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Dominican domestic deliveries up 5%

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local cement sales in the Dominican Republic increased 5.1 per cent in the first six months of 2018 to 2,196,282t from 2,089,935t in 6M17, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. In terms of sales revenues, a 12.9 per cent rise was reported to DOP9.612bn (US$192.176m) from DOP1.096bn. Output from the country’s cement plants rose by 4.8 per cent to 2,738,284t in 6M18 from 2,612,099t in the equivalent period of the previous year. The production volume reflects a capacity util...

Dominican cement sales down 4%, exports fall 5%

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Dominican cement producers saw a 3.7 per cent fall in domestic sales and a five per cent decline in exports in the January-February 2018 period, according to the President of the Dominican Association of Cement Producers (Adocem), Rayza J Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez attributed the contraction in the domestic market to periods of unusual rains. In addition, she highlighted the industry’s commitment to sustainability. The Dominican Republic currently has seven cement plants, of which six are...

Haiti bans cement imports by road from the Dominican Republic

17 January 2018, Published under Cement News

This week there was a chaotic scene on the Dominican Republic-Haiti border as over 20 Dominican products, including cement, were barred from entering the French-speaking Caribbean nation. According to Haitian officials, the ban on 23 products from the Dominican Republic is nothing new and they are only banned from entering by road. Haiti's Finance Ministry says the measures are adopted to provide "better quality control and to better ensure the safety of the population" and to enable th...

Domicem appoints new CEO

04 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Colacem-owned Domicem has appointed Adriano Brunetti as its new CEO as part of the company’s drive to transform into a sustainable cement producer in the Dominican Republic. Mr Brunetti has worked for more than 25 years in Grupo Financo. Sergio Nin Maura, commercial director at Domicem, commented on the appointment: "The appointment of our new director represents a very important step for the entity, since we entrust him with the task of carrying on his shoulders the heaviest burden to ac...

Dominican Republic cement production tops 2.6Mt in 1H17

12 October 2017, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2017 cement production in the Dominican Republic reached 2,612,099t, according to data released by the Dominican Central Bank. From January to June of this year, domestic sales volumes increased by 5.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2016 while cement exports accounted for nearly 18 per cent of production, exceeding US$654.8m, more than US$58.6m, in the 1H16. Sales of cement exported to Haiti amounted to US$543,108m from January to July 2017. In 2015 th...

Dominican Rep cement demand slips two per cent YoY in 1H17

30 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the Dominican Republic fell by two per cent to 2,089,935t in the first half of 2017, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. In 1H16 demand reached 2,132,312t. Local cement sales increased 5.5 per cent in value to RDS8.516bn. Output rose 0.5 per cent from 2,599,031t in 1H16 to 2,612,099t in 1H17. Between April and June, around 17.6 per cent of production was exported.

Gary De La Rosa new MD Argos in Dominican Republic

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based cement and concrete producer Argos has appointed Gary Manuel de la Rosa as new Managing Director of its operations in the Dominican Republic. "It is very satisfying for our organisation to communicate these movements that enhance the experience and skills acquired, and therefore I assume this new challenge with great optimism focussed on working for the sustainable growth of Argos and that of our clients," said Mr De La Rosa. As a civil engineer, Gary De La Rosa holds a ...

Cemex Dominicana appoints Alejandro Ramírez as new local president

01 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Alejandro Ramírez Cantú has been appointed has Cemex Dominicana’s new president for the company’s operations in the Caribbean country. He will also supervise operations in Haiti and the Bahamas.

Dominican Republic: Cemex inaugurates San Pedro de Macorís packaging line

06 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has inaugurated a new packaging and palletising line at its San Pedro de Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The new Italian-built facility represents an investment of DOP400m (US$8.5m) will enable the company to increase its capacity by 30 per cent, bringing the plant’s capacity to over 3Mta. "This is the first of several major investments to be made by CEMEX in the Dominican Republic. In the next two years we will be expanding our photovoltaic power generation plant, modi...

Dominican Republic cement sales up 7.5% in 2016

09 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in the Dominican Republic rose by 7.5 per cent by volume and 5.2 per cent by value in 2016 when compared with 2015 according to the country’s cement association, Adocem.  Domestic sales reached 4,247,468t in 2016 while in 2015 3,950,956t were delivered. In terms of value, cement sales rose from DOP15.233m (US$325,844) in 2015 to 16.03m the following year. Exports saw their share fall from 23 per cent of total production in 2015 to 17.3 per cent in 2016 - or in volume term...