Holcim has announced a rise in its cement prices in Mauritius. Customers will pay MUR211.60, up from the current MUR198, representing an increase of 6.6 per cent. The increase will cover both OPC and Ecocem. Bulk cement prices will reach MUR4163/t, ex-works. Holcim (Mauritius) has attributed the cost due to an increase in fixed costs as well as “improving Ecocem, which passes into a higher strength class”, and the devaluation of the rupee.
Meanwhile, Lafarge (Mauritius) Cement has said it will not raise its prices despite an increase in production costs. Lafarge currently sells cement at MUR195.