Algeria steps up exports

Algeria steps up exports
24 October 2018

GICA, LafargeHolcim and Biskria are expected to export 0.5Mta of cement and clinker from Algeria by the end of 2018 – mainly via the port of Djendjen, according to Abdesselem Bouab, general manager of the port.

Since May, GICA has completed three export deliveries for a total of 110,000t of cement. The company’s total contract totals 200,000t and represents a value of over US$4m. In the near future, GICA is planning up to 2Mt.

LafargeHolcim exported 100,000t of clinker and 16,700t of cement to Guinea from Djendjen port. 

Biskria started its exports with a consignment of 37,000t to Côte d’Ivoire on 11 October with further shipments  of around 40,000t each planned for the rest of this year and next to compete the entire 1Mt contract. In the run-up to 2020, the company expects to export up to 5Mt.

Exports from the port are set to grow further following the signing of contracts signed with three operators. As a result, some 2.5Mt of cement and clinker are predicted to be exported in 2019.

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