Botswana will restrict cement imports from October

PPC Botswana gabarone Mill1

The Botswana Government will restrict the import of bagged cement from October this year, announced in the Statutory Statements No. 44, 2024. The maximum import load of a package shall not exceed 1t of cement. The import restrictions are antidumping measures to safe the almost 0.5 Mta cement capacity of the 3 local producers (photo: PCC Gabarone Grinding Station). Last year the local demand has been 0.60 Mta, 25% is supplied in bulk and 75% as bagged cement. Producers announced to adjust their cement capacity to the new rules in anticipation of the increased demand and also to increase fly ash bulk deliveries from South Africa.