Focus on Latin American cement markets

Many cement markets in Latin America are booming and production capacities are being expanded. This market report identifies the current developments, discusses the focus countries Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia and Peru and provides an overview of the TOP 10 cement producers in the region.

1 Introduction

Subsequent to the global economic crisis in 2010, Latin America and the Caribbean countries again achieved economic growth in real terms of 6.2 %. In 2011 there was a slight downward trend to 4.5 %, the main cause of which was the unexpected weakness of Brazil, the region’s largest national economy, which only managed a growth rate of 2.7 %. The differences in economic dynamism within the Latin American region became more distinct in 2011. Except for Brazil, the economies of South American countries boomed, while most countries in Central America and the Caribbean only showed...

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