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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 ...

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.