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Turbulent times for Africa?

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

For the cement sector, turmoil has probably come to a head in many parts of Africa. Cement demand has slowed or fallen back into the red in many African countries, while overcapacity and low utilisation rates are characteristic of many markets. However, much of this turmoil is self-inflicted. Tony Hadley provides an uncompromising assessment of the industry on the continent and examines the root causes of business failure in some key markets. By Tony Hadley African Advisory. A perfect...

Dangote Cement's group revenues slip 3% in 1H19

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc announced its unaudited results for 1H19 with group revenue reaching NGN467.7bn (US$1.291bn), down three per cent, and group EBITDA at NGN217.9bn, down 11.4 per cent. Nigerian EBITDA for Dangote Cement fell 11.6 per cent to NGN200.6bn and pan-African EBITDA slipped to NGN23.9bn, down 7.5 per cent. Net debt stood at NGN318.6bn. Group cement sales totalled 12.28Mt in 1H19, while domestic cement sales volumes reached 7.59Mt in 1H19. Nigerian revenues stood at NGN328.3m in...

Cemtech Middle East & Africa off to successful start

19 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Over 200 delegates from the global cement industry have come together for Cemtech Middle East & Africa 2019, which is being held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE, between 17-20 February. International Cement Review's Managing Director, Thomas Armstrong, inaugurated the conference by welcoming delegates to Dubai. Mr Armstrong considered how oversupply is one of the largest issues that dominates the cement sector in the Middle East and African region, with a 55-60 per cent utilisation rate in 20...

Intercem to supply new Kamsar grinding plant

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the successfully-finished projects in Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso, Intercem Engineering has been granted a new order in west Africa from Les Cimenteries de la Basse-Guinée for a 500,000tpa cement grinding plant including raw material shed, hopper station, packing plant and truck loading station in Kamsar, Guinea. Intercem sign agreement for a new grinding plant with Les Cimenteries de la Basse-Guinée The contract includes the raw material storage with a capaci...

LafargeHolcim lines up Middle East Africa assets for US$8bn divestment

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Just a week after closing the US$1.75bn divestment of Holcim Indonesia, LafargeHolcim is understood to be contemplating the sale of its Middle East-Africa business unit, according to Bloomberg. The sale of the group's Middle East-Africa unit would take divestments well beyond the group's announced target of CHF2bn (US$2bn). In 2018 LafargeHolcim's Middle East-Africa operations are forecast to contribute 13.5 per cent (CHF816m) of group EBITDA and 11.2 per cent (CHF3090m) of group revenue ...

Dangote forecast to increase market share in sub-Saharan Africa

06 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The removal of tariffs and non-tariff barriers under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will help Dangote Cement Plc’s expansion plans in sub-Saharan Africa and increase its consumption to 275Mt across 16 countries by 2030, according to a projection released by the Nigeria Office for Trade Negotiations. The Dangote Group has also forecast a 27.1 per cent market share in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018, with this expected to reach 59.4 per cent by 2030. According to the report, sub...

GICA plans its first export shipment to west Africa

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s GICA has signed a maritime contract of carriage with CNAN Nord, a subsidiary of state-run shipping group GATMA, for the company’s first shipment of 10,000t of cement to west Africa. GICA plans to export between 1-1.5Mt of its production in 2018, according to the Ministry of Industry and Mining.

Leading cement producers: 2017 overview

29 March 2018, Published under Cement News

On the whole, 2017 was a year of growth for the world's leading cement producers. HeidelbergCement saw its revenues advance by 13.8 per cent YoY, while China's Anhui Conch reported sales growth of 34.7 per cent. Dangote recorded an improvement in revenue of 31 per cent while Cemex, Buzzi Unicem, Vicat and CRH all saw more marginal expansions of between two and 5.1 per cent YoY (see Figure 1). The only major to report a fall in sales revenue was LafargeHolcim, dipping 2.9 per cent as its ceme...

Dangote receives approval to raise NGN300bn in local-currency bonds

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has announced that it received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators to raise NGN300bn (US$833m) in local-currency bonds, according to This Day. The bond will be issued in stages of NGN50bn whenever interest rates are favourable. The company plans to use the fund to finance its expansion and refinance its debt. Dangote is expected to spend US$350m on capital projects this year, which includes building export facilities at Nigeria...

Dangote Cement records 31% revenue increase in 2017

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has announced its unaudited results for the full-year 2017 period, which show a 31 per cent YoY increase in revenue to NGN805.6bn (US$2.24bn) from NGN615.1bn. Revenue attributable to Nigeria grew by 29.6 per cent YoY, with the sales from the company’s three plants in the country contributing NGN552.36bn. The remaining NGN258.44bn was generated by plants in other African countries, with the revenue of Dangote’s pan-African operations rising 32.5 per cent. Profit after ta...