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BUA's Sokoto Line 5 begins production

20 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Production has begun at Line 5 of BUA Cement ’s Sokoto plant. The 3Mta expansion project forms part of the company’s plans to not only expand its production capacity but also bring down cement prices in Nigeria. In October this year BUA lowered its ex-factory cement price to NGN3500 (US$4.55)/bag, with the company announcing plans to review its prices even further in the opening quarter of 2024, reports The Capital.  The new line at Sokoto takes BUA’s total cement production capacity c...

A new era for Nigeria

05 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s new president signals the dawn of a new era as the west African country aims to address long-standing macroeconomic imbalances. The domestic cement sector continues to add additional capacity in view of long-term market potential, but a number of stumbling blocks need to be overcome before latent demand is realised. By Moses Waireri Njuguna, EFG Hermes, Nigeria. The inauguration of Nigeria’s new president is heralded as a new era for Nigeria as the country aims to address...

Inauguration of Sokoto plant expansion by January 2024

03 November 2023, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement has revealed its plan to inaugurate its Sokoto plant expansion by January 2024. Abdulsamad Rabiu, the Chairman of BUA Group , made this announcement during his visit to Governor Ahmad Aliyu in Sokoto this week. Mr Rabiu said that the company was diligently working to ensure the new plant, currently under construction in Sokoto state, Nigeria,  would be ready for the inauguration. He informed the governor that during his meeting with President Bola Tinubu in Abuja he ...

BUA Cement increases revenues by 28% in 9M23

31 October 2023, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement has released its 9M23 results and posted revenue of NGN335,863m up 27.9 per cent from NGN262,598m in 9M22. Operating profit increased from NGN99,245m in 9M22 to NGN119,683m in 9M23, up 20.6 per cent. Profit after tax for the 9M23 reached NGN76,065m up from NGN74014m in 9M22. Plant expansion at the Obu and Sokoto plants are ongoing with commissioning scheduled for the 1Q24 which will bring the company’s total cement capacity in Nigeria up to 17Mta.

BUA invests in technology to lower costs

11 August 2023, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement has announced plans to invest in state-of-the-art technologies in a bid to reduce operating costs after reporting a 20 per cent increase in the cost of sales in the first half of 2023. According to the company, the increase was due to higher raw materials costs, energy costs, depreciation charges, and repair and maintenance costs. The Nigeria-based company has already invested in lower-pressure peroxide plants to reduce power consumption, and designed all its plants with tech...

Nigerian cement sector expands 16% YoY in 1H23

07 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Three of Nigeria’s leading cement producers have reported combined revenue of NGN1.37trn (US$1788m) in the opening six months of 2023, despite the challenging business environment. According to The Sun, Dangote Cement , BUA Cement and Lafarge Africa Plc ’s combined revenue marks a 16.1 per cent increase in the country’s cement industry sector compared to the same period last year. Combined profit after tax for the three companies also improved, up 2.5 per cent YoY to NGN277.7bn, of which...

BUA Cement posts 1H23 revenue of NGN221bn

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement of Nigeria reported revenue of NGN221,067m (US$284.9m) in the 1H23, up 17.2 per cent from the NGN188,562m recorded in the 1H22.   Operating profits totalled NGN86,940m in the 1H23, up 11.8 per cent from NGN77,737m in the 1H22. Profit before tax amounted to NGN76,425m, up from NGN77,378m in the 1H22. Profit after tax totalled NGN63,616m, a rise of 3.7 per cent from the NGN61,364m seen in the 1H22.

BUA Cement posts 9.7% rise in net revenue in 1Q23

12 May 2023, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement reports its net revenues rose by 9.7 per cent to NGN106.4bn for the quarter from NGN97bn (US$209.7m) in the same period a year ago.    BUA Cement’s 1Q23 revenue per tonne increased by 18.5 per cent to NGN66,250/t from NGN55,904/t in the 1Q22. EBITDA declined by 2.8 per cent to NGN45bn from NGN46.3bn in the 1Q22.  Earnings were offset by increases in raw materials, higher energy costs, depreciation charges, distribution costs and debt issue expenses. Costs of sales rose ...

BUA Cement revenue rises by 9.7% in 3M23

28 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Nigerian-based BUA Cement reported a revenue increase of 9.7 per cent to NGN106.9bn (US$232.2m) for the the three-month period ended March 2023 from NGN97bn in 3M22.   Operating profit dropped by 9.4 per cent to NGN38.4bn for the 3M22 from NGN42bn in 3M22. Profit before tax fell by 15.6 per cent to NGN35.5bn from NGN42bn in 3M22.

BUA Cement's revenue increased by 40% in 2022

09 March 2023, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement Plc of Nigeria reported that revenue increased by 40.3 per cent or NGN103.7bn (US$22 5.3m) in 2022 to NGN361bn from NGN257.3bn in 2021, given the combination of pricing activities and increased volume dispatched (including added volumes from the new Line 4 in Sokoto).  Cement volumes in 2022 totalled 6.27Mt.   The company's revenue per tonne increased by 21.2 per cent to NGN57,511/t in 2022 from NGN47,448/t, as at 2021. "This was due to pricing activities during the year," s...