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Exports drive cement dispatch growth in Peru in March

World Cement,

According to Peru’s Asocem, there were some signs of revival for the cement market in March 2015. Production increased by 2%, while total dispatches improved by 0.1%. The rise in dispatches has largely been attributed to export volumes, which grew by more than 50%.

However, dispatch volumes on the Peruvian domestic market declined for a third consecutive month. According to Ascocem, this is due to a number of factors, including low government spending capacity, weather conditions, the strengthening of the dollar and the current political climate.

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