Cement News tagged under: Argentina

RSS feed

Argentina cement market contracts 0.8 per cent in 2M17

07 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement producers dispatched 801,782t of cement in February, a 0.8 per cent drop MoM and 8.7 per cent YoY, according to the Argentine cement producers' association, AFCP. Domestic sales decreased 0.8 per cent YoY to 801,782t in February 2017 from 808,310t in February 2016. Exports increased 9.3 per cent YoY to 6652t from 6084t. Supply from local cement plant was supplemented by 4210t of imports, which saw a considerable hike when compared with 30t imported in February 2016....

The world in 2016 and outlook for 2017

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

This year will be a challenging year for the multinational cement companies, which are now faced by uneven economic performance in the emerging markets, combined with a new era of global political uncertainty that could further destabilise markets. On balance, however, global growth looks set to be anchored by positive trends in the major markets of China, India and the US, more than offsetting the poor performance elsewhere. The large cement majors have spent years diversifying their por...

Argentina sees cement dispatches up 1.2% YoY in January 2017

09 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market expanded by 1.2 per cent YoY in January 2017 as cement sales reached 868,590t from 858,496t the year before, according to the country's cement association, AFCP. Export sales more than doubled, rising from 4306t in January 2015 to 9632t in the first month of 2017. The country’s cement plants produced some 878,222t of cement, noting a 1.8 per cent rise YoY. Domestic output was complemented by 5184t of imports while in 2016 no imports into the Latin American co...

Argentina sees cement demand fall 11% in 2016

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption edged up 0.7 per cent YoY to 940,081t in December 2016, but fell 7.2 per cent MoM, according to provisional figures released by the country’s cement association, AFCP. The country’s producers supplied 946,480t of cement in December 2016, some seven per cent less than in November, but 0.9 per cent extra to the volume supplied in December 2015. While most of this output was delivered to the domestic market, there was a significant YoY increase in shipments...

Fitch: Latin America 2017 outlook stable

13 December 2016, Published under Cement News

According to a new Fitch Ratings report, the 2017 Latin American cement outlook for both ratings and the sector is stable. Associate Director at Fitch Ratings, Gilberto Gonzalez: “Issuers have built significant operations in the US, which should benefit from increased public and private spending… Housing starts should increase seven per cent to 1.26m, which should provide an additional boost.” For Argentina cement consumption is forecast grow in the mid-single digits, recovering some o...

Camargo Correa in talks to sell stake in Argentinian cement assets

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Reuters reports that an anonymous source has disclosed that Brazilian engineering firm Camargo Correa has opened talks with a view to selling a 40 per cent stake in its Argentinian cement firm, Loma Negra Cia Industrial. Camargo Correa has raised US$2.5bn this year from asset sales, and has been examining the feasibility of selling all or part of its stake in Loma Negra and Brazil’s InterCement for the past two years. Sources close to the company said that Camargo Correa had previously...

Argentina sees 1.6 per cent drop in domestic cement dispatches

08 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market decreased 8.8 per cent MoM and 1.6 per cent YoY to 1,007,207t in November 2016, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In addition, around 5,898t of cement were imported, representing a 0.7 per cent fall MoM but a 36.5 per cent rise YoY. However, domestic cement producers were able to increase export sales by 32.8 per cent MoM and 85.4 per cent YoY as 10,663t of cement crossed national borders. For the first 11 months, the domestic cement market co...

Argentinian cement demand falls 17.9% YoY in October

07 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted 17.9 per cent YoY and 7.1 per cent MoM in October 2016 as 925,678t (from 1,128,015t in October 2015) of cement were delivered to domestic customers, according to the latest figures by the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, cement producers increased their export sales by 26.6 per cent YoY and 11.2 per cent MoM from 6342t to 8032t. Meanwhile, domestic production was supplemented by 5940t of imports, which fell by 50.1 per cent YoY but increase...

Argentina sees fall in domestic and export demand

25 October 2016, Published under Cement News

In September 2016 Argentina’s cement plants dispatched 1,003,457t of cement, including exports, which represents a MoM fall of 4.1 per cent and a YoY drop of 11.1 per cent, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland (AFCP), the country's cement association. The domestic market contracted by 4.1 per cent MoM and 11.5 per cent YoY as 1,001,131t were sold within Argentina’s borders. Exports reached 7,226t, a 117 per cent increase when compared with August and up 51 ...

Argentina reports upturn in cement demand in August

08 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Argentina increased by 6.7 per cent YoY in August, according to preliminary figures published by the Argentine cement association, AFCP. The domestic market required the supply of 1,042,862t, up from 977,469t in August 2015. Argentine output was supplemented by 1.366Mt of imports, unlike the same period of the previous year when no imports entered the country. Exports fell by nearly 20 per cent from 4.152Mt in August 2015 to 3.33Mt one year later. For the first ei...