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Argentina's cement market expands 20% in January

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina increased 20.1 per cent to 895,559t in January 2021 when compared with January 2020, when demand reached 745,681t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The requirement of the market was entirely met by domestic production, which saw a 19.2 per cent rise YoY to 903,756t in the first month of the year. In January 2020 output stood at 758,095t. However, exports declined 34.1 per cent from 12,414t in January 2020 to 8197t one year later.

Colombian cement market contracts 2% in December

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia fell 2.3 per cent from 1.079Mt in December 2019 to 1.054Mt in December 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. Cement production slipped 1.2 per cent from 1.191Mt in December 2019 from 1.176Mt in December 2020. Full-year 2020 In 2020 grey cement dispatches declined 10.2 per cent to 11.234Mt from 12.515Mt in 2019. Output from Colombia’s cement plants decreased 8.9 per cent to 11.849Mt in 2020 from 13.013Mt in 2019. Ready-mix concrete ...

Chile’s cement dispatches down 7% in 2020

03 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement deliveries increased by 14 per cent YoY to 389,488t in November 2020 from 341,721t in the equivalent month in 2019. This was followed by a 7.7 per cent uptick in December 2020 when dispatches rose to 364,925t from 338,720t in December 2019, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. However, full-year data show a seven per cent decline in cement deliveries in the South American country with total dispatches at 3,796,976t, down from 4,081,896t in 2019. YoY losses pe...

Mugher Cement Factory seeks production increase

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia’s Mugher Cement Factory will boost production to increase its share of the market, according to Takele Uma, minister of mines and petroleum. The minister stated that the state-owned cement factory’s current production volumes are disproportionate compared to the abundant natural resources in the area. Therefore, efforts will be made to improve production capacity and increase its market share above 25 per cent.

China reports 2% rise in cement production for 2020

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported a 1.6 per cent YoY rise in cement output to 2.377bnt for 2020. The construction of 3203 projects started across the country in December 2020, with a total investment of CNY2.69trn (US$415.6bn). Cement prices in China are also expected to maintain stable in 2021 due to improving supply-demand relations, according to Xinhua News. Many local authorities have now set a goal for infrastructure construction this year. Hubei Province...

Azerbaijan sees cement production down 8% in 2020

25 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The value of construction materials produced in Azerbaijan has been estimated at AZN718.9m (US$422m) for 2020, largely consistent with the previous year, according to the State Statistics Committee (SSC). The preliminary report shows a 7.5 per cent YoY decline in cement production to 3.226Mt. However, ready-mix production was up 6.5 per cent to 2.024Mt.

Peru cement market expands 12% YoY in December

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Peru increased 12 per cent YoY from 0.979Mt in December 2019 to 1.098Mt in December 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production advanced 18 per cent YoY in December 2020 as Asocem members produced 1.077Mt of cement. Output in December 2019 was 0.916Mt. Cement exports in December 2020 fell 36 per cent YoY to 12,000t from 19,000t in December 2019, but clinker exports surged from 33,000t in December 2019 to 105,000t in December 2020....

Pakistani cement producers increase output

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The output of Pakistan's large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMIs), including cement production, witnessed an increase of 14.5 per cent YoY in November 2020, and of 7.4 per cent YoY in 5MFY20-21, according to Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics.  Pakistani cement production increased by 21.3 per cent YoY to 20.442Mt in July-November 2020 from 16.852Mt in the same period last year. The rising trend was also witnessed in November 2020, when production significantly rose by 13 per ...

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 ...