Chile deliveries

Chile deliveries
Published: 15 December 2003

Local cement deliveries in Chile fell 5.6 per cent in November compared to the same month last year, the first drop in nine months after important consecutive increases, according to a report by local financial firm CB Capitales.  The report added that January-November deliveries have increased 5.2 per cent, evidence that the industry has made an important recovery when compared to mid-2002, although still below the seven per cent level for the same period in pre-crisis 1998.  Tonnages for the entire 11-month period in 2003 were not available, but sales for the first six months were 1.86Mt, Chile's construction chamber reported previously.