CEMENT BULLETIN REVIEW OF THE RUSSIAN CEMENT MARKET IN 2019
Alitinform №4 (57) 2019 г. 2-11 p.
KEY CEMENT MARKET INDICATORS
In December 2019, cement production in Russia increased by 8.4 % to 3.2 million tonnes by December 2018. Production in 2019 increased by 7.5 % to 57.6 million tonnes by 2018.
In December 2019, cement shipments to Russia increased by 11.8 % to 3.2 million tonnes by December 2018. Cement shipments in 2019 increased by 7.7 % to 57.5 million tonnes by 2018.
Railway shipments of cement in Russia in December 2019 increased by 9.1 % to 1.4 million tonnes compared to the same month last year. In 2019, rail transportation of cement in Russia increased by 4.5 % to 25.8 million tonnes compared to the same month last year, while the share of cement transportation by rail in the total volume of deliveries decreased from 45.8 % to 44.6 %.
Cement imports in Russia in December 2019 decreased by 7.1 % to 55 thousand tonnes compared to the same month last year. Cement imports into the Russian Federation in 2019 decreased by 7.1 % year-on-year to 1,436 thousand tonnes.
Cement exports from Russia in December 2019 increased by 17.1 % to 50 thousand tonnes by December 2018. The volume of cement exports from Russia in 2019 increased by 6.8 % to 995 thousand tonnes by 2018.
Cement consumption in December 2019 increased by 11.4 % to 3.2 million tonnes by December 2018. Consumption growth in 2019 by 2018 — 7.3 % to 57.9 million tonnes.
Weighted average producer prices (excluding VAT and delivery) in 2019 as compared to 2018 increased by 4.3 % and amounted to 3,737 RUB/t. Weighted average purchase prices (net of VAT and delivery) increased by 7.2 % to reach 4,928 RUB/t in 2019 as compared to 2018.
In December 2019, the volume of the Russian cement market in value terms increased by 14.1 % as compared to the corresponding month of the last year to RUB 15.6 billion. In 2019, this indicator increased by 15.0 % year-on-year to RUB 285.5 billion.