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Peruvian cement market grows 5% in December

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 4.7 per cent YoY in December 2021 to 1.275Mt when compared with the previous year’s December month, when consumption reached 1.218Mt, according to the country’s cement association Asocem. Cement production by Asocem members edged up four per cent from 1.077Mt in December 2020 to 1.122Mt in December 2021. They increased their dispatches by a similar figure to 1.093Mt in December 2021 from 1.052Mt. Dispatches from all Peruvian cement producers were also up fo...

Brazil's cement market expands 6% in 2021

17 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales totalled 4.8Mt in 2021, representing a 1.6 per cent increase YoY, according to SNIC, the national cement association. As a result, the industry closes 2021 with full-year domestic sales of 64.3Mt, up 6.4 per cent YoY. In addition, exports advanced 6.9 per cent to 31,000t in December 2021, resulting in a 52.4 per cent hike in full-year volumes to 416,000t. The continuity of construction and renovation through self-construction, real estate works and an incipient res...

Argentina’s cement demand advances 23% in 2021

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement marked expanded five per cent to 1,025,371t in December 2021 when compared with 976,945t in December 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, when compared with the previous month, dispatches were down 10.2 per cent. In addition to supply the domestic market, producers exported 9354t of cement in December 2021, down from 16,837t in December 2020. There were no imports. Total domestic supply in December 2021 reached 1,034,726t, up 4.1 per cent...

Chile's market expands 17% YoY in 11M21

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile edged up 0.2 per cent in November 2021 to 390,080t from 389,488t in November 2020, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In the first 11 months of 2021 deliveries saw a 17 per cent advance YoY to 4,014,856t from 3,42,051t in the 11M20.

InterCement sees light at the end of the tunnel

24 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Following InterCement Participações’s financial and management adjustment measures of the last two years, the cement producer is set to return to the markets in a leaner, healthier way. Between 2015-2018 the company, like other industry players, was hit in Brazil by falling cement demand and weighed down by high debts. “Many difficult decisions were made, but they made a lot of sense for the company,” Flávio Mendes Aidar, CEO of InterCement Participações, told Brazil-based business newsp...

Argos set to commission new terminal

23 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos has invested close to US$42m for the construction of a new terminal in the free trade zone of Cartagena, Colombia. As such, it is expanding its port infrastructure and the movement of cement, clinker and other raw materials to 3.5Mta, which will triple its capacity to receive and export products. The new terminal is expected to begin operations in the first quarter of 2022. "We are extremely proud to materialise this ambitious project to expand our export capacity from Colombia and t...

Eduardo Sánchez takes over management of Unacem Peru

23 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Eduardo Sánchez Verdejo has taken over the general management of Unacem Peru. At the same time, Mr Sánchez will continue to fulfill the role of Corporate Industrial Vice President of Unacem Group, a role he has been performing since February 2021. He has more than 25 years of experience in the cement industry. In addition to his long career at Unacem, Mr Sánchez has been alternative fuels manager at Lafarge Ecocem, as well as production, optimisation and quality manager at Lafarge’s Montcad...

Argos announces US$23m investment in Honduran strategic projects

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos will invest US$23m in several projects to improve operations at its Honduran plants. The investment is also expected to support the country’s growth and development. The company will expand its installed capacity at Piedras Azules, Comayagua, to increase its annual cement production by 35 per cent as it forecasts accelerated market demand. Furthermore, Argos will invest in renewable energy by expanding its solar farm in Comayagua, which was opened in 2020, and currently consists of...

Peruvian cement market expands 3% in November

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased three per cent YoY and 21 per cent when compared with November 2019 to 1.208Mt, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Asocem’s member cement producers manufactured 1.157Mt of cement, up two per cent YoY and up 25 per cent when compared with November 2019. In addition, they also produced 0.915Mt of clinker, representing an increase of 38 and eight per cent when compared with November 2020 and November 2019, respectively. Domestic product...

Chile’s cement market expands 5% in October

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile increased 4.5 per cent YoY to 410,424t in October 2021 when compared with October 2020, when demand reached 392,688t, according to the Chilean Chamber for Construction (CChC). In the January-October 2021 period dispatches were up 52.4 per cent to 3.625Mt from 2.379Mt in the 10M20.