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Peruvian firms tumble on concerns of slowing shipments

10 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement makers slumped on concerns of slowing building materials sales while the government scales back infrastructure spending. According to reports by Bloomberg, Cementos Pacasmayo SA fell one per cent yesterday, its sixth straight daily decline, to PEN4.75. Unacem, the country’s largest cement producer, lost 1.7 per cent to PEN2.9, the lowest since September 2012. In August domestic dispatches in the Peruvian cement market edged 0.75 per cent down to 908,553t when compared with...

Peru August cement sales slip 0.75% YoY

17 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In August domestic dispatches in the Peruvian cement market edged 0.75 per cent down to 908,553t when compared with the same month of 2013, according to Asocem, the country’s cement producers’ association. Cement exports reached 30,083t during the period. Production advanced 2.44 per cent to 958,712t. Sales were 0.27 per cent down to 6,698,788t in the first eight months of the year from 6,700,650t sold in 8M13. Output from Peru’s cement factories reached 6,908,979t, up 0.9 per cent YoY ...

Peru cement sales fall 3.9% in July

19 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru reached 845,907t in July, representing a 3.9 per cent decline YoY, according to Asocem, the country's cement producers' association. In the year to date, the latest figures reflect a 0.11 per cent increase YoY while output in domestic cement plants edged up 0.66 per cent to nearly 6Mt. Exports in the first seven months were up 0.64 per cent, surpassing the 5.8Mt mark.

Cementos Yura invests PEN140m in 2014 to date

01 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Yura of Peru has invested PEN140m (US$50m) in new equipment in the year to date, mainly as a result of the construction of its new cement grinding unit. Grupo Gloria's subsidiary invested US$94m in 2013. The investment is intended to place Cementos Yura in a better position to maintain its local market share and increase its export volumes. Large-scale infrastructure projects such as the southern gas pipeline, the building and extension of port facilities and the construction of ...

Pacasmayo cement volumes rise 3.5% in first six months

25 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Peruvian producer Cementos Pacasmayo reported a 3.5 per cent increase in cement sales volumes for the first six months of the year, exceeding the national average of 0.84 per cent. Consolidated sales increased 2.9 per cent YoY in the first half of 2014. Higher cement sales and a 57.2 per cent increase in quicklime dispatches were offset by a decline in concrete sales. Gross profit fell 4.1 per cent mainly due to the temporary imports of clinker and the fall in concrete demand. Net inco...

Peru: June cement sales advance 0.84%

16 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement shipments in Peru in June advanced 1.5 per cent to 807,953t in June 2014 from 795,896t in the same month last year, according to the country's cement producers' association, Asocem. For the January-July 2014 period, domestic sales edged up 0.84 per cent to 4,944,327t when compared to the equivalent period last year. Cement exports registered an increase of 25.9 per cent YoY to 116,177t from 92,271t. Peru's cement producers Cemento Andino, Cementos Lima, Cementos Pacasmayo, Cemen...

Lafarge

02 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has agreed the sale of Lafarge Cementos in Ecuador to Union Andina de Cemento of Peru for US$553m. The completion date for the sale of this 1.4Mta works has yet to be agreed. This deal follows the sale of the Honduran cement operations to Cementos Argos at around the turn of the year. Lafarge Zimbabwe is looking for a suitable site on which to build a cement works costing US$250m-300m. One limestone deposit has been identified to date and other opportunities are being looked into....

Bolivia's cement market expected to expand 6-10% in 2014

01 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Bolivia expect domestic cement demand to grow by 6-10 per cent in 2014. Last year, consumption reached 3.3Mt and sources at Fancesa said cement demand is forecast to be higher this year. The departments of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz comprise around 75 per cent of domestic demand. In 2013, Soboce sold 1.55Mt of cement but the company said that sales during the first quarter of this year were affected by heavy rains. Between January and May 2014, it produced 5...

Peru: cement dispatches edge ahead

18 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Between January and May 2014, Peru’s cement market expanded by 0.51 per cent YoY to 4,129,906t, according to the latest figures from the domestic cement association, Asocem. Production rose by 0.95 per cent YoY to 4,231,221t in the first five months of the year, from 4,191,295Mt in the same period a year ago. Exports jumped from 81,356t to 95,716t, up 17.65 per cent during Jan-May.

Peru records stable 4M14 cement deliveries

21 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Peru’s domestic cement dispatches reached 3,279,640t between January and April 2014, edging up 0.1 per cent YoY, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement output followed a similar trend, totalling 3,344,562t over the period with producers shipping 3,349,510t – including exports – in the first four months of the year, representing a 0.13 per cent increase YoY. According to Pablo Otero, analyst at Maximixe, the rise in dispatches reflects the dynamism in both public ...