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Peru: cement dispatches edge ahead

18 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Between January and May 2014, Peru’s cement market expanded by 0.51 per cent YoY to 4,129,906t, according to the latest figures from the domestic cement association, Asocem. Production rose by 0.95 per cent YoY to 4,231,221t in the first five months of the year, from 4,191,295Mt in the same period a year ago. Exports jumped from 81,356t to 95,716t, up 17.65 per cent during Jan-May.

Set for rationalisation?

18 June 2014, Published under Cement News

With the construction sector predicted to grow by just 1.1 per cent in 2014, there is little for South Korea’s cement producers to look forward to. As the focus turns to overseas markets, cement exports are on the up, but how long can this strategy sustain the country’s cement overcapacity crisis? South Korea’s cement producers will need to find a long-term solution to their overcapacity woes as the domestic market has reached saturation point and export growth is unsustainable ...

Vietnam estimated output at 5.5Mt in May

30 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 5.5Mt of cement in May, up four per cent from April and 9.8 per cent from a year ago, according to data from the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO) said.?? In the five-month period, the country’s cement output is likely to have increased by 5.4 per cent YoY to 24.2Mt, the office said in a monthly report. The GSO revised down the country’s cement output in April to 5.3Mt from the previous estimate of 6Mt.??In 2013, Vietnam’s cement output ...

China cement exports decline in 4M14

30 May 2014, Published under Cement News

China's cement exports declined by 9.4 per cent YoY to 2.96Mt in the first four months of 2014, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs. However, the growth rate was 1.5 per cent higher than the level realised in the first quarter of this year. Clinker exports surged 63.09 per cent YoY to 1.31Mt over the Jan-April 2014 period. Imports amounted to 94,600t of cement in the first four months, reflecting a YoY decrease of 9.32 per cent. Clinker imports increa...

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.