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Egyptian cement exports decline by 32% Jan-May 2020

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement exports declined by roughly 32 per cent during the first five months of 2020 to US$47m, compared to US$68m during the same period in 2019. Egypt exported cement in the 5M20 to about 51 countries, including 18 countries who had not imported Egyptian cement in the same quarter in 2019, reports Egypt Today.

African cement escapes the pandemic; structural issues remain

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemtech's latest webinar discussed Africa's cement sector and the impact of COVID-19 on the continent. Tony Hadley of consultancy THAA, and Erkam Kocakerim, CEO of Limak Afrika SA, covered several areas of concern from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies and cement demand to overcapacity and competition issues, while also providing a long-term outlook for the continent. Thomas Armstrong, Managing Editor of International Cement Review, opened the webinar with an overview of the ...

Lafarge Africa sees net profit rise 157% in 1Q20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa has reported a 9.8 per cent increase in net sales to NGN63.97bn (US$178.93m) in its unaudited results for the first quarter of 2020, compared to NGN58.02bn in the year-ago period. Net profit surged 156.5 per cent YoY to NGN8.07bn from NGN3.15bn in the 1Q19. "I am proud of the plan Lafarge Africa has implemented to protect the health of our people while supporting our partners and communities. The first quarter results confirm that our turn around initiatives are effective a...

Pandemic to seriously affect global cement trade

08 May 2020, Published under Cement News

At Cemtech's live webinar on the 'seaborne trade of cement and clinker' this week, Ad Ligthart of Cement Distribution Consultants, gave a sobering outlook on global trade in response to COVID-19 and the many government lockdowns that have been implemented worldwide.  "Seaborne trade of cement and clinker will be seriously affected," said Mr Ligthart, adding: "There will be a global reduction in cement consumption and the result of that for seaborne trade and distribution is that the drop w...

Lafarge Africa provides NGN500m intervention fund to alleviate COVID-19 challenges

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lafarge Africa (LafargeHolcim group) has deployed a NGN500m (US$1.28m) intervention fund to provide medical infrastructure, food and essential medications to its host communities. During the first phase of the intervention launched on the 6 April 2020, the company converted two of its facilities in Sagamu and Ashaka to be used as isolation centres, and also provided infrastructure support such as generators, ambulances and critical personal protection ...

Dal Machinery & Design deliver three kiln shells to Twiga Cement

06 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Dal Machinery & Design (Dal Engineering Group) has delivered three rotary kiln shells for Tanzania Portland Cement Public Ltd (Twiga), Tanzania. The kiln shells were manufactured with a diameter of 3.95m and were delivered to the HeidelbergCement subsidiary on 23 April 2020.   Lorries take the kiln parts on the first part of their journey   One of the kiln shell sections leaves Dal Machinery & Design, headed for Tanzania

Qalaa Holdings records revenues of EGP14.9bn in FY2019

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holdings of Egypt has reported total revenues of EGP14.9bn (US$945m), for its consolidated financial results for the year ended 31 December 2019, up 11 per cent YoY. Qalaa's EBITDA remained steady at EGP1.3bn in FY19 and increased by 17 per cent YoY in the 4Q19 to EGP325m. Flat full-year EBITDA was largely the result of a 60 per cent YoY decline in ASEC Holding’s EBITDA in FY19. The cement segment's performance was affected by an underperforming cement market in Egypt, and social an...

PPC announces operational update for April

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC has released an update for its African operations during April. PPC Barnet in the DRC has been able to continue to operate and is expected to produce similar volumes compared to the same period last year. Cimerwa and PPC Zimbabwe have also partially resumed operations in Rwanda and Zimbabwe, respectively, in the second half of April. Cement sales volumes in these countries are expected to be around 15-20 per cent of the volumes sold in April 2019. Overall sales volumes in South Africa ...

Cemex makes organisational changes

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that Sergio Mauricio Menéndez Medina, current president of Cemex Europe, has been appointed as president of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Therefore, Mr Menéndez Medina will oversee the business in the Philippines, Israel, Egypt and the UAE, in addition to his current responsibilities, with effect from 27 March 2020. "I would like to thank our current president of our Asia, Middle East and Africa region, Joaquin Estrada, for his contribution and commitment t...

Dangote Cement Group's unaudited 9M19 results see volumes rise 1.1%

31 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Group's unaudited results for the 9M19 to 30 September 2019 saw group volumes up 1.1 per cent to 18Mt and Nigerian sales up 0.6 per cent to 10.8Mt, driven by strong 3Q19 promotional activity. Pan-African cement volumes rose by 1.7 per cent to 7.1Mt for the 9M19. However, group revenue fell by 0.8 per cent to NGN679bn (US$1.88bn) and group EBITDA slipped by 10.1 per cent to NGN303.2bn. Joe Makoju, Group Chief Executive Officer said: "The huge success of our Bag of Good...