Bolivia, Honduras Strengthen Their Cement Industries

By Mauro Nogarin The Bolivian vice minister of industrial production affirmed that the construction works of the new Potosí cement plant, which belongs to the Bolivian Cement Productive Public Company (Ecebol), continues unabated and, according to a new technical report, it will begin operations in November. “Currently, civil works present a 99% progress, the mechanical and electrical part 93%, that…

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The Cement Industry in Latin America

By Mauro Nogarin The cement industry in the main Latin American countries has stabilized, reaching in most cases the production levels of 2019. However, in Brazil and Mexico the unfavorable economic situation has led to an increase in the prices of construction has materials to such an extent that it has slowed down domestic demand.  Unlike the situation in Peru,…

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Looking Ahead at 2023

The Dodge Construction Network held its 2023 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in the construction industry for more than 80 years. The forecast predicts that total U.S. construction starts will be unchanged in 2023 at $1.08 trillion. When adjusted for inflation total construction starts will dip 3%.  “As the clouds of uncertainty mount on the fate of the economy in…

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Sticky, Inconsistent, Potentially Hazardous: Handling and Storing Alternative Fuels

Use Of Alternative Fuels Is Spreading Around The World As Part Of Global Efforts To Reduce The Carbon Intensity Of Cement Production. But Alternative Fuels Are Not A Homogenous, Easily Handled Product. Cement Products Talked To A Number Of Experts About The Practical Issues Involved In Moving And Storing These Fuels. by Jonathan Rowland Alternative fuels (AF) are a hot…

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BHS-Sonthofen Touts Black Sand Crushing Technology

Amreyah Cement is using crushing technology from BHS-Sonthofen in its plant in Egypt. The BHS rotor centrifugal crusher type RSMX 1222 is being used to recover high-quality additives from previously unused slag for the first time to make its cement production more sustainable.  The customer benefited from experience gained from a BHS project in Abu-Dhabi during the implementation process.  Sand…

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Country Report: Colombia Cement Industry Increases Production

By Mauro Nogarin Although political stability faced a very tough time due to massive work stoppages in recent months and an increase in taxes, the Central Bank of Colombia in its latest financial report projected an increase of 7.5% to 8.6% in the growth of the Gross Domestic Product for this year; and for 2022, the agency estimated an increase…

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Country Report: Cement Production in Uruguay Recovers

By Mauro Nogarin After registering six consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines, the Uruguayan Ministry of Economy ratified the official growth projection for the economy of the country: 3.5% in 2021, after registering a year-on-year decline in the first quarter of 2.8%. Among the indicators that confirm a better performance of the economy are tax collection, industrial production and the evolution…

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Country Report: Cement Industry Production, Investment Grow in Bolivia

By Mauro Nogarin The political instability that was experienced in 2020 created a very negative impact on the Bolivian economy that, added to the effects of the pandemic, significantly slowed down all those industrial activities vital for the country’s development. The entire productive sector such as the hydrocarbon, mining and construction industries suffered considerable losses. Only in October, when new…

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