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Bolivian cement market expands 51% in March

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia reached 290,525t in March 2021, up 50.8 per cent when compared with 192,670t in March 2020, according the country’s national statistics office, INE. Output from Bolivia’s cement plants increased 38.1 per cent from 215,629t in March 2020 to 297,744t in March 2021. January-March 2021 In the first three months of 2021 cement demand slipped 1.4 per cent to 748,860t from 759,184t in the year-ago period. Production reached 760,679t in the 1Q21, down 11.4 per c...

US shipments see 16% uptick in March

02 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Total shipments for Portland and blended cement, including imports in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 16 per cent YoY to 9Mt in March 2021, reports the US Geological Survey (USGS). A total of 45 per cent of deliveries was supplied to the leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Floria, Georgia and Arizona. Texas was also the leading producing state, followed by California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cements increased 9.6 per cent YoY to 222,000t in March 2021. The ...

Cement exports from Senegal drop 35% in February

24 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Exports of cement from Senegal declined 35.3 per cent MoM in February 2021, according to the country’s national statistics agency, ANSD. When compared with February 2020, exports decreased 32.4 per cent. Domestic sales fell by eight per cent MoM in February 2021 while output from Senegalese cement plants was down by 6.5 per cent in the same period. When compared with the equivalent month of 2020, sales and output improved by 12.5 and 3.1 per cent, respectively.

Puerto Rican market contracts 13% MoM in April

21 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales declined 13.2 per cent MoM to 1.37m bags, or 58,414t, in April 2021, according to the country’s statistics institute. In April 2020, 451,000 bags, or 19,230t, were sold following going into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic cement production fell in April 2021 to 635,000 bags, or 27,075t, after reaching 771,000 bags, or 32,874t, in the previous month.

Cement dispatches from Peru rise to 0.985Mt in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches from Peru in April surged to 0.985Mt in April 2021 from a low base of 0.011Mt in April 2020 when the country was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. When compared with April 2019, dispatches were up by 16 per cent. Cement production from domestic cement plants advanced to 0.973Mt in April 2021 from 0.010Mt in April 2020. When compared with April 2019, output rose by 20 per cent. Clinker output reached 0.48Mt, down 40 p...

Iranian cement demand declines 24% YoY in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement market contracted by 24 per cent YoY to 4.5Mt in April 2021, according to the Iranian Cement Association. In April 2020 the country’s demand reached 5.91Mt. Exports of clinker in April 2021 remained stable at 0.76Mt when compared with April 2020 while cement exports increased by 31 per cent YoY to 0.46Mt. On the supply side, clinker output from domestic cement plants edged up nine per cent to 7Mt, but cement production noted a 19 per cent drop to 5.04Mt when compared with...

Puerto Rican cement sales triple in March

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 66,941t in March 2021, according to the Puerto Rican Institute of Statistics. This represents a 15.9 per cent MoM increase and the highest since June 2020. When compared with March 2020, sales nearly tripled. Cement sales fell dramatically in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but May 2020 saw a sharp increase and by the end of the year, sales reached 588,400t, up 2.8 per cent YoY following a 5.8 per cent drop in 2019. Cement output from Costa Ric...

Bolivian cement market contracts 13% in February

11 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement consumption slipped 13.3 per cent from 262,895t in February 2020 to 228,018t in February 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, INE. Output from domestic cement plants dropped 11 per cent to 223,272t in February 2021 from 250,821t in the equivalent period of the previous year. January-February 2021 Demand for cement reached 458,335t in the first two months of 2021, down 19.1 per cent from 566,514t in the January-February 2020 period. Production by Bolivia...

Colombian cement consumption advances 61% in March

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Colombia increased 60.7 per cent to 1.189Mt in March 2021 from 0.74Mt in March 2020, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Sales in the retail sector were up 76 per cent YoY while ready-mix concrete companies saw a 47 per cent hike. Construction companies and contractors increased their offtake by 39.6 per cent YoY. Sales in Bogotá increased by 64.1 per cent YoY while Cundinamarca posted a similar increase of 64.9 per cent. Valle del Cauca saw its market expan...

ADOCEM reports 30% increase in 1Q sales

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland cement production in the Dominican Republic increased 23.8 per cent YoY to 1,247,386t in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Asociación Dominicana de Productores de Cemento de Portland (ADOCEM). Local cement sales were up by 30.1 per cent in the 1Q21 while 11.8 per cent of production was shipped overseas. "Our sector continues to grow stronger and has been able to supply the needs of the Dominican market," explained ADOCEM Executive Director, Julissa Báez, while adding "...