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Colombian cement market expands 35% in May

05 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia advance by 35.2 per cent to 1.104Mt in May 2022 from 0.816Mt in May 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with May 2019 the cement market expanded by 4.6 per cent from 1.055Mt. Bulk sales were up by 41.6 per cent and bagged sales advanced by 32.3 per cent. Market growth was driven by ready-mix concrete companies, which increased their purchases by 51.2 per cent YoY. The retail sector and construction companies/contractors...

Colombia sees 4% increase in cement sales in April

10 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches saw a 3.7 per cent YoY uptick to 1.089Mt in April 2022 from 1.051Mt in April 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total bulk sales increased by 12.2 per cent, reflecting the growth in the ready-mix concrete sector, which expanded its offtake by 15.6 per cent YoY. However, construction companies and contractors reduced their purchases by 4.7 per cent while at retail level, sales were down by 1.2 per cent YoY. Output from domestic ce...

Colombian cement market expands 6% in March

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.7 per cent to 1.257Mt in March 2022 from 1.189Mt in March 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with demand in March 2020, they were up 70 per cent from 0.74Mt. Bulk sales increased by 6.9 per cent YoY while bagged sales saw a more moderate growth of 5.2 per cent in March 2022. Sales to the ready-mix concrete segment saw a 10.1 per cent hike while retail sales increased 6.2 per cent YoY. However, construction ...

Colombian cement market expands 3% in February

04 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches in Colombia edged up by 2.6 per cent to 1.107Mt in February 2022 from 1.079Mt in February 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Dispatches were up 9.2 per cent YoY in terms of bulk cement but slipped 0.2 per cent for bagged cement, reflecting the seven per cent advance in dispatches to ready-mix concrete companies. However, construction companies and contractors reduced their off-take by 4.9 per cent YoY in February 2022. Sales to the retail sector r...

Colombian cement market contracts to 0.963Mt in January

03 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia decreased 2.5 per cent YoY to 963,900t in January 2022 when compared with 989,100t reported in January 2021,when dispatches slipped 0.6 per cent YoYaccording to the national statistics agency, DANE. Of this total, bulk cement dispatches advanced 8.1 per cent YoY in January 2022, but bagged cement deliveries were down 6.6 per cent YoY, reflecting the development of sales in the different market segments. Ready-mix concrete companies increased their offtake by 1...

Colombia cement deliveries up 7% in December

08 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement sales increased by 7.6 per cent YoY to 1.135Mt in December 2021 from 1.054Mt in December 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total bulk sales were up 18.2 per cent while bagged cement saw a 3.5 per cent expansion. Sales to ready-mix concrete companies were up 17.9 per cent while retail sales grew by 5.1 per cent YoY. However, construction companies and contractors reported a 5.2 per cent decline in offtake. Output from domestic cement plants...

Colombia's cement market expands 4% in November

06 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement demand increased four per cent YoY in November 2021 to 1.167Mt from 1.122Mt in November 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with November 2019 the market expanded by 7.7 per cent from 1.083Mt. In November 2021, bulk cement sales advanced by 11.2 per cent while bagged cement sales edged up one per cent, reflecting mainly a 12.9 per cent YoY rise in offtake by ready-mix concrete companies. Retail sales were up by 3.3 per cent YoY but constr...

Colombian cement demand falls to 1.15Mt in October

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia slipped 1.6 per cent YoY to 1.15Mt in October 2021 from 1.169Mt in the same period of the previous year, according the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with the 1.111Mt dispatched in October 2019, deliveries were up 3.5 per cent. Deliveries to ready-mix concrete companies increased 7.5 per cent, but construction companies and contractors purchases were down by 16.3 per cent while off-take in the retail segment slipped 1.1 per cent. Domestic pr...

Colombian cement market expanded 3% in September

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia edged up 2.9 per cent YoY to 1.164Mt in September 2021 from 1.131Mt in September 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, DANE. When compared with September 2019, demand grew by 7.9 per cent from 1.078Mt. Bulk sales increased by 7.3 per cent YoY in September 2021 while bagged cement saw sales grow by one per cent. When compared with September 2019, bulk and bagged sales increased by 8.1 and 7.9 per cent, respectively. Sales growth was particularly...

Construction firms and contractors drive 4% rise in Colombia’s cement demand

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches picked up 4.3 per cent to 1.098Mt in August 2021 from 1.052Mt in August 2020, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. When compared with August 2019 deliveries slipped 0.1 per cent from 1.099Mt. Growth was particularly robust in the ready-mix segment where off-take saw a 14 per cent improvement. Construction companies and contractors increased their purchases by 6.5 per cent while sales to the retail sector edged up 0.3 per cent. Production from dom...