Brazil sales edge ahead 2.3%, Jan-Sept

Brazil sales edge ahead 2.3%, Jan-Sept
Published: 15 October 2013

Tagged Under: Dispatches Brazil 

Brazilian cement sales in the first nine months of 2013 totalled 52.4Mt, a rise of 2.3 per cent on the same period of last year, latest data from Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento shows.

Third quarter sales rose by 3.8 per cent to 18.8Mt, compared to 2.8 per cent growth in the same quarter of 2012. However, this is slower than the 4.8 per cent YoY growth seen in the second quarter of 2013.

Cumulative sales over the last 12 months (October 2012-September 2013) reached 69.5Mt, an increase of 2.7 per cent of the corresponding period of the previous year (ie, October 2011 – September 2012).

In September alone, the latest month for which data is available, sales rose by 8.8 per cent YoY to 6.196Mt.