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INC restarts clinker production

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Following three days of stoppage to change one of the raw mill motors, Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has resumed clinker production, said Ernesto Benítez, president of INC. "Regarding the production of clinker and cement we are recovering the levels. Last night we started operating again, after several days we had to suspend. The quality is good as well as the amount. We are achieving the market numbers well," he said. He expects to produce 40,000-50,000 bags/day. "We are a...

Fancesa signs agreement to export to Paraguay

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) and a Paraguayan construction company reached an agreement to export cement to the South American country. The cement producer will initially ship 20,000 bags per month but as demand in Paraguay advances, will increase its export volumes. All shipments are subject to the requirements of the Paraguayan Institute in terms of resistance, stability and quality management of the product. "We are returning to Bolivia with this signed agree...

Fancesa increases clinker sales to Chile

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fancesa will be delivering an 8000t clinker shipment to Chile, following the 1000t cargo to CBB in the neighbouring state last month, according to Correo del Sur. The company is currently carrying out a study into the sale of clinker and has requested collaboration from the local transport sector, according to Amael España, the company’s legal receiver. “I'm sure the carriers will help us. We have to be competitive by lowering prices and keeping up with international competit...

Cecon plant to enter service in August 2022

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Concepción (Cecon) in Paraguay has completed around 70 per cent of the civil engineering works at its new plant, according to Esmerk Latin American News. The 1.03Mta plant is located in Concepción, San Lázaro, south of Vallemí. The US$200m project is expected to start production in August 2022.

Paraguay’s INC sets 70,000bags/day output target

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Paraguay-based Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) reported that the production of cement at its Vallemí plant is normalising at nearly 50,000 bags/day. The state-owned cement producer currently has a production target of 70,000 bags/day. INC President, Ernesto Benítez, said that once imported stock is sold, the INC product will be able to reach the market via the usual channels. “There is still a significant amount of this imported cement in the warehouses and this delays the departure of...

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...

New 1Mta cement plant to enter Paraguay's market

30 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement plant Cementos Concepcion (Cecon) is currently under construction in Paraguay and is designed to produce over 1Mta from June 2022, when it is due to begin operations. Cecon recently launched an investment vehicle of over US$200m (EUR163.18m) to finance the project. Cecon already has two concrete factories in Limpio. The new cement unit is set to eliminate the country's cement deficit.

Clinker dispatches via Paraguay River return

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production is expected to recover from this week as clinker supply via the Paraguay River is returning to normal this week, reports Hoy. This will enable Industria Nacional del Cemento to increase cement production to more than 30,000 bags/day as the company’s clinker supply is more efficient. "Clinker production moves through the river and the land efficiency is not the same," said Ernesto Benítez, INC president, mentioning that production is more significant using river transport.

Cement price in Paraguay continues to rise

21 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A cement shortage in Paraguay has resulted in another price rise. Bulk CCPII F40 cement, sold by Yguazu Cementos, used in the production of industrial concrete, has seen a 10.7 per cent increase in price since the start of the year and now costs PYG974,000/t (US$138.88), according to ABC Color. In the last few days, INC also announced a price rise to PYG39,800/bag. It cited higher transport costs as primary driver for the price increased. High water levels in the Paraguay river have led to...

INC raises cement price

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguayan cement producer INC has increased the price of a bag of cement by PYG2500 (US$0.42). The company is now selling cement for PYG39,800/bag. The company has attributed the need to increase cement prices due to higher transport costs. The low water level in the Paraguay river has led to the need to use trucks to move raw materials and has also resulted in cement shortages in the country. INC is aiming to maintain supply at 35,000-40,000 bags/day.