Cement is a very important building material and for builders getting high-quality cement is a must. Luckily, the boom in the Ghanaian construction industry has drawn many big cement countries from other parts of Africa and the world. Today, the country boasts of a lot of reputable cement companies who produce most of the high-quality cement used in constructing the country’s infrastructure.
Over the years, developments like inflation and demand and supply have affected the price of cement in Ghana and today, the material is cheaper than it was a few years ago. Luckily, these developments have no adverse effect on the quality of the cement as several top brands have maintained their quality in spite of climbing prices.
In this post, you will find up-to-date information about the price of cement in Ghana.
Cement Companies in Ghana
As said earlier Ghana is home to several top cement companies including those indigenous to the country and those from other parts of Africa and the world. These brands produce very durable products which in some cases, increase the price tag on their products. It is important that you have an idea of the brand and the quality of cement they produce as this will help you make the best decision when buying cement. Buying substandard cement could lead to the collapse of your building and worse, loss of lives.
GHACEM Limited was established in 1967 and it is one of the largest cement companies in Ghana. The company produces over 30 million tonnes of cement from its factories in Tema and Takoradi since its establishment.
The company has contributed immensely to the economic development in Ghana through the provision of high-quality cement. GHACEM Limited gained prominence when it expanded in operations in Tema and Tarkdodi. The expansion led to the improvement in its quality of cement produced by the company and today, the company is considered to be one of the top cement companies in Ghana.
Dangote Cement Ghana
Dangote Cement Plc is one of the largest cement manufacturers in the world. The company was established in 1992 in Nigeria and since spread to other parts of Africa including Ghana. Dangote Cement is heavily involved in the manufacture, packaging, and distribution of cement and related products in Ghana. Today, the company has a presence in Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Its products in Ghana are considered to be one of the best in the industry which is one of the reasons why they widely used and place above many other brands in the country.
Diamond Cement is an Indian-owned Portland cement producing company with its headquarters at Aflao in the Volta Region of Ghana. The company began operations in 2002 with an annual production of 700,000 tonnes.
Other cement companies in Ghana
- CIMAF Ghana Cement Factory, Tema Ghana
- Permafix Industries, Accra Ghana
- CBI Ghana Limited, Tema Ghana
- Durachem Ghana, Tema Ghana
- Western Diamond Cement Ltd. Takoradi, Ghana
Prices of Cement in Ghana
Almost all brands sell their cement in 50KG bags. While the measurement is the same, the prices and quality are significantly different. Over the years, the price of cement has experienced fluctuations with a much-needed drop in 2016.
This is due to the ongoing competition between brands for the marketplace. To gain more customers, top brands like Dangote Cement Ghana and GHACEM Limited reduced their prices but that doesn’t mean the price of cement becomes cheaper in every part of Ghana.
This is because retailers tend to add their profit to the price and some might even take it higher even the manufacturer reduces its price. This is why the price of cement in Ghana is not the same, even if the product is the same.
GHACEM Limited Prices in Ghana
GHACEM cement is sold at different prices in its two factories. Below are the current prices of GHACEM cement as sold in its factories in Tema and Takoradi.
PRODUCTS Tema Takoradi
- Ex-Factory per 50Kg bag (Ghacem Super Strong 42.5R) GH₵ 32.638 GH₵ 32.496
- Ex-Factory per 50Kg bag (Ghacem Super Rapid 32.5R) GH₵ 32.284 GH₵ 32.142
- Ex-Factory per 50Kg bag (Ghacem Extra 42.5N) GH₵ 33.583 GH₵ 33.205
- Bulk Per ton (Ghacem Super Strong 42.5R) GH₵ 673.420 GH₵ 673.420
- Bulk per ton (Ghacem Super Rapid 32.5R) GH₵ 672.350 GH₵ 662.035
- Bulk per ton (Ghacem Extra 42.5N) GH₵ 710.527 GH₵ 710.527
Diamond Cement Prices in Ghana
- Diamond Cement (50KG) 32.5 Rapid == GHc 30.00 – GH₵ 32.00
- Diamond Cement (50KG) 42.5 Rapid == GHc 28.00 – GH₵ 32.00
Dangote Cement Prices in Ghana
- Dangote Cement (50KG) === GH₵ 28.00 – GH₵ 32.00
Supacem Cement Price in Ghana
- Supacem Cement (50KG) GHc 32.00
Things To Consider When Buying Cement in Ghana
Brand: This is pretty much obvious. To avoid buying substandard cement that will render your building useless in a couple of years, it is important that you buy your cement only from top brands in Ghana. These brands are trusted and their products are of high quality.
Region: The prices of cement are different in some regions of Ghana. Brands like GHACEM Limited sell their cement at different prices in their two factories. Depending on the region you’re in and the brand you’re going for, you might get the cement at extremely cheap prices. The top regions where cement is sold are the Tema, Temale, Takoradi, and Ho region of Ghana.
Budget: Buying cement is quite different from buying other commodities. This is because the price of cement significantly reduces when you’re buying in large quantities. If you have a small budget, it would be best for you to purchase from retailers, though you will spend more. Purchasing from the manufacturer is usually the best option, however, manufacturers only consider bulk orders.
When buying cement in Ghana, it is important that you consider the top brands first. These brands have been able to gain the trust of builders in Ghana and build a reputation as the most durable and efficient brands in the country.