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Coboce: Bolivia’s demand growth requires further investment

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Without new investment in the cement industry, Cochabamba and Bolivia as a whole could face new supply shortages by 2016. In the past two years, the country has seen demand growth double from seven to 14 per cent and in some cases, growth peaks of up to 26 per cent were recorded. In 2013, a new plant will be launched but the growing demand, fuelled by the growth of public and private works will require further investment. This year the government announced a US$2bn injection in infrastruc...

Keeping pace with demand

26 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Updates this week from the Latin American cement sectors of Colombia, Bolivia and Peru show buoyant market conditions prevail and some local producers are expanding capacities to capture a greater share of market growth. Colombia Earlier this week, Cementos Argos reported that it has seen a continued upward trend in its domestic market of Colombia where current economic growth forecasts, the recovery of the sovereign-grade investment and government infrastructure projects point to a po...

Bolivia’s cement sales up 8.5% to September

23 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement sales continued their upward trend with deliveries to September increasing 8.52 per cent to more than 2Mt, according to the Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH). Domestic cement plants registered an increase of 5.47 per cent, but imports also noted a rise of 4.72 per cent. Insumos Bolivia imported 23,000t of cement in the first nine months of last year. This year, the figure increased to 24,100t. In addition, smaller companies imported 58,700t. “Imports have bec...

Latin American cement demand rises in 2Q2012

09 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the second quarter in major Latin American economies closely reflected the current economic cycle and countries such as Peru, Bolivia and Chile stood out for their dynamism against a background of overall economic growth, according to the latest Infrastructure, Water & Waste Stats report by BNamericas. Peru noted a 18.3 per cent YoY rise to 2.235Mt in cement demand. For 2012, the country is expected to grow by 5.9 per cent, making it the fastest-growing economy in the ...

Bolivian first-half sales rise 10.62 per cent

09 August 2012, Published under Cement News

In the first half of this year, Bolivian sales  increased by 10.62 per cent compared to the same period of 2011 and manufacturers expect demand will continue to rise. According to the Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH), in the first six months of 2012 1,271,069t of domestic cement were sold and 52,382t  imported, totaling 1.3Mt. In the same period in 2011, 1,196,312t of domestic and imported were sold, which means an increase of 10.62%. Cement consumptionin the department...

Bolivian sales increase by 7.36% in the first half

01 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH) reported Tuesday that sales of cement in the country grew 7.36% in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2011, with the department of Beni having the highest rate growth of cement demand with 85.34 per cent of the national total. According to the IBCH, in the first half total sales amounted to 1.27Mt, while in the first half of 2011 they reached 1.18Mt. In 2011, the rate of growth in cement sales reached 7.7 per c...

Bolivian production rises 10% YoY

02 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Bolivia increased by 10 per cent YoY in 2011, according to figures from the Bolivian Foreign Trade Institute (IBCE), based on data provided by the Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH). SOBOCE Viacha achieved the highest percentage growth in FY 2011, with 15 per cent, with an increased production of 775,883t of cement, In 2011, total domestic cement sales increased eight per cent compared to 2010.??The department of Santa Cruz accounted for 30 per cent ...

Dispute delays Bolivia plant construction

31 January 2012, Published under Cement News

The governor of the Bolivian city of Oruro, Tito Santos, on Monday urged the Plurinational Legislative Assembly to expedite the discussion of the draft Law of Territorial Units to resolving a border conflict with Potosi, which in his opinion, is delaying the construction of a cement factory. He warned that, in addition, the risk of confrontation between the community members of Quillacas (Oruro) and Coroma (Potosi) persists.?, FM Bolivia reports. "We are asking that the Law of Territor...

Bolivia looks to imports to solve shortage

27 January 2012, Published under Cement News

To address a possible shortage of cement, Bolivia’s Deputy Minister of Public Works, Vladimir Third, announced yesterday, the country is considering scaling up imports as gas supply issues hinder production against a backdrop of rising demand. Mr Third explained that the shortage of cement is due to high demand by the domestic construction industry on the back of strong economic growth, local press reports. According to government estimates, the domestic cement market may not be covered b...

Bolivian cement forecast to rise 10% in 2012

20 January 2012, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian Institute of Cement and Concrete (IBCH) expects cement consumption this year will grow at a rate of 10%, but it is cautious that such a level  that level of expansion may be affected by the global economic crisis, according to local news reports. Marcelo Alfaro, manager of IBCH, told FM Bolivia that the associaiton forecasts demand to rise due to the country’s favourable macroeconomic conditions where there is easier access to housing credit with low interest rates. “All of th...