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Peru’s demand falls 1.9% in September

16 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped 1.9 per cent in September to 0.887Mt from 0.905Mt in September 2014, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Exports declined by 13.9 per cent to 26,000t in September. Cement production increased 4.6 per cent YoY to 0.958Mt as the new plant of Cementos Pacasmayo, located in Piura, came on-stream. However, Asocem said: “The September production [figure] includes several tests at the new plant and therefore the strong rise in output is an anom...

Peru: demand slips 3.8 per cent YoY in August

18 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market continues to contract as domestic dispatches fell 3.8 per cent YoY in August, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Output fell by 6.6 per cent when compared with August 2014. For the year to date, domestic demand decreased 4.4 per cent YoY while total dispatches (including exports) saw a 3.7 decline. "The cement market continues to decline on an annualised basis from September 2014 to August 2015, however, growth is observed every month, from April t...

Cementos Pacasmayo begins commercial operations at Piura plant

18 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Pacasmayo SAA, a leading Peruvian supplier of cement and construction materials, announced today that it has begun commercial production from its new cutting-edge Piura facility. The first ton of cement from the Piura facility was produced and shipped today.  Final clinker and cement capacity will be 1Mta and 1.6Mta, respectively. "I am delighted to announce the beginning of commercial operations at the Piura plant, an important milestone for Cementos Pacasmayo and the Peruvian c...

Peru: Volcan mulls sale of Polpaico shares

08 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Peruvian mining firm Volcan could sell its share in Chilean cement company Polpaico if metal prices continue falling, according to the firm's CFO Jorge Murillo. Volcan could receive around USD 27mn (EUR 24.22m) for its share, of around 20 per cent, in the business. Holcim owns 54.3 per cent of Polpaico.

Peru: cement sales decline 5.2% in July

17 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market contracted 5.2 per cent in July, according to Asocem, the country’s cement producers’ organisation. Deliveries fell from 846,000t in July 2013 to 802,000t in 2014. Total dispatches, which includes exports, decreased by 5.5 per cent YoY from 870,000t to 822,000t over the same period. The association attributes the fall in domestic sales to lower public investment as well as a weak private investment. "Public investment continues to decline. National government spending...

Peru cement market contracts 3% in June

27 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru fell by three per cent in June, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, Asocem. A rise in exports limited the decline in total cement sales to 2.6 per cent. Output from domestic cement plants decreased by 6.2 per cent. The lower domestic sales were attributed to a slowdown in public investment, particularly in northern and southern Peru. "The conditions have not been favourable for the first half of 2015, but the second half is promising. The o...

Peru: Cementos Pacasmayo expands consolidated EBITDA margin

24 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Peruvian producer Cementos Pacasmayo's consolidated EBITDA increased 8.4 per cent to PEN178.5m (US$59m) in the first half of this year from PEN169.7m in 1H14, achieving a margin of 31.5 per cent compared with 27.3 per cent a year earlier. Net income increased 19.4 per cent to PEN96.5m. Gross margin increased to 43.1 per cent in 6M15 from 40.5 per cent in 6M14. Second-quarter results were impacted by continued weakness in cement demand from the public sector. This led to a 9.4 per cent ...

Peru: Unacem 1H15 net profit up 23%

23 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru-based producer Unacem reported a 23 per cent rise in its net profit for the first half of 2015 to PEN151m (US$47.4m) largely attributed to cost controls. Lower operational costs (-9.1 per cent) saw operating profit rise to PEN455.7m, up 93.4 per cent when compared with !H14. However, higher financial costs (+107 per cent to PEN114.1m) and exchange losses (-PEN181m) had a negative effect. Nevertheless, 2Q15 sales edged up 6.7 per cent to PEN475.6m and by 9.5 per cent to PEN957.6m ...

Cementos Argos

29 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos’ 1Q15 results have revealed a 27 per cent jump in revenue to COP1.7trn (US$630m), driven by growth in trade to the US. Consolidated EBITDA over the period advanced by 18 per cent to COP307bn (US$121m) while net profit rose 3.3 per cent. Cement dispatches improved by 18 per cent to 3.2Mt over the quarter with the Colombian market registering a 19 per cent increase to 1.5Mt. The US market, however, saw shipments rise by 39 per cent to 635,000t, while the Caribbean and Central ...

Peru: cement sales fall 8.4% in May

17 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru fell by 8.4 per cent YoY in May to 779,000t, reflecting an accelerating contraction of the domestic market, according to cement association Asocem. In April sales decreased 7.1 per cent YoY to 767,000t. Output from Peru’s cement plants dropped 5.7 per cent from 887,000t in May 2014 to 836,000t. In the past 12 months domestic consumption slipped by 0.2 per cent while total output fell by 0.1 per cent. The recent lack of market activity has been attributed to...