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Uruguayan producers sees 18% rise in sales

25 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in the 1Q18 in Uruguay totalled 219,000t, representing an increase of 18 per cent YoY. Of this total, 74 per cent were sold in the domestic market while some 26 per cent were exported, according to the Chamber of Industry (CIU). The rise represents the fourth-consecutive quarterly increase in total cement sales following a market contraction that lasted from 2013 to 2017. “Cement sales in Uruguay have a high orientation to the domestic market and in general term...

Uruguay’s ANCAP and Fancap agree over cement production

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Uruguayan oil company ANCAP and its workers’ union Fancap have come to an agreement to resume cement production at the Minas works. Following a week of talks with support from Uruguayan government officials both sides agreed over operational and minimal roles and security personnel shifts in Minas and Paysandú.

ANCAP has stocks for four days

23 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The cement plant owned by ANCAP in Minas, Uruguay, has only four days of stocks left, reports Esmerk Latin American News. Production was halted in February by the union on grounds that there was insufficient personnel on the ground. ANCAP’s cement division generated a loss of US$12.3m in 2017, down from a loss of US$27m the previous year. Although ANCAP still holds on to an important market share in Uruguay, it is facing growing competition from Cementos Artigas and imported cement. T...

Uruguay cement sales rise 3% in 3Q17

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Uruguayan cement producers sold 203.100t of cement in 3Q17, representing a 3.4 per cent YoY. While 159,900t was sold in the domestic market, cement manufacturers shipped 43,600t for export. "Cement sales in Uruguay have a high orientation to the domestic market and there is a high correlation between cement sales in tonnes and construction activity," says a report from the Chamber of Industries (CIU). While detailing that the volume of sales of cement in the domestic market (measured...

FLSmidth awarded Uruguay cement plant contract

04 August 2017, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has been awarded an order from Cielo Azul Cementos y Calizas SA for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a complete cement plant near the city of Treinta y Tres, approximately 300km from the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo.   The order comprises a complete range of equipment from crushing to packing and a palletising system. FLSmidth will deliver state-of-the-art energy-efficient technology including vertical roller mills for raw, coal and cement grinding, FLSmidth Cr...

Uruguay: Ancap to reduce staff by a third

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Ancap will reduce its number of employees by a third, according to the Uruguayan cement producer’s President, Marta Jara. While the step is part of a cost-reduction programme, the company said it will keep its three cement plants operational. Ms Jara stressed the need to "reorganise work, including automation, improving working conditions, avoiding overtime and overlapping of work."

Uruguay: Ancap to make further production cuts

20 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Ancap is expected to make cuts in overtime, security and cleaning personnel to move the company's results closer to the black while keeping both plants at Minas and Paysandú operational, according to the newspaper El País de Montevideo. Losses at the companies reached US$207m in the past decade with 2016 results indicating a loss of US$25m. To return Ancap to profitability, the company’s syndicate has proposed to access international reserves to install a third kiln line at Paysandú, part...

Uruguay: government-owned plants losing money

20 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Uruguay's budget deficit reached four per cent of GDP during 2016, equivalent to US$2.043bn, the worst performance since 1989, according to the latest figures released by the government's statistics office, INE. 2015 ended with a budget deficit of 3.6 per cent of GDP, which also set a record only comparable to 2002 (3.7 per cent). Government-owned cement plants have been losing money at a rate of US$40m/year. Equipment to renew one of its plants, including a kiln costing over US$200m, is ...

ANCAP to shed 200 jobs during its restructuring

13 February 2017, Published under Cement News

While ANCAP is expected to hold onto its three cement units, the restructuring of the company will see the dismissal of 200 personnel. Staff have received the “commitment” from the company’s general manager, Ignacio Horvath, and the Portland Division Manager, Fernando Acuña, that the plants of Paysandú and Minas as well as the Manga distribution centre will remain open. In the past decade the Uruguayan cement producer has reported  losses of US$200m.

Uruguay: Ancap to explore export potential

25 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Uruguay’s Ancap Board of Directors has approved a memorandum of understanding with Cimsa to explore over the next 90 days the potential of an alliance that will help Ancap export cement. Ancap’s cement division suffered losses of US$30m in 2015 with a similar amount expected this year. While the company has reported losses for a considerable time, these have increased in recent years. The company operates a cement plant in Lavalleja and Paysandú and has invested US$80m in a new oven, but ...