Peru’s cement consumption up 4% in June

Peru’s cement consumption up 4% in June
16 July 2019

The Peruvian cement market expanded by 4.1 per cent YoY to 0.914Mt in June, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, MoM demand fell by 4.8 per cent.

Cement dispatches in Peru increased four per cent YoY to 0.906Mt in June 2019.  Of this total, Asocem members supplied 0.807Mt while a further 0.099Mt was delivered by non-members.

Cement imports were up 46.1 per cent YoY to 154,300t in June 2019 while 40,900t of clinker also entered the country. In June 2018 there were no clinker imports.

Exports fell from 21,800t in June 2018 to 19,200t one year later, representing a YoY fall of 12 per cent. Clinker exports declined by 75 per cent YoY to 33,000t from 130,700t in June 2018.

First half of 2019
Between January-June 2019, 5.495Mt of cement was consumed in Peru, up three per cent when compared with 5.332Mt in the year-ago period.

Production reached 5.019Mt in the first half of 2019, an increase of 1.1 per cent when compared with the 4.747Mt of cement produced in the 1H18.

Of total output, 99,400t of cement and 451,800t of clinker was exported, representing a drop of 31.5 per cent and a rise of 7.9 per cent when compared with the 1H18 when 145,100t of cement and 418,800t of clinker was supplied to overseas customers.

Domestic production was supplemented by 439,900t (-2.7 per cent YoY) of cement imports  and 321,000t (-1 per cent YoY) of clinker imports. In the 1H18 cement and clinker imports reached 452,200t and 324,300t, respectively.

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