Zambia Cement Markets Grew by 17% In 2013

According to Lafarge Zambia 2013 Annual Report, the Zambian cement market grew by 17% between 2012 and 2013.

The report also shows that Lafarge Zambia produced and sold a record of 1.175.000 tonnes of cement in 2013, compared to 1.099.000 in 2013, injecting 950.000 tonnes of cement in the Zambian market alone.

Furthermore, according to Lafarge Zambia interim report for the first semester of 2014, the company cement production increased by an additional 13% during this period.

The company exported 218.767 tonnes, including 75% to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In the report, Lafarge Zambia Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Rigaux indicates that the growth in the zambian cement market was “Largely driven by the continued increase in government infrastructure projects, mining expansion activities and to a smaller extent by individual home building projects”.

Lafarge Zambia became the first company listed at the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LUSE) in 1994 and its products have contributed to some of the most iconic infrastructure developments in Zambia, including the Kariba Dam Wall, the University of Zambia, the Supreme Court of Zambia and The National Heroes Stadium.

The Lafarge Group boosts cement productions plants in 62 countries, with a presence in 10 African countries, including Zambia, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa, strategically located to export to many other African countries.