7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement
Over 250 delegates gathered in the Maksoud Plaza Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil, for the 7th Brazilian Conference on Portland Cement (CBCi) between 20-22 June 2016. The conference highlighted Brazil’s commitment to COP21 and the progress the cement industry has made in helping the country work towards achieving its climate goals.
Brazil’s cement industry is the largest in Latin America with a cement capacity of 93Mta, installed in 61 integrated plants, 34 grinding units and three mixed works. This production is owned by 17 integrated groups and six grinding companies. Last year it produced 64.5Mt of cement, down from 71.3Mt the previous year in line with a 10 per cent contraction of the domestic market, where demand fell to 64.9Mt.