Argentina’s cement demand up 14% YoY
Argentina’s cement market expanded by 13.5 per cent in April to 958,241t when compared with April 2017, but fell 12.2 per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, AFCP.This demand was met by 953,081t of domestic output and 5160t of imports.
Argentine producers saw total dispatches decline by 11.3 per cent MoM, but YoY deliveries, which include exports, advanced by 13.3 per cent to 957,981t. Exports reached 4900t.
In the first four months of 2018, the country’s cement market expanded by 13.3 per cent YoY to 4.017Mt from 3.545Mt. Some 3.957Mt was supplied by domestic producers and a further 60,022t of product was imported. Producers saw their total deliveries increase by 12 per cent to 3.985Mt in 4M18 from 3.558Mt in 4M17. This included 27,791Mt of exports.