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Colombian market expands 8.8% in July

23 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Growth in Colombian cement demand continues as dispatches increased 8.8 per cent YoY to 1.152Mt, according to DANE, the country's statistics office. Key markets were Antioquia (15 per cent of total demand), Bogota (13.4 per cent) and Cundinamarca (9.2 per cent). Output edged up 3.1 per cent to 1.111Mt. Some 65 per cent of dispatches is bagged cement with bulk deliveries taking up just over a third. In the January-July period domestic cement consumption expanded seven per cent YoY to tot...

Colombia: Cemex invests MXN1.20bn in social projects

21 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex has confirmed an allocation of MXN1.20bn (US$71.27m) to social initiatives in Colombia. The company stated that part of the resources were invested in infrastructure works and admitted that it celebrates frequent meetings with community representatives to determine its environmental and social responsibility projects according to their needs. Cemex also holds an agreement with the international development cooperation society (SOCODEVI), which helps improve competitiveness of cocoa...

Cementos Argos included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third-consecutive year

11 September 2015, Published under Cement News

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has selected Cementos Argos once again as one of the three most sustainable cement companies in the world. For the third-consecutive year, the company managed to get the score necessary to be included in the World and Emerging Markets Indices. For the economic dimension, Argos obtained the highest score in the industry, nearly doubling its average score, and being the best-placed company for aspects such as transparency, compliance and conduct, risk mana...

Cementos Argos launches brand in Puerto Rico

09 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based cement producer Cementos Argos has completed its entry into the Puerto Rican cement market by launching its brand locally. The company is importing cement through a terminal, of which it assumed leadership since 1 May 2015. “Through this new receipt, storage and distribution terminal, we are making all of our experience, knowledge and innovation available to the local market. All of these elements together, in combination with our personalised technical advice and industrial ...

Cementos Argos’ 2Q EBITDA advances 45% YoY

28 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos’ consolidated EBITDA increased by 45 per cent in the second quarter of 2015, reaching COP371bn. Consolidated revenues grew 26 per cent YoY to COP1.8trn, The US regional devision recorded an EBITDA of US$35m, up 44 per cent YoY.  Net income for the quarter jumped 211 per cent to COP142bn. Year-to-date cement dispatches increased by 14 per cent to 6.8Mt while ready-mix concrete volumes rose by four per cent to 5.5Mm3. Colombia In Argos’ domestic market of Colombia, c...

Cementos Argos inaugurates Innovation Center, Colombia

27 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos yesterday inaugurated its Innovation Center, based at the EAFIT University, Colombia, underlining the company commitment towards productive, competitive and sustainable growth. The Innovation Center has been designed to foster a collaborative environment, making laboratories available to researchers, students and scholars from different universities to find solutions for the cement and concrete industries in terms of materials, process and applications. “We see innovation...

Cementos Argos

24 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos, along with Colombia’s other cement manufacturers, will be keeping a close eye on the country’s currency as the peso fell to a record low earlier this month as oil prices continued to tumble. The recent decline marks a 37 per cent slide in the currency’s value against the US dollar over the last 12 months. An almost 60 per cent drop in oil prices over the last year has prompted Colombia’s Central Bank to revise down its 2015 growth forecast for a third time and keep its lendin...

Colombia cement market expands 10.2% in June

29 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement dispatches rose 10.2 per cent YoY in June to 1.0121Mt as building companies and contractors increased their demand by 25.8 per cent. Cement production reached 1.0292Mt, up 4.9 per cent when compared with June 2014. In the first half of 2015 the Colombian cement market expanded by 6.6 per cent YoY to 6.0674Mt. The departments of Nariño, Cesar and Magdalena saw the strongest growth at 62.2, 27 and 21.8 per cent, respectively. However, Bolîvar also recorded a robust advance ...

Cementos Argos begins to pay 2014 dividends

08 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement company Cementos Argos has started paying shareholder dividends corresponding to its 2014 to profits. Common stock shareholders will receive COP44.5/share. Those with preferential shares will receive COP57.75/share. Before 2015 ends, the firm will release dividend payments of COP253.30bn (US$96.06m), from a profit of of COP291.8bn achieved in 2014. Last year's profits were 59 per cent higher than those recorded in 2013. Cementos Argos recorded sales of over COP5trn in 2...

Colombia: market expands 2.7% in May 2015

29 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 2.7 per cent YoY to 1.062Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. The increase is primarily the result of an 8.7 per cent rise in the construction and contractors segment, which expanded by 8.7 per cent. The largest increases, on a departmental basis, were noted in Nariño (+69.2 per cent), Bolivar (+16.3 per cent), Magdalena (+19.1 per cent) and Cesar (+18.4 per cent). In terms of production, a 5.4 per cent YoY rise was noted in Ma...