Bolivia faces cement deficit in 2011

Bolivia faces cement deficit in 2011
Published: 18 January 2011

The Bolivia government expects the country will face a deficit of 200,000t of cement and clinker in 2011 and warned that by failing to alleviate the problem, the construction sector will suffer negative consequences.


Public Works Minister, Walter Delgadillo, said that a gap of 10% of national cement production is temporarily being met with imports.


"We will have approximately a 10% deficit… and the only way to solve this for the season is by importing clinker and cement, " said Delgadillo.


Imports will start from March amounting to 200,000t of cement and clinker from Peru, Brazil to meet demand.