Cement: China Still Taking Over the Regional Market

During the first quarter of 2021, China was the largest supplier of hydraulic cement in the region with 35.92% of the market, followed by the United States of America with 19.83%, Russia 18.68% and Colombia 14.52%.

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Imports of hydraulic cement in Central America Al June 30th, 2021  

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Imports by Country
During the first quarter of 2021 the main importer of hydraulic cements in Central America was El Salvador with $0.7 million, followed by Guatemala with $0.4 million, Costa Rica and Nicaragua with $0.1 million.

Change in Regional Imports
Between the first quarter of 2020 and 2021, the value imported into the region decreased by 98.9%, from $18.2 million to $0.2 million.

Origin of Imports
During the first quarter of 2021, 35.92% of the value purchased came from China, 19.83% from the United States of America, 18.68% from Russia, 14.52% from Colombia, 7.16% from El Salvador and 1.87% from Germany.

China is the market of origin of imports that has grown the most in the last nine years, given that in 2012 no significant purchases were reported and for the first quarter it accounted for the largest percentage of the total imported by the region.

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