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Cemex exported 9% of Mexican output in 2019

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex exported nine per cent of its Mexican cement sales in 2019. according to CE NAFTA 2.0. The company’s data show that 67 per cent of exports were delivered to US customers while the remaining 33 per cent were shipped to other Latin American countries. Exports were mainly in the form of cement although the company also shipped some clinker.

Cement price in Paraguay continues to rise

21 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A cement shortage in Paraguay has resulted in another price rise. Bulk CCPII F40 cement, sold by Yguazu Cementos, used in the production of industrial concrete, has seen a 10.7 per cent increase in price since the start of the year and now costs PYG974,000/t (US$138.88), according to ABC Color. In the last few days, INC also announced a price rise to PYG39,800/bag. It cited higher transport costs as primary driver for the price increased. High water levels in the Paraguay river have led to...

CSN reports cement revenues of BRL259m in 3Q20

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) reported 3Q20 results for its cement division with net revenue of BRL259m (US$46.2m), up 50 per cent QoQ due to higher sales volumes, which rose by 16 per cent compared to 2Q20.  CSN’s cement division achieved an EBITDA record of BRL100m (US$17.8m) in 3Q20. " When it comes to cement, to give you an idea, the market capacity is 100Mt, a theoretical capacity at present the capacity that is available to the market is of 75 and if we analyse the third q...

Briones sisters sell Bío Bío stake to Gloria Group

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Anita and Loreto Briones Goich of ALB SpA have sold their entire 19 per cent stake in Cementos Bío Bío, the cement company founded by their father, Hernán Briones Gorostiaga in 1957. The shares were sold for approximately US$46.8m to the Peruvian Gloria Group. Cementos Bío Bío includes CBB, Inacesa, Ready Mix and Inacal and has a presence in Chile, Argentina and Peru. The sale follows the divestment of shares to Peru-based Unión Andina de Cementos, who purchased 50 per cent of the shares ...

INC raises cement price

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguayan cement producer INC has increased the price of a bag of cement by PYG2500 (US$0.42). The company is now selling cement for PYG39,800/bag. The company has attributed the need to increase cement prices due to higher transport costs. The low water level in the Paraguay river has led to the need to use trucks to move raw materials and has also resulted in cement shortages in the country. INC is aiming to maintain supply at 35,000-40,000 bags/day.

Peru's cement producers see 10% rise in local dispatches in September

15 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru remained largely stable at 1.018Mt in September 2020 when compared with August 2020 and increased 10 per cent YoY. Of this total, local dispatches accounted for 1.001Mt, representing a 7.3 per cent rise MoM and a 10.4 per cent increase YoY, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Cement production rose 6.7 per cent YoY and three per cent MoM to 1.006Mt in September 2020 while clinker output fell 26.6 per cent YoY but increased 7.4 per cent MoM to 0....

Brazil sees robust cement consumption growth in September

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil saw a 21.4 per cent hike to 5.8Mt in September 2020  when compared with September 2019, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Sales per working day were 250,500t, up 18.5 per cent YoY and 2.5 per cent MoM. The key market of the southeast showed a 17 per cent YoY uptake in sales to 2.67Mt while in the northeast, the country’s second-largest cement market, sales were up 30.1 per cent to 1.229Mt. In the south deliveries were up 15.3 per cent YoY to 884,00...

Argentine cement consumption advances 11% in September

07 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina increased 10.5 per cent to 1,037,499t in September 2020, as shown by the monthly report of the country’s cement association, AFCP. This demand was entirely served by domestic producers with no imports recorded. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 6133t of cement, down 33.6 per cent from 9234t. Total production in Argentina increased 10.1 per cent YoY to 1,043,632t. January-September 2020 However, in the first nine months of the year, cement cons...

Colombian cement market contracts 4% in August

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia slipped 4.3 per cent to 1.052Mt in August 2020 from 1.099Mt in August 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. The fall in consumption was mainly driven by an 18 per cent drop in the offtake by ready-mix concrete companies, also reflected by a 11.8 per cent decrease in bulk dispatches. Bagged sales slipped by 0.7 per cent, driven by a 13.1 per cent decline in sales to the construction and contractors segment. Sales to the retail sector edged u...

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...