Argentina: cement demand down 4.1% YoY

Argentina: cement demand down 4.1% YoY
Published: 10 September 2014


In August, the Argentinian cement market was supplied by 993,397t of domestic production and 254t of imports as it saw consumption fall 7.2 per cent YoY to 993,651t. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 10,598t, representing a YoY increase of 3.7 per cent.

In the January-August period, cement consumption decreased 4.1 per cent to 7,238,484t when compared with the first eight months of 2013. This figure includes 1500t of imports, which decreased around 62 per cent from the Jan-Aug 2013 level. Argentina’s cement producers saw their dispatches fall by 4.6 per cent to 7,351,026t as not only domestic deliveries slipped, but exports were cut by 30.6 per cent.