Cement is Angola’s biggest import product

13 January 2015

Angola’s minister of trade, Rosa Pacavira said in Luanda that in 2014 it had been had imported about 314 thousand tons of hydraulic cement, a decrease of 41.9 percent against 2013 when it imported 542 thousand tons, and was Angola’s biggest import product.

The minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the first national seminar on “The executive programme for implementation of import quotas” which discussed the new Customs Tariff, introduced to encourage domestic production, by increasing import taxes.

Meat, including chicken, was the second most imported products, with an increase of 21.9 percent on 2013, followed by rice imports that fell 29.49 percent and wheat flour imports, which decreased 46.63 percent.

The minister said the food and beverages sector also accounted for a large share of imports, ranking fourth in the list with 111 thousand tons followed by beers, with over 65 thousand tons, despite a decrease of 8.85 percent compared to 2013. (macauhub/AO)