Cement production increases 11.8%

Cement production increases 11.8%
Published: 17 January 2005

Bolivian cement production increased 11.8 per cent from January through November 2004 compared with the same period last year, according to the national statistics institute (INE).  The sector produced 1.03Mt in the first 11 months of 2003 and 1.15Mt between January and November 2004.  Growth occurred thanks to increased production in cement factories in Cochabamba and Chuquisaca departments. Plants in Chuquiasaca and La Paz have the largest market share with 26.7 per cent and 25.2 per cent, respectively.