Brazil: market developments

Published 04 November 2013

Brazil’s recent economic woes have impacted on the scale of the cement sector’s profits and factory utilisation rates, but there is plenty of need for capacity expansion according to industry players. Gearing up for future growth is not an opportunity to be missed it would seem.

Southeastern Brazil has been the main area for the country’s cement consumption,

but the northeast is now beginning to increase demand

The cement industry is a vital sector for Brazil, and over the next few years will play an essential role as the country pursues major investments in construction and infrastructure. By the end of 2012, Brazil had 82 facilities, including 51 integrated plants and 31 grinding stations. Domestic capacity is to expand from 78Mt in 2011 to 111Mt in 2016, according to the Brazilian Association of Portland Cement (ABCP).

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