Malaysia: slow cement growth in 2016

Malaysia: slow cement growth in 2016
Published: 03 June 2016


Malaysia is proving to be a challenging market for Lafarge where it is reported to have seen profits fall by 72 per cent in 1Q16 to US$5m. While this has resulted partly from production issues, it represents a significant fall in sales from a year earlier when profits were up at US$17.9m for the 1Q15.

Table 1: Malaysian peninsular clinker/cement capacity and market share, 2016

Cement producer

Clinker capacity (Mta)

Cement capacity (Mta)

Market share (%)

Lafarge

8.2

13.0

41.0

YTL

4.2

6.1

19.3

CIMA

4.6

7.2

22.9

Tasek

2.3

2.3

7.3

Holcim

1.2

3.8

Hume

1.5

1.8

5.7

Total

19.3

31.6

100

Source: Affin Hwang Capital

Please note: CMS is not located on the mainland but on the island of Sarawak where it is the sole cement producer with 1.75Mta of cement capacity.

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