Ethiopia earns US$13m from cement exports

08 April 2015

The Chemicals and Construction Inputs Development Institute has announced that Ethiopia has made US$13m in 9 months from cement exports.

Solomon Yohannes, Cement and Related Industry Development Director with the institute, said last month that the exported cement went to Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan.

The cement came from 21 cement factories run in the country, of which 80% are owned by Ethiopians.

Two cement factories are also under construction in the country, including Dangote’s, which is expected to come online this month.

When completed, the factory is also expected to boost the total cement production from 12 million tons annually to 14.5 million tons annually.

Dangote’s factory being built in Ethiopia, the largest of its kind in East Africa, is being constructed by Chinese firm Sinoma International Engineering. Dangote has previously announced plans to also expand to the Middle East and Latin America.


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