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Unitherm-Cemcon delivers MAS burner to Argentinian plant

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Unitherm-Cemcon has delivered firing equipment to a cement plant in Argentina, following completion of the factory acceptance test (FAT) and successful inspection of the goods by an inspection company. The burners and accessories are part of a preheater upgrade to increase kiln capacity and solid secondary firing. The scope of supply included: • one rotary kiln burner MAS/7/KO EG X (fuels: coal, natural gas, solid secondary fuel) with a nominal capacity of 114MW • flame monitoring device ...

Argentina's cement consumption declines 16% in January

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina fell 16.3 per cent to 873,958t in January 2018, when compared with 1,043,732t in January 2017, according to the latest data from the Argentinian cement association, AFCP. This demand was supplied entirely by domestic producers and no imports were reported. Total output declined by 14.2 per cent YoY to 884,334t in the first month of the year from 1,030,361t in January 2017. Of this total, around 10,376t were exported, a significant improvement when compared with 8...

Argentina sees dispatches fall 20% in December

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted 19.5 per cent YoY to 808,887t in December 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In December 2017 domestic off-take was 1.004Mt. When compared with 970,181t of deliveries reported November 2018, the decline was around 16.6 per cent. The data include imports of 520t, a sharp drop from 13,860t recorded in December 2017. Argentine cement companies produced 818,939t of cement in December 2018, representing a 17.9 per cent drop when compa...

Aumund supplies multiple elevators to Argentinian plants

18 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Aumund Brazil has worked closely with Sinoma Tianjin TDS of China to create two orders in South America. Aumund will supply three chain bucket elevators, eight belt bucket elevators, five pan conveyors and a drag chain conveyor for Loma Nega Cement's L'Amali Line 2 in Argentina. The order will also include 19 silo discharge gates. Sinoma TDI and Aumund have also been working together at Cementos Avellaneda, which is expanding the Olavarría and San Louis plants in Argentina. In the summer o...

Argentine cement market contracts 18% in Nov 2018

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 17.8 per cent to 970,248t in November 2018 when compared with 1.18Mt in November 2017. When compared with the previous month, the decline was 6.7 per cent, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In addition, Argentine cement producers saw their exports slip by 13.3 per cent YoY to 10,208t in November 2018. Output from Argentine cement plants fell 16.6 per cent YoY and 6.5 per cent MoM to 980,226t. Of this, 970,058t was delivered to customer...

Uruguayan 3Q domestic cement sales up 14%

26 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Uruguay increased 14 per cent YoY to 181,000t in the July-September quarter, according to a report by the country’s Chamber of Industries. However, exports fell by 74 per cent to 12,000t during the same period. Around 60 per cent of exports are delivered to Paraguay, followed by Argentina (27 per cent) and Brazil (13 per cent). Imports were negligible in the third quarter of 2018 and in the year to date, accounted for around 8.9 per cent of apparent consumption.

Argentina's cement demand falls 10% in Oct 2018

14 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market contracted by 9.6 per cent YoY to 1,040,317t in October 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Deliveries by the country’s cement producers fell by 8.8 per cent to 1,040,197t while at 120t, imports were a shadow of those in October 2017 (9720t). In addition, domestic cement producers exported 8280t of cement, down 10.5 per cent YoY, of a total output of 1,048,477t, which fell by 8.9 per cent YoY (October 2017: 1,150,524t). ...

Itacamba exports 200,000t of clinker

13 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Faced with a oversupply in its domestic market, Bolivia’s Itacamba, is focussing on export markets. To date the company has exported 200,000t of clinker to Paraguay. “We are taking advantage of our border location and in addition, taking advantage of the ports of the Tamengo Canal, the export of clinker-cement has been made feasible. So far we have exported around 200,000t. In 2019 we estimate to export at least 250,000t to Paraguay, "said Fernando Tuma, executive director of Itacamba. In ...

Loma Negra reports 47% 3Q revenue growth

09 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina-based Loma Negra has posted a net revenue of ARS6.131m (US$192m), up 47.2 per cent YoY in the third quarter of 2018. The company has attributed the increase to growth in its cement, masonry and lime business in Paraguay and its concrete operations in Argentina. In Argentina the company’s cement, masonry and lime reported a 41.5 per cent increase in net revenues due to a favourable pricing environment. In terms of consolidated adjusted EBITDA, gains of 69 per cent were made YoY ...

Argentina’s cement demand falls 11% in September

04 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 10.6 per cent YoY in September 2018 to 1.012Mt from 1.132Mt in September 2017, according to provisional data by AFCP, the country’s cement association. The figure includes 1.01Mt of deliveries by domestic producers, down 9.5 per cent YoY, and 1970t of imports, a significant drop from 10,122t in September 2017. Argentine producers supplied 1.016Mt of cement to the market in September 2018, representing a YoY decrease of 9.9 per cent. Of this total...