Tanzania’s cement production increased to 7,598,073 tons in 2022, up from 6,614,359 tons in 2021, which represents an increase of +14.9% (+983,714 tons).
Tanzania’s cement consumption increased to 7,532,173 tons in 2022, up from 6,863,004 in 2021, representing an increase of +9.7%.
The cement industry in Tanzania includes six integrated plants and several grinding facilities with a production capacity of around 11 million tons.
Tanzania’s cement exports in 2022 increased to 632,726 tons, up from 441,828 tons in 2021 which is an increase of 190,898 tons equivalent to 43.2%.
In 2022, cement imports decreased to 566,826 tons, down from 690,474 tons in 2021 (-17.9%).
Tanzania’s largest cement producers are Tanzania Portland Cement (Twiga), Tanga Cement (Simba), and Dangote Cement.
Dangote, Africa’s leading cement producer, estimated Tanzania’s total market sales to reach 6.2 mt in 2021.
It also noted that Tanzania’s per capita cement consumption of around 50kg per annum is well below the global average and low even for Africa.
Nonetheless, it indicated that the improving performance of the Tanzanian economy has fueled strong growth in cement demand and the prospects remain favourable, given the linear relationship between economic growth and cement consumption.
Last Updated: 10th February 2023
Sources: Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Tanzania Portland Cement, Tanga Cement, Dangote Cement.