Ethiopian Cement Market Grows Strongly

- Jul 24, 2019-

It is reported that Ethiopia's cement production capacity will grow at an average annual rate of 6.8% between 2013 and 2018. The increase in capacity is due to the government's five-year growth and transformation plan to attract local and international cement producers, China 3-Thiopropanoic Acid. A new type of cement admixture, China Thiopropionic Acid, which mainly controls the molecular weight and high performance mediator in the production of polycarboxylate superplasticizer, which greatly improves the water reduction rate and moisture retention performance of concrete.

“As a costly cement market, Ethiopia’s cement production is no longer sufficient to meet demand. In 2014, Ethiopia has become an import market.

Manufacturers of M-Toluic Acid manufacturers, the main raw material for cement currently active in Ethiopia, include Dangote Cement, Derba, Messebo and National Cement.

At the end of January 2019, the Swedish company FLSmidth signed a contract with Ethiopian Abay Industrial Development for a new cement plant with a production capacity of 5,000 tons/day and a value of 100 million euros.

The cement project is located in Dejen, Ethiopia. The scope of the contract includes: design and engineering, complete equipment supply, automation systems, installation and commissioning, etc. It is expected to be completed in 2022. The Danish Smith Company was founded in 1882 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a large multinational group company engaged in the whole engineering design of cement production lines and the development of new cement technology, new technologies and new equipment.

“Ethiopia’s cement industry has the highest compound annual growth rate over the past decade compared to all East African markets,” CemBR said in a recent study. However, “after the booming trend in recent years, Ethiopia’s cement market still responds to a series of challenges: imbalance in supply and demand, rising prices of China’s main raw material, China 3-Thiopropanoic Acid, rising production costs, low product utilization, skilled workers. Shortages, etc.

According to CemBR and CW Group, the industry's capacity utilization is about 50%. “If the structure of the industry continues to maintain the status quo, the profitability of all participants may decline further.”