Chile Cement Sales Up

Chile Cement Sales Up
Published: 27 October 2005

 Chilean cement sales rose 5.8 per cent year-on-year for January to September 2005, Chilean Construction Chamber CChC said on October 26, 2005. The three local producers sold 7.8 million bags of cement in September 2005, up 8.6 per cent year-on-year.  Cementos Melon, controlled by Lafarge, has a share of 35.2 per cent of the Chilean cement market at present, followed by Polpaico with 34.8 per cent and Cementos Bio Bio with 30 per cent.  Chile’s domestic cement sales grew to 3.7Mt in 2004, up 4.9 per cent year-on-year.