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Brazilian July sales down 10.5%

16 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil fell by 10.5 per cent in July 2017 to 4.7Mt compared to July 2016, according to data from SNIC, Brazil's national cement industry association. Sales per working day were also down by 10.5 per cent in the YoY comparison, but up by 3.3 per cent compared to June 2017,  Sales per working day were also down by 10.5 YoY, but up by 3.3 per cent compared to June 2017. Apparent consumption (domestic sales + imports) in July 2017 stood at 4.7Mt, down by 10.1 per ce...

Cemex LatAm sees sharp decline in Colombia

27 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latin American Holdings' first-half turnover declined by 4.4 per cent to US$642.8m, while  EBITDA fell by 25.8 per cent to US$167.7m as the company saw a sharp decline in the Colombian market. At the trading level there was a 32.1 per cent reduction to US$123.1m. After a net interest charge 9.4 per cent higher at US$32.1m, the pretax profit emerged 50.1 per cent lower at US$82.8m. The net attributable profit dropped by 49.2 per cent to US$51.1m. Net debt at the end of June was 8.8 p...

Cemex further expands Construrama network in Latin America

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

With the opening of its 300th store in Colombia, Cemex’s Construrama network consolidates its position as the broadest building materials distribution network in Mexico and Colombia and continues its growth in other Latin American countries. Looking to bring distributors closer to the construction business, Cemex rolled out its Construrama initiative in 2001. Today, Construrama is the leading building materials distribution network in Mexico, with over 1700 retail stores in more than 600 ci...

Cemex participates in first underwater tunnel in Latin America

01 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex participated in the construction of the Coatzacoalcos Underwater Tunnel in Veracruz, Mexico, an innovative infrastructure project in Latin America. The dimensions of this complex construction required the company to design and deliver special concretes to build the different structures that shaped the tunnel and its points of access. Because the construction was underwater, Constructora Túnel de Coatzacoalcos, the company managing the project, required Cemex to design specific concr...

Latin American cement low-carbon roadmap

25 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Adocem, the Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers, recently presented its “Road map for a low-carbon economy”. The initiative aims to improve awareness of new alternatives for reducing CO2 emissions and technological innovations while at the same time, remove barriers to moving towards a low-carbon economy. The initiative is led by the Inter-American Cement Federation (FICEM), which plans to define and implement an action plan for carbon mitigation and adaptation to climate c...

Pacasmayo's volumes impacted by El Niño effect

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Peruvian producer Cementos Pacasmayo SAA and its subsidiaries saw revenues decrease by 9.3 per cent and sales volumes of cement, concrete and blocks fell by 12.2 per cent primarily due to landslides, flooding and heavy rain, in the north of Peru since mid-February associated with El Niño. The gross margin of 40.3 per cent was up 3.3 percentage points due to operational efficiencies despite lower sales volumes and increased depreciation. The Cement EBITDA margin of 29.9 per cent was up 1...

Brazil 1Q cement sales down 8% YoY

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil during the first quarter of 2017 declined by eight per cent YoY to 12.9Mt, according to the latest data from Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC). In March 2017 cement sales declined by 4.4 per cent YoY to 4.7Mt. During the past 12 months (April 2016-March 2017) cumulative sales totalled 56.2Mt, 10.2 per cent less than the comparative period a year earlier. Cement consumption (including imports) totalled 4.8Mt in March, in the 12 months to the end...

Brazil's monthly sales down 15.3% YoY

05 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales totalled 3.9Mt in February, down 15.3 per cent YoY, according to the latest market data published by local cement association, SNIC. Over the first two months of this year, sales declined by nine per cent YoY. In the 12 months to the end of February 2017, cumulative sales totalled 56.4Mt, 11 per cent lower than the comparative period of the previous year. Cement prices in the domestic market in February 2017 rose by 8.6 per cent over January 2017 but were down 11 p...

The world in 2016 and outlook for 2017

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

This year will be a challenging year for the multinational cement companies, which are now faced by uneven economic performance in the emerging markets, combined with a new era of global political uncertainty that could further destabilise markets. On balance, however, global growth looks set to be anchored by positive trends in the major markets of China, India and the US, more than offsetting the poor performance elsewhere. The large cement majors have spent years diversifying their por...

Fitch: Latin America 2017 outlook stable

13 December 2016, Published under Cement News

According to a new Fitch Ratings report, the 2017 Latin American cement outlook for both ratings and the sector is stable. Associate Director at Fitch Ratings, Gilberto Gonzalez: “Issuers have built significant operations in the US, which should benefit from increased public and private spending… Housing starts should increase seven per cent to 1.26m, which should provide an additional boost.” For Argentina cement consumption is forecast grow in the mid-single digits, recovering some o...