Bolivia calls for further imports to meet shortfall

Bolivia calls for further imports to meet shortfall
04 May 2011

So far this year, the growth of Bolivia’s construction sector has caused a cement supply deficit of 10 per cent. As a result, the government has imported 30,000t and is prepared to contract a further 60,000t.

Commenting on the situation, Minister of Public Works and Housing Services, Wálter Delgadillo has said domestic production capacity: "does not cover the monthly growth of 10%", which at year-end "can be up to 20% - in the construction sector."

According to data from the Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH), demand for cement in the first three months of the year grew by 11.53%. The departments which saw demand increase the most are Pando (39.93%), La Paz (29%), Oruro (28.09%) and Tarija (17.89%). Cement imports from private companies reached the 7,045t and clinker (raw material) 51,100t.
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