Kenyan cement makers suffer clinker shortfall

October 14, 2021 The East African 0 Comments

Kenya’s cement manufacturing sector is grappling with a clinker shortage of 3.3 million tonnes, with 59 percent of the deficit being imported into the country duty-free from Egypt, a report by the National Independent Clinker Verification Committee released last week showed.

The committee tasked with assessing the status of clinker in the country following a dispute among market players on whether to increase duty on imported clinker to 25 percent from 10 percent, observed that even if both cement grinding and clinker production companies operated at full capacity, the country will still have to import 40 percent of the clinker. Read More.

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