Peruvian domestic cement sales increased to 382,167t in January 2006, up 14.17 per cent year-on-year, data of the Peruvian association of cement producers Asocem showed on February 15, 2006. Peruvian cement exports totalled 31,416t in January 2006, up 0.37 per cent year-on-year. Overall Peruvian sales of cement in January 2006 totalled 413,583t, up 12.99 per cent from January 2005.
Peruvian domestic cement sales rose to 4.3Mt in 2005, up 9.54 per cent year-on-year, while the cement exports jumped to 675,089t in 2005, up 18 per cent year-on-year. Peruvian cement sales in 2005 were pushed up by the good performance of leading cement producers as Cementos Yura and Cementos Pacasmayo. The leading cement exporter of Peru was Cementos Lima. Peruvian cement exports are directed mainly to the USA.