An expanding African portfolio

Published 12 May 2015

With a per capita cement consumption of just about 100kg and planned industrialisation and infrastructure development, sub-Saharan Africa is poised for important long-term growth. This high-growth potential has led HeidelbergCement to significantly invest in new capacity in the region, with a number of new completions under its wing. By HeidelbergCement, Germany.

HeidelbergCement’s new Cimburkina cement grinding facility in Burkina Faso (pictured) and the Scantogo

clinker plant in Togo are the latest additions to HeidelbergCement’s African portfolio

Several drivers underscore the positive cement market development in sub-Saharan Africa. High GDP expansion, strong population growth, urbanisation, infrastructure needs, as well as democratisation and political stability will help increase cement demand. With a per capita consumption that is less than one-fifth of northern African countries, sub-Saharan Africa is set for further expansion. In 2014 demand growth reached six per cent in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone despite the Ebola outbreaks.

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