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Cimencam orders two Gebr Pfeiffer mills

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cimencam ( Holcim Group ) will expand production at its Figuil plant , Cameroon, and use Gebr Pfeiffer's MVR mills for grinding raw material and cement.  The new production unit will expand the current cement capacity of 0.15Mta at the 40 year-old plant. With the new production unit, Cimencam intends to cover not only the needs of the three northern regions (extreme north, north and Adamaoua) of Cameroon but also the needs of border countries such as Chad and the Central African Republ...

Cameroon prices rise as construction demand strengthens

20 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Cameroon have risen in April to XAF6000-6600 (US$9.89-10.88)/50kg bag, past the November 2021 peak. The price rise is expected the help cement producers offset the impact of higher input costs. As of 22 March 2022, the average cement price rose by over 10 per cent MoM and by 11 per cent YoY, firming up as the cement sector enters a seasonally-strong period for construction activities. In addition, the government has increased its pace of awarding road construction projects.

Kinshasa cement price increases

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, has increased to CDF22,000 (US$11.02) from CDF17,500 a week ago. The increase has been attributed to the strong demand in the market and localised shortages. In Kasai Central province the Kalamba Mbuji-Kananga road has become impassible and SNCC has seen operational challenges.

DR Congo sees cement price hike after reintroduction VAT

21 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The price of cement  in central Democratic Republic of Congo has increased from COF15,500 (US$7.70) to COF21,210 from 17 March, according to local news sources. The hike follows an agreement between the provincial division of the Ministry of Economy, representatives of three cement companies in central DRC and cement suppliers after days of discussions. Corneille Mukuni Mukuni, the head of the provincial division of the Ministry of Economy explained the price rise as the reintroduction of ...

SONOCC announces resumption of production

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Société nouvelle des ciments du Congo (SONOCC) will restart its production of cement from 31 January after several weeks of work stoppage, said the company’s Director General, Il Xingtao. It is expected that the additional output will help alleviate the cement shortage in the Republic of Congo and put an end to soaring cement prices. Prices have jumped to XAF120,000 (US$206.67) to date from XAF70,000 in November 2021. At present only Forspak’s plant is operating but is unable to cover na...

PPC Barnet posts positive 1H21 results

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

PPC Barnet in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced that nearly 230,000t of cement were produced in the second quarter of 2021. The company operates a 1.2Mta integrated cement plant, representing a US$300m investment. Sales volumes in the key central market were up six per cent YoY. This has enabled the company to open warehouses in the central location of Kinkole, as well in Zongo, northern DRC, and Ilebo, southern DRC. Iqbal Omar, CEO of PPC Barnet DRC, said: “These first si...

Cement price stabilises in Lubumbashi

22 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The price of grey cement in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, is stabilising at CDF15,000-16,000/bag (US$7.58-8.09), when compared with CDF20,000-25,000 in previous years, according to ACP, the Congolese press agency. The trend is due to an increase in domestic cement production from CARRILU and Grande Cimenterie du Katanga, which came online 10 months ago. In addition, the market supply is supplemented by imports from Zambia.

1H cement sales fall 10% in Gabon

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Gabon’s cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 197,246t in the 1H21 from 219,386t in the equivalent period of 2020, according to data by the country’s Ministry of Economy. In the first quarter of 2021 sales reached 102,823t but a drop to 94,423t was reported for the 2Q21. However, domestic cement production saw a 3.6 per cent uptick to 225,748t in the 1H21 from 217,981t in the 1H20. Output in the 1Q21 was 113,210t while in the 2Q21 cement plants produced 112,538t. Clinker imports de...

Cimencam sets up subsidiary to study additional plants

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s Cimencam, part of LafargeHolcim Maroc, plans to create a new subsidiary in Figuil in the north of the country, where it currently runs a 0.15Mta cement plant. The new company will have a capital of XAF100m (US$018m). It will carry out all studies and operations relating to the possible creation of additional cement plants in Cameroon. It will also conduct ancillary studies to the establishment of manufactured concrete industries. Moreover, the subsidiary will also produce and tra...

Yousheng Cement reportedly plans Cameroon project

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s Yousheng Cement is reportedly planning to build a cement plant inside the port of Douala, Cameroon, according to Business in Cameroon. While the capacity was not disclosed, public sittings related to the project’s environmental impact assessment have been planned.