted to US$27.6m. Meanwhile, the value of cement imports reached US$105.5m.

Argentina’s cement market expands 25% in November

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged 25.1 per cent YoY and edged up two per cent MoM to 1,091,549t in November 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP.  The market was entirely supplied by domestic output. In addition, Argentina’s cement producers exported 41,010t of cement in November, compared with 12,374t in November 2019 and 15,122t in October 2020. Total domestic production reached 1,132,559t, up 28 per cent YoY and 4.3 per cent MoM. January-November 2020 In the firs...

Philippines: poised to rebound?

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Having being one of southeast Asia’s strongest performers in recent years, the Philippines construction and cement industries have been hit by the impact of COVID-19 during the 1H20. However, the easing of restrictions, some positive economic indicators and pent-up demand could lead to cement consumption bouncing back in 2021. By Jagdeep Verma, Holtec Consulting, India. Holtec India endeavours to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the Philippines cement industry and share its views ...

Colombian cement market expands 5% in October

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.2 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in October 2020 when compared with 1.111Mt delivered in October 2019, according to the national statistics agency, DANE. The rise was supported by an increase in the retail segment, where dispatches were up by 10.6 per cent YoY. Building companies and contractors increased their offtake by 4.2 per cent when compared with October 2019. However, deliveries to the ready-mix concrete segment dropped nine per cent YoY.  The ...