Colombian shipments rise 8.1% in 4M12

Colombian shipments rise 8.1% in 4M12
Published: 29 May 2012

Tagged Under: Colombia 

During the first four months of 2012, Colombia reported rises in cement production and shipments, according to the Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (Dane).

Cement production reached 3.5Mt during the period, representing an increase of 6.2% YoY while domestic shipments rose 8.1% to reach 4.4Mt, Jorge Bustamante, director of Dane, said.

The largest increases were seen in Cundinamarca (50.2%), Cesar (24.8%), Casanare (21.9%) and Santander (17.3%).

However, April 2012 production of 849,000t, was 0.1 per cent less than volumes recorded in April 2011.