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Argentina’s cement market expands 25% in November

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged 25.1 per cent YoY and edged up two per cent MoM to 1,091,549t in November 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP.  The market was entirely supplied by domestic output. In addition, Argentina’s cement producers exported 41,010t of cement in November, compared with 12,374t in November 2019 and 15,122t in October 2020. Total domestic production reached 1,132,559t, up 28 per cent YoY and 4.3 per cent MoM. January-November 2020 In the firs...

Mondi set to open Colombian plant in January

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Mondi is expected to open a new paper bag plant in Cartagena, Colombia, in January 2021. It will be the company’s first in South America. South America is home to more than 250 cement plants, requiring 2bn cement bags per year, according to a press release. "Our global network already includes 39 plants across 22 countries. We are excited to be expanding our footprint to Colombia, helping us to provide innovative, sustainable and customer-focused paper packaging solutions to customers in...

Colombian cement market expands 5% in October

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.2 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in October 2020 when compared with 1.111Mt delivered in October 2019, according to the national statistics agency, DANE. The rise was supported by an increase in the retail segment, where dispatches were up by 10.6 per cent YoY. Building companies and contractors increased their offtake by 4.2 per cent when compared with October 2019. However, deliveries to the ready-mix concrete segment dropped nine per cent YoY.  The ...

GICA to export clinker to Dominican Republic and Haiti

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

GICA will export 41,000t of clinker to the Dominican Republic and Haiti as it seeks new markets in Latin America, the company announced in a statement sent to EFE. It will also ship 60,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire from the Hadjar Soud plant in Skikda. Since the start of 2020 close to 2Mt of clinker has been exported, including 300,000t to the Latin American market. In the last two years, GICA has entered the African markets of Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, ...

Clinker dispatches via Paraguay River return

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production is expected to recover from this week as clinker supply via the Paraguay River is returning to normal this week, reports Hoy. This will enable Industria Nacional del Cemento to increase cement production to more than 30,000 bags/day as the company’s clinker supply is more efficient. "Clinker production moves through the river and the land efficiency is not the same," said Ernesto Benítez, INC president, mentioning that production is more significant using river transport.

Howden’s successful retrofit in South America

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Early in 2020, Howden responded to a call from a cement plant in Brazil to retrofit a fan for reduced energy consumption. This retrofit project would involve replacing the rotor, shaft and input cone of the preheater kiln exhaust fan.  The retrofit had not been allocated as a capex project. In addition, to coincide with a planned shutdown, delivery would be needed within just 35 days, in time for the installation of the kiln outage. The equipment weighed 22t with a rotor diameter of ...

Peru’s domestic and export cement deliveries pick up in October

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producers dispatched 1.255Mt of cement in October 2020, up 16.4 per cent YoY, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In October 2019 dispatches reached 1.078Mt. Deliveries were also up when compared with September 2020, when they were 1.096Mt. Cement production by Asocem members advanced 17.3 per cent YoY and 14.1 per cent MoM to 1.147Mt in October 2020 while clinker output fell 26.2 per cent YoY but increased eight per cent MoM to 0.65Mt. This output was s...

Brazilian cement demand sees 15% hike in October

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s cement market expanded 14.5 per cent YoY in October 2020 with demand at 6Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The southeast, the country’s largest market, saw sales increased by 9.4 per cent YoY to 2.702Mt in October, while in the northeast deliveries advanced 16.3 per cent to 1.275Mt. In the south 0.987Mt of cement was delivered, up 21.6 per cent. The central-west market expanded 18 per cent to 0.702Mt. In the north, the country’s smallest market, sales increa...

Loma Negra reports surge in net profit for the 3Q20

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra has seen its net revenue decrease 4.5 per cent YoY to ARS10.756bn (US$143m) in the third quarter of 2020, compared with ARS11.26bn in the year-ago period. However, adjusted EBITDA advanced 11.6 per cent to ARS3.389bn from ARS3.037bn in the 3Q19. The company’s net profit surged to ARS6.449bn from ARS83m in the corresponding period of 2019. Sales volumes of cement, masonry and lime in Argentina increased 2.9 per cent to 1.53Mt during the quarter, reflecting a sustai...

Holcim contracts YPF as fuel supplier

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

YPF signed an agreement to supply natural gas and petcoke to Holcim’s plants in Malagueño (Córdoba), Campana (Buenos Aires province), Capdeville (Mendoza) and Puesto Viejo (Jujuy), Argentina. The duration of the agreement is two years and will supply all of Holcim Argentina’s natural gas and petcoke supplies, according to CE Noticias Financieras. In 2019 Holcim signed an agreement with YPF Luz with the latter supplying wind power from the Los Teros facility in Azul, Buenos Aires province. ...