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Tanzania : LOCAL firms troubled due to cheap cement imports in TANZANIA.

Local producers are troubled due to unfair competition of 'cheap' cement imports and smuggling, at a time when construction boom in Tanzania is generating an increasing demand for cement.

With growing investments in infrastructure development from the public and private sectorm cement production has become big business in Tanzania.

But still, local producers say the cement market is flooded with 'cheap imports' that have negatively affected their business potential.

Both the incumbent two major producers, Tanzania Portland Cement Company Ltd and Tanga Cement Company Limited, suffered a drop in their sales volumes and total sales revenue expected last year due to the issues related to to unfair competition practices.

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Publication:Mena Report
Geographic Code:6TANZ
Date:Apr 8, 2014
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