Cement Sales Rise in Latin America

Cement Sales Rise in Latin America

Domestic cement sales in Peru registered a growth of 11 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year. The total sales from January July 2013 stood at 880 277 t, while exports reached 16 349 t.

In Argentina too, cement despatches went up by 11.3 per cent y/y. On the month to month basis for July, sales were up by 9.9 per cent. Ecuador too reported rise in sales for the month of July. Sales increased by 12.06 per cent in July of this year. Total sale volume reached 3.69 million t between January and July 2013.

Bolivia has also shown a rise in demand and the country is looking at imports to meet its needs. Cement production in Bolivia in 1H13 has gone up by 8.5 per compared to 1H12.

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