Cement Market in Egypt

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                                The American University in Cairo 

Egyptian Cement  Sector  Market Structure  Analysis 
Prepared by  Ahmad Tarek (SID# 800091317)  Haytham Tawfik (SID# 800091526)  Ramy Mohamed Mahmoud (SID# 800091039) 

 

 

CONTENTS 
INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................................................3 CEMENT INDUSTRY IN EGYPT ................................................................................................................4 HISTORY ...................................................................................................................................................... 4

CEMENT SUPPLY AND DEMAND ANALYSIS ............................................................................................................ 5 MARKET PLAYERS ............................................................................................................................................ 7 CEMENT PRICING AND COST .............................................................................................................................. 8 Pricing .................................................................................................................................................... 8 Cost of production.................................................................................................................................. 9 Cement Companies Financial Performances.......................................................................................... 9 EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT CEMENT CONTROL ...................................................................................................... 10 Export control ...................................................................................................................................... 10 Price control......................................................................................................................................... 11 Increasing market capacity.................................................................................................................. 11 OLIGOPOLY ......................................................................................................................................... 14 OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................................................... 14 CHARACTERISTICS .......................................................................................................................................... 14 Number of firms................................................................................................................................... 14 Profit maximization conditions ............................................................................................................ 14 Ability to set price ................................................................................................................................ 14 Entry and exit....................................................................................................................................... 14 Long run profits.................................................................................................................................... 14 Product differentiation: ....................................................................................................................... 15 Transparency ....................................................................................................................................... 15 EGYPTIAN CEMENT MARKETING VS. OLIGOPOLY ................................................................................. 16...
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