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Fancesa signs agreement to export to Paraguay

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) and a Paraguayan construction company reached an agreement to export cement to the South American country. The cement producer will initially ship 20,000 bags per month but as demand in Paraguay advances, will increase its export volumes. All shipments are subject to the requirements of the Paraguayan Institute in terms of resistance, stability and quality management of the product. "We are returning to Bolivia with this signed agree...

Bolivian cement consumption up 41% in July

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Bolivia advanced 40.6 per cent to 325,789t in July 2021 from 231,662t in July 2020 but remained 9.3 per cent below its 2019 level of 359,307t, according to national statistics office, INE. Cement production in Bolivia increased 25.5 per cent to 321,479t from 256,231t in July 2020 but fell 3.1 per cent from 331,811t in July 2019. January-July 2021 In the January-July 2021 period cement consumption rose 39.8 per cent YoY to 1.946Mt from 0.93Mt in the 7M20. When compared ...

Fancesa increases clinker sales to Chile

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fancesa will be delivering an 8000t clinker shipment to Chile, following the 1000t cargo to CBB in the neighbouring state last month, according to Correo del Sur. The company is currently carrying out a study into the sale of clinker and has requested collaboration from the local transport sector, according to Amael España, the company’s legal receiver. “I'm sure the carriers will help us. We have to be competitive by lowering prices and keeping up with international competit...

Bolivia’s cement market sees 26% expansion in June

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Bolivia increased 25.6 per cent YoY to 289,440t in June 2021 from 230,378t in June 2020, according to data from the country’s statistics office, INE. However, when compared with June 2019, when demand reached 330,612t, a 30.3 per cent contraction was reported. Domestic cement production increased 25.5 per cent YoY to 299,517t in June 2021 from 238,640t in June 2020. However, when compared with an output of 339,171t in June 2019, a 29.6 per cent contraction was reported.

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...