Swiss cement producers increased their domestic deliveries (including Liechtenstein) by 3.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2013, according to Cemsuisse, the country's cement association. some 1,285,289t of cement were sold to local customers. The rise has been attributed mainly to large projects which accounted for three-quarters of cement sales.
In the first nine months of the year, dispatches expanded 2.7 per cent YoY to reach 3,392,563t and Cemsuisse expects total year-end deliveries to increase slightly.
In terms of transport, just over half were delivered by rail while the remaining 49.2 per cent was dispatched by road.