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Argentina cement market expands 6% in March

05 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased 6.2 per cent in March 2018 to 1,091,121t from 1,027,094t in March 2017, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with the previous month, sales to the domestic market advanced 18.1 per cent from 924,085t in February 2018. Sales from domestic producers rose 4.7 per cent in March to 1,073,831t from 1,025,620t in March 2017. When compared with the previous month, they advanced 18.2 per cent from 908,513t in February 2018. Ou...

Loma Negra 4Q17 net revenue rises by 57%

09 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Loma Negra (InterCement group) announced its results for the three- and 12-month periods ended 31 December 2017 with net revenue for 4Q17 increasing 57.1 per cent to ARS4452m (US$218.9m), from ARS2834m (US$139.3m) in 4Q16, mainly driven by higher volumes sold across all segments along with increased prices. Total cement, masonry and lime sales volumes in Argentina increased 14 per cent YoY in 4Q17 to 1.76Mt, driven by increased construction activity both in infrastructure and private consu...

Argentina's cement market expands 16% in February

06 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption increased 15.6 per cent YoY in February 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Total volumes sold on the domestic market rose to 924,075t, up from 799,340t in February 2017 but down 11.5 per cent when compared with January 2018, when sales reached 1,043,732t. Around 908,503t of total domestic consumption was delivered by the country’s producers, up 14.3 per cent YoY, while imports more than doubled from 4210t in February 2017 to 15,572t...

Holcim to import 423,500t of clinker into Argentina

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Between May and December 2018 Holcim is expected to import 423,500t of clinker into Argentina, worth US$27.52m. The imports will arrive in 10 shipments of 42,350t each. In December 2017 the cement producer announced investments of US$120m to increase cement capacity at its Malagueno plant in Córdoba. The project includes the addition of a complete line with a clinker capacity of 0.512Mta and a cement capacity of 0.73Mta. Construction works are expected to start in 1H18.

Cementos Molins reports 40% YoY rise in net profit in 2017

02 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins posted a net profit of EUR89.1m (US$109.4m) in 2017, which represents a YoY advance of 39.5 per cent. Consolidated turnover for the year increased 15 per cent YoY to EUR645.6m. The company’s revenues were supported by its international subsidiaries which expanded by 16 per cent, particularly its Argentine subsidiary, which saw its sales rise by 23 per cent. Subsidiaries in Spain increased their turnover by 13.5 per cent, particularly in the concrete and aggregate segment. ...

Argentina’s cement dispatches up 17% in January

07 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producers dispatches 1,030,280t of cement, including exports, in January, up 3.2 per cent MoM and 17.3 per cent YoY, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. The domestic market (including imports) expanded by 3.9 per cent MoM and 19.4 per cent YoY as manufacturers delivered 1,043,651t.  Private consultants expect the market to continue its growth path in the next few years at an annual rate of seven per cent.

Itacamba expects to export 119,000t to Paraguay and Argentina

06 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Cemento Itacamba projects cement exports of 119,000t to Paraguay and Argentina this year. The company expects to deliver over 60,000t to Argentina as well as starting exports to Paraguay as part of its strategy to penetrate neighbouring markets. In addiiton, it will continue clinker exports to Paraguay, which has already confirmed the sale of 60,000t. The commissioning of the Yacuses plant enables the country to start exporting cement as it now has a produ...

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...

Loma Negra to consider LCVs to transport product

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra is currently studying the use of long combination vehicles (LCVs) to reduce logistics costs while transporting more product on the country’s roads. "We do not yet use that kind of transportation. We are analysing the [Executive Power’s] decree to take advantage of the logistic improvements it offers, but LCVs would only be possible in certain corridors, "explained Sergio Faifman, general director Loma Negra. “We are analysing its possible use for input...

First cement shipment arrives at Barranqueras port

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The first shipment of 3964t of cement was unloaded at the Argentine port of Barranqueras, Chaco region. The Bolivian cement was purchased by Cemento Avellaneda and will be distributed throughout the north of Argentina. Some 50,000tpa of cement was imported into Argentina in 2016 and 2017, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition.