Monthly and daily sales industry sales in the Southern African Union for May 2009 were down 13.2% YoY. Demand in Limpopo province showed growth while the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces displayed the biggest declines for May.
The construction sector is continuing to benefit from current and new infrastructure projects with demand for May 2009 up 11% year on year, but this is being out weighed by declines in the other sectors including a 25% decline in sales to blenders.
Industry imports continued to decline and only 126t was imported for May 2009 compared to 117 000t in May 2008.
Source: PPC Cement Sales Monitor