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DR’s roadmap to the future

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Supported by sustained economic development, the construction sector of the Dominican Republic has provided a solid base for growth for the country’s cement industry. With an 8Mta production capacity, domestic cement companies have helped the country make the switch from being a net importer to a net exporter. Providing the setting to the XXXVI FICEM Technical Congress 2019, ADOCEM provides a timely update of its cement sector. By ADOCEM, Dominican Republic. With 8Mta of production ca...

Dominican Republic to see 4% growth in cement sales

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in the Dominican Republic expect to see cement sales increase 4.1 per cent YoY by the end of the year, according to the Dominican Association of Producers of Cement Portland (ADOCEM). In 2017 cement dispatches decreased two per cent YoY. “We are pleased to have managed to resume the upward trajectory we had been experiencing years ago, and which we predict will continue in the short and medium term," said Adocem President, Rayza Rodríguez. She highlighted the need for the...

Dominican cement sales down 4%, exports fall 5%

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Dominican cement producers saw a 3.7 per cent fall in domestic sales and a five per cent decline in exports in the January-February 2018 period, according to the President of the Dominican Association of Cement Producers (Adocem), Rayza J Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez attributed the contraction in the domestic market to periods of unusual rains. In addition, she highlighted the industry’s commitment to sustainability. The Dominican Republic currently has seven cement plants, of which six are...

Latin American cement low-carbon roadmap

25 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Adocem, the Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers, recently presented its “Road map for a low-carbon economy”. The initiative aims to improve awareness of new alternatives for reducing CO2 emissions and technological innovations while at the same time, remove barriers to moving towards a low-carbon economy. The initiative is led by the Inter-American Cement Federation (FICEM), which plans to define and implement an action plan for carbon mitigation and adaptation to climate c...

ADOCEM anticipates further consumption gains

07 July 2015, Published under Cement News

ADOCEM, the cement producers’ association of the Dominican Republic, forecast cement demand in the country to rise seven per cent in 2015. The national cement association this week elected a new board for the 2015-17 term, presided over by Gabriel Ballestas, director general of Argos Dominicana. Mr Ballestas underlined the importance of the cement industry’s contribution to the development of the country and in particular, the building of affordable housing. ”The development of affordable...

Dominican Republic cement association names new president

20 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The Dominican cement producers association, Adocem, has appointed Carlos González, as president for 2013-14. Mr González is also president of Cemex in the country. "We must always remember that the cement industry has had a highly successful development and has corresponded with the goals of the progress of the country, thanks to the vision of great local entrepreneurs and foreign investors who, through their efforts and commitment to Dominican Republic, our country can now have one of the ...

Adocem reports fall in domestic demand

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Dominican cement association Adocem reports that this year to date has seen a decline in cement consumption. In the first 10 months of the year, cement demand in the Dominican Republic totalled 2.2Mt, down 8.2% when compared with the equivalent period in 2011. It forecasts a full-year figure of 2.6Mt. The contraction is attributed to several factors, including lower activity in the construction industry, which was down 0.4% in the first half of 2012, according to the Central Bank. ...

Dominican Republic exports increase

07 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Dominican Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers (Adocem) said today that so far this year, cement exports to other markets increased by 34.2 per cent over the same period last year. Adocem data shows that from January to June, industry sales abroad were 703,000t while last year they rose to 524,000t. According to the report, the Dominican cement industry annually exports about 35 per cent of its production, which accounts for about US$120m of foreign currency entering the co...