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Holcim El Salvador sets record production figures in 2019

06 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim El Salvador produced over 1.2Mt of cement and 710,000Mm 3 of concrete in 2019, representing record production figures, and plans to maintain this positive performance in 2020. The company also co-processed around 26,000t of waste in 2019, up from 20,000t in the previous year. Elsewhere, Holcim is also considering reopening its Maya cement plant, which was closed in 2008 due to low domestic demand. These plans would require an investment of US$20m. In the meantime, the company is ...

Cement prices in El Salvador largely stable in 2019

12 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The ex-works cement price in El Salvador remained unchanged at US$7.57/42.5kg bag, reports the country’s construction chamber, Casalco. The retail price of a 42.5kg bag of cement increased from US$8.28 in January to peak at US$8.45 in June but then slipped to US$8.32 in August to a new high of US$8.37 in October. It closed the year at US$8.31, resulting in an average price of US$8.38 for the year.

Salvadoran cement market expands 13% in 10M19

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador increased 12.8 per cent YoY to 1,184,956t in 10M19 from  to 1,050,846t in the first 10 months of 2018, according to Casalco, the country’s construction chamber. In October alone, apparent cement consumption surged 23.5 per cent to 104,989t from 85,017t in October 2018. Cement prices in October reached US$7.57/bag of 42.5kg at the factory gate while on a retail level this was US$8.37/bag, including VAT.

Cement price in El Salvador continues to slip

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

While the ex-works cement price in El Salvador has remained stable at US$7.57/42.5kg bag in August, on a retail level the cement price is now at US$8.32/bag, according to the CIEC-CASALCO, the El Salvadoran construction chamber. This represents a one per cent slip from US$8.39/bag in June, when the retail price similarly from US$8.45/bag.

High prices in El Salvador attract new entrants

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported on the new 120,000tpa grinding plant under construction in Acajutla, El Salvador, by Cemento Regional, the Guatemala-based Monterrey group, which is due to be completed by December 2019. This is the first significant challenge to Holcim El Salvador, which currently serves the 0.9Mta domestic cement market. Earlier this year, Cemengal (Spain) supplied the new Cemento Regional Co facility with a 12tph Plug & Grind modular plant. Roberto Díaz Durán, president of Cem...

Retail cement price in El Salvador fell in August

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The price for a 42.5kg bag of cement sold by retailers in San Salvador, El Salvador, fell to US$8.32/bag in August, according to Casalco, the country’s construction chamber. The drop represents the second-consecutive month of declining cement prices. In July and June, the price for a bag of cement was US$8.39 and US$8.45, respectively, after edging up from US$8.42 in May. Meanwhile, the ex-works cement price has remained stable at US$7.57/bag.

New 120,000tpa cement plant for El Salvador

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Guatemala’s Monterrey group has laid the first stone for a new 120,000tpa cement plant on the Acajutla-Sonsonate road in Acajutla, El Salvador. Construction will be carried out by Qualicons, a Guatemalan capital construction company. The facility is located near an industrial dock, which will enable raw material imports from Asia. The new works represents an investment of US$12m and is expected to provided 600 people with employment. Commissioning of the plant is expected in December 2019.

Ex-works cement price stable in El Salvador, retail price sees modest slip

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The price of a 42.5kg bag of cement, ex-works in El Salvador remained stable in May 2019 at $7.57 when compared with the previous month, according to the Salvadoran construction chamber, CASALCO. Retail prices slipped slightly to $8.42/bag (including 13 per cent VAT), down from $8.44/bag in April 2019.

Holcim invests US$1m in solid waste processing in El Salvador

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and its Geocycle brand have plans to invest more than US$1m in new waste processing equipment in El Salvador. The new equipment will be used to treat solid waste to supply alternative fuel for its cement production in the country. Geocycle processes around 0.7m used tyres in 2018, bringing the company’s waste tyre use to 6m tyres since 2001, according to Jaime Recinos, director for corporate affairs and sustainable development at Holcim. It also processed 20,000t of waste...

Salvadorian cement demand surges 28% in 11M18

05 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in El Salvador has increased by 28 per cent in the January-November 2018 period to 27,314,750 bags of 42.5kg, or 1,160,877t, when compared with 21,802,300 bags or 926,598t in the 11M17, according to the country’s construction chamber, CASALCO. The latest increase represents the fifth-consecutive 11M rise since 2014. The rise comes on the back of construction activity outperforming economic growth in the Latin American country. Annual economic growth in the 11M18...