Dominican Republic demand up 5% in 2010

Dominican Republic demand up 5% in 2010
Published: 14 February 2011

Domestic demand in the Dominican Republic increased last year by 5%, from a total of 2.8Mt in 2009 to a little over 3Mt in 2010.

This figure was influenced by increased public investment during the election period of the first half of the year, where cement demand grew approximately 12% over the same period last year.

However, consumption slowed in the second half of 2010, ending the period with a growth of 5%.

The companies that make up the Dominican Association of Cement Producers rated the performance of last year as satisfactory, "because with these results, the industry returned to the path of growth after four periods in retreat. " Infrastructure investments undertaken by the government in early 2010 will sustain growth.