Cement News tagged under: Bolivia

RSS feed

SOBOCE invests in the future

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

As Bolivia’s economy slowly recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic cement producer Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (SOBOCE) accelerates its digital transformation process to meet market demand more effectively. By Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA, Bolivia. Sunnier times for the Bolivian cement industry? (Pictured: SOBOCE’s El Puente plant) Bolivia’s economic recovery and particularly the construction sector’s revival is not yet at full speed with the restart ...

Votorantim Cimentos' regional results in 2021 reach almost record levels

04 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos reported close to record growth in all regions for its performance in 2021 with total cement sales of 37.2Mt across all regions. “Our business strategy and recent acquisitions, combined with our resilience and operational excellence led us to achieve sales growth in all regions and to close the year with record results,” said Marcelo Castelli, global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos. In Brazil Votorantim Cimentos had net revenue of BRL10.3bn (US$2.1bn) in 2021, a ...

Votorantim Cimentos reports net profits of BRL1.6bn in 2021

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos ended 2021 with net profit of BRL1.6bn (US$337m), an increase of 244 per cent compared to 2020, primarily due to better operating results with growth in sales in all regions where the company operates and gains related to the consolidation of acquisitions made in North America and Spain. Global net revenue was BRL22.3bn, an increase of 33 per cent compared to 2020, as a result of the combination of favourable pricing dynamics, especially in Brazil and North America, ...

Bolivian demand down 14% in October, up 8% in November

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement market contracted by 13.8 per cent YoY to 329,982t in October 2021 but when compared with October 2019, the decline in demand was 13.1 per cent, according to the country’s statistics agency, INE. However, domestic cement sales were up 7.7 per cent to 369,238t in November 2021 when compared with the previous year and by 30.3 per cent when compared with November 2019. In terms of production, domestic producers reduced output by 7.5 per cent YoY in October 2021 to 361,070t an...

Yacuses steps up

01 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since the commissioning of its integrated Yacuses cement plant in Bolivia, Itacamba Cemento has put several measures in place to improve the quality of its cement while reducing the impact of the plant on the environment. By Itacamba Cemento SA, Bolivia. Since launching in 2017, Itacamba Cemento’s Yacuses plant has made significant operational improvements, resulting in a more efficient plant with reduced environmental impact Founded in 1997, Itacamba Cemento SA is located in...

Bolivian cement market surges in August but slips in September

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s cement consumption advanced by 36.6 per cent to 339,838t in August 2021 but edged down 2.1 per cent the following month to 329,982t when compared with the equivalent months of 2020, according to the country’s statistics agency, INE. Output from domestic cement plants increased by 27.3 per cent in August 2021 to 317,594t. However, production declined by 4.4 per cent YoY to 342,663t in September. January-September 2021 In the first nine months of 2021 total cement demand in Bol...

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.