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Cement production picks up in Colombia

World Cement,

According to the latest statistics released by Colombia’s DANE, production of grey cement increased by 10.2% y/y to 907 800 t in February 2014. Meanwhile, domestic cement sales for the month totalled 924 000 t, up 11.7% y/y.

Cement sales registered the highest growth in Cuaca (59.2%), North Santander (56.9%) and Magdalena (59.3%). However, sales were down by 38% in Córdoba and by 10.7% in Bolívar in February.

In the first two months of 2014, cement production reached approximately 1.727 million t and domestic consumption came in at more than 1.73 million t. This represents an increase of 6.1% y/y and 6.5% y/y, respectively.

In January – February 2014, according to destination region, cement sales declined in Córdoba and Bolívar but improved in Cundinamarca, Antioquia, Magdalena, North Santander, Huila and Valle del Cauca.

Adapted from press release by

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