Colombia's market expands 5.9% in April

Colombia's market expands 5.9% in April
03 June 2016

Cement dispatches in Colombia rose 5.9 per cent to 1.05Mt in April 2015, according to the country’s statistics office, Dane.

Cement production in April reached 1.1Mt, up five per cent YoY and the highest output for April in the past eight years.

By region, the department of Córdoba saw the highest increase in cement demand at 27.8 per cent, followed by Risaralda, with 20.8 per cent. Antioquia was reporting a variation of 9.5 per cent. Bolivar and Cesar recorded falls of 17.4 and 18.5 per cent, respectively, in the offices during the period analysed. Dispatches to Bogotá decreased 3.2 per cent while Cundinamarca saw the market contract by 5.1 per cent.

In the first four months of 2016, the domestic cement market saw deliveries rise by 1.4 per cent to 4.05Mt, a six-year high for the period.

Production in Jan-Apr totalled 4.18Mt, advancing 2.2 per cent when compared with the first four months of 2015.

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