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US cement sales show modest gain in 2019

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales edged up to US$12.5bn in 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of this total 70-75 per cent of sales were to ready-mixed concrete producers, 10 per cent to concrete product manufacturers, 8-10 per cent to contractors and 5-12 to other customers. Around 100Mt were shipped to final customers, including around 1Mt of exports. In 2018 shipments reached 98.48Mt. The average cement increased from US$121/t in 2018 to US$123.50/t in 2019. The USGS reported that construc...

Semen Indonesia Group sees 29% rise in 2019 sales

20 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The total sales volumes of the Semen Indonesia Group, including Thang Long Cement Co (TLCC) and former Holcim subsidiary, PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia (SBI), increased 36 per cent in December 2019 to 3.93Mt from 2.891Mt (before the group’s acquisition of SBI and therefore, not included in the group’s consolidated numbers), according to a company statement. Semen Indonesia saw sales edge up 4.4 per cent to 2.782Mt YoY, of which 2.564Mt in domestic sales (+8.2 per cent) and 218,678t in export ...

Fancesa to fall short of sales target

20 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fábrica Nacional de Cementos SA (Fancesa) will miss its sales and profits targets for the current financial year. The shortfall has been attributed to civic unrest and blockades following the elections that were cancelled due to fraud. “During the 2019 financial year, which closes on 31 March 2020, production was projected at 1,030,000t and the stop will obviously affect production volumes; it will be a success if we produced 900,000t,” said the Government Director of Fance...

Saudi sales increase 24% YoY in November

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The sales of 17 cement companies in Saudi Arabia amounted to 4.27Mt in November 2019, a 23.8 per cent YoY increase compared with 3.45Mt in the year-ago period, according to a report by Yamama Cement. Cement production rose by 22 per cent YoY to 4.3Mt during the period, against 3.54Mt in November 2018. Inventories showed modest growth to 1.22Mt from 1.18Mt.  Southern Province Cement Co reportedly recorded the highest sales volume at 613,000t, followed by Saudi Cement Co and Yanbu Cement.

Puerto Rican sales slip 3% in November

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico slipped 2.9 per cent to 46,236.3t (1.084m bags of 42.6kg) in November 2019 when compared with November 2018, when 47,630.6t (1.117m bags) were sold, according to data released by the Economic Development Bank of Puerto Rico. Output from Puerto Rican cement plants increased by 27 per cent in November 2019 to 46,760.7t (1.097m bags) from 36,821.9t (0.864m bags) in the year-ago period. In the January-November 2019 period, domestic cement sales decreased 6.3 per ce...

Brazilian cement market expands 4% in November

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 3.9 per cent YoY in November to 4.7Mt, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Apparent cement consumption, which includes imports, totalled 4.7Mt, up 3.5 per cent YoY, in November 2019. SNIC attributed the rise in sales to the recovery of the real estate sector. "The number of new residential launches accumulated an increase of 17 per cent until September compared to the same period of 2018. The number of new properties financed by SBPE (Brazil...

Sagar Cements records 27% fall in production

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has seen the company's standalone cement production/purchase decline 27.4 per cent to 172,160t in November 2019, compared to 236,967t in the year-ago period. Consolidated cement production was down 23.1 per cent YoY to 244,291t from 317,796t. Standalone cement sales for the month also fell 29.4 per cent to 167,720t from 237,409t sold in November 2018. Consolidated cement sales dipped to 241,195t, a decline of 23.5 per cent compared to 315,106t in the previous year’s ...

Puerto Rican cement market expands 5% in October

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 53,570t in October 2019, representing a five per cent increase from 50,973t in October 2019, according to the Instituto Estadísticas de Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican cement producers supplied 39,286t of cement in October, down 9.3 per cent from 43,333t the previous year. In the first 10 months of 2019 sales declined by 6.6 per cent to 1.07Mt when compared with 1.145Mt in the 10M18. Output in the January-October 2019 period fell by 10.4 per cent YoY to 0....

Dangote Cameroon sees 6% sales drop in 9M19

22 November 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of 2019, Dangote Cameroon reported a decrease in its domestic performance with sales down six per cent. "Our 1.5Mta clinker mill in Douala sold about 866,000t of cement in the first nine months of 2019, down six per cent from 920,000t sold in the same period in 2018. We estimate that our market share was 40 per cent during the period," said the group. The decline in performance has been attributed by the company due to persistent security problems in the northwes...

Brazilian sales up 9% in October

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil totalled 5.2Mt in October 2019, representing a 9.2 per cent increase when compared with October 2018, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The rise follows four consecutive years of decline. Domestic sales per working day edged up 0.6 per cent MoM and 6.9 per cent YoY. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, reached 5.2Mt, up 8.8 per cent YoY. “Sales performance in 2019 is the beginning of recovery from the huge fall the industry has suffered in...