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Peru cement market expands 12% YoY in December

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Peru increased 12 per cent YoY from 0.979Mt in December 2019 to 1.098Mt in December 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production advanced 18 per cent YoY in December 2020 as Asocem members produced 1.077Mt of cement. Output in December 2019 was 0.916Mt. Cement exports in December 2020 fell 36 per cent YoY to 12,000t from 19,000t in December 2019, but clinker exports surged from 33,000t in December 2019 to 105,000t in December 2020....

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...

Unacem buys Cementos La Unión in Chile for US$23m

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Unión Andina de Cementos (Unacem) has signed a contract with Cementos La Unión and Aridos Jativa, and the Chile’s Inversiones Mel 20 Ltda for the purchase of the full stake of shares of Cementos La Unión in Chile and 100 per cent of the social rights of Inversiones Mel 20. The contract was signed on December 11 and is subject to compliance with conditions such as approval by the Chilean National Economic Prosecutor's Office. Subject to approval, Unacem will own the 0.3Mta San An...

Peru’s cement market expands 16% in November

17 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru rose 15.6 per cent YoY in November 2020 to 1.188Mt from 1.028Mt in November 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of the total, 1.092Mt were supplied by Asocem members. Cement production in Peru slipped 1.6 per cent MoM but rose 22.1 per cent YoY to 1.129Mt in November 2020 while clinker output rose 2.1 per cent MoM and 21.4 per cent YoY to 0.664Mt. Domestic supply was supplemented by 108,200t of cement imports and 170,100t of clinker impo...

Peru’s domestic and export cement deliveries pick up in October

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producers dispatched 1.255Mt of cement in October 2020, up 16.4 per cent YoY, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In October 2019 dispatches reached 1.078Mt. Deliveries were also up when compared with September 2020, when they were 1.096Mt. Cement production by Asocem members advanced 17.3 per cent YoY and 14.1 per cent MoM to 1.147Mt in October 2020 while clinker output fell 26.2 per cent YoY but increased eight per cent MoM to 0.65Mt. This output was s...

Cementos Pacasmayo sees EBITDA rise 8% in 3Q

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru's Cementos Pacasmayo saw its sales volume of cement, concrete and precast rise 14.2 per cent YoY to 819,700t in the third quarter of 2020, reaching historical record levels, mainly due to a sharp recovery in sales of cement. The company’s consolidated EBITDA also advanced 8.2 per cent to PEN120.6m (US$33.36m) from PEN111.5m in the 3Q19. Overall revenue increased 6.3 per cent YoY to PEN407.4m from PEN383.4m. However, in the first nine months of 2020, the sales volume of cement, concret...

Briones sisters sell Bío Bío stake to Gloria Group

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Anita and Loreto Briones Goich of ALB SpA have sold their entire 19 per cent stake in Cementos Bío Bío, the cement company founded by their father, Hernán Briones Gorostiaga in 1957. The shares were sold for approximately US$46.8m to the Peruvian Gloria Group. Cementos Bío Bío includes CBB, Inacesa, Ready Mix and Inacal and has a presence in Chile, Argentina and Peru. The sale follows the divestment of shares to Peru-based Unión Andina de Cementos, who purchased 50 per cent of the shares ...

Peru's cement producers see 10% rise in local dispatches in September

15 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru remained largely stable at 1.018Mt in September 2020 when compared with August 2020 and increased 10 per cent YoY. Of this total, local dispatches accounted for 1.001Mt, representing a 7.3 per cent rise MoM and a 10.4 per cent increase YoY, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Cement production rose 6.7 per cent YoY and three per cent MoM to 1.006Mt in September 2020 while clinker output fell 26.6 per cent YoY but increased 7.4 per cent MoM to 0....

Cement dispatches in Peru largely stable

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped 0.1 per cent YoY but increased 12.9 per cent MoM to 0.933Mt in August 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic producers dispatched 0.944Mt including exports. This represents a 0.3 per cent decrease in volume when compared with August 2019 but a 13.3 per cent rise when compared with July 2020.  Cement production in Peru increased 4.5 per cent YoY and 18.9 per cent MoM to 0.977Mt while clinker output fell 31.5 per cent YoY but...

Cementos Pacasmayo begins terminal operations

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s Cementos Pacasmayo has resumed operations from the port terminal of Yurimaguas, Loreto, distributing 60,000 bags of cement to Iquitos. The company operates in the port through its subsidiary, Cementos Selva, which has a 4.9Mta plant in Rioja. The operations were launched in mid-August with the arrival of several vessels, which will set sail for Iquitos while complying with all COVID-19 safety protocols.