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Paraguay: INC continues operations during kiln repair

06 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Industria Nacional de Cemento announced that it has sufficient clinker stock to continue operations for more than 30 days following technical issues at its kiln in Vallemi. It expects repairs to be completed on Wednesday. At present, INC produces over 55,000 bags of cement per day and over the past six months has dispatched 6.5m bags, up 14 per cent YoY and 30 per cent when compared with 2013.

India’s core sector growth rises to 4.4 per cent in May

01 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Growth in India’s eight core sectors, including the cement industry, increased to 4.4 per cent in May 2015 versus a decline of 0.4 per cent in April. There growth level achieved in May is a six-month high. Cement output grew 2.6 per cent against a fall of 2.4 per cent in April, according to the data released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry. Growth was also seen in six other sectors: coal production (+7.8 per cent), crude oil (0.8 per cent), petrol refinery products production (7.9 pe...

Saudi clinker production declines

30 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Clinker output in Saudi declined by 12 per cent YoY in May 2015 in producers deliberately attempt to shore up cement prices, claims a report by NCB Capital. Stockpiles had built up partly as a result of decrees by the late King Abdullah to ensure the country did not run out of supplies. In April 2013, the king also set aside US$800m for the import of volumes and construction of kilns to boost supplies. However, new regulations introduced later in the year to reduce the number of illegal for...

Senegal: domestic market contracts, exports jump

30 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Senegalese cement producers increased their output by 4.4 per cent in the first four months of 2015 when compared with the same period of 2014, according to the country’s planning and economic study department. Production went up from 1,752,000t to 1,829,400t. Domestic sales fell 6.4 per cent from 1,123,000t in 4M14 to 1,051,500t in January-April 2014. However, exports jumped 22.1 per cent from 656,500t to 801,500t in the same period.

Vietnam expected first-half output up 10.5%

30 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 32.1Mt of cement in the first half of this year, up 10.5 per cent  from a year ago, the government-run General Statistics Office said. In June alone, production totalled 6Mt, up 26.8 per cent YoY. In the first five months, Vietnam has churned out 26.1Mt of cement, compared to the earlier estimated 26.6Mt, according to the office’s revised figure. Vietnam currently has 74 cement production lines with a combined annual output of 77Mt, data from the Minis...

Colombia: market expands 2.7% in May 2015

29 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 2.7 per cent YoY to 1.062Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. The increase is primarily the result of an 8.7 per cent rise in the construction and contractors segment, which expanded by 8.7 per cent. The largest increases, on a departmental basis, were noted in Nariño (+69.2 per cent), Bolivar (+16.3 per cent), Magdalena (+19.1 per cent) and Cesar (+18.4 per cent). In terms of production, a 5.4 per cent YoY rise was noted in Ma...

Indonesia heats up

23 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement demand in Indonesia is expected to grow strongly in the future, largely driven by infrastructure developments and an improved economic outlook. However, the current high margins enjoyed by local producers look set to come under pressure as new capacity comes on-stream and competition heats up. By Isnaptura Iskandar, Maybank Kim Eng Securities, Indonesia. A healthy economic outlook and infrastructure are likely to underpin demand going foward Indonesia’s peaceful ...

Vicem monthly dispatches advance 10% YoY

12 June 2015, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading cement producer, said its cement and clinker sales in May advanced 10 per cent YoY to 2.01Mt.  Of the total, 1.84Mt of cement and clinker were sold in domestic market while 162,000t were exported. In the first five months, Vicem’s cement and clinker sales dipped 1.4 per cent on-year to 9.08Mt. Of the total, 8.02Mt of cement and clinker were sold in domestic market, up 6.2 per cent YoY while 1.06Mt were exported...

Tunisian cement demand falls 6.5% in 4M15

11 June 2015, Published under Cement News

In the first four months of 2015, the Tunisian cement marked contracted by 6.5 per cent YoY to 2.4Mt, according to the latest data revealed by Taoufik Khardani, deputy director of building materials industries at the country’s Ministry of Industry. However, exports were up by 28 per cent from 461,000t to 590,000t. Tunisia’s cement producers manufactured 2.98Mt of cement, down 5.6 per cent on 4M14, when 3.16Mt of cement was produced.

Polish cement production up 2.9 per cent YoY

09 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Poland increased by 2.9 per cent YoY to 1.62Mt in May, according to the country's cement association, SPC. Year-to-date production increased by 1.5 per cent YoY to 5.64Mt.