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Cement sales in Brazil increase 14% in August

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil continued to rise in August with a 13.6 per cent YoY increase to 5.7Mt, reported the country’s cement association, SNIC. Per working day, sales reached 244,400t, representing a YoY increased of 18.5 per cent and 3.7 per cent MoM. The central-western region saw sales up 25.3 per cent YoY to 728,000t while in the northeast and north sales advanced to 1,197,000t (+23.9 per cent) and 268,000t (+22.9 per cent), respectively. In the south sales were up 11.6 per cent to 936...

Manaus cement plants face watchdog warning

03 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Two cement plants in Manaus, Brazil, have received warnings from Procon, the consumer watchdog in the state of Amazonas. The organisation has requested clarification regarding prices charged since March 2020. Both plants have been given five days to present a defence and receipts to Procon, according to Esmerk Latin American News. The warnings follow the publication of studies that the price of cement in Manaus is higher than in seven other  state capitals at BRL45 (US$11.73)/bag, compared...

Votorantim Cimentos awards Aumund pan conveyor contract

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos has awarded Aumund the contract for the replacement of a pan conveyor at its Xambioá plant in Tocantins, Brazil. The new Aumund Bucket Apron Conveyor type BZB will replace the existing pan conveyor used to transport clinker from the cooler to the silo. It has a centre distance of 92m and a conveying capacity of up to 170tph. A key benefit of the conveyor is the reduction of dust emissions and the prevention of wasteful spillage of dusty material into the ...

CRH sees EBITDA rise 2% in the 1H20

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH has released its unaudited results for the first half of 2020, showing a 4.9 per cent YoY decline in revenue to US$12.2bn from US$12.85bn in the 1H19. However, EBITDA edged up two per cent on a like-for-like (LfL) basis to US$1.59bn. Profit before tax for the 1H20 reached US$518m against US$717m last year, primarily reflecting a lower profit on divestments. "As a Group we took swift and comprehensive action in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and our ability to flex our cost base and ...

Votorantim Cimentos 2Q20 cement sales edge up

17 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos released its results for the 2Q20, announcing that the company’s cement sales volumes reached 7.5Mt, up 0.3 per cent on the 7.4Mt sold in the 2Q19. Net revenues reached BRL3876 (US$717.21m), up 18 per cent on the 2Q19 when it totalled BRL3298m. EBITDA amounted to BRL735m up from BRL491m in the 2Q19. Consolidated net revenues totalled BRL3.9bn in the 2Q20, an 18 per cent increase when compared to the same period of 2019, mainly explained by better volumes and prices in Vo...

InterCement appoint new chairman

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

InterCement Participações SA reports that Franklin Feder has resigned from the Board of Directors of InterCement after nearly three years and Wilson Nelio Brumer becomes the new chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr Brumer has worked as CEO at Vale, Acesita and Usiminas and brings experience form being on the Board of Directors at BHP Billiton, Cemig, CCR, Direcional Engenharia, Embraer, Localiza, Metso and Fundação Renova.

Brazil's cement market expands in July but outlook uncertain

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil increased 18.9 per cent YoY to 5.9Mt, according to the country's cement association, SNIC. Cement sales per working day edged up 2.4 per cent MoM. It follows a recovery first noted in the second quarter of the year following reduced consumption in January and February due to heavy rains and COVID-19 lockdown measures in March. Private self-construction has benefitted from the drive to transform homes into places of work while SMEs have decided to carry out maintenan...

A new destination for waste

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

To support its drive to become part of a circular economy, Votorantim Cimentos has created Verdera, a nationwide provider of waste management services. The company enables the cement producer to reduce industrial and urban waste for landfilling through co-processing in Votorantim’s cement kilns. By Eduardo Porciuncula, Verdera (Votorantim Cimentos), Brazil. In the beginning, only used tyres were co-processed. Research has advanced and new materials have been incorporated, such as d...

InterCement: today and beyond

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement major InterCement has built up a substantial international industry portfolio. In light of the latest global developments, Flavio Aidar, CEO of InterCement, shares an insight into the company’s recent performance, including the impact of COVID-19 on operations, updates on its activities in South America and Africa, and future goals. Flavio Aidar, CEO of InterCement ICR: COVID-19 is now a huge challenge facing the world. Are you and your team safe and well? ...

Buzzi Unicem's 1H20 cement and clinker sales fall 3%

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem reports that group cement and clinker sales declined 3.4 per cent in the 1H20. The drop in volumes was concentrated in Italy and eastern Europe, due to the spread of the pandemic and to the associated restrictions on economic activity. In central Europe shipments were only slightly below the level reached in the same period of 2019. There was strong performance in the USA, despite the increasing challenges presented by COVID-19. Net sales achieved in the half year were substant...