Economy & Market
Cement statistics from Latin America
Sales grew by 1.9 per cent YoY in March in Latin America to approximately 5.6 mt. In 1Q14, sales was at 17.1 mt, up 6.4 per cent on 1Q13´s 16.1 mt. Accumulated sales for the last 12 months (April 2013 - March 2014) have risen by 4.3 per cent YoY to 71 mt of cement. According to Ecuador´s Cement and Concrete Institute, around 497,601 tonne of cement was sold in the country in March 2014. This is slightly lower than the volumes reached in March 2013 (499,743 tonne) and in the previous month of February 2014 (511,795). However cement sales in January-March 2014 increased by 2.5 per cent YoY.