The African building materials industries
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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It is recognized that the building materials industry plays a key role in the development process, particularly in the development of the industrial sector. Prom this point of view the present capacity of the African building materials industry is far from satisfactory, as about 50 per cent of the value of the continent's consumption of building materials is imported. This is an average for Africa, indicating that in some of the individual countries the situation is even worse. Recent trends do not indicate any substantial changes in the situation.