Peru’s overall cement sales in November rose 17.4 per cent to 381,250t from the 324,872t sold in the same month a year before, the National Association of Cement Producers, or Asocem, said Wednesday. In October, overall cement sales totaled 409,921t. Cementos Lima SA sold 166,563t of cement in November, which includes 30,689t sold for export in the month, the association said. Cementos Pacasmayo SAA, the second largest cement producer, had sales of 62,420t in November, it added.
In the Jan. to Nov. period, overall cement sales totaled 4,150,095t, a 9.6 per cent increase from the 3,787,431t sold in the same period a year before, the association said. Peru’s construction sector expanded by 4.01 per cent in the Jan to Oct period this year compared with the same period last year, the government’s statistics agency, INEI, said in a separate report on gross domestic product on Wednesday.