Palestinian cement sales at 1.5Mt, new plant needed

Palestinian cement sales at 1.5Mt, new plant needed
Published: 23 May 2008

According to the Palestine news agency, a recently released study by the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction in Palestine (PECDAR) estimated the total cement sales in the Palestinian Territories at 1.586Mt in 2006, including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
 
Total imports of the Palestinian Territories stood at US$96.7Mt in 2006, of which 64.4% for the West Bank and 35.6% for the Gaza Strip.
 
The study showed that the growing demand for cement in the Palestinian Territories makes the establishment of a new cement factory a necessity. PECDAR added that Israel, particularly the Israeli Nesher Cement Company, continues to monopolise the Palestinian cement market.