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Vicem sees Jan-Aug sales up 12% YoY

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem) reported cement and clinker sales of 18.88Mt in the first eight months of this year. This represents an increase of 11.5 per cent when compared with 8M17. Clinker production from the company’s cement plants also increased by six per cent to 13.43Mt while in terms of cement, output rose 6.3 per cent to 15.24Mt. In August alone, clinker and cement sales were up 28.3 per cent YoY to 2.57Mt, of which 2.06Mt was exported. Clinker output increas...

Vietnam exports continue to soar to record levels

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese exports of cement and clinker soared to 2.251Mt in July 2018, up 61 per cent YoY. Clinker exports reached 1.669Mt in the period, increasing 72 per cent YoY, with higher volumes largely driven by Chinese demand.   Total domestic cement consumption maintained its upward trend and reached 5.135Mt in July, advancing seven per cent compared to the year-ago period, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA).   Sales by VICEM group companies amounted to 1.671Mt in July, ...

PT Indocement

25 July 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement has said that it expects to see sales volume growth of 5-6 per cent in 2018, according to Indonesian press reports. The news comes on the back of a 0.5 per cent YoY increase in cement consumption in the country in the second quarter of this year to 14.3Mt. Infrastructure projects remain the main driver of demand, which can be seen from the 19.7 per cent rise in bulk cement sales volumes. With the second half of the year historically more buoyant due to longer working days an...

Dangote

28 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Cameroon sold 0.332Mt of cement in the opening quarter of 2018, boosting its market share in the country to 44 per cent. Infrastructure projects for the 2018 African Football Nations Cup have increased demand of late, which stood at around 0.76Mt in the first three months of this year. Dangote currently operates one cement plant in Cameroon with a production capacity of 1.5Mta. However, it is due to open a second plant in 2019, located in Yaoundé, taking the producer’s tota...

Uruguayan producers sees 18% rise in sales

25 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in the 1Q18 in Uruguay totalled 219,000t, representing an increase of 18 per cent YoY. Of this total, 74 per cent were sold in the domestic market while some 26 per cent were exported, according to the Chamber of Industry (CIU). The rise represents the fourth-consecutive quarterly increase in total cement sales following a market contraction that lasted from 2013 to 2017. “Cement sales in Uruguay have a high orientation to the domestic market and in general term...

Dangote sells 0.332Mt of cement in Cameroon in 1Q18

15 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote has sold 0.332Mt of cement from its 1.5Mta cement plant in Douala, Cameroon, in the first quarter of 2018 according to the Nigeria-based cement producer. The company attributes its sales to increased brand awareness, additional sales outlets and improved marketing strategies. Dangote Cement estimates its 1Q market share at 44 per cent, slightly up when compared with the 1Q17. Total cement demand in Cameroon stood at 0.76Mt in 1Q18, according to the company. Infrastructure proje...

PT Semen Indonesia to invest in e-commerce platform

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia plans to expand its market across the country through an e-commerce platform. The company aims to increase sales through the project, reports Antara. Domestic sales of the company fell 4.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, decreasing to 2.27Mt from 2.38Mt. The producer is currently facing competition from new companies joining the market, according to Sigit Wahono, company spokesman. "In Kalimantan, a cement-producing company from China is selling their product...

Semen Indonesia sees 9% rise in 4M18 group sales

22 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia's export sales more than doubled in April to 279,945t from 118,401t in April 2017. Meanwhile, the company’s domestic cement sales remained largely stable in April at 2,116,468t. The group’s Vietnamese subsidiary, Than Long Cement JSC (TLCC), increased its sales by 3.1 per cent to 179,050t in April from 173,725t a year ago, while its exports advanced to 91,149t from 43,900t in April 2017. Total group sales in April 2018 rose by 8.7 per cent to 2,664,722t, up from 2,452,4...

Moroccan cement market contracts 15% in March

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement demand declined 15.1 per cent YoY in March 2018 to 1,124,152t from 1,324,221t in the third month of 2017, according to the latest data from the country's Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The Casablanca-Settat market, the largest in the country, saw its requirement in March decrease by 19.1 per cent YoY to 236,503. However, dispatches to the Marrakech-Safi area saw a 7.9 per cent YoY increase to 176,785t while in Rabat-Salé-Kenira, they were down 19.5 per cent to 129,68...

Vietnam cement sales increase 38% to 7.62Mt in February

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 7.62Mt of cement in February, representing a 38 per cent YoY hike and 22.9 per cent of the full-year target, according to the Vietnam Building Material Association, Ministry of Construction. The domestic market accounted for 5.02Mt, showing an 11 per cent expansion when compared with the year-ago period. This includes 1.96Mt sold by the Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem). Around 2.6Mt were exported in February, a 30 per cent YoY rise. In the first two months of 2018, di...