”Sales of cement will reach nearly 30,000 tons per day from 15 April 2012,” said the Ministry of Commerce and Handicrafts in a statement.
The national cement production has resumed its normal pace and even improved. It is currently higher than 24,000 tons per day, according to the Ministry.
“This production volume exceeds the average in previous years and the country’s needs in this area”, which is likely to keep unchanged the price of a bag of cement, which is set at 6.5 dinars.
In 2011, the cement sector in Tunisia was virtually paralyzed because of strikes and sit-ins, which caused the shutdown of some units (Enfidha cement plant…), and gave free rein to speculation.
Regarding exports, the Department of Commerce reported that the quantity of exported cement has not exceeded 7,000 tons since the beginning of 2012.