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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...