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Peru cement sales fall 4.9% in Feb 2015

17 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market contracted by 4.9 per cent YoY as dispatches fell from 816,000t to 775,000t in February 2015, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. In January, cement dispatches increased 1.7 per cent. "This is mainly due to climatic factors, low public spending, weak private investment and low trust in the government. As in January, heavy rains during February in the highlands and jungle witnessed, "said the cement association. Public expenditure fell 23 per cen...

Vietnam: Nghi Son Cement Corp gets go-ahead for fly ash import

13 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Hoang Trung Hai, has agreed to allow Nghi Son Cement Corp to pilot the import of fly ash over the 2015-16 period. Under approval, Nghi Son Cement Corporation will be allowed to import an annual volume of 200,000t within two years. The deputy prime minister also requested the company to develop a plan to use domestic fly ash from 2017. Nghi Son Cement Corporation had repeated seeking the government for approval for the import of fly ash as material for cem...

Polish monthly production rises 16.1% YoY

11 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Poland rose by 16.1 per cent to 720,4000t in February, while sales fell by 2.3 per cent to 722,300t, according to the Polish Association of Cement Producers (SPC). For the first two months of this year,  production grew 8.6 per cent to 1.24Mt, while sales increased 5.3 per cent to 1.36Mt. Last year,  Polish cement consumption increased by 6.6 per cent in 2014 to 15.59Mt, following a 6.1 per cent fall to 14.62Mt in 2013. Cement production, which had come down 7.5 per ce...

Bosnia: TCK expects flat output

10 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Bosnia's Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (TCK), part of the HeidelbergCement Group, sees its cement output flat this year after producing 420,000t in 2014, the company's director said. “Our cement production fell by around 10 per cent in 2014, which was probably the most difficult year since the war for the Bosnian economy and its citizens as the country went through political turmoil in February followed by record floods in May and in August and elections in October,” Branimir Muidza told SeeNews ...

Peru: Unacem reports rise in 4Q14 income

05 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Unacem saw revenues increase 13.2 per cent to PEN516.5m (US$167m) in the last quarter of 2014 when compared with 4Q13. EBITDA rose 52.5 per cent thanks to clinker exports and despite higher fuel costs. Net profit increased 179.9 per cent YoY to PEN138.4m. The company’s deliveries advanced 4.4 per cent YoY to 1.504Mt with the domestic market expanding 3.6 per cent over the period. The output of Atocongo’s Kiln 1 and 2 pushed total Unacem production to 1.635Mt, up ...

Vietnam output up 13% YoY

05 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 4.2Mt of cement in February, down 19 per cent from January but up 13.3 per cent from a year ago, according to the government-run General Statistics Office. In the first two months, the country’s cement production rose 19.8 per cent YoY to 9.4Mt, the office said in a monthly report. In January, Vietnam generated 5.2Mt of cement, according to the revised figure. The ministry predicted Vietnam's sales of cement and clinker to rise 1.5-4 per cent on year to between 72-7...

China succumbs to normality

04 March 2015, Published under Cement News

With the gradual drop in China’s GDP growth to lower-single figures it has been argued that normality has returned to the world’s second-biggest economy. The cement sector has certainly responded by reeling in excess capacity as well as prioritising operational efficiency and higher environmental standards as the government pushes forward industrial reform. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates attending CEMENTTECH 2015 in Beijing, China on 27-29 April 2015 While the Chin...

Colombia dispatches up 14.5% in January

27 February 2015, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded by 14.5 per cent YoY in January 2015 as the country’s cement producer dispatched 927,800t of cement, according to the latest figures by national statistics office, Dane. Output rose 8.3 per cent to 0.9Mt when compared with January 2014. The strongest demand growth occurred in Nariño (+165 per cent), Cesar (+37 per cent), Magdalena (+36 per cent),  while Antioquia and Bolivar saw dispatches rise by 25 per cent.

Bolivia increases cement supply

26 February 2015, Published under Cement News

As the Bolivian cement market surged 24 per cent YoY in 2H14, the domestic cement industry was able to increase output by 15 per cent. However, much has changed as the sector invested in new plants and pushed up production to improve the supply-demand balance. Corporación Boliviana del Cemento (Coboce) now produces around 70,000 bags per day to supply its markets of Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz and Beni. This follows an investment of US$100m in a new plant at Cochabamba. "The new fa...

Peru cement dispatches down 1.7% but 2015 forecast up

17 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement dispatches fell 1.7 per cent in January due to an unfavourable construction climate and the change of local and regional governments, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In the first month of this year, 816,000t of cement was delivered – some 14Mt less than the year-ago period. Strong rains impacted on Peru’s building sector. However, cement production increased three per cent YoY as did exports, which saw a 126 per cent rise when compared with January ...