Latin America’s cement associations have continued to release national cement statistics for August 2013. Peru’s ASOCEM has announced that domestic cement sales reached 915 490 t, while around 16 400 t of cement was exported during the month. Accumulated sales in January – August were up 9.9% y/y.
In Ecuador, sales of grey cement increased by 3.9% y/y from 557 125 t in August 2012 to 579 080 t in the corresponding month this year. Accumulated sales for the first eight months of 2013 came in at 4.27 million t, 11.3% higher than the 3.84 million t sold in January – August 2012.
In 1H13, cement production rose by 8.5% y/y in Bolivia. The regional government of Tarija has proposed the establishment of a cement plant in order to take advantage of limestone deposits in the area. A technical study into the proposal, which will look at market needs, the design of the plant, etc., is expected to take 12 months.
Government statistics reveal that 39 731 t of cement was sold in the Canary Islands in July 2013, compared to 42 262 t in July 2012. On a regional level, sales increased y/y in Lanzarote, rising from 2520 t to 3406 t in July of this year. Sales volumes in Gran Canaria also grew both y/y and m/m, with sales coming in at 14 977 t in July 2013 compared to 11 193 t in July 2012 and 12 762 t in June 2013. However, cement sales volumes fell from 22 778 t in Tenerife in July 2012 to 14 616 t in July of this year.
Edited from various sources by Louise Fordham
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