Cement production up 12% in June, Bolivia

Cement production up 12% in June, Bolivia
Published: 09 August 2004

Bolivia’s cement industry has achieved production growth of 12.3% in the first six months of the year to 572,000t compared to 510,000t in the corresponding 2003 period, according to the Bolivian institute of cement and concrete.

Santa Cruz and Cochabamba departments have seen the largest growth with sales up 24.1% and 23.0% to 162,000t and 124,000t, respectively.

Soboce is Bolivia’s largest cement producer with 47% of the market, according to Cochabamba daily Los Tiempos. Fancesa, Coboce and Itacamba are the other producers.