Portugal Q1 2004 cement sales down

Portugal Q1 2004 cement sales down
Published: 12 May 2004

Cement sales in Portugal fell 2.0 per cent to 2,043,600t for the period January to March 2004, data from the country’s Association of Building and Public Works Companies (AECOPS) showed on May 11, 2004.  The value of Portuguese public work tenders increased by 18.6 per cent year-on-year in April 2004 to 1.119 bln euro ($1.327 bln), AECOPS added, while the number of public work tenders in Portugal rose 28.8 per cent to 1086 tenders.  The utilisation capacity of Portuguese companies decreased to 73.3 per cent in April 2004, compared to 76.6 per cent for April 2003.