Kenyan production climbs 15.2 per cent YoY

Kenyan production climbs 15.2 per cent YoY
14 November 2014

Cement production in Kenya rose by 15.2 per cent as consumption in the east African country surges, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics.

The country’s six cement manufacturers produced 4.24Mt in the period, up from 3.68Mt in the comparative period of the previous year.

The surge in production has been partly attributed to increased capacity as the industry opened its doors to recent entrants, such as Savannah Cement, National Cement and Mombasa Cement.

Consumption of cement rose by 19.4 per cent in the nine months to 3.69Mt. The main drivers are demand are reported to be ongoing construction of public infrastructure projects countrywide, such as roads, as opposed to housing and commercial buildings.

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