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Colombian grey cement market stable in 2018

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Dispatches in the Colombian cement market advanced 2.6 per cent to 0.973Mt in December 2018 from 0.949Mt in December 2017, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. Deliveries to ready-mix concretes advanced by 5.8 per cent while construction companies took delivery of an additional two per cent of grey cement when compared with December 2017. Sales in the retail sector increased by 2.2 per cent YoY. Output from Colombian cement plants rose 6.8 per cent to 1.089Mt in D...

Colombian cement market expands 4% in November

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches of grey cement in Colombia advanced 4.3 per cent YoY to 1.065Mt in November 2017 from 1.021Mt, according to the latest data from DANE, the country’s statistics office. Increased volumes of cement were sold to the retail sector (+4.4 per cent) and ready-mix companies (+10.1 per cent). Dispatches in the key markets of Antioquia and Bogotá advanced by 5.1 and 3.8 per cent, respectively, when compared with November 2017. Meta reported a 19.1 per cent rise in deliveries whil...

Colombian cement demand up 5% in October

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded by 5.2 per cent to 1.083Mt  in October 2018 when compared with 0.949Mt in October 2017, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. The markets of Meta and Bolívar registered the largest increases at 26 and 19.4 per cent, respectively, but significant gains were also made in the key markets of Cundinamarca (+7.6 per cent), Antioquia (+5.6 per cent) and Bogotá (+5.4 per cent). Domestic cement production in October rose by 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.1...

Colombian cement demand stable in September

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in September 2018 increased by 0.8 per cent YoY to 1.031Mt from 1.023Mt, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Demand growth was led by Córdoba, where it rose by 18.3 per cent YoY, followed by Meta (+16.1 per cent) and Nariño (+12.8 per cent). Cesar and Risaralda saw consumption rise by around 5.8 per cent while Boyacá noted a 4.6 per cent increase. Antioquia also saw dispatches up, by 3.4 per cent while in Valle del Cauca and Bolivar the market expanded by ...

Colombian cement dispatches fall 5% in July

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement producers dispatched 990,012t of cement in July 2018, representing a 4.9 per cent YoY fall, according to the latest data from the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total, around 524,903t was delivered to the retail segment, which represented a 13.1 per cent drop when compared with July 2017 with a further 233,391t off-take by the ready-mix concrete companies, which represented a 6.8 per cent rise in sales to the segment. Contractors and builders bought 182,283t, ...

Colombian cement market contracts 4% in June 2018

31 July 2018, Published under Cement News

National cement demand in Colombia declined 4.1 per cent to 943,200t in June 2018 from 983,500t in June 2017, according DANE, the country’s statistics office. The fall in consumption was attributed to a 12.4 per cent YoY drop in off-take by construction companies and contractors. Retail sales also fell by 3.8 per cent YoY. Ready-mix companies increased their purchases by 3.6 per cent while prefab segment buying was 7.3 per cent higher. In terms of regional demand, Bogotá saw sales fal...

Colombian dispatches slip 2% in May

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia edged down 1.6 per cent in May 2018 to 0.984Mt from 0.999Mt in May 2017, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Cement sales were particularly strong in Valle del Cauca, where they rose by 8.3 per cent. However, in Bogotá they declined by 7.5 per cent and in Bolívar by 17.2 per cent. In Antioquia, another key domestic market, dispatches fell by 3.2 per cent. Of the 0.984Mt total, around 51.3 per cent was delivered to the retail market, wh...

April dispatches in Colombia see 14% rise

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Deliveries to the Colombian cement market increased 13.9 per cent YoY to 1.025Mt in April 2018, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. Antioquia reported a 17.2 per cent rise YoY while in Valle del Cauca and Magdalena, market expansion reached 25.5 and 37.8 per cent, respectively. The Bogotá market remained largely stable while Cundinamarca noted a 3.9 per cent advance. Atlántico saw sales rise by 15.7 per cent while in Norte de Santander deliveries were up 14.1 per ...

Colombia's cement market contracts 10% in March

01 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in the Colombian cement market fell 9.9 per cent YoY to 976,300t in March, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. Around 68 per cent, or 668,700t of this total was supplied as bagged cement with a further 307,600t as bulk product. Deliveries to the country’s largest market, Bogotá, declined by 9.9 per cent while the key markets of Antioquia and Cundinamarca also reported significant decreases of 10.4 and 17 per cent, respectively. Further drops were...

Colombian cement deliveries fall 5% in February

29 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s grey cement sales contracted 4.8 per cent YoY to 959,500t in February 2018, according to DANE, the national statistics office. Dispatches to Norte de Santander registered the largest growth at 43.9 per cent YoY, followed by Valle del Cauca, where deliveries expanded by 6.3 per cent. The Bogotá market contracted 14.8 per cent YoY while dispatches to Cundinamarca and Santander were also significantly reduced by 12.2 and 16.6 per cent, respectively. Cement production in Februar...