Dominican Republic Sees 20.3% Drop in Cement Consumption

The Dominican Portland Cement Producers Association (ADOCEM) announced a 20.3% drop in internal cement consumption for the first half of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, reported the Dominican Today.

The association said cement production during the January-June period stood at 2.2 million metric tons, a decrease of 23.5% compared to the same period of 2019, placing its installed capacity at 62%.

“Despite the adverse effects on the local market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, these results show the gradual recovery that occurs in the construction sector, after its stoppage in the first months of the health emergency due to COVID-19,” ADOCEM official said.

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