Building materials: Import of marble, granite to be cut in 2019


ALGIERS- The production of the marble and granite will be increased in 2019, said, Monday, Minister of Industry and Mines Youcef Yousfi.

During a press briefing on the sidelines of the inauguration of the international exhibition of natural stone, marble, ceramics and other equipments, the minister said that the production of the marble and granite will be increased in 2019.

In this aspect, Mr. Yousfi called on national exhibitors to raise the quality of their products to meet the national demand in the first place and then be able to turn to export.

Present at the show, the president of the Association of Algerian ceramists (ACA), Moncef Bouderba, explained to the APS that his sector had “a difficult year 2018” due to the suspension of the import of the inputs of this industry at the beginning of the year before seeing the import of this type of product restored.

He added that Algeria has 58 ceramic and faience production plants with an installed capacity of 120 million m2 / year.







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