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Pacasmayo profit decreases 34% YoY in 2Q17

24 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Pacasmayo, Peru’s third-largest cement producer, posted a 34 per cent YoY drop in profits in 2Q17 as sales fell and El Niño damage increased costs. Cementos Pacasmayo reported a profit of PEN21.4m (US$6.6m) between April and June 2017, compared with a profit of PEN32.5m in 2Q16. This drop in profit was mainly due to "lower sales, higher expenses related to cessions, increases in distribution costs for the destruction of roads, as well as the cost of some damage to our plants by ...

Unacem acquires Hormigonera Quito

20 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Unacem has bought a 100 per cent stake in concrete producer Hormigonera Quito of Ecuador. Hormigonera Quito operates two industrial plants - one north of Quito on a 16,000m 2 site and another one to the south on a 22,000m 2 plot. The concrete manufacturer was established in 1984 and is part of the American Concrete Institute, the Ecuadorian Chamber of Construction and Industry Chamber.

Bolivia’s cement producers demand Peruvian cement import ban

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producers are demanding a government ban on the import of Peruvian cement and clinker by Cemento Yura. In addition, they expect the Bolivian government to raise tariffs for clinker imports and take other measures against unfair competition in the market by Cemento Itacamba.

Peru cement market contracts 2% in May

27 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement demand reached 774,000t in May, reflecting a two per cent drop YoY, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Total deliveries, including exports, decreased 2.8 per cent to 797,000t. Domestic production in May fell 6.4 per cent YoY to 781,000t. Going forward, cement demand is expected to pick up by the implementation of reconstruction works following the Niño Costero damage and infrastructure megaprojects. As a result, 2H17 consumption is forecast to rise five pe...

Cal & Cemento Sur doubles capacity

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Grupo Gloria has announced that the expansion of the Cal & Cemento Sur plant in Caracoto-Juliaca, Puno in southern Peru is in full swing. The project will double the current 1000tpd capacity following a US$80m investment. The upgraded plant is expected to come online at the end of this year. Cal & Cemento Sur will dispatch its product, Cal Viva, to the mining sector.

Peru sees fall in April cement dispatches

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement dispatches fell 10 per cent to 0.73Mt in April when compared with April 2016, when 0.811Mt were delivered, according to the country's cement producers' association, Asocem. Domestic deliveries reached 0.699Mt in the fourth month of the year, down 10.5 per cent YoY. Cement exports rose five per cent MoM to 31,000t and clinker exports stood at 59,000t. In terms of domestic demand (domestic deliveries plus imports), the fourth month of 2017 saw a 12.8 per cent YoY decline t...

Vietnam April exports up 6.7%

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported more than 1.9Mt of cement and clinker, reflecting an export value of US$67.4m, according to the country’s Customs Department. This represents a YoY increase of 6.7 and 7.6 per cent, respectively. In the first four months of the year, the country exported 6.7Mt of cement and clinker, up 12.8 per cent YoY. In terms of value a 7.9 per cent rise to US$235m was reported. Bangladesh and the Philippines were the largest importers, accounting for 37 and 32 per cent, respectively o...

Pacasmayo's volumes impacted by El Niño effect

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Peruvian producer Cementos Pacasmayo SAA and its subsidiaries saw revenues decrease by 9.3 per cent and sales volumes of cement, concrete and blocks fell by 12.2 per cent primarily due to landslides, flooding and heavy rain, in the north of Peru since mid-February associated with El Niño. The gross margin of 40.3 per cent was up 3.3 percentage points due to operational efficiencies despite lower sales volumes and increased depreciation. The Cement EBITDA margin of 29.9 per cent was up 1...

Peru: cement companies feel impact of El Niño

25 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Peru have started to feel the impact of El Niño, according to Credicorp Capital. Between January and March, cement dispatches have fallen seven per cent. Cementos Pacasmayo is expected to see the highest drop in volumes even though its plant has not been damaged by the landslides. Lower construction activity is envisaged to affect Pacasmayo revenues by 10 per cent in the first quarter. While Unacem continues to ship cement from its Atocongo works, demand is expecte...

Peru: cement demand and exports fall but output stable

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru saw a six per cent YoY fall but recorded a 1.4 per cent MoM rise, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Demand reached 0.747Mt, down from 0.795Mt in the third month of 2016. Domestic cement output remained stable, edging up 0.4 per cent YoY and by 2.9 per cent MoM, to 0.788Mt from 0.785Mt in March 2016. Following a 16 per cent YoY increase in February, Peru’s cement exports contracted by four per cent in March. When compared with March 2016, wh...