Peru cement demand at 0.871Mt in July

Peru cement demand at 0.871Mt in July
03 September 2018

Peru’s cement plants supplied 790,000t of cement to the domestic market in July 2018, up 1.8 per cent YoY and four per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic deliveries were supplemented by 80,600t of imports, down from 106,000t reported in the previous month. In addition, 50,000t of clinker was imported. The latest data result in a total cement consumption in Peru at 870,600t in July.

Peruvian cement producers decreased their output by 1.2 per cent YoY to 818,000t in July. However, when compared the previous month, production volumes increased 2.6 per cent. Clinker output fell 21 per cent from 849,000t in June 2018 to 671,000t in July 2018. When compared with July 2017, the decrease reached 22.3 per cent.

Some 18,700t of cement and 70,600t of clinker was exported. When compared with July 2017, cement exports fell by 43.1 per cent and clinker exports by 22.2 per cent. MoM, cement exports declined 14.2 per cent and clinker exports decreased 45.9 per cent.

January-July 2018
Apparent consumption (domestic sales + imports) in January-July 2018 reached 5.92Mt, up 5.5 per cent when compared with the first seven months of 2017, when apparent demand stood at 5.61Mt.

Between January and July 2018, 5.564Mt of cement and 4.834Mt of clinker was produced in the South American country, representing an increase of one and 16.5 per cent, respectively when compared with 7M17.

Cement imports increased 60.7 per cent to 0.533Mt in January-July 2018 from 0.332Mt in the equivalent period of the previous year. The advance of clinker imports was more moderate but nevertheless significant at 36.5 per cent to 0.374Mt from 0.274Mt.

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