Cement production to reach 5.3Mt/yr in Mozambique by end of 2016

Byjirong

Updated Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:58:25 GMT

Mozambique: Cement production capacity in Mozambique is expected to increase to 5.3Mt/yr by the end of 2016, up from 2Mt/yr, with the opening of three new cement plants. CIF-Moz and Limak Cements will be opening plants in the southern province of Maputo and Fabrica Cimentos de Cabo Delgado will be opening a plant in the north of the country. CIF-Moz is owned by the China International Fund and Limak Cements is owned by the Turkish company Limak Holding.

At the end of June 2016 the Mozambican government introduced new regulations covering the production and importation of cement. This included a surcharge of 10.5% on imports. Other forms of protection included in the new regulations cover certification requirements such as packaging and expiry dates.

The country has 11 cement plants with the main supplier being Cimentos de Mocambique which has production facilities in Maputo, Sofala, and Nampula. Cimentos de Mocambique is 82.4% owned by Brazil’s InterCement. The other cement producers are S and S Cimentos, Sunera, Cimentos Nacional, Adil Cimentos, Austral Cimentos, Cimentos da Beira and Maputo Cement and Steel.