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Colombia's cement consumption down 4.6% YoY in November

16 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Colombia fell by 4.6 per cent in November 2016 to 1.019Mt when compared with November 2015, according to DANE, the country's statistics office. Output decreased by 3.5 per cent to 1.009Mt when compared with November 2015, when production reached 1.045Mt. In Nariño deliveries advanced by 21.1 per cent and in Antioquia by 7.7 per cent. On the other hand, Cesar noted a 29.1 per cent drop, with Santander and Cundinamarca reporting demand down by 18.4 and 15.5 per cent, respe...

Colombia: FLSmidth secures EcoCementos order

11 January 2017, Published under Cement News

EcoCementos has selected FLSmidth as the equipment supplier for its new plant in Rio Claro, Sonson, Antioquia, Colombia. FLSmidth has been contracted for the engineering, procurement and supply of equipment to the 3150tpd production line. The order includes equipment ranging from from crushing to packing, as well as equipment from FLSmidth product companies. Planetary gear units will be supplied by FLSmidth MAAG Gear, fabric filters from FLSmidth Airtech, a packing plant from FLSmidth V...

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...

Colombia's cement market contracts 14.4% YoY in Oct

29 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia fell 14.4 per cent to 0.994Mt in October 2016 from 1.162Mt in October 2015, according to the latest figures by the country’s statistics office, DANE. Domestic cement production in October reached 1.076Mt, down 11 per cent YoY. In the first 10 months of 2016, domestic dispatches saw a 5.2 per cent drop to 10.077Mt when compared with 10.632Mt reported in October 2015. Cement production reached 10.388Mt, down four per cent YoY.

Colombia's road ahead

25 November 2016, Published under Cement News

In a week that has seen LafargeHolcim announcing the start of construction of a new 0.5Mta cement plant in Buga and Cementos Argos reporting a significant fall in profits for 3Q16 ICR looks at the road ahead for the Latin American country. Some six months ago Colombia’s cement industry appeared to have nothing but a sparkling future and recent news that LafargeHolcim is investing in a new US$30m production in Valle del Cauca seemed to support this view. However, recent months have seen ...

Cementos Argos hit by Colombia’s infrastructure slowdown

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

In a trading update for the third quarter of 2016, Cementos Argos announced that its profits were down by 22.7 per cent YoY, with cement volumes falling by 7.4 per cent to 3.557Mt. Figures for the nine months to the end of September 2016 were more positive, with the company’s net income rising by 18.7 per cent YoY to COP393bn (US$125m). The third-quarter figures were negatively impacted by a slowdown in the company’s home market. Cement dispatches in Colombia fell by 22.1 per cent in 3...

LafargeHolcim invests in new Colombia plant

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Colombia has announced it will begin the construction of a new cement plant in Buga, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The new plant will have a capacity of 0.5Mta and represents an investment of US$30m. It is expected to employ 200 people during its construction phase with a further 180 direct and indirect jobs in transport logistics between Buenaventura and Buga. “I would like to emphasise that following the merger of LafargeHolcim [the plant] is the first investment the company...

Colombia: EcoCementos project will be located in free trade zone

04 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins' joint venture with Colombia's Corona construction group, EcoCementos, will produce cement in one of the new free trade zones announced by the country's government. The new works, which is expected to have a clinker capacity of 3000tpd and a cement capacity of 1.35Mta, will be located in Sonsón, Antioquia, Colombia. It represents a joint investment of US$370m and is expected to be operational by mid-2018. Colombia is launching four new free trade zones, authorised by ...

Cementos Argos

19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement producers, including Cementos Argos, will be awaiting the fallout from the country’s ‘no’ vote on October 2. Following four years of planning the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the rebel group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) in June this year, putting the deal to the public vote via a referendum earlier this month. A surprise ‘no’ vote (winning with 50.25 per cent of the votes), believed to be due to the deal being too lenient on the r...

Cemex new management in CLH and Colombia

06 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holdings has made senior level organisational changes at both CLH and Cemex Colombia. The following changes have been made and are effective immediately: Juan Pablo San Agustin: appointed chairman of the Board of Directors of CLH, will remain executive vice President of Strategic Planning and New Business Development of Cemex and is a member of Cemex’s executive committee. Jaime Muguiro Domínguez: confirmed as CEO of CLH, will remain President of Cemex South, Central Am...