Kenyan cement consumption is set to register the first decline in three years. Provisional data for 2012 from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics shows that consumption is unlikely to go over the 3Mt mark surpassed in the previous two years. Over the first 11 months of 2012, demand reached 2.6Mt compared to 3.4Mt in full-year 2011 and 3.1Mt in 2010.
On the positive side, consumption in November 2012 saw a MoM gain of six per cent to 337,096t from 318,016t in October 2012. Cement production fell 0.9 per cent in the period to 370,562t in November from 373,916t.