|Report of the Workshop on the Network of African Countries on Local Building Materials and Technologies (HABITAT, 1994, 132 p.)|
|Annex I. THE BUILDING-MATERIALS SECTOR IN THE AFRICAN REGION|
|III. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO INFLATION IN THE BUILDING-MATERIALS SECTOR: ANALYSIS OF CURRENT TRENDS|
12. Several supply-side constraints put inflationary pressure on the sector. Some of these relate to factor inputs such as technology and skills, entrepreneurship and finance, while others are more the result of structural deficiencies in the sector and infrastructural constraints that are imposed from outside. Some of the important considerations in this context are discussed below.