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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.

Brazilian sales advance 2% in November

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil edged up 2.3 per cent to 5.359Mt in November, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The latest data follow a continued growth trend but with decelerating magnitude as the market stabilises and the effect of the low base due to COVID-19 wanes. In April growth reached 20.8 per cent. In addition, exports declined 46.8 per cent to 5384t in November 2021 from 5288t in November 2020. In the January-November period, domestic sales were up 6.8 per cent YoY to...

Argentina's cement market sees 5% growth in November

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption expanded 4.6 per cent in November 2021 to 1,142,140t from 1,092,246t in November 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic market demand in November 2021 was entirely met by output from Argentina’s cement producers. In addition, they exported 7997t of cement, down from 40,740t in November 2020. In the January-November 2021 period cement demand reached 10.986Mt, up 25.3 per cent YoY from 8.765Mt in the 11M20. Exports slipped from 114,7...

Loma Negra inaugurates second line

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Loma Negra (InterCem group) has inaugurated its new production line at the L'Amalí plant in Olavarría, Argentina. Together with national, provincial and municipal authorities, and the cement manufacturer’s customers and suppliers, the  second production line of L'Amalí, the largest cement plant in South America, was inaugurated on 6 December 2021. Its incorporation allows the company to increase cement production capacity by 40 per cent and create more than 160 new direct jobs.