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Argos sees high 1Q21 cement volumes in Colombia and Central America

11 May 2021, Published under Cement News

In the 1Q21 Argos recorded consolidated income of US$651.6m and EBITDA was US$125.1m. This was thanks to better dynamics in all markets and a lower comparison base in Colombia, and the Caribbean and Central America.   Cement volumes reached 4.1Mt, thus representing an increase of 19 per cent compared to the 1Q20. Cconcrete shipments totalled 2Mm 3 , with a decrease of 4.4 per cent, mainly caused by weather conditions in the USA and a slower recovery of formal construction in Colomb...

Which US cement producers can exploit higher cement demand in 2021?

16 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association's ( PCA) Spring Cement Consumption Forecast for 2021-22 indicated that cement demand in the USA could match or exceed last year's growth of two per cent, despite the loss of nearly 9.5m jobs and a severe decline in real GDP as a direct result of the country's lockdowns and economic impact from COVID-19. Further, the PCA was keen to highlight the long-term upturn in US cement demand that would be supported by the US$2.2trn eight-year infrastructure 'Bui...

Cementos Argos' 4Q20 regional results

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Following yesterday’s financial results , Colombia’s Cementos Argos has also reported its regional breakdown for the final quarter and full year of 2020. USA region The company’s USA region saw a three per cent decline in cement volumes to 1.489Mt in the final quarter of 2020, compared with 1.535Mt in the 4Q19. The construction sector maintained a positive trend, supported by the strong performance of the residential segment and by a slight improvement in the infrastructure sector, accor...

Cementos Argos reports 16% rise in EBITDA

25 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombia's Cementos Argos has reported an adjusted EBITDA of COP448bn (US$125.66m) in the final quarter of 2020, an increase of 16.3 per cent YoY compared to COP385bn in the year-ago period. Revenues in the October-December quarter reached COP2.32trn, down 1.1 per cent YoY from COP2.35 in the 4Q19. The company also saw a two per cent YoY increase in cement volumes during the last quarter of 2020, dispatching 3.96Mt. The rise was attributed in part to greater export activity from Cartagena ...

Cementos Argos recognised as a world reference in sustainability

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

For the eighth consecutive year, Cementos Argos, was recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as one of the world's leading companies in the construction materials sector for its good practices in economic, environmental and social matters.     "At Cementos Argos we are very excited and satisfied with this result which today makes us a world reference and demonstrates the commitment of all our employees to closing gaps and implementing good practices in social, environmenta...

Cementos Argos' EBITDA grows 10% in 3Q20

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Argos (Grupo Argos) delivered satisfactory results during the third quarter, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reported an improvement in EBITDA despite the impact on volumes mainly caused by hurricanes and heavy rains in the USA.  During the period, consolidated shipments of cement and concrete registered a decrease of 8.4 per cent and 19.5 per cent, respectively, and of 12.7 per cent and 16.5 per cent compared to 3Q19. This decline was offset thanks to the successful execution of ...

Central America’s resilience

17 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The markets of Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica will have to show fresh resilience in the resultant aftermath of COVID-19. Dependent on tourism and overseas remittances, central government funds will have been hit hard and economic recovery may be a protracted struggle. While Guatemala is home to Central America’s largest cement production base, accounting for 5.8Mta of capacity, it has seen imports rise in recent years like elsewhere in th...

Cement for the future

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a significant investment at its Rioclaro plant in Colombia, Cementos Argos has started the production of green cement based on the thermal activation of clays. Along with an increase in alternative fuel use, the step is key in supplying the company’s domestic and export customers with sustainable and low-carbon cement. By Cementos Argos, Colombia. Following an investment of US$78m in its Rioclaro plant, Colombia, Cementos Argos will be able to produce a range of ‘green’ c...

Cementos Argos reopening Colombian plants

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos announced it will be partially reopening its operations in Colombia to supply the public works that were given the go-ahead by Decree 531 of April 2020. The Rioclaro works in Antioquia as well as a limited number of concrete plants will open, in line with health and safety guidance defined by the authorities, according to Valora Analitik. "The company is ready to scale up its operation in the country once the activity of construction of buildings and the commercialisation of...

Grupo Argos to cut costs by nearly US$245m in 2020

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s Grupo Argos, parent of Cementos Argos, is expected to defer investments and cut spending by nearly COP1trn (US$245m) this year, amid uncertainty about the economic impact of the coronavirus, according to Reuters.  The group will postpone investments of COP700bn and cut costs by COP250bn. The measures will hit certain expansion projects, as the company looks to protect jobs and ensure its sustainability. "Today we have taken measures to postpone investments ... they haven't b...