Argentina cement sales slip 1.8% YoY

Argentina cement sales slip 1.8% YoY
Published: 17 July 2014


Argentina's cement deliveries fell 2.5 per cent MoM from 919,866t in May and 1.8 per cent YoY from 913,101t in June 2013 to 896,860t, according to the latest data from the country's cement association AFCP.  Exports reached 14,637t in June, up 57 per cent from 9336t the previous month, but down 19 per cent from 18,030t noted in June 2013.

For 1H14, Argentina's cement producers delivered 5,304,617t of cement, some three per cent less than 1H13. Moreover, exports fells sharply from 144,609t to 86,502t.

For the full-year 2014, AFCP expects a 6.9 per cent decline in total deliveries (domestic consumption plus exports) to 11,083,000t.