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Saudi full-year output update

13 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia, the largest cement producer in the GCC, produced over 57Mt of cement in 2014, according to a report in Arab News. Demand in the kingdom continues to grow fuelled by huge mega projects including include railways, airports, stadiums, medical cities, utilities, and petrochemical facilities. Saudi Arabia is the largest cement producer in the GCC with 63Mta, accounting for 50 per cent of the region’s capacity. In 2014 it imported 2.5Mt of compared to 4.9Mt in 2013, according to d...

Polish monthly sales rise

10 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Polish cement sales rose by 15.4 per cent YoY in January 2015 to 638,500t, according to the country’s cement association, Stowarzyszenie Producentów Cementu (SPC). Production during the first month of the year, however, declined by 0.1 per cent to 520,000t, the data shows. Last year, domestic production increased by 6.8 per cent YoY to 15.4Mt, with sales during the period rising by 6.6 per cent.

Colombian cement market expands 10.3% in 2014

03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement consumption increased by 10.3 per cent to 11.9Mt in 2014, according to the country’s statistics service, Dane. The restart of civil works and the start-up of social housing projects is behind the upturn. Major market expansion occurred in the provinces of Nariño (49.2 per cent), Norte de Santander (20.4 per cent), Huila (21.3 per cent) and Cundinamarca (17 per cent). Output from domestic cement plants also rose, by 10.2 per cent to 12.3Mt.

US Jan-Nov shipments

03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico in November were 6.5Mt, essentially unchanged from the level in November 2013, USGS data shows. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, in descending order) received about 39 per cent of the November shipments. The leading Portland cement producing states in November were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama, in descending order. Clinker production totaled 6.8Mt during the mont...

Paraguayan cement consumption update

03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Paraguayan cement demand currently stands at around 115,000 bags of 50kg, according to local press sources. Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) produces around 50,000 bags/day while Yguazú’s output reaches around 45,000 bags/day. In addition, the market also absorbs between 18,000-22,000 bags per day of imports, according to the Customs Office. Total imports in 2014 reached 273,710t, reflecting a value of US$35.34m. This represented a 28 per cent fall when compared with imports of 381...

UAE: changing fortunes

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

The changing fortunes of the UAE, as it prepares to host Expo 2020 in Dubai, expands its infrastructure and addresses housing requirements, are envisaged to bump up domestic demand in the coming years. Meanwhile, exports have provided significant relief to local producers during recent years of scaled-back demand. The UAE’s construction sector is returning to form, with a number of major megaprojects in the pipeline and the ramping up of social infrastructure spend. Prestigious, la...

Uzbekistan: Ahangarancement full-year output rises

29 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Ahangarancement, part of Eurocement Group, produced 1.24Mt of clinker and 1.7Mt of cement in 2014, a YoY increase of 6.2 per cent (72,500t) and five per cent (80,400t), respectively. The company said that its shipments rose by 6.5 per cent to 1.72Mt in 2014, (+105,300t). During the year, Ahangarancement started to produce cement types PC 400 KD20 SSPC 400 D20 in 2014, of which it produced 84,610t and 47,922t respectively.

Molina: Venezuela to take cement output to 9Mt in 2015

27 January 2015, Published under Cement News

As part of the Venezuelan government’s investment in the country’s cement sector, the new Cerro Azul plant in Monagas state, is expected to add 1Mta of cement to national output and hence bring the forecast output for 2015 to 9Mt, according to the Minister for Ecosocialism, Habitat and Housing, Ricardo Molina. He added that the Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela and Barrio Tricolor housing programmes need 4.5Mt while the balance will be used in the construction of infrastructure, roads and ur...

Norm Sement works reaches design capacity, Azerbaijan

27 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Norm Sement has reached design capacity of its 2Mta Qizildas cement plant in Azerbaijan, and is confident on the outlook for the year ahead as it looks to increase market share and begin production of oil well cement, CEO Hasan Yalcinkaya told local news. Involving an inestment of US$350m, the integrated cement facility represents one of Azerbijan's largest non-oil related investments to date. Speaking to Trend News, Mr Yalcinkaya, said: "We managed to successfully complete our projects,” ...

Spain’s cement demand holds at just below 11Mt in 2014

21 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain reached 10.79Mt in 2014, largely stable when compared to the 10.74Mt recorded in 2013, latest figures released by domestic cement association Oficemen show. The bottoming out from a steady decline experienced in recent years was helped by the 12.5 per cent expansion of the domestic market in December. Output in Spain’s cement factories increased 5.4 per cent YoY to 13.91Mt from 13.2Mt in 2013. However, in December, inventories fell as production decreased by ni...