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Italy sees 32% advance in 1H production

03 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement output in Italy picked up by two per cent YoY in June 2021, following a YoY increase of 18 per cent in May 2021, according to Federbeton. In the January-June period output has advanced 32 per cent when compared with the year-ago period. To supplement local supply, Italy imported 151,444t of cement in May 2021, up 75 per cent YoY. In terms of CIF values, the total price was EUR7.772m, or US$51/t. In addition, exports advanced by 10 per cent YoY to 148,311t in May 2021.Thei...

Colombia sees 4% increase in cement dispatches

03 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded by 3.6 per cent to 1.132Mt in July 2021 when compared with dispatches of 1.093Mt in July 2020 and by 7.5 per cent when compared with 1.113Mt in July 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Cement sales were particularly strong in the ready-mix concrete market (+11.9 per cent YoY) while construction companies and contractors also increased their offtake by 6.4 per cent YoY. However, the retail segment saw a one per cent contraction. When...

Bolivia’s cement market sees 26% expansion in June

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia increased 25.6 per cent YoY to 289,440t in June 2021 from 230,378t in June 2020, according to data from the country’s statistics office, INE. However, when compared with June 2019, when demand reached 330,612t, a 30.3 per cent contraction was reported. Domestic cement production increased 25.5 per cent YoY to 299,517t in June 2021 from 238,640t in June 2020. However, when compared with an output of 339,171t in June 2019, a 29.6 per cent contraction was reported.

Kenya consumption up 27% in 5M21

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Kenya advanced 26.6 per cent YoY to 3.35Mt in the January-May 2021 period when compared with 2.64Mt in the 5M20, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. The increase was supported by ongoing infrastructure projects such as the Nairobi Expressway and higher activity in the real estate market. Output from domestic producers increased by 27.3 per cent to 3.38Mt in the 5M21 from 2.65Mt in the 5M20. “Cement production has been strong, aligned with consumpti...

Iranian cement sales down in July

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement market contracted by 30.8 per cent MoM to 4Mt in July 2021 from 5.78Mt in June 2021. Clinker production declined from 6.75Mt in June 2021 to 3.95Mt in July 2021 while cement output decreased to 4.38Mt in July from 6.02Mt in June. In addition to a shrinking domestic market, exports of cement and clinker in July fell to 0.41Mt and 0.3Mt, respectively when compared with the previous month, when cement and clinker exports stood at 0.36Mt and 0.63Mt, respectively.

Uzbekistan posts 23% production increase in 1H21

18 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan has reported a 23 per cent YoY increase in Portland cement production to 5.8Mt in the first half of 2021, according to the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan. The first four months of the year saw a 26.9 per cent YoY surge in production to 3.583Mt, while production in the 5M21 advanced 24.2 per cent to 4.679Mt. The Tashkent region produced the most significant volume of cement at 42.3 per cent of the total, followed by the Navoi region (32.2 per cent), Jizzakh (13 per ce...

Argentina’s producers enjoy pick-up in domestic and export demand in July

05 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption increased 20.9 per cent YoY and 8.5 per cent MoM to 1,043,388Mt in July 2021 from 862,675t in July 2020 and from 961,512t in June 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic market was entirely supplied by local production, which advanced by 21.4 per cent YoY and 8.5 per cent MoM to 1,053,344t from 867,641t in July 2020 and from 970,712t in June 2021. Of total output, 9956t was exported in July 2021, representing a 100 per cent incr...

Colombian market expands 18% in June

04 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia reached 1.072Mt in June 2021, up 18.4 per cent when compared with 0.905Mt in June 2021 and by 9.5 per cent per cent when compared with 0.979Mt reported in June 2019, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Retail sales advanced by 18.3 per cent in June 2021 while offtake from ready-mix concrete companies was up 18.3 per cent when compared with June 2020. Construction companies and contractors increased their purchases by 14.5 per cent YoY. Produ...

Bolivia's cement market expands 125% in May

03 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement demand advanced 125 per cent to 295,026t in May 2021 when compared with the low base of 131,101t in May 2020, according to Bolivia’s statistics office, INE. When compared with May 2020, it contracted by 6.4 per cent from 309,393t in May 2019. Output from domestic cement producers surged 92.8 per cent to 307,004t in May 2021 from 159,201t in the year-ago period. When compared with May 2019, it slipped 2.6 per cent from 315,293t. January-May 2021 Cement consumption reached ...

Brazil: striking the right balance

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian cement industry has contributed greatly to the country’s development, providing high-quality products in line with demanding sustainability requirements. As the industry adjusts to the impact of COVID-19, producers continue to seek the balance between higher production, maintaining quality and reducing emissions even further. By Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC), Brazil. Brazilian cement association SNIC provides an overview of the domestic cement sector ...