Cement production in Bolivia up 6.25%

Cement production in Bolivia up 6.25%
Published: 29 January 2008

Production of cement in Bolivia increased 6.25% from January to November 2007 when compared to same period in 2006, said INE. During the period, production of cement totaled 1.5Mt. In same period in 2006, production reached 1.49Mt.

Production was driven by the cement plants located in Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, Tarija and Santa Cruz. During the period Chuquisaca accounted for 23.8% of total production followed by La Paz with 22.6%, Cochabamba with 21%, Santa Cruz with 18.3%, Tarija with 7.6% and Oruro with 6.4%.