According to the SNIC, Brazilian cement production levels reached 70 million t in 2013, 2.4% higher than the 68.3 million t recorded in 2012. Domestic cement sales in December 2013 alone came in at approximately 5.1 million t, in line with the amount dispatched on the national market in December 2012. Exports declined by 45% y/y in December 2013 and by 24.9% in 2013 as a whole.
To read about what 2014 has in store for Brazil, take a look at IA Cement Ltd’s overview of cement industry trends in ‘Cement in 2014: Bubble Trouble’, an abridged excerpt from World Cement's January 2014 issue.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/13012014/dispatch_results_brazilian_cement_industry_2013_585/