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Cement Consumption in Kenya Rises by 20% during Pandemic

Cement consumption in Kenya sees its most significant rise since 2014. According to data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, cement consumption in 2020 hit 6.5 million tonnes.

March 9, 2021

By Diana Muringo
This rise was driven by construction activity in both the private and public sectors, and has not been this high since the year 2014 when the numbers were boosted by the construction of the Nairobi-Mombasa Standard Gauge Railway. Despite the pandemic effects, cement consumption is one of the few economic indicators

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