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Winning carbon reduction strategies

06 December 2022, Published under Cement News

At its Santa Rosa plant in Colombia, CEMEX is harnessing the plant’s proximity to suppliers of alternative raw materials and hydropower sources to reduce the clinker factor in its cement and impact positively on carbon reduction targets. By CEMEX, Colombia. Thanks to its strategic location, CEMEX’s Santa Rosa plant in Colombia can tap alternative sources of raw materials and energy to reduce its carbon footprint The world seems to have just about enough clinker. Every day mor...

Votorantim Cimentos announces stricter emissions target

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has revised its decarbonisation target to 475kg of CO 2  per tonne of cement by 2030. The company’s new global target is 8.7 per cent lower than the target of 520kg of CO 2 per tonne of cement previously announced as part of its 2030 Sustainability Commitments. The new Scope 1 target, which refers to CO 2 emissions generated directly by company operations, was approved by the SBTi (Science Based Target initiative) and represents a reduction of 24.8 per cent compar...

Empresas Melón to close Peñalolén plant

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Empresas Melón has announced the closure of its ready-mix concrete plant in Peñalolén, near Santiago. The company, owned by the Brescia group, attributes the closure to the downturn in the construction market. “Mélon is adjusting its operations in metropolitan areas to adapt to the new market conditions forecast for 2023, particularly in the construction sector,” the company said. Following the closure of the plant, which will see the dismissal of 54 staff, its customers will...

InterCement posts 17% sales increase in 3Q22

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

InterCement has reported cement and clinker sales of 5.494Mt in the third quarter of 2022, up 1.2 per cent on the same quarter a year earlier (3Q21: 5.428Mt). Total sales over the 3Q22 advanced by 16.5 per cent YoY to US$492m, driven mainly by a solid volume performance in Argentina and healthy pricing across all locations. Total EBITDA improved by 2.7 per cent YoY from US$122m in the 3Q21 to US$126m in the 3Q22, while adjusted EBITDA was up 2.1 per cent from US$127m to US$130m. Cost pr...

Brazil’s cement sales see slight dip in October

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 0.6 per cent to 5.356Mt in October 2022 when compared to October 2021 when sales reached 5.387Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. While sales in the largest market, the southeast, advanced by 2.8 per cent YoY in October 2022 to 2.456Mt from 2.389Mt, the northeast saw a 6.4 per cent drop in deliveries to 1.087Mt YoY from 1.161Mt. In the south, sales were down by 1.9 per cent YoY to 0.884Mt from 0.901Mt and the north by 6.1 per cent to 0.26...

Chile’s cement demand falls 13% in September

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile declined by 12.5 per cent YoY to 292,714t in September 2022 from 334,603t in the year-ago period, according to the CChC, the Chilean construction chamber. In the January-September 2022, demand contracted by 11.6 per cent to 2,841,853t from 3,214,352t in the 9M21.

Cement demand in Argentina slips 1% in October

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina has decreased by 0.8 per cent YoY and 6.7 per cent MoM to 1,131,593t in October 2022 from 1,140,962t in October 2021, according to the Argentine Portland cement association, AFCP. Dispatches from domestic producers contracted by 1.3 per cent YoY and 6.7 per cent MoM to 1,136,644Mt in October 2022 from 1,151,997t. Of this total, 5051t were exported, representing a 54.2 per cent drop from 11,035t in the equivalent period of the previous year. There were no imp...

Colombian cement market expands 2% in September

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 2.1 per cent YoY to 1.188Mt in September 2022 when compared with September 2021, when 1.164Mt of cement were dispatched, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. When compared with September 2019, dispatches increased 10.2 per cent. Of this total, bulk sales were up 9.3 per cent while bagged cement sales posted a 1.3 per cent decline. Dispatches to ready-mix concrete suppliers increased 14.9 per cent but construction companies and contract...

Cementos Pacasmayo posts 9% increase in revenue in 3Q22

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Cementos Pacasmayo has announced a 9.1 per cent increase in revenue in the 3Q22, compared to the same period a year earlier. According to the company, the increase is due to higher average prices of bagged cement, as inflationary pressures continue to impact on raw materials and energy costs. Sales volumes of cement, concrete and precast over the 3Q22 fell by 5.9 per cent YoY, mainly due to moderation in sales volumes from the peak levels reached in 2021. When compared to the 2Q...

Study aids decarbonisation plans in emerging markets

20 October 2022, Published under Cement News

A recent study into how cement is used in emerging markets has revealed a number of trends with key implications for the decarbonisation of the cement industry. The study, titled ‘Paving the way for a better future’, was carried out by the Concrete Action for Climate initiative of the Mission Possible Partnership, co-led by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and centred on four emerging markets ...