Dangote Cement could tip the balance to oversupply in East Africa

Dangote Cement could tip the balance to oversupply in East Africa
Published: 14 November 2012


Plans by Dangote Cement to set up a manufacturing plant in Tanzania have complicated expansion plans for Kenyan firms that have dominated exports of the commodity into the East Africa region in recent years.

The planned cement plant, owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, is expected to put an additional 1.5Mt of capacity by 2015, which will plug Tanzania’s cement deficit. Dangote’s cement factory in Southern Tanzania will be commissioned within one year of the launch of ARM’s factory in Tanga, expected in August 2013.

























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