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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...

Peru cement market contracts 7% in April 2015

18 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement deliveries fell 7.1 per cent YoY to 800,000t in April 2015 due to lower government spending and climate factors, according to Asocem, the Peruvian cement association. El Niño is expected to continue to affect the construction industry going forward as the climate phenomenon brings inclement weather to Peru. However, public expenditure is forecast to improve as the state government has increased spending by 26 per cent and regional governments by 42 per cent. Cement produc...

Peru: Unacem sees slight rise in 1Q15 sales

28 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Unacem saw its domestic cement sales increase by 0.3 per cent in the first three months of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The company recorded cement sales of PEN449.4m (EUR132.69m US$144.20m) in 1Q15. Sales costs also dropped 2.6 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2014, when leftover stocks of imported clinker were used which were more expensive. Clinker production dslipped 12.8 per cent in 1Q15, compared with the same period in 2014. Meanwhile, cement production rose...

Peru cement sales down 1%, exports up 50% in March

17 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement dispatches fell one per cent YoY to 806,000t in March as public spending was down and rains affected the construction industry, according to cement association Asocem. Regional and municipal governments saw their spending cut by 30 and 61 per cent, respectively. Output in the country’s cement plants increased two per cent to 861,000t when compared with March 2014. A 50 per cent rise in exports in the month helped producers to compensate for the lower domestic sales. Looking ...

Peru cement sales fall 4.9% in Feb 2015

17 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market contracted by 4.9 per cent YoY as dispatches fell from 816,000t to 775,000t in February 2015, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. In January, cement dispatches increased 1.7 per cent. "This is mainly due to climatic factors, low public spending, weak private investment and low trust in the government. As in January, heavy rains during February in the highlands and jungle witnessed, "said the cement association. Public expenditure fell 23 per cen...

Peru: Unacem reports rise in 4Q14 income

05 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Unacem saw revenues increase 13.2 per cent to PEN516.5m (US$167m) in the last quarter of 2014 when compared with 4Q13. EBITDA rose 52.5 per cent thanks to clinker exports and despite higher fuel costs. Net profit increased 179.9 per cent YoY to PEN138.4m. The company’s deliveries advanced 4.4 per cent YoY to 1.504Mt with the domestic market expanding 3.6 per cent over the period. The output of Atocongo’s Kiln 1 and 2 pushed total Unacem production to 1.635Mt, up ...

Bolivia increases cement supply

26 February 2015, Published under Cement News

As the Bolivian cement market surged 24 per cent YoY in 2H14, the domestic cement industry was able to increase output by 15 per cent. However, much has changed as the sector invested in new plants and pushed up production to improve the supply-demand balance. Corporación Boliviana del Cemento (Coboce) now produces around 70,000 bags per day to supply its markets of Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz and Beni. This follows an investment of US$100m in a new plant at Cochabamba. "The new fa...