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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...

Vietnam 1Q exports rise 11% YoY

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 4.82Mt of cement and clinker worth US$168.65m in the first quarter of this year, representing 11 per cent increase YoY in volume and 6.4 per cent in value, according to the latest data of the General Department of Vietnam Customs. In March the country’s clinker and cement exports rose 7.8 per cent from February in volume and 7.6 per cent in value to 1.8Mt worth US$62.67m, the Xay Dung online newspaper quoted the government department as saying. Bangladesh remained the ...

Peru: Unacem sees sales slip 4.3% in 2016

21 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Unacem sales fell 4.3 per cent in 2016 to PEN1865m in 2016. In Ecuador, its subsidiary Unacem Ecuador sold 1.2Mt of cement at a value of US$153.2m. In the US Drake Cement in Arizona sold 546,000st or US$83m. The Peruvian cement company produced 3.4Mt of cement at its Atacongo works near Lima and 1.7Mt at the Condorcocha works in Junín. The company’s total output accounted for around 53 per cent of national demand. Shipments were mostly bagged cement, which accounted for 77 per cent of the...

Peru sees 7% drop in domestic sales in February 2017

16 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru's cement market contracted 6.9 per cent YoY with sales of 0.737Mt in February, according to Asocem, the country's cement producers' association. Output from Unacem, Cementos Pacasmayo and Cementos Yura reached 0.766Mt, 6.9 per cent below the 0.822Mt produced in February 2016. Domestic production was supplemented with 75,200t of cement, up 71 per cent YoY, mainly Vietnam and China. Vietnam shipped some 44,298t at an average price of US$66.28/t CIF, increasing volumes by one per ce...

Peru: Cementos Yura Q4 profit falls by 20%

22 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Yura has announced that its profits for4Q16 were down by 20.1 per cent YoY to PEN40.2m (US$12.4m), reports Business News Americas. The firm saw sales revenues fall by 3.3 per cent, while administrative costs more than doubled as the firm paid a PEN25.7m penalty for cancelling a contract with a supplier. Cementos Yura was also negatively affected by foreign exchange fluctuations. While local sales were little changed YoY at 0.61Mt, exports fell by 14.8 per cent to below 0.1Mt. ...

Peru: Cementos Pacasmayo sees 13% drop in sales in 4Q16

15 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru's Cementos Pacasmayo saw its cement, concrete and blocks sales decline by 12.7 per cent YoY in 4Q16. However, there was extraordinary spending associated with El Niño prevention in the quarter. Compared to 3Q16 sales volumes increased. Revenues decreased 9.8 per cent YoY to PEN316.7m (US$97.2m) while consolidated EBITDA fell 20.4 per cent YoY to PEN88.8m. The fall in EBITDA has been attributed by higher fixed costs, resulting from the lower sales volumes, as well as one-off expenses ...

Peru: Cementos Pacasymayo announces phosphate spin-off launch date

31 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Pacasmayo SAA and subsidiaries, has provided shareholders with an update regarding the status of its spin-off of phosphate project company called FOSSAL, SAA. Pacasmayo's CEO and the CEO of FOSSAL SAA established that 1 March 2017 was the effective day of the launch of FOSSAL SAA. This is subject to registration by the Peruvian Public Registry and compliance with the Securities Market regulations.

Asocem: “Cement consumption will recover in 2017”

23 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement association Asocem expects cement consumption in Peru to grow between 3-5 per cent in 2017 as private investment recovers and public works are carried out. “For 2017 the scenario is positive, due to infrastructure works estimated to total US$20bn and US$40bn in 2018. We will recover the space that we have had after two years of decreases,” said Carlos Ferraro, executive director of Asocem. He added that the recovery of the cement market depends particularly on the unlock...