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Brazil’s cement sales up 2% in November

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Brazilian market between January and November 2018 totalled 48.7Mt, representing a 1.2 per cent fall YoY, according to the National Union of the Cement Industry (SNIC). Apparent consumption of cement, which includes domestic sales plus imports, slipped 1.5 per cent YoY to 49Mt. In addition, Brazil’s cement producers exported 78,000t of cement during 11M18, up 5.4 per cent when compared with 11M17, when 74,000t were exported. In November 2018 alone, 4.545Mt of cement w...

Dangote Zambia sees surge in cement sales

09 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Zambia Ltd  has reported a 40.9 per cent rise in sales to 768,000t of cement in the first nine months of 2018 supported by an increase in demand for housing and infrastructure. “We remain positive about the future as a business because of the increased cement demand from construction sector. We have claimed over 40 percent of the market simply because it is a preferred brand,” said Albert Corcos, Dangote’s CEO for east and southern Africa.

Vietnam surpasses annual sales targets

05 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Vietnamese cement industry has surpassed its annual sales target of 83-85Mt in the first 10-months of 2018, on the back of high demand in global markets. The country's industry recorded a 51 per cent YoY increase in sales to 85.23Mt in the 10M18, according to the Ministry of Construction. Exports reached 26.05Mt, rising 65 per cent compared to the year-ago period. Mainland China has become the largest importer of cement and clinker from Vietnam with 6.56Mt at US$235m in the first three ...

Sagar Cements records 27% production increase in September

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has reported that its consolidated cement production increased 27.2 per cent in September 2018, rising to 256,507Mt from 201,690Mt. Furthermore, consolidated cement sales advanced 21.8 per cent to 249,882Mt, compared with 205,097Mt of the year-ago period.

PT Indocement

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement recorded a one per cent YoY increase in cement sales in August 2018, in line with national cement consumption growth. Sales that month came in at 1.6Mt with total sales for the first eight months of the year reaching 11.5Mt, up seven per cent compared to the same period last year. According to Prakarsa Antonius Marcos, director and company secretary, PT Indocement, the poor growth seen in August is blamed on national holidays and the opening of the 2018 Asian Games, resulting i...

PT Semen Indonesia

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

In August 2018 PT Semen Indonesia sold 20.67Mt of cement, up four per cent compared to the same period a year earlier. Domestic sales came in at 16.93Mt while exports reached 1.99Mt during the month, an increase of 42.7 per cent YoY. The company is reportedly aiming for exports of 3Mta this year, equivalent to IDR4.44trn (US$297,687), to help boost plant utilisation rates. Most exports from Semen Indonesia are destined for Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Timor Leste, Tonga, UAE, Philippines and China.

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...


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...