Developing cement industry

In many countries that produce cement, there are severe bottlenecks in the supply of this material due to demand fluctuations and lack of capital for the build-up of supplies, or inputs. In cement-producing countries, cement is often regarded as a local product even when 60 percent of the production cost is due to imported energy.

Many governments have played an active role in order to meet the demand for cement. In countries where cement is not produced, governments have either controlled the price or provided import tax relief on imported cement. This has often curtailed competition, distorted the market and impacted negatively on local production.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal