Peru: Cementos Pacasmayo recorded sales of US$354m in 2020, down by 7% year-on-year from US$381m in 2019. Consolidated earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell by 21% to US$86.3m from US$110m. Sales volumes of cement, concrete and precast shipments fell by 1% to 2.58Mt from 2.61Mt. Cement production capacity utilisation was 45%, down by 2% from 47%. In the fourth quarter of 2020 cement dispatches rose by 37% year-on-year.
The company said, “Despite political changes, the economic recovery continued its course during the fourth quarter of 2020. Thanks to the economic relief measures taken by the government and the fast adaptation of the private sector, an important part of the productive capacity was preserved. Public investment in particular has played an important role in the economic recovery, and it is expected to continue to do so during 2021.” It added, “The uncertainty around the end of the Covid-19 pandemic continues, but what is certain is that the world has been forever changed. The capacity to adapt quickly and efficiently in an increasingly digital world is key to success and will prevail long after this pandemic is behind us. We believe that the steps we have taken in that direction have both helped us weather the storm and given us a promising future. We are confident that we are better equipped to face another year that may prove challenging and continue to generate value to our stakeholders.”
The Good Employers Association (ABE) recognised the company in the Leadership category at its ABE Awards 2020.