Aliko Dangote, may be better off importing cement from Nigeria, than manufacturing in Cameroun. Cameroon is bordered by Nigeria to its west. Cement smuggled from Northern Nigeria, is 20% cheaper than the cement produced in the country. Cameroun banned the importation of cement into the country, since it has three factories.
Dangote cement factory commenced operations in April 2015. The factory has a capacity of 1.5 milllion tonnes per annum and was the first cement factory to open in the country in 40 years.