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India: beyond the headwinds

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

India has become the second-worst affected country by the COVID-19 health crisis. Consequently, construction activity has taken a hit and cement demand saw a dramatic collapse in the April-June 2020 quarter. As the pandemic continues to play out, ICR assesses the impact on domestic cement producers and prospects for recovery. As COVID-19 exerts unprecedented stress on India’s cement industry, ICR looks at the latest available data to date for the April-June 2020 period and...

Indonesian cement market contracts in September

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Indonesia fell to 6.175Mt in September 2020, according to the Indonesian cement association, ASI. Demand in the key market of Java decreased to 3.37Mt in September 2020 from 3.91Mt in September 2019.  Furthermore, the Sumatra and Sulawesi markets contracted by 3.4 per cent YoY to 1.34Mt and 549,000t, respectively. However, demand in Bali and Nusa Tenggara expanded by 5.9 per cent YoY to 345,000t. Maluku and Papua consumption increased by 4.8 per cent to 196,000t. On Kali...

Two plants in Uzbekistan report fall in production

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

According to Uzbekistan’s Antimonopoly Committee, Akhangarancement announced the failure of two rotary kilns on 7 October. As a result, the company’s cement volumes offered for sale decreased on average from 7000 to 5000tpd. Almalyk MMC’s Jizzakh cement plant has also seen its production volumes decrease from 11,000 to 5000tpd on average, due to ongoing repairs on its kiln. Therefore, the average volume of daily production in the country amounts to almost 37,000tpd with sales at 35,000...

US cement market contracts in July

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico slipped to 9.9Mt in July 2020 from 10Mt in July 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York, which accounted for 37 per cent of July shipments. The largest producing states were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan. They produced 41 per cent of domestic cement output. Masonry shipments remained stabl...

Peru's cement producers see 10% rise in local dispatches in September

15 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru remained largely stable at 1.018Mt in September 2020 when compared with August 2020 and increased 10 per cent YoY. Of this total, local dispatches accounted for 1.001Mt, representing a 7.3 per cent rise MoM and a 10.4 per cent increase YoY, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Cement production rose 6.7 per cent YoY and three per cent MoM to 1.006Mt in September 2020 while clinker output fell 26.6 per cent YoY but increased 7.4 per cent MoM to 0....

Cement sales in Puerto Rico up 38% in September

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 38.4 per cent YoY in September, according to the country’s statistics institute. A total of 1.41m bags of 94 pounds, or 60,119t, was sold, representing the fifth consecutive rise and the highest September sales in the last eight years. Cement sales plummeted in March and April due to the COVID-19 pandemic but have been recovering since May. However, output saw its second consecutive decline in September, down 3.6 per cent YoY to 929,000 bags, or 39,6...

Tajikistan reports 4% rise in cement production

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has produced more than 2.8Mt in the first eight months of 2020, representing a rise of 3.5 per cent YoY over the 8M19. There are 13 companies currently producing cement in the country, with an estimated annual capacity of 4.7Mta.

Argentine cement consumption advances 11% in September

07 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina increased 10.5 per cent to 1,037,499t in September 2020, as shown by the monthly report of the country’s cement association, AFCP. This demand was entirely served by domestic producers with no imports recorded. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 6133t of cement, down 33.6 per cent from 9234t. Total production in Argentina increased 10.1 per cent YoY to 1,043,632t. January-September 2020 However, in the first nine months of the year, cement cons...

Colombian cement market contracts 4% in August

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia slipped 4.3 per cent to 1.052Mt in August 2020 from 1.099Mt in August 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. The fall in consumption was mainly driven by an 18 per cent drop in the offtake by ready-mix concrete companies, also reflected by a 11.8 per cent decrease in bulk dispatches. Bagged sales slipped by 0.7 per cent, driven by a 13.1 per cent decline in sales to the construction and contractors segment. Sales to the retail sector edged u...

Germany: leading the recovery

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The German cement sector has fared better than most during the pandemic. Cement demand is forecast to remain stable this year, with a more cautious outlook for 2021. Meanwhile, producers are embracing the latest technology for a leaner, greener manufacturing base. HeidelbergCement’s plant at Burglengenfeld, Germany, was modernised in 2017-18 with a new kiln, baghouse and SNCR system Germany’s economic growth slowed to 0.6 per cent in 2019 from 1.5 per cent the previous year,...