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Honduran president calls for lower cement prices

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Juan Orlando Hernández, president of Honduras, has called upon cement producers to lower their prices, according to La Tribuna. He appealed to the cement companies to enable more investment into concrete roads as the country expands its infrastructure and shifts from asphalt roads to concrete. At present a 42.5kg bag of cement in Tegucigalpa and surrounding area costs HNL195, but at the start of each year, cement prices usually rise in line with inflation and the depreciation of the lemp...

Adelaide Brighton eyes additional assets

21 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Australia's surging property market and healthy infrastructure projections is encouraging Adelaide Brighton to look out for further acquisitions. "From a demand point of view on the east coast, it’s hard to be pessimistic. The only way to put it is it’s very strong," Adelaide Brighton chief executive, Martin Brydon, told The Australian. The Melbourne residential market has also shown strong if unexpected demand. "It’s actually stronger than what we thought it would be even six months ago,...

Cement imports surge in Costa Rica

16 August 2017, Published under Cement News

The import of cement into Costa Rica has skyrocketed in the past two years, according to El Financiero Costa Rica. In 2014 the Latin American country imported 10,418t of cement but in 2016 this figure had increased more than tenfold to 107,294t. The steep rise has been particularly noted since 2015, when the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) changed the regulations regarding hydraulic cements, changing storage conditions and the flexibility of the marketing period. ...

Argentina: cement price nearly doubles in 2015

24 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement prices have jumped between 70-90 per cent in 2015. At the start of the year, a 50kg bag would retail at ARP75-80 (US$5.8-6) while by the end of 2015, the price had risen to ARP125-145 (US$9.6-11), according to local press reports. The rise is attributed to speculative behaviour rather than higher production costs, exacerbated by the political pre-election uncertainty, which was ended by a change in president which saw Mauricio Macri take over from Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner afte...