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Australia's changing dynamics

27 May 2014, Published under Cement News

As rising energy costs and the introduction of the carbon tax impose plant rationalisations, Australian cement producers look overseas for their clinker supply. While the country’s cement consumption shows a strong upside trend, market dynamics are expected to change. By Marilyn Gardner, M Gardner Consultancy, Australia. Australia’s extensive geography and its high immigration level are forecast to sustain a long-term demand for new housing and infrastructure Australia surv...

Peru records stable 4M14 cement deliveries

21 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Peru’s domestic cement dispatches reached 3,279,640t between January and April 2014, edging up 0.1 per cent YoY, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement output followed a similar trend, totalling 3,344,562t over the period with producers shipping 3,349,510t – including exports – in the first four months of the year, representing a 0.13 per cent increase YoY. According to Pablo Otero, analyst at Maximixe, the rise in dispatches reflects the dynamism in both public ...

Crossing the Andes

20 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement producers are poised to benefit from the government’s ongoing investment in housing and road networks. The country’s geography and favourable demographics also hold the promise of further development and to meet these demand requirements leading domestic producers have been increasing capacity with further projects potentially in the pipeline. By Jairo Julián Agudelo Restrepo & Martin Posada, Grupo Bancolombia, Colombia. Colombia’s Andean topography remains a challen...

Brazil: a view on the future

19 May 2014, Published under Cement News

The debate around climate change and lowering CO2 emissions has been a part of the Brazilian cement industry for some time and today, the sector has made great strides towards reducing its carbon footprint. A modern production base, increasing use of alternative fuels and the development of blended cements with a lower clinker factor have all contributed to making the industry more sustainable. By Yushiro Kihara, Brazilian Cement Portland Association (ABCP) & Gonzalo Visedo, Sindicato Nacion...

Iran monthly production update

19 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 4.501Mt of cement in the first calendar month of the current Iranian calendar year (21 March 2014 - 20 April 2015), according to its Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade reported that the country. Over 70 per cent of the total (some 3.234Mt) was supplied to the domestic market during the month, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported. Some 6.291Mt of clinker was also produced in Iran during the period. The country’s total exports were 1Mta. Iran's cement output amounted t...

Argentina: cement demand falls 5% YoY

14 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement industry shipped 905,584t, including exports, in April 2014, reflecting a 0.6 per cent decrease from March and a 7.1 per cent fall YoY. Domestic demand, including imports, reached 895,697t, slipping 0.3 per cent MoM while compared to April 2013, the figure was 5.4 per cent lower. In the first four months of 2014, Argentina’s cement demand reached 3,557,983t, a two per cent decrease YoY. Exports fell by 42.4 per cent to 108,517t when compared to the previous year.

Polish cement production grows 40.3% YoY in April

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Polish cement production jumped by 40.3 per cent YoY to 1.45Mt in April, while sales increased 23.5 per cent YoY for the month of April to 1.46Mt, said Poland's Cement Producer Association in a statement. Year-to-date production increased 48.4 per cent YoY to 3.98Mta, while sales from January to April rose by 46.9 per cent YoY to 4.14Mta.

Pakistan cement industry trebles FDI

07 May 2014, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement sector has received foreign direct investment (FDI) to the tune of US$21.5m from July 2013-March 2014, more than trebling the US$6.3m received during the comparative period the previous year, according to the State Bank of Pakistan. In March alone, FDI into the cement industry reached US$2.2m. While investment fell from US$102.5m in FY08 to US$32.6m one year later, in FY11 it recovered, rising to US$65.2m. However, in FY12, the industry did not receive any FDI. The ...

Colombia’s cement producers raise output by 16% in March 2014

02 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement production rose in March 2014 by 16 per cent, particularly in Cundinamarca (+35 per cent), Antioquia (+33.3 per cent), Bogotá (+22 per cent) and Valle del Cauca (+26 per cent). These latest advances in output see first-quarter 2014 cement production increase by 9.8 per cent, underlining previous expectations that the construction sector is contributing significantly to the country’s economic growth.

Full-year Iranian exports reach 18Mt

29 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported around 18Mt of cement in the Iranian calendar year that ended on 20 March 2014, IRNA cited a report published by the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade on Sunday.   The Tehran Times noted that the country’s annual cement output is currently about 80Mt, of which 50Mt is used domestically. In August 2012, former Iranian Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said that the country's cement production capacity would reach 110Mt by 2015.