Angola bans cement imports in 15 provinces

28 January 2016

The Angolan government decided to maintain the cement import ban in 2016 in 15 provinces, claiming that the installed capacity in the country far exceeds domestic needs, according to Angolan state news agency Angop.

This decision does not apply, however, to the border provinces of Cabinda, Cunene and Kuando Kubango, which will continue to have an exceptional annual quota of individual of 150,000 tons.

The decree, reported by Portuguese news agency Lusa, said the investment made by the sector in recent years had made it possible to have an annual output of 8 million tons more than Angola’s needs which in 2014, was 5 million tons. (macauhub/AO)