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Argentina’s cement dispatches up 17% in January

07 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producers dispatches 1,030,280t of cement, including exports, in January, up 3.2 per cent MoM and 17.3 per cent YoY, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. The domestic market (including imports) expanded by 3.9 per cent MoM and 19.4 per cent YoY as manufacturers delivered 1,043,651t.  Private consultants expect the market to continue its growth path in the next few years at an annual rate of seven per cent.

Itacamba expects to export 119,000t to Paraguay and Argentina

06 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Cemento Itacamba projects cement exports of 119,000t to Paraguay and Argentina this year. The company expects to deliver over 60,000t to Argentina as well as starting exports to Paraguay as part of its strategy to penetrate neighbouring markets. In addiiton, it will continue clinker exports to Paraguay, which has already confirmed the sale of 60,000t. The commissioning of the Yacuses plant enables the country to start exporting cement as it now has a produ...

Uruguay cement sales rise 3% in 3Q17

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Uruguayan cement producers sold 203.100t of cement in 3Q17, representing a 3.4 per cent YoY. While 159,900t was sold in the domestic market, cement manufacturers shipped 43,600t for export. "Cement sales in Uruguay have a high orientation to the domestic market and there is a high correlation between cement sales in tonnes and construction activity," says a report from the Chamber of Industries (CIU). While detailing that the volume of sales of cement in the domestic market (measured...

Loma Negra to consider LCVs to transport product

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra is currently studying the use of long combination vehicles (LCVs) to reduce logistics costs while transporting more product on the country’s roads. "We do not yet use that kind of transportation. We are analysing the [Executive Power’s] decree to take advantage of the logistic improvements it offers, but LCVs would only be possible in certain corridors, "explained Sergio Faifman, general director Loma Negra. “We are analysing its possible use for input...

First cement shipment arrives at Barranqueras port

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The first shipment of 3964t of cement was unloaded at the Argentine port of Barranqueras, Chaco region. The Bolivian cement was purchased by Cemento Avellaneda and will be distributed throughout the north of Argentina. Some 50,000tpa of cement was imported into Argentina in 2016 and 2017, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition.

Loma Negra to buy 15MW of renewable energy from Genneia

05 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra will purchase 15MW of power from renewable energy company Genneia. The power will be generated by Genneia’s Rawson wind farm in Chubut province. Genneia has invested US$40m to expand the installed capacity of the wind farm by 24MW to 108.7MW. Most of the additional power will be bought by Loma Negra in a 20-year power supply agreement that will see the cement company lift its share of renewable power in its total electricity demand to eight per cent by the end of 201...

Argentina's cement consumption up 7% in December 2017

04 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market expanded 6.8 per cent YoY in December 2017 with demand at 1,004,332t, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. In December 2016 national demand stood at 940,055t. However, when compared with November 2017, the market contracted by 14.9 per cent. Domestic producers dispatched some 990,472t across Argentina, a YoY advance of 5.8 per cent but a MoM drop of 14.9 per cent. These deliveries were supplemented by 13,860t of imports, more ...

LafargeHolcim

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The 39.9 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement is investing in a US$140Mta cement works that it is building in Nepal.  Lafarge Malaysia’s turnover came down by some 13 per cent to US$409.5m in the first nine months of 2017, while a net loss of US$33.1m was incurred, compared with a US$10.5m profit for the same period last year. The company lost money in each of the quarters of this year and a return to profit is not expected until the middle of next year. LafargeHolcim A...

Holcim Argentina to invest US$120m in Malagueño

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has announced a US$120m investment to raise cement capacity at its Malagueño plant by 45 per cent. The expansion project includes the reconstruction of a complete clinker line and a new cement mill as well as the refurbishment of the dispatch lines. The implementation of the expansion is expected to start in early 2018. Some 0.73Mta of capacity will be operational by 2020. "It is a significant increase and will help alleviate some of the problems of backwardness ...

Loma Negra to invest US$350m in new L'Amali line

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

InterCement-owned Loma Negra will invest US$350m in a brownfield expansion of its L'Amali plant in Olavarría, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, the company announced in a meeting with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri. The investment will boost the company's domestic capacity by 40 per cent. The new production line, which will add 2.7Mta of annual capacity, will consist of a new state-of-the-art kiln, two vertical roller mills to grind raw materials and cement as well as a compl...