West Africa: Norcem aims for cement exports

West Africa: Norcem aims for cement exports
Published: 06 November 2008

Norwegian cement producer Norcem is turning to West Africa to keep its sales up as the Norwegian property market slows down.

In the last few years the sale in Norway has been almost historically high, so all Norcem’s production has gone to the domestic market.

Now it plans to regain the export market, which used to make up 20-30% of its sales. It already knows the West African market so this is a natural focus, according to factory director Kjell Skjeggerud. He did not elaborate on which individual countries are of interest.