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Cachapuz Bilanciai Group wins L'Amali order

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

SLV Cement, Cachapuz's IT Logistics solution for the cement sector will be implemented at the Loma Negra L' Amalí cement plant. This solution has already been implemented in the factories of Lomaser and Olavarria. Cachapuz is proud to be a partner of Loma Negra, an InterCement Group company, taking part in its digital evolution and growth

Argentina's cement market expands 20% in January

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina increased 20.1 per cent to 895,559t in January 2021 when compared with January 2020, when demand reached 745,681t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The requirement of the market was entirely met by domestic production, which saw a 19.2 per cent rise YoY to 903,756t in the first month of the year. In January 2020 output stood at 758,095t. However, exports declined 34.1 per cent from 12,414t in January 2020 to 8197t one year later.

Argentine cement consumption surges 33% in December

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina has seen a 33.3 per cent rise to 976,939t in December 2020 from 732,734t in December 2019, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. The national market requirement was wholly met by domestic producers, who also exported 16,837t in December, representing an increase of 16.8 per cent when compared with exports of 11,342t in December 2019. 2020 demand and supply Domestic consumption for the full-year 2020 declined 11.5 per cent YoY to 9.741Mt when comp...

Peru cement prices among lowest in Latin America

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Capeco, the Peruvian construction chamber, reported that the average retail price for grey cement in Peru is around US$6.22 per 42.5kg bag – one of the lowest in Latin America. The highest price is paid in Argentina, where a bag of cement costs on average US$12.34, followed by Nicaragua, Uruguay, Guatemala and Paraguay, where a bag of cement costs around US$10. In Brazil, prices are the lowest at US$5.03/bag, according Capeco. In Chile a bag of cement retails at US$7.65 while in Colombia a...

Holcim completes Yocsina closure

04 January 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced the definitive closure of the Yocsina plant in Córdoba’s Industrial Zone, Argentina, to focus its activity in Malagueño from 31 March 2021. In a note sent to the National Securities Commission, Holcim reported: “As of March 31, 2021, the company will unify all its cement grinding operations at the Córdoba industrial zone, located in the town of Malagueño, at the plant which bears the name of said town and is part of said industrial zone, discontinuing the grindi...

UNTHA waste shredder in operation for Geocycle Argentina

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

An UNTHA XR3000C mobile shredder is now in operation at Geocycle’s co-processing facility in Córdoba, Argentina. Geocycle (LafargeHolcim group) is now transforming 100tpd of waste into a high-grade alternative fuel for use within the company’s cement kiln only 5km away. Plans are already underway to double fuel production volumes by the end of the 1Q21. The single shaft UNTHA XR is handling a wide range of input materials collected from a 100km radius. Waste materials being processe...

Loma Negra resumes production

17 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Argentine Miners Union (AOMA) and Loma Negra have reached an agreement after a 10-hour round of negotiations resulted in new basic and additional salaries for the employees of its limestone supplier Minerar as well as a voice in the Cement Agreement negotiations that start in February, according to BAE Negocios. As Loma Negra resumes production, it is expected that cement dispatches will normalise quickly. Ten days ago, the conflict paralysed two kilns at Loma Negra’s Olavarría plant,...

Loma Negra forced to stop kilns in Olavarría

07 December 2020, Published under Cement News

A conflict between Argentina’s mining workers' union and Minerar, a key supplier of raw material, has forced Loma Negra to halt its two kilns in Olavarría. If the issue continues, cement dispatches are expected to be interrupted in the coming days. The disruption comes within days of the country’s government announcing the decision to monitor the supply of building materials, to ensure the flow to private and public works. Loma Negra is carrying out an US$350m expansion project at its ...

Argentina’s cement market expands 25% in November

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged 25.1 per cent YoY and edged up two per cent MoM to 1,091,549t in November 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP.  The market was entirely supplied by domestic output. In addition, Argentina’s cement producers exported 41,010t of cement in November, compared with 12,374t in November 2019 and 15,122t in October 2020. Total domestic production reached 1,132,559t, up 28 per cent YoY and 4.3 per cent MoM. January-November 2020 In the firs...

Loma Negra reports surge in net profit for the 3Q20

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra has seen its net revenue decrease 4.5 per cent YoY to ARS10.756bn (US$143m) in the third quarter of 2020, compared with ARS11.26bn in the year-ago period. However, adjusted EBITDA advanced 11.6 per cent to ARS3.389bn from ARS3.037bn in the 3Q19. The company’s net profit surged to ARS6.449bn from ARS83m in the corresponding period of 2019. Sales volumes of cement, masonry and lime in Argentina increased 2.9 per cent to 1.53Mt during the quarter, reflecting a sustai...