Peru’s cement dispatches stabilise in July

Peru’s cement dispatches stabilise in July
17 August 2017

Peru’s cement dispatches edged up 0.6 per cent YoY to 0.777Mt in July 2017, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic supply was supplemented by 100t of imported cement and 44,400t of imported clinker.

Output from the country’s cement plants fell 1.2 per cent YoY to 0.827Mt in July. Of this figure, cement producers exported 32,800t, around 16 per cent less than in July 2016. In addition, some 90,800t of clinker was exported.

For the first seven months of 2017, domestic dispatches reached 4.618Mt, down 16 per cent YoY when compared with a volume of 5.499Mt in 7M16.

Output between January-July 2017 reached 5.511Mt, representing a YoY decrease of 4.3 per cent when compared with 7M16, when 5.759Mt of cement was produced in the country.

Some 189,800t of cement and 231,300t of clinker were exported during the 7M17.
In the year-ago period, 204,000t of cement and 91,900t of clinker was exported, representing a YoY decline of seven per cent and a more than doubling of clinker exports. 

Cement imports reached 331,500t in 7M17, up 3.1 per cent YoY when compared with an import volume of 321,600t in 7M16. Clinker imports fell 11.8 per cent to 268,200t from 304,000t in 7M16.

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