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Dominican Republic market contracts 20% in 1H20

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Dominican Republic fell 20.3 per cent YoY to 1,835,598t in the first half of 2020 from 2,303,915t in the 1H19, reports the domestic cement association, Adocem. In terms of value, there was a 9.8 per cent decline to DOP9.9bn (US$168.6m) from DOP10.98m in the 1H19. Output from domestic cement plants decreased 23.5 per cent YoY to 2,150,200t in January-June 2020 from 2,812,131t in the equivalent period of the previous year. This represents a capacity utilisation of 62 per c...

Dominican Republic market contracts 13% in 4M20

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Dominican Republic declined 13 per cent to US$120m in the January-April 2020 period when compared with June 2019. In addition, Dominican cement producers also reported a 20 per cent YoY fall in exports, which reached 227,639t of cement. Their output during the period decreased 24 per cent YoY to 1.36Mt. Adriano Brunetti, president of the country’s cement association Adocem, said: "... 'The most difficult thing was the total stoppage of construction without an opening b...

Dominican producers use ashes from power generation

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Ashes produced at the Punta Catalina coal power generation complex in Bani, Dominican Republic, are now being used by cement companies in the country, according to Jaime Aristy Escuder, administrator at the facility. In addition, international companies have also expressed an interest in using the ashes. The material is currently stored in facilities specifically designed, built and managed to ensure that both local and international standards to protect the environment are observed, noted...

Dominican cement demand up 7% in 2019

28 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Dominican cement market expanded 7.2 per cent YoY to 4.7Mt in 2019. Consumption in 2018 reached 4.3Mta, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. Output by Dominican cement producers advanced four per cent YoY to 5,644.176t, representing a capacity utilisation rate of 81.5 per cent. “In the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) one of the main challenges to face lies in the need to establish a medium-term construction development horizon, based on the multiplier impact...

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...

Domicem surpasses 1Mt output mark

09 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Domicem, based in the Dominican Republic, has set a new production record. The company surpassed the 1Mt mark for the first time in its history. Adriano Brunetti, Domicem’s managing director said it was “a record consumed volume, which shows shows the growth and development of the country leading it from being a born importer of cement to a self-sufficient producer with export of 20 per cent of its production. ” He added that total industry sales in the country are expected to reach 5Mt t...

DR’s roadmap to the future

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Supported by sustained economic development, the construction sector of the Dominican Republic has provided a solid base for growth for the country’s cement industry. With an 8Mta production capacity, domestic cement companies have helped the country make the switch from being a net importer to a net exporter. Providing the setting to the XXXVI FICEM Technical Congress 2019, ADOCEM provides a timely update of its cement sector. By ADOCEM, Dominican Republic. With 8Mta of production ca...

Dominican Republic cement market expands 5% in 1H19

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Dominican Republic increased 5.2 per cent YoY in the January-June 2019 period, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. Output from domestic cement plants rose by 2.7 per cent YoY to 2.812Mt in the same period. For the full-year, forecasts indicate that cement production will increase by eight per cent YoY to 4.8Mt in 2019. "The Dominican Republic has gone from being a net importer of cement to being self-sufficient and exporting approximately 20 per cent...

Dominican Republic exports US$72.3m of cement in 2018

05 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The Dominican Republic exported Portland cement to the value of US$72.3m in 2018, according to the country’s Director of General Direction of Mining, Alexander Medina Herasme. The country produces cement in four clinker and two grinding plants with a combined capacity of 7.15Mt. It is the Caribbean’s largest cement and clinker exporter, accounting for around two-thirds of the region’s cement exports.

Cement prices rise 43% in the Dominican Republic

16 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The president of the Cibao Housing Promoters and Builders Association, Anthony Canaan, has denounced a 43 per cent price hike in cement prices in the Dominican Republic, according to the Dominican Today. Mr Canaan noted that stability in the exchange rate and prices of different raw materials means there is no justification for the increase. "In recent days we have received an unjustified increase in the raw material for construction," said Mr Canaan. "Currently the different cement distr...