Brazil: Family consumption accounts for 22.6 per cent of the cement manufactured

Brazil: Family consumption accounts for 22.6 per cent of the cement manufactured
Published: 05 September 2006

A study by Galanto Consultoria on the Brazilian cement market sampling 48,400 residences included in the stats survey from the economic institute IBGE, showed in 2002 -2003 the families account for 22.6 per cent of the direct purchases of cement, or 8.2Mt worth R$2.7bn. 


Around 20 per cent of Brazilian families purchased cement in 2002, and families with an income of up to three minimum wages (R$600 per month) represent 17 per cent of the familiar cement consumption, while families up to five minimum wages accounted for 35.6 per cent of the familiar consumption. 


The Brazilian cement market is broken down by 78.1 per cent to buildings, 19.3 per cent infrastructure works, 2.6 per cent to agribusiness. Sales channels account 66.4 per cent reselling, 18.1 per cent to industrial and end consumption, 12.9 per cent by concrete manufacturers, 2.6 per cent to exports.