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Peru’s Unacem swings into profit in 4Q17

29 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Unión Andina de Cementos reported a profit of PEN34.5m (US$10.7m) in the 4Q17. The result, which is a marked improvement when compared with the loss of PEN42.3m in the same period of the previous year, was driven by the progress of public and private works. The Peruvian producer’s billed cement shipments edged up to PEN1789.2m in 4Q17. Cost of sales during the quarter rose to PEN302.8m while financial expenses advanced to PEN60m.

Unacem acquires Hormigonera Quito

20 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Unacem has bought a 100 per cent stake in concrete producer Hormigonera Quito of Ecuador. Hormigonera Quito operates two industrial plants - one north of Quito on a 16,000m 2 site and another one to the south on a 22,000m 2 plot. The concrete manufacturer was established in 1984 and is part of the American Concrete Institute, the Ecuadorian Chamber of Construction and Industry Chamber.

Peru: Unacem sees sales slip 4.3% in 2016

21 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Unacem sales fell 4.3 per cent in 2016 to PEN1865m in 2016. In Ecuador, its subsidiary Unacem Ecuador sold 1.2Mt of cement at a value of US$153.2m. In the US Drake Cement in Arizona sold 546,000st or US$83m. The Peruvian cement company produced 3.4Mt of cement at its Atacongo works near Lima and 1.7Mt at the Condorcocha works in Junín. The company’s total output accounted for around 53 per cent of national demand. Shipments were mostly bagged cement, which accounted for 77 per cent of the...

Ecuador: a challenging recovery

03 August 2016, Published under Cement News

With severe earthquakes, massive debts and low crude oil prices, Ecuador’s way ahead appears uncertain. The country’s future is dependent on the outcome of the 2017 elections and a recovery in oil prices to get the economy moving again in the right direction under positive leadership. By Rob Roy, ROI Consulting, USA. Ecuador faces an uncertain future, but next year's presidential elections may provide the potential for change Ecuadorian cement consumption is expected to decline ...

Peru: Unacem nine-month net income up 16.2%

28 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru's largest cement producer Unacem boosted net income by 16.2 per cent over the nine months to the end of September 2015 due to higher prices and lower costs. Unacem posted a PEN176m (US$55m) profit as sales rose 5.5 per cent to PEN1.37bn in the first three quarters of this year, the Lima-based company said in a corporate filing to securities regulator SMV. The company said it cut operating costs by 5.7 per cent and sales costs by 0.6 per cent. Cement production rose 6.4 per cent to ...

Peru: Unacem 1H15 net profit up 23%

23 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru-based producer Unacem reported a 23 per cent rise in its net profit for the first half of 2015 to PEN151m (US$47.4m) largely attributed to cost controls. Lower operational costs (-9.1 per cent) saw operating profit rise to PEN455.7m, up 93.4 per cent when compared with !H14. However, higher financial costs (+107 per cent to PEN114.1m) and exchange losses (-PEN181m) had a negative effect. Nevertheless, 2Q15 sales edged up 6.7 per cent to PEN475.6m and by 9.5 per cent to PEN957.6m ...

Peru: Unacem sees slight rise in 1Q15 sales

28 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Unacem saw its domestic cement sales increase by 0.3 per cent in the first three months of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The company recorded cement sales of PEN449.4m (EUR132.69m US$144.20m) in 1Q15. Sales costs also dropped 2.6 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2014, when leftover stocks of imported clinker were used which were more expensive. Clinker production dslipped 12.8 per cent in 1Q15, compared with the same period in 2014. Meanwhile, cement production rose...

Peru: Unacem reports rise in 4Q14 income

05 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Unacem saw revenues increase 13.2 per cent to PEN516.5m (US$167m) in the last quarter of 2014 when compared with 4Q13. EBITDA rose 52.5 per cent thanks to clinker exports and despite higher fuel costs. Net profit increased 179.9 per cent YoY to PEN138.4m. The company’s deliveries advanced 4.4 per cent YoY to 1.504Mt with the domestic market expanding 3.6 per cent over the period. The output of Atocongo’s Kiln 1 and 2 pushed total Unacem production to 1.635Mt, up ...

UNACEM completes Ecuador acquisition

03 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producer Union Andina de Cementos SAA (UNACEM) confirmed that it has completed the purchase of Lafarge’s cement operations in Ecuador. "We are pleased with the closing of the transaction, which represents an important step in our growth strategy,” Carlos Ugás, managing director of Unacem. The company closed the acquisition, initially announced in May this year, for approximately US$517m, according to local press reports. The deal involves the purchase of a 1.4Mta cement w...

Peruvian firms tumble on concerns of slowing shipments

10 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement makers slumped on concerns of slowing building materials sales while the government scales back infrastructure spending. According to reports by Bloomberg, Cementos Pacasmayo SA fell one per cent yesterday, its sixth straight daily decline, to PEN4.75. Unacem, the country’s largest cement producer, lost 1.7 per cent to PEN2.9, the lowest since September 2012. In August domestic dispatches in the Peruvian cement market edged 0.75 per cent down to 908,553t when compared with...