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Argentina’s cement demand advances 23% in 2021

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement marked expanded five per cent to 1,025,371t in December 2021 when compared with 976,945t in December 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, when compared with the previous month, dispatches were down 10.2 per cent. In addition to supply the domestic market, producers exported 9354t of cement in December 2021, down from 16,837t in December 2020. There were no imports. Total domestic supply in December 2021 reached 1,034,726t, up 4.1 per cent...

Argentina's cement market sees 5% growth in November

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption expanded 4.6 per cent in November 2021 to 1,142,140t from 1,092,246t in November 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic market demand in November 2021 was entirely met by output from Argentina’s cement producers. In addition, they exported 7997t of cement, down from 40,740t in November 2020. In the January-November 2021 period cement demand reached 10.986Mt, up 25.3 per cent YoY from 8.765Mt in the 11M20. Exports slipped from 114,7...

Loma Negra inaugurates second line

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Loma Negra (InterCem group) has inaugurated its new production line at the L'Amalí plant in Olavarría, Argentina. Together with national, provincial and municipal authorities, and the cement manufacturer’s customers and suppliers, the  second production line of L'Amalí, the largest cement plant in South America, was inaugurated on 6 December 2021. Its incorporation allows the company to increase cement production capacity by 40 per cent and create more than 160 new direct jobs.

InterCement's cement volumes remain stable in 3Q21 at 5.4Mt

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

InterCement reports that its total cement volume remained at a solid 5.4Mt in the 3Q21, reflecting stability YoY due to the sizeable comparison base of last year, when post pandemic pent-up demand enhanced the base.     The cement industry in Argentina remained on a strong pace, with Loma Negra volumes up   eight per cent YoY, helped by some recovery of bulk segment. Argentine volumes expanded by 8.4 per cent versus the 3Q20.  InterCement’s Brazilian volumes sold reached 2.5Mt, despite...

Loma Negra reports 9% increase in 3Q revenue

12 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra has reported an 8.5 per cent YoY increase in revenue to ARS17,800m (US$176m) in the third quarter of 2021, against ARS16,399m in the comparable period of 2020. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA declined 9.1 per cent to ARS4696m from ARS5167m, while the margin fell to 26.4 per cent from 31.5 per cent. Net profit also decreased 84.9 per cent YoY to ARS1490m, mainly due to an extraordinary result in the year-ago period which saw a divestment in Paraguay. “We are pleased to ...

Argentine cement market expands 7% in October

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption increased 6.6 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent MoM to 1,141,043t in October 2021, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. All cement in the market was produced by domestic producers with no imports reported. Total output by Argentine cement plants reached 1,152,077t, up 6.1 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent MoM. This included 11,034t of exports, which represented a YoY drop of 27 per cent. In the first 10 months of 2021, total cement demand in the Sou...

Loma Negra relights L'Amalí kilns

27 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentine-based Loma Negra has turned its kilns at its L'Amalí in Olavarría back on after resolving the conflict with Minerar, the union that exploits the company’s limestone quarry. The Argentine Mining Workers Association (AOMA) and Loma Negra reached an agreement to improve the working conditions of Minerar’s staff.

Loma Negra pauses production at L'Amalí plant

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra has reportedly stopped production at its L'Amalí plant in Olavarría as a result of a union conflict between the Mining Workers Association of Argentina (AOMA) and its limestone supplier, Minerar, leaving it without stock of the raw material. The conflict between AOMA and Minerar is the only cause of the suspension of production. It is expected to have a significant impact if left unresolved as the L'Amalí plant represents 70 per cent of the company’s total productio...

Argentina's cement market expands 7% in September

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentinian cement demand increased seven per cent YoY to 1,110,527t in September 2021 from 1,037,475t in September 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with August 2021, there was a 2.5 per cent uptick from 1,083,8224t. There were no imports. Argentina’s cement producers shipped 1,121,180t of cement in September 2021, up 7.4 per cent YoY from 1,043,608Mt and 2.3 per cent MoM from 1,096,465t. Of this total 1,110,527t was delivered to the domestic market,...

Argentina's market resurgence

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina's economy posted growth of 17.9 per cent YoY in the second quarter of 2021, recovering strongly after the contraction in the same period of 2020. One of the areas driving this pick-up is the construction sector, which has been seeing a resurgence in demand after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The country is also set to go to the polls for a mid-term election on 14 November, but the government, led by Alberto Fernandez, has already weathered a blow as opposition p...