Venezuela government sees per capita demand reaching the 300kg mark

Venezuela government sees per capita demand reaching the 300kg mark
Published: 08 May 2013


Venezuela’s cement consumption per capita is forecast at 300kg in 2013, in line with the National Plan, 2013-19, according to Vice President for Economy & Production and Minister for Industries, Ricardo Menendez.

"Before the Bolivarian Revolution, per capita consumption was 130kg per person per year, only with the measures in the sector by Commander Chavez it climbed to 280kg" in 2012, he said in one of the plants of the Corporación Socialista de Cemento in Valles del Tuy, Miranda state.

He recalled that in 2012, Venezuela reached a new national record of cement production of 8.44Mt, due to a series of measures that have strengthened the factories in the country.

By 2018, the government plans to raise consumption to 500kg per capita, national news agency AVN reported.