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ADOCEM reports 30% increase in 1Q sales

10 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Portland cement production in the Dominican Republic increased 23.8 per cent YoY to 1,247,386t in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Asociación Dominicana de Productores de Cemento de Portland (ADOCEM). Local cement sales were up by 30.1 per cent in the 1Q21 while 11.8 per cent of production was shipped overseas. "Our sector continues to grow stronger and has been able to supply the needs of the Dominican market," explained ADOCEM Executive Director, Julissa Báez, while adding "...

Cemex Dominicana plans to recommission kiln line

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it expected to recommission one of its product lines at the San Pedro de Macoris plant in the Dominican Republic. This would imply an increase of 33 per cent in the company’s cement supply in the country and would help serve the growth in the Caribbean construction sector. By reactivating the Line No 1 at the San Pedro de Macoris plant, Cemex will add more than 500,000tpa of cement. The restart is scheduled for 1Q21 and is part of the Cemex Dominicana growth plant to ...

Dominican Republic market contracts 8% in 2020

28 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Dominican Republic’s cement market is expected to contract by eight per cent in 2020, according to Julissa Báez, president of the Dominican cement association, ADOCEM. The drop comes on the back of a forecast 16 per cent fall in construction activity, caused by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Up to March 2020 the cement sector had shown very dynamic activity levels until the COVID-19 pandemic affected demand. However, the industry could have been affected significantly worse, ...

Dominican Republic cement industry targets 33% carbon reduction by 2030

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in the Dominican Republic will target a 33 per cent reduction of its carbon emissions by 2030 as it continues the implementation of best practices available for the mitigation of greenhouse gases impacts. The Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers (ADOCEM) has published its Cement Roadmap, which presents an action plan to lower the sector’s carbon footprint by 2030. The cement industry’s reduction potential in terms of industrial processes and energy use, ...

GICA to export clinker to Dominican Republic and Haiti

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

GICA will export 41,000t of clinker to the Dominican Republic and Haiti as it seeks new markets in Latin America, the company announced in a statement sent to EFE. It will also ship 60,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire from the Hadjar Soud plant in Skikda. Since the start of 2020 close to 2Mt of clinker has been exported, including 300,000t to the Latin American market. In the last two years, GICA has entered the African markets of Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, ...

Algeria exports to Dominican Republic

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based Société des Ciments de Aïn El Kebira (SCAEK), part of the GICA Group, has exported 40,000t of clinker to the Dominican Republic, reports L’Expression. GICA has exported some 550,000t of clinker since the start of the year to African and South American countries, including Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Peru and Brazil, according to GICA.

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...