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Argentina sees 18% demand increase in August

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

In August 2021 the Argentine market expanded by 18.2 per cent YoY to 1,083,914t from 917,233t in August 2020 while MoM there was a 3.9 per cent improvement in offtake, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland (AFCP). Cement dispatches from Argentina’s cement producers advanced 18.8 per cent YoY and 4.1 per cent MoM to 1,096,564t in August 2021 from 922,743t and 1,053,191t, respectively. Of this total, 1,083,914t were delivered to the domestic market, up by 18.2 per ...

Loma Negra records 47% advance in net revenue

13 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina's Loma Negra has reported a 46.6 per cent YoY increase in net revenue to ARS14.269bn (US$147m) in the quarter ending 30 June 2021, mostly driven by its cement segment. Its consolidated adjusted EBITDA also climbed 74.1 per cent YoY to ARS4354m, with the EBITDA margin expanding from 25.7 per cent to 30.5 per cent. "We are pleased to announce another quarter with an excellent performance. Demand continues with a strong momentum and, after several quarters of recovery, is now exceedi...

Argentina’s producers enjoy pick-up in domestic and export demand in July

05 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption increased 20.9 per cent YoY and 8.5 per cent MoM to 1,043,388Mt in July 2021 from 862,675t in July 2020 and from 961,512t in June 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic market was entirely supplied by local production, which advanced by 21.4 per cent YoY and 8.5 per cent MoM to 1,053,344t from 867,641t in July 2020 and from 970,712t in June 2021. Of total output, 9956t was exported in July 2021, representing a 100 per cent incr...

Cement consumption in Argentina sees 21% hike in June

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market expanded by 20.5 per cent YoY and by 10% MoM to 961,340t in June 2021, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by Argentine cement producers, who produced 970,540t in June, up 20.6 per cent YoY and 9.8 per cent MoM. Of total output, they exported 9200t of cement, which represents a YoY advance of 34.2 per cent from 6855t but a MoM drop of 8.2 per cent from 10,017t. January-June 2021 In the first half-year of...

Loma Negra to increase L'Amalí output to 4.9Mta

21 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Following the kiln lighting ceremony on Saturday, 18 June, Loma Negra’s expanded L’Amalí plant in Argentina, is set to start production on 26 June. The US$350m project will increase the plant’s production capacity by 2.7Mta to 4.9Mta with construction carried out by China’s Sinoma. “It is a milestone in the history of Loma Negra. I would like to thank everyone who was working on the site, workers, Sinoma and contractors. We have had and gone through economic and social difficulties and i...

Argentina's cement market expands 35% YoY in May

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina declined 7.8 per cent MoM to 874,187t in May 2021 but surged 34.8 per cent YoY from 648,543t in May 2020, according to AFCP, the national cement association. Market demand was entirely supplied by domestic cement plants, which produced 884,204t of cement in May 2021. This represents a 35.4 per cent advance YoY from 653,116t but a 7.5 per cent drop MoM from 955,508t. In addition to supplying the Argentine market, 10,027t of cement was exported in May 2021, u...

Loma Negra posts 35% revenue surge

14 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s Loma Negra has seen its net revenue surge 35.4 per cent YoY to ARS13,175m (US$143m) in the first quarter of 2021, against ARS9734m in the year-ago period, mainly on the back of strong results from its cement segment. Consolidated EBITDA advanced 49.6 per cent YoY to ARS4730m, while its margin climbed to 35.7 per cent from 32.3 per cent. Net profit was up 104.4 per cent from ARS1256m to ARS2568m. "We started the year in a very good shape, with a solid operating cashflow generat...

Argentina's cement market shows 135% YoY growth

07 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged 134.6 per cent YoY to 956,373t in April 2021, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, this does compare to the low base of April 2020, which was considered the worst month of 2020, and is down 2.8 per cent from last month’s results. The country’s demand of 948,830t was entirely met by domestic production, while 7543t were exported. April’s result also marks eight consecutive months of growth in cement consumption. Over the first four...

Argentina's cement market expands by 94% in March

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina surged by 94 per cent YoY to 974,391t in March 2021 from a low base of 502,368t in March 2020, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market was entirely supplied by domestic production, which advanced by 93.5 per cent from 508,402t to 983,911t over the same period. In March 2021 domestic producers exported 9520t, up 57.8 per cent YoY from 6034t in March 2020. January-March 2021 The Argentine market expanded by 38.6 per cent to 2.682Mt in th...

Argentine cement price up 5%

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The price of a 50kg bag of cement in Argentina saw a five per cent increase to ARS820 (US$8.90) on 3 April 2021, according to El Liberal newspaper. The latest price rise has seen prices increase cumulatively by 20 per cent since December 2019.