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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...

INC sales surpass 1m bags in January

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) sold 1,003,000 bags of cement in January, of which 87 per cent was sold from its Villeta plant, according to Derlys Ortiz, the company’s commercial manager. Sales from Vallemí represented 13 per cent, or 133,000 bags. In January 2017 the company sold 1.1m bags and therefore, this year’s first-month sales were down eight per cent. In 2017 INC sold 13,344,580 bags, up from previous year’s 13,202,803 bags, and setting a new record. Sales in...

Cementos Argos marks record-breaking year

08 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has reported a positive domestic performance in Honduras throughout 2017. The company sold over 1.1Mt of cement in a record-breaking year, representing a 15 per cent YoY growth. The majority, 80 per cent, of Cementos Argos’ sales are generated through general use cement, according to M-Brain. Specialised structural cement accounts for 15 per cent, with white cement contributing the remaining five per cent.

Gabon sees 6% market contraction

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Gabon reached 245,530t, a drop of 5.5 per cent YoY by the end of September 2017. The volume represents a revenue of XAF18.18bn (US$34.4m), down 9.9 per cent, according to the Ministry of Economy and Fiscal Policy. Output during this period stood at 250,058t, a decrease of 5.7 per cent following the stoppage of the Cimgabon plant and strong imports from China. However, the third quarter saw a robust increase in production when compared with the first half of the year after ...

Lipetskcement produces 0.684Mt of cement

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Lipetskcement, part of the Eurocement Group, produced 684,000t of cement in 2017, representing a rise of 6.8 per cent YoY, and 600,000t of clinker, a YoY increase of 16.1 per cent. Bagged cement output grew by 2.7 per cent YoY to 160,500t. CEM I 42.5N high-quality cement accounted for 478,500t , an increase of 17.5 per cent when compared with 2016. The company’s cement sales advanced by 2.4 per cent YoY to 667,500t with more than 400,000t delivered by road, an increase of 13 per cent ...