The crisis between cement manufacturers and the Senegalese state is coming to an end. A decree from the Department of Internal Trade (DCI), dated September 9 and relating to the prices of cement, must be the subject of an imminent publication in the Official Journal of the Republic of Senegal. In the meantime, the three cement groups established in the country – Sococim Industries, Ciments du Sahel (CDS) and Dangote Cement Senegal (DCS) – can already sell their ton of cement leaving the factory at a price maximum of an additional CFAF 5,000, i.e. 67 000 F CFA (almost 102 euros) against 62,000 F CFA previously. A measure that should give air to a sector that has been under tension for months, plagued by soaring raw material prices.
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