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Colombia: market expands 6.9% in November

02 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Grey cement production in Colombia during November 2013 totalled 1.02Mt, a 9.6 per cent increase when compared with the same month of the previous year. In addition, the domestic cement market expanded by 6.9 per cent to 978,000t. This was less than the 14 per cent consumption growth noted in October. Norte de Santander saw a 38.5 per cent rise, the largest in the country, followed by Antioquia (+13.7 per cent), Bolívar (+19.5 per cent) and Cundinamarca (+8.6 per cent). On the other ha...

Peru’s Jan-Nov demand advances 7.5% YoY

02 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru fell from 939,135t in October to 896,600t in November. However, the country’s cement companies produced 920,636t, up from 916,774t the previous month and cement exports rose from 18,090t to 23,236t during the period. For January to November, Peruvian cement demand increased by 7.45 per cent YoY to 9,408,853t while exports rose 5.33 per cent to 182,427t. Around 9,598,552t of cement was produced, an advance of 6.9 per cent when compared with Jan-Nov 2012.

Ecuador cement sales continue upward trend

11 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Ecuador cement sales continued their upward trend in November, rising by 5.9 per cent YoY, latest statistics from local cement association, Inecyc, show. During November 2013 sales reached 594,814t compared to 561,534t in the same month of 2012. For the year to-date, sales were ahead by 9.8 per cent reaching 6.043Mt over Jan-November 2013, against the 5.504Mt recorded in the comparative period of last year.

Loma Negra to proceed with San Juan plant

02 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Loma Negra has Loma Negra approved the construction of a new cement plant in San Juan, according to the Argentine cement producer’s manager, Osvaldo Schütz. While the company had shelved the project, which was to start this year, following the strong protest of the local Pocito population, Mr Schütz said the plant would be built but did not specify the exact location. Construction on the 2000tpd works would start in 2014 and take 30 months to build. Loma Negra is Argentina’s leading c...

Ecuador October cement sales see monthly, annual gains

14 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Ecuador totaled 611,987t in October 2013, an increase of 4.4 per cent YoY, the Institute of Cement and Concrete (INECYC) has reported. The figure also marks a MoM increase of 8.17 per cent compared to the 565,775t sold in September 2013 For the first 10 months of the year, sales have increased by 10.2 per cent to 5.45Mt against the 4.93Mt in the comparative period of 2012.

Cement demand in Argentina advances 19%

14 November 2013, Published under Cement News

In October 2013, Argentinean cement plants shipped 1,151,413t of cement, including exports, representing a 9.5 per cent increase compared to the previous month and a 16.2 per cent rise YoY. Domestic consumption, including imports, reached 1,136,672t, up nine per cent from September and increasing by 19.1 per cent YoY .

FICEM-APCAC XXX Peru 2013

05 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Peru, currently home to one of the world’s fastest-growing cement markets, played host to the annual FICEM-APCAC Technical Congress on 2-4 September 2013 at the Delfines Hotel and Casino in Lima. A resounding success, the conference and exhibition attracted a record 358 delegates from across the Latin America and the Caribbean regions, making it one of the largest meetings ever convened by the association. Gladys Triveño Chan Hang, Peru’s minister of production, cuts the ribbon to mar...

Peru’s Cementos Pacasmayo net profit up 4.1%

30 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementos Pacasmayo saw its net income increase by 4.1 per cent to PEN48.8m (US$17.6m) in the third quarter compared to the same period of 2012.  Consolidated EBITDA rose by 17.6 per cent YoY to PEN90.2m. In the first nine months of the year, net income advanced 0.5 per cent YoY despite a weak 2Q13. Consolidated EBITDA registered a 28 per cent rise. In terms of cement sales, Pacasmayo noted a 3.5 per cent increase YoY with output up 3.3 per cent YoY. Cementos Pacasmayo is the secon...

Cemex Latin America cement shipments edge ahead, grows stronger downstream

24 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latin American Holdings' turnover for the first nine months of the year advanced by eight per cent to US$1287.8m, while the EBITDA increased by 16.2 per cent to US$474.4m. The increase at the trading level was a little less at 14.1 per cent to US$405.4m. After a net interest charge of US$86.8m, the pre-tax profit amounted to US$309.1m. Net debt at the end of September stood at US$1345m, to give a gearing level of 94.7 per cent, with 88 per cent of the total gross debt being denomina...

Cimpor outlines Latin America spend

16 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimpor is to invest some BRL3bn (US$1.319bn) over the next four years which is expected to include new factories in Brazil and Argentina. Company CEO Ricardo Lima said the main objective is to reinforce Cimpor's position in Brazil where it operates in all regions except the north. The company is therefore gong to invest in a new unit in northern Brazil, probably Belem or Manaus, he told local news agency, Lusa. Another factory is being planned for Argentina’ western province of San Jua...