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Colombian grey cement production up 12.1% over the last 12 months

World Cement,

Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) has released national grey cement statistics for August 2014. During the month, domestic cement dispatches increased by 17.2% y/y to reach 1.02 million t while production grew by 12.3% y/y to 1.06 million t. On a regional level, dispatches improved in Antioquia (22.7%), Cundinamarca (27.5%), Boyacá (54.2%), Nariño (84%), Magdalena (46.2%), Meta (34.4%), Santander (14.1%) and Huila (37.6%).

In January – August 2014, production came in at 8.04 million t, up 12.2% y/y. Domestic dispatches were also higher than in the corresponding period in 2013, rising by 11.5% to total 7.77 million t. Although dispatches increased in Antioquia (16.5%), Cundinamarca (20.6%), North Santander (37.7%), Magdalena (32.1%), Huila (25.9%) and Bogotá (4%), they fell in Córdoba (26.8%).

In the 12 months to August, sales of grey cement on the national market were up 11.3% and production grew by 12.1%.

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