Peru cement demand slips 3.5% in 2015

Peru cement demand slips 3.5% in 2015
Published: 18 January 2016


Peru’s cement dispatches remained stable in December 2015 as they reached 881,000t while total dispatches edged up one per cent to 928,000t, according to Asocem, the country’s cement producers’ association. Output fell by 0.2 per cent YoY to 931,000t. 

Full-year figures show domestic cement deliveries down by 3.5 per cent to 9.978Mt while total sales were down by three per cent to 10.332Mt. Per capita consumption fell 4.3 per cent YoY in 2015 to 352kg. Production slipped by 2.5 per cent to 10.41Mt. To help meet domestic market requirements, some 515,000t of cement and 766,000t of clinker was imported. Meanwhile, the country’s cement producers exported 363,000t of cement and 352,000t of clinker.