Peru’s cement demand edges down in January

Peru’s cement demand edges down in January
Published: 16 February 2016


Cement consumption in Peru slipped by 0.4 per cent YoY from 816,000t in January 2015 to 813,000t in January 2016, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In addition, clinker exports reached 28,000t, down 69 per cent, while cement exports fell by 29 per cent to 29,000t during the first month of 2016.

On the supply side, production increased 0.1 per cent from 857,000t to 858,000t. Cement imports totalled 50,000t, up 13 per cent YoY, while 44,000t clinker was also imported. In January 2015 there were no clinker imports.