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Germany holds its course

18 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Although German economic growth decelerated again in 2012, construction investments held and cuts in cement consumption were limited to just under five per cent. Moreover, prices remained stable and imports declined. However, the country’s cement producers saw no rise in overseas sales, which were hit harder than local deliveries. For 2013-14, the market is expected to be stable with hopes that growth is not far off. German cement sales held up best in the provinces of Bavaria and Bad...

Poland sees double-digit declines, Jan-Aug

10 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement production and sales in Poland have seen a double-digit drop in the first eight months of the year, latest data from the country’s cement association, SPC, shows. Between January-August 2013, cement output declined by 15.2 per cent to 9.092Mt while sales were down by 14.8 per cent to 9.295Mt. In August alone, production in Poland fell by 1.9 per cent YoY in August 2013 to 1.576Mt. Sales for the month declined by 3.9 per cent to 1.616Mt.

CIS cement developments

09 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in the CIS markets of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan has demonstrated sound growth in recent years, particularly in light of some of the corrections seen in parts of Europe. The region is now seeing the entry of a number of new players as well as the expansion and modernisation of existing facilities as producers look to keep in line with further increases in demand and employ the most modern and efficient production techniques available. Th...

Iran increases output by 3% in first five months

05 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement output in the first five months of the current calendar year (started on 21 March 2013) continued its upward climb to reach 31.475Mt, information from Iran’s Cement Producers Association showed. "The figure shows a three per cent increase compared to the same period of the previous year," the IRNA News Agency quoted Abdolreza Sheykhan, an official of the association as saying. Some 30.874Mt of clinker was produced during the same timeframe, also representing a rise of three per cent...

Tanzanian producers call for reinstatement of EACUP import duties

02 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Tanzania are calling for the government to reinstate the East African Custom Union Protocol (EACUP) 2005 to protect the industry against an influx of imports. The Guadian reported that during a half-day seminar chaired by the ministry of Transport (drawing key industry players, contractors and media representatives) local cement producers said their profits have been declining due to an influx of alleged substandard products. Pascal Lesoinne, East African Cement Pro...

Armenia production rises 6.2% in first seven months

02 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Armenia rose by 6.2 per cent in the first seven months of the year, according to the latest data from the country’s national statistics service. During January-July 2013, Armenia produced 235,600t of cement, the government’s statistics agency reported. Meanwhile, local press reported that 92,500t of this amount was exported to neighbouring Georgia. Armenia’s building sector was severely impacted by the global financial crisis and the effects have continued to linger...

Mozambique plans supervisory system to ensure steady supplies

30 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Mozambique plans to implement a supervisory system to ensure the time and sufficient supply of cement into the market. Henrique Banze, spokesperson for the Council of Ministers and deputy Foreign Affairs, said on Tuesday that the government was concerned about ensuring steady supplies of cement as large infrastructure projects are swallowing up much of cement output, leaving little for the retail market. This in turn has kept pushing up prices and imports. Currently t...

Monthly cement production rises 6.2%, Colombia

29 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Colombia produced 966,800t of cement in July 2013, up 6.2 per cent YoY, according to the latest data from national statistics office Dane. In terms of dispatches, a 11.5 per cent rise to 980,500t was reported as construction companies increased  orders by 19.7 per cent and ready-mix concrete firms by 18.5 per cent. Sales to the retail sector also saw a six per cent advance. During July, Córdoba saw a 45.5 per cent rise in dispatches, closely followed by Norte de Santander (41.2 per cent)...

Vietnam August production rises 8.32%

29 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement production in August climbed to 4.9Mt, an 8.32 per cent increase compared to the same period of last year, the General Statistics Office has said. Compared to July 2013, last month’s output rose by 6.52 per cent on a MoM basis. The office revised down production in July to 4.6Mt from a previous estimate of 5.1Mt. In the first eight months of this year, the country is estimated to have produced 36.9Mt of cement, representing an increase of 4.78 per cent YoY. Last year produc...

Peru: outwards and upwards

27 August 2013, Published under Cement News

As Lima, Peru, hosts the 2013 XXX FICEM-APCAC Technical Congress on 2-4 September 2013, ICR takes a closer look at this Latin American country. A strong construction industry has kept cement producers busy in recent years and the global recession has had limited impact in Peru. Exports have also experienced steady growth, helping local works to sustain capacity utilisation rates despite the recent completion of plant expansions and new projects. The picture ahead promises yet more demand gro...