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Cemex plans Guatemalan expansion

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will increase its cement capacity in Guatemala by early 2023 with a new grinding mill at the Arizona facility in the port of San José. The new mill will increase cement capacity from 0.4Mta to 0.9Mta and will cost approximately US$25m. Cemex plans to produce low-carbon cements with the extra capacity. "This investment reinforces Cemex’s commitment to Guatemala’s development and reflects our confidence in the favourable outlook of the economy in the country and the region," said J...

Cemex plans expansion of Puerto de San José plant

26 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex SA plans to invest close to US$16m in the expansion of its cement plant in Puerto de San José, department of Escuintla, Guatemala. Cemex Guatemala has submitted the environmental impact study (EIA) to the Ministry of Environment to develop the  project called "Arizona plant capacity expansion". The project will be developed on a section of land within the company's facilities, which has a 1633m 2  occupancy area, a construction area of 1325m 2  and a land area of 51,764m 2 , represe...

Peru cement prices among lowest in Latin America

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Capeco, the Peruvian construction chamber, reported that the average retail price for grey cement in Peru is around US$6.22 per 42.5kg bag – one of the lowest in Latin America. The highest price is paid in Argentina, where a bag of cement costs on average US$12.34, followed by Nicaragua, Uruguay, Guatemala and Paraguay, where a bag of cement costs around US$10. In Brazil, prices are the lowest at US$5.03/bag, according Capeco. In Chile a bag of cement retails at US$7.65 while in Colombia a...

Cemex Latam Holdings records net sales decline of 8% in 3Q20

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holdings announced that its consolidated net sales declined by eight per cent in 3Q20 and EBITDA improved by 19 per cent compared to 3Q19. A controlling interest net loss of US$109m was recorded during the 3Q20. Operating EBITDA in Colombia reached US$28m, 59 per cent higher on a like-to-like basis compared to 3Q19. Net sales rose by one per cent to US$115m on a like-to-like basis compared to 3Q19. In Panama operating EBITDA reached US$1m up 54 per cent compared with 3Q19. ...

Central America’s resilience

17 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The markets of Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica will have to show fresh resilience in the resultant aftermath of COVID-19. Dependent on tourism and overseas remittances, central government funds will have been hit hard and economic recovery may be a protracted struggle. While Guatemala is home to Central America’s largest cement production base, accounting for 5.8Mta of capacity, it has seen imports rise in recent years like elsewhere in th...

Cementos Progreso acquires Cemento Interoceánico

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Guatemala’s Cementos Progreso has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Cemento Interoceanico SA, a Panama-based producer. Fabrega, Molino & Mulino acted as a legal adviser to Cementos Progreso, while Morgan & Morgan represented Cemento Interoceanico, according to Market Line.

Cemento Progreso acquires Cemento Interoceánico

20 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Guatemala-based Cemento Progreso has bought a 100 per cent stake in Panamanian cement producer Cemento Interoceánico, according to Panamá América. In an internal communication to its staff, Cemento Interoceánico informed its personnel that labour conditions would remain the same and there would be no change of leadership.

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.

Cementos Progreso tests new San Gabriel plant

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Guatamala-based Cementos Progreso has completed its investment of GTQ3.85bn (US$501m) at its San Gabriel plant in San Juan Sacatepequez. Tests were launched in 2018 and are expected to continue in the next few months before the 4500tpd plant enters commercial operation. Initially output will be sold in the domestic market, but in the longer term, Cementos Progreso expects to export some of the production volume.

China accounts for 15% of Central American cement imports

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2018, Central America’s largest importing country was Nicaragua, which purchased cement from overseas sources to the value of US$28m, followed by Guatemala at US$18m. Smaller volumes were imported by El Salvador (US$12m), Honduras (US$7m), Panama (US$6m) and Costa Rica (US$5m), according to CentralAmericaData. YoY the volume of cement imports in the region advanced by two per cent from US$75.6m to US$77.1m in the 6M18 when compared with the year-ago period. Around 15...