Brazil cement sales grow 2.9% in March

Brazil cement sales grow 2.9% in March
11 April 2008

Brazil’s domestic cement sales totaled 3.8Mt in March, 2.9% more than a year before, the Brazilian Association of Cement Industries (Sinc) informed on Thursday.
Meanwhile, cement exports fell by 78.4% in the same comparison, to 29,000t.
In the first quarter, cement sales reached 11.5Mt, of which 11.4Mt were sold in the domestic market - 13.6% more than a year before. Meanwgile, cement exports in the period fell by 87%, to 87,000t.
In the year ending March 2008, cement sales grew 12.4% against a year before, to 46.1Mt.

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