Chilean cement producer Cementos Melon ranked first in Chile in terms of cement sales with 802,593t for the period from January to July 2005, down 0.4% YoY.
Cementos Melon captured a market share of 35.4 pct in July 2005, compared to a market share of 36.7 pct for December 2004. Cementos Melon expects its sales to rise 4.0 pct year-on-year for full 2005. Chilean cement maker Polpaico ranked second on the local market with 796,462 tonnes, up 10 pct year-on-year for the period, and a market share of 35.1 pct.
Cementos Bio-Bio ranked third with 670,092 tonnes sold, up 8.3 pct YoY. Cementos Bio-Bio’s market share increased to 29.5% in July 2005, up from 28.5% in December 2004.