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  • Year-to-date through December 2022, Pakistan sees a significant drop in cement sales
  • Investment in construction boosts Argentina's cement demand
  • China's cement output was restricted by the Zero-Covid policy in 2022

  • FOB prices for bulk ordinary Portland cement increase in the Mediterranean Basin and the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea, while CFR prices rise in East Africa
  • Cement demand rises in Spain after five months of declines
  • Exports maintain an upward trend in Saudi Arabia in November

     

  • Cement demand is expected to increase on the back of infrastructure projects
  • Exports are likely to remain stable in the next five years
  • Cement capacity is projected to grow as a result of further investment

     

  • Asia ex-China is expected to see the largest growth in consumption in the next five years
  • Investment in Infrastructure boosts consumption in the Middle East
  • China is projected to see an overall downward trend over the forecast period

  • FOB prices for bulk ordinary Portland cement increase in the Mediterranean Basin and the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea, while CFR prices rise in East Africa
  • Exports continue to rise in Saudi Arabia in October
  • Cement deliveries decline in Morocco

     

  • Cement consumption is projected to decrease more than 3 percent in 2022
  • China is likely to see the largest decline in demand
  • Central and Eastern European on track for two years of decline in demand

     

  • Vietnamese cement production increases in 9M2022
  • Argentina´s cement demand continues to see robust growth
  • Saudi Arabia and Pakistan both witness a decline in demand

  • The global CW price index for gray cement exports is forecast to increase almost 3 percent quarter-on-quarter in 4Q2022
  • Russia is expected to see an increase of almost 7 percent in gray cement FOB prices
  • North America and the Caribbean to continue to lead the CW price index for gray cement exports

  • FOB prices for bulk ordinary Portland cement increase in the Mediterranean Basin and the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea, while CFR prices decline in East Africa
  • Exports continue to rise in Saudi Arabia in September
  • Cement deliveries decline in Morocco

  • Eastern Europe´s ex-works prices are expected to rise quarter-on-quarter, driven by Russian prices
  • Egyptian ex-works prices to see the largest increase in the Mediterranean Basin
  • South Africa´s ex-works prices to soar in the fourth quarter

  • Gray cement exports increased almost 4 percent in 2Q2022, even as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the pandemic continue to impact the industry
  • The Mediterranean Basin remains the largest gray cement exporting region
  • Turkey maintains its position as the largest gray cement exporter globally

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