Weather and upgrade work impact Cementos Pacasmayo’s earnings in 2023

Weather and upgrade work impact Cementos Pacasmayo’s earnings in 2023

Cementos Pacasmayo recorded an 8% year-on-year drop in its full-year sales in 2023. Group sales volumes of cement and concrete fell by 14%. Its earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) also dropped, by 2% to US$125m, influenced by a US$9.47m impairment due to the replacement of its former vertical kilns with a new kiln. The producer further attributed the decline to low construction activity in the private and public sectors, as well the effects of Cyclone Yaku in early 2023.