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Slowly back on track in Brazil?

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a four-year downturn, Brazil’s cement sector was in recovery mode in 2019. However, after a slow start to the year due to inclement weather, the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a further drop in sales in spring. The latest data show signs of demand recovery with producers pinning hopes on the implementation of private and public construction projects. Brazil’s cement industry is expecting better news in the months ahead as the resumption of private and public constructio...

Colombian cement market contracts 8% in June

03 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches fell 7.6 per cent to 0.905Mt in June 2020 when compared with 0.979Mt in June 2019, according to data provided by the country’s statistical office, DANE. Sales of bagged cement fell 3.1 per cent YoY while bulk cement deliveries were down 16.8 per cent in June 2020. Ready-mix concrete companies reduced their offtake by 22.4 per cent YoY while deliveries to building companies and contractors fell by 12.6 per cent. The retail sector reported a sales increase of one ...

Pakistani cement output falls 35% in May

29 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has released production data for May and the 11-month period of July 2019-May 2020. The overall output of large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMI) in Pakistan declined by 10.3 per cent during the 11FY19-20, when compared to the equivalent period of the previous year, according to the country’s Federal Bureau of Statistics. Domestic cement production decreased by 3.8 per cent YoY to 37.012Mt in the 11MFY19-20, compared to 35.623Mt in the equ...

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...