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Puerto Rican cement sales up 41% in December

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 41 per cent YoY to 60,076t in December when compared with December 2019 when market offtake reached 42,594t, according to Puerto Rican Development Bank. Output from Cemex Puerto Rico and Argos San Juan Corp slipped 4.3 per cent YoY  to 41,686t in December 2020 from 43,581t in the year-ago period. In 2020 cement sales edged up 2.8 per cent YoY to 590,357t from 574,194t in 2019. The market was supplied with 449,530t of cement, a 14.6 per cent decrease w...

Bolivian cement market expands 1% in October

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia edged up 0.8 per cent YoY to 382,944t in October 2020 from 379,781t in October 2019, according to Bolivia’s national statistics agency, INE. In the country’s largest market, La Paz, demand rose 12.1 per cent YoY to 101,185t while in Cochabamba, offtake was 2.9 per cent up YoY to 97,911t. Santa Cruz, the third-largest market, saw a 16.8 per cent YoY increase to 89,955t. Cement demand in Potosi advanced 1.7 per cent to 15,888t when compared with October 2019, but ...

Udayapur Cement Industry looks to increase production

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s state-owned Udayapur Cement Industry has announced plans to increase production capacity to 800tpd from 350tpd, according to the New Business Age. General Manager, Gopi Krishna Neupane, who has been in charge since Tuesday, has stated that the company is preparing strategies to upgrade the 30-year-old factory with new technology and regulate coal and gypsum imports. The hopes are that the changes will return the company to profit. "Even if we produce 800tpd of cement from the st...

Hama Cement sees cement production reach 1.06Mt in 2020

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The Syrian Co for the Manufacture of Cement and Building Materials (Hama Cement) has reported 1.06Mt of cement production for 2020. Clinker production also reached 714,000t during the year, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) . Ali Ja’abo, general manager, noted that the technical and production teams at the company have created new working methods, equipment and devices that have proven their efficiency, which contributed to reducing costs and increasing the production. As a ...

Argentine cement consumption surges 33% in December

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina has seen a 33.3 per cent rise to 976,939t in December 2020 from 732,734t in December 2019, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. The national market requirement was wholly met by domestic producers, who also exported 16,837t in December, representing an increase of 16.8 per cent when compared with exports of 11,342t in December 2019. 2020 demand and supply Domestic consumption for the full-year 2020 declined 11.5 per cent YoY to 9.741Mt when comp...

Vietnam's cement and clinker sales rise 2% in 2020

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s total sales of cement and clinker has been estimated at 101.5Mt for 2020, representing a rise of 1.5 per cent over 2019. According to a report by SSI Research, domestic cement demand is forecast to increase around 5-7 per cent this year compared to 2020. The increase in domestic sales is expected due to infrastructure investment, foreign direct investment into the country and the recovery of the real estate market. Elsewhere, Vietnam Cement Corp (VICEM) has also outlined its ...

US Portland and blended cement deliveries up 3%

07 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports in the USA and Puerto Rico, increased by three per cent YoY to 9.8Mt in October 2020, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were the largest consumers with a combined share of 38 per cent of total shipments. The leading producing states were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan. They accounted for 41 per cent of cement output. Masonry cement shipments fell seven pe...

NCL Industries sees 50% rise in production

07 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has announced a 49.5 per cent YoY increase in cement production to 632,746t in the third quarter of the FY20-21, rising from 423,199t in the year-ago period. Cement dispatches also climbed 45.1 per cent YoY to 625,162t from 430,861t in the 3QFY19-20.

Colombian cement consumption up 4% in November

06 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded 3.6 per cent to 1.122Mt in November 2020 when compared with 1.083Mt in November 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Retail sales were up 7.1 per cent YoY while construction companies and contractors increased their offtake by 9.4 per cent. However, sales to readymix companies declined by 12.6 per cent YoY. Grey cement production increased 9.1 per cent YoY to 1.214Mt in November 2020. January-November 2020 In the January-Novembe...

Magnum Group seeks to increase production

06 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Georgia’s Magnum Group has announced plans to increase cement production in the future. Paata Nikvashvili, director of the company, noted that the company hopes to reach 12,000t of cement production per month from the current 6000t. The company also noted the difficulty of trading during last year. "We started working in June. We were suspended before due to the pandemic. Everything was paralysed. When we started functioning, we were satisfied with our work, however, the sales rate is dec...