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Cement dispatches in Peru largely stable

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped 0.1 per cent YoY but increased 12.9 per cent MoM to 0.933Mt in August 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic producers dispatched 0.944Mt including exports. This represents a 0.3 per cent decrease in volume when compared with August 2019 but a 13.3 per cent rise when compared with July 2020.  Cement production in Peru increased 4.5 per cent YoY and 18.9 per cent MoM to 0.977Mt while clinker output fell 31.5 per cent YoY but...

Corporación Socialista del Cemento accepts Petro cryptocurrency

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement for construction projects in Venezuela supplied by Corporación Socialista del Cemento (CSC) can now be paid for with the country’s cryptocurrency, Petro. The government of Nicolás Maduro has approved the use to “contribute to the economic development of the country.” Users must register in the official CSC portal through the customer service and product programming system, SACPRO. The expansion of payment methods with the Petro is part of the objectives of the Maduro government to...

Cement sales in Brazil increase 14% in August

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil continued to rise in August with a 13.6 per cent YoY increase to 5.7Mt, reported the country’s cement association, SNIC. Per working day, sales reached 244,400t, representing a YoY increased of 18.5 per cent and 3.7 per cent MoM. The central-western region saw sales up 25.3 per cent YoY to 728,000t while in the northeast and north sales advanced to 1,197,000t (+23.9 per cent) and 268,000t (+22.9 per cent), respectively. In the south sales were up 11.6 per cent to 936...

Argentine cement demand declines 13% in August

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted 12.5 per cent YoY to 917,297t in August 2020, according to the latest data published by AFCP, the country’s cement association. However, when compared with the previous month, an expansion in sales of 6.3 per cent was reported. Domestic cement producers supplied 922,807t of cement, down 12.3 per cent YoY, including 5510t of exports. Exports increased 30.3 per cent YoY from 4230t in August 2019. There were no imports. January-August 2020 In the firs...

Cemex España seeks authorisation for Cemex Latam public offering

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex España has requested the authorisation of the Financial Superintendency of Colombia (SFC) to begin a public offering of every ordinary and outstanding share of Cemex Latam registered in the National Register of Securities and Issuers of Colombia and the Colombian Securities Exchange. The public offering is expected to be addressed to all Cemex Latam shareholders, with the exception of those owned by Cemex España or Cemex Latam. The bid review is estimated to take between 2-4 weeks. ...

Yguazú Cementos recommences output but shortage remains

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguay-based Yguazú Cementos SA has restarted production and while operating at full capacity, the cement shortage in the Latin American country currently persists. The company does not expect a change in the market situation as it is faced with cost overruns and Portland cement imports. Yguazú Cementos SA reported that it completed the repair of a broken-down transformer, which had caused the plant to halt production. “Our plant is already operating at full capacity. We once again exten...

Argos supplies Túnel de la Línea mega-project in Colombia

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based Argos has supplied up to 0.7Mm 3 of specialised and high-resistance ready-mix concrete and more than 220,000t of cement for the Túnel de la Línea. To supply the project in real-time the company has installed five plants on site. “We are proud to have participated as allies in the construction of this mega-work that represents a great milestone for the infrastructure of our country and Latin America. This was a project that represented great logistical and technical challenge...

Manaus cement plants face watchdog warning

03 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Two cement plants in Manaus, Brazil, have received warnings from Procon, the consumer watchdog in the state of Amazonas. The organisation has requested clarification regarding prices charged since March 2020. Both plants have been given five days to present a defence and receipts to Procon, according to Esmerk Latin American News. The warnings follow the publication of studies that the price of cement in Manaus is higher than in seven other  state capitals at BRL45 (US$11.73)/bag, compared...

Cement demand in Colombia slips 2% in July

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia fell 1.8 per cent YoY to 1.093Mt in July 2020 from 1.113Mt in July 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Offtake by ready-mix concrete companies declined 17.5 per cent, but retail sales were up 6.5 per cent when compared with July 2019. Sales to building companies and contractors were down 7.8 per cent YoY. The largest reduction in sales took place in Bogotá, where the market contracted by 23.9 per cent while in Cundinamarca consumption fel...

Votorantim Cimentos awards Aumund pan conveyor contract

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos has awarded Aumund the contract for the replacement of a pan conveyor at its Xambioá plant in Tocantins, Brazil. The new Aumund Bucket Apron Conveyor type BZB will replace the existing pan conveyor used to transport clinker from the cooler to the silo. It has a centre distance of 92m and a conveying capacity of up to 170tph. A key benefit of the conveyor is the reduction of dust emissions and the prevention of wasteful spillage of dusty material into the ...