As discussed in Analysis of the Cement Additives Market in Nigeria and South Africa, from Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Science Growth Partnership Service program, the market is hindered by:
- Delays in roll out of infrastructure projects
- Price sensitivity
- Import of cement additives and cement from low-cost production regions such as the Middle East and Far East
GCP Applied Technologies, Mapei International (includes Mapei South Africa), Chryso Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, BASF, Sika South Africa (Pty) Ltd, and Unisol Inc continue to control the majority of the market through long standing supply agreements with key cement manufacturers. Apart from BASF Africa, these players' rely largely on imported products to supply African markets. With growing research and development requirements making the market inaccessible to smaller participants, the dominance of these companies can grow with expanded local manufacturing, which diminishes the risk from exchange rate fluctuations and enables stronger technical support to clients.
"The cement additives market in Nigeria and South Africa is expected to increase at a strong compound annual growth rate of 7.1 percent. South Africa contributed 55.4 percent to total revenues in 2015 and remains the larger market," said Nyambayo. "However, demand in Nigeria will grow at a faster pace."
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