Colombian market update

Colombian market update
Published: 28 September 2012


In August 2012, grey cement production in Colombia reached 939,600t, representing a growth of 0.2 per cent over the same period of 2011, according to data released by Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (Dane). During the month, 906,500t of grey cement was shipped to the domestic market, which represented a decrease of 1.1 per cent.

So far this year to August 2012, grey cement production reached 7,247,900t, representing an increase of three per cent over the same period last year. In addition, shipments to the domestic market recorded an increase of 6.1 per cent accumulating to 6,979,900t.

The largest increases were in Cundinamarca (55.2 per cent), Norte de Santander (21.3 per cent), Santander (19.0 per cent), Cesar (14, 6 per cent) and Casanare (11.2 per cent).

In the rolling 12 months to August 2012, grey cement production increased by 6.1 per cent and shipments to the domestic market increased 8.7 per cent compared to the previous year.