Peru's cement market expands 3% in April

Peru's cement market expands 3% in April
16 May 2019

Cement consumption in Peru advanced 3.4 per cent to 905,000t in April 2019, up 3.4 per cent when compared with April 2018, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem.

Of this total, 898,000t was supplied by domestic cement companies, down from 922,000t in March 2019. Peruvian cement production increased 4.6 per cent YoY but fell 5.3 per cent MoM to 811,000t in April 2019 while clinker production advanced 6.3 per cent YoY and 12.9 per cent MoM to 796,000t.

In addition, 69,000t of cement and 26,000t of clinker were imported. Cement imports increased 19.6 per cent YoY but declined 34.8 per cent MoM while for clinker imports, the drop was 70.2 per cent YoY and 19.1 per cent MoM.

In terms of exports, cement deliveries to overseas customers fell by 24.8 per cent YoY but surged 54.3 per cent MoM to 18,000t in April 2019. Clinker exports also noted a positive development, rising 44.4 per cent YoY and 34.8 per cent MoM to 99,000t.

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