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Bolivia’s cement market expands 125% in May

03 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement demand advanced 125 per cent to 295,026t in May 2021 when compared with the low base of 131,101t in May 2020, according to Bolivia’s statistics office, INE. When compared with May 2020, it contracted by 6.4 per cent from 309,393t in May 2019. Output from domestic cement producers surged 92.8 per cent to 307,004t in May 2021 from 159,201t in the year-ago period. When compared with May 2019, it slipped 2.6 per cent from 315,293t. January-May 2021 Cement consumption reached ...

ECEBOL reaches 80% capacity utilisation since restart

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Three weeks after its restart, Empresa Püblica Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) has achieved a capacity utilisation rate of 80 per cent, according to Bolivian President, Luis Arce. “Only three weeks after its reactivation, our Bolivian Cement Company is producing at 80% of its capacity, selling the product to La Paz, Oruro and Cochabamba. With this industry we generate 230 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs,” he said on Twitter. The plant, which is located in Jeruyo, Oruro, has b...

Bolivian market sees 7% MoM decline in April

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia surged to 286,667t in April 2021 from a very low base of 39,222t in April 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to INE, the country’s statistics agency. However, MoM demand fell by 7.3 per cent from 297,744t in March 2021. Production from domestic cement plants also returned to more regular levels, noting 276,061t in April 2021, up from 11,579t in the previous year, when the pandemic saw factories closed. MoM there was a five per cent slip...

Fancesa changes sales policy

30 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Fancesa is changing its sales policy. The company will no longer sell exclusively through its authorised agencies, according to Correo del Sur. At present, almost all of the company’s sales in Sucre, Potosí and Tarija are made through authorised agencies. In Santa Cruz, Fancesa cement is sold through the company, agencies and hardware stores while in La Paz, El Alto and Oruro sales are made directly by the cement company.     In the so-called “free sale of ceme...

SOBOCE commissions modernised Warnes plant

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

SOBOCE recommenced operations at its Warnes cement plant in Bolivia on 14 June after a BOB222m (US$32.1m) investment in new equipment. The project included a new VRM-based grinding system supplied by Gebr Pfeiffer, and an automatic bagging and palletiser by Claudius Peters. New systems for feeding, transport and storage of raw materials as well as a new electrical substation were also included in the project. “Investment is our answer to the crisis. The modernisation of the Warnes Plant i...

ECEBOL officially restarts operations

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

State-run Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) has officially restarted its operations in Caracollo, Oruro, with an investment of BOB58m (US$8.39m). "This restart of operations of our plant not only ratifies our desire for the reactivation of the Oruro economy, but also of the national economy, because the quality of the cement that we are going to produce here and that we were producing in ECEBOL is of the highest quality," said the country’s president, Luis Arce. T...

Fancesa considers lowering prices

09 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fancesa is looking to lower prices to improve its sales and is changing its selling practices. "Our cement is the most expensive in the entire national territory," said the Governor Damián Condori after the extraordinary shareholders' meeting that was held yesterday at the company's offices. This does not allow Fancesa to be more competitive, particularly not during the COVID-19 pandemic, he added. “In our city just, El Puente, cement is at BOB41 [US$5.95]. Our cement is at B...

Bolivian cement market expands 51% in March

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia reached 290,525t in March 2021, up 50.8 per cent when compared with 192,670t in March 2020, according the country’s national statistics office, INE. Output from Bolivia’s cement plants increased 38.1 per cent from 215,629t in March 2020 to 297,744t in March 2021. January-March 2021 In the first three months of 2021 cement demand slipped 1.4 per cent to 748,860t from 759,184t in the year-ago period. Production reached 760,679t in the 1Q21, down 11.4 per c...

Bolivian cement market contracts 13% in February

11 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement consumption slipped 13.3 per cent from 262,895t in February 2020 to 228,018t in February 2021, according to the country’s statistics office, INE. Output from domestic cement plants dropped 11 per cent to 223,272t in February 2021 from 250,821t in the equivalent period of the previous year. January-February 2021 Demand for cement reached 458,335t in the first two months of 2021, down 19.1 per cent from 566,514t in the January-February 2020 period. Production by Bolivia...

Ecebol plant to produce 0.573Mt of cement in 2021

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

State-run Ecebol expects its plant in Oruro, Bolivia, to produce 0.573Mt of cement in 2021, according to Jose Luis Jimenez, the company’s manager. It is forecast to achieve sales of over BOB463m (US$67.2m). The plant was inaugurated in August 2019. Its output is IP-40 and IP-30 cement.