Brazil sees full-year fall in sales

Brazil sees full-year fall in sales
Published: 14 January 2016


Brazilian cement sales in 2015 declined by 9.2 per cent YoY to 64.4Mt, preliminary data and market estimates published by Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC) reveal.

Dispatches were down in all five regions, with the steepest annual declines registered in Central-West (-12.5 per cent) and Southeast (-10.9 per cent), followed by the North (-7.8 per cent), South (-6.9 per cent) and Northeast (-5.7 per cent).

Imports for the period totalled 504,000t, down 38 per cent YoY, according to statistics from SECEX/MDIC.

This gives a total consumption figure of 64.9Mt in 2015, a decline of 9.5 per cent compared to 2014.

In December 2015 alone, sales fell 13 per cent YoY to 4.5Mt while imports were nine per cent lower to 40,000t.