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Cement sales in Brazil advance 17% in December

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil totalled 4.7Mt, up 16.6 per cent YoY, according to the National Union of the Cement Industry (SNIC). However, per working day, sales declined 13.2 per cent to 208,400t when compared with the previous month. SNIC attributes the fall to uncertainties in the economy and civil construction in 2021. The domestic market saw a 16.6 per cent rise to 4.689Mt while exports advanced 55.6 per cent to 28,000t in December 2020 when compared with December 2019. Full-year 2020 dem...

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...

Brazil’s cement market expands 12% in November

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales in November totalled 5.315Mt, representing an increase of 11.7 per cent when compared with November 2019, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Sales in November advanced 8.6 per cent YoY to 2.397Mt in the key southeast region while in the northeast, the country’s second-largest market, they were up 10.4 per cent YoY to 1.125Mt. In the south offtake increased 19 per cent YoY to 0.916Mt. In the central-eastern market a 18.8 per cent rise to 0.613Mt was ...

Mizu’s modernisation moves

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Mizu Cimentos Especiais, Brazil’s fourth-largest cement producer, continues to invest in its production base employing sustainable production technologies. Part of the country’s business conglomerate Polimix, the cement producer also forges partnerships with other Polimix subsidiaries to support the production of durable concrete. By Mizu Cimentos Especiais, Brazil. Mizu Cimentos Especiais operates 7Mta of cement production capacity in Brazil Mizu Cimentos Especiais has 7Mta of ...

Howden’s successful retrofit in South America

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Early in 2020, Howden responded to a call from a cement plant in Brazil to retrofit a fan for reduced energy consumption. This retrofit project would involve replacing the rotor, shaft and input cone of the preheater kiln exhaust fan.  The retrofit had not been allocated as a capex project. In addition, to coincide with a planned shutdown, delivery would be needed within just 35 days, in time for the installation of the kiln outage. The equipment weighed 22t with a rotor diameter of ...

Votorantim Cimentos reports 3Q20 EBITDA of BRL1.5bn

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos recorded global net revenue of BRL5.2bn (US$961.2m) in the 3Q20, a 37 per cent increase compared to 3Q19. The growth was due to the positive impact of a 15 per cent increase in sales, resulting from a recovery in demand in all regions. In addition to positive market dynamics and the appreciation of the dollar against the real.     Consolidated adjusted EBITDA in the quarter was BRL1.5bn, an increase of 94 per cent in comparison with the 3Q19, with an EBITDA margin o...

Votorantim Cimentos sets CO2 emissions goal at 520kg/t cement by 2030

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has announced its 2030 sustainability commitments. The objective is to align the company’s worldwide operations to current and future needs of society, thereby creating a positive impact on the entire value chain and in the communities where the company operates. The commitments are divided into seven pillars: ethics and integrity; health, safety and well-being; diversity and inclusion; innovation; environmental footprint; circular economy; and shared value. Votoran...

Titan Group reports revenues of EUR1202m in 9M20

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan Group announced its consolidated revenue totalled EUR1202.4m for the 9M20, a marginal decline of 0.5 per cent when compared with the revenue in the 9M19. Operating profitability (EBITDA) in January-September 2020 rose by 10.1 per cent to EUR229.4m. Net profit after taxes and minorities in the 9M20 was EUR58m compared to EUR45.2m in 9M19. In the 3Q20 Titan Group’s revenue fell by 1.7 per cent compared to the 3Q19 at EUR416m, while group EBITDA in the 3Q20 grew by 7.4 per cent to EUR9...

Brazilian cement demand sees 15% hike in October

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s cement market expanded 14.5 per cent YoY in October 2020 with demand at 6Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The southeast, the country’s largest market, saw sales increased by 9.4 per cent YoY to 2.702Mt in October, while in the northeast deliveries advanced 16.3 per cent to 1.275Mt. In the south 0.987Mt of cement was delivered, up 21.6 per cent. The central-west market expanded 18 per cent to 0.702Mt. In the north, the country’s smallest market, sales increa...

Buzzi Unicem records cement and clinker sales of 21.7Mt in 9M20

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem announced that cement and clinker sales for the group totalled 21.7Mt in the 9M20, down 1.8 per cent compared to the previous year. Ready-mix and concrete sales contracted by 4.9 per cent to 8.7Mm 3 . Consolidated net sales stood at EUR2408m, a minor dip of 0.6 per cent on the EUR2423.6m earned in the 9M19. On a like-for-like basis net sales would have slipped 0.3 per cent. The summer period was characterised by positive developments in Italy, thanks to a better-than-expec...