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Dangote sees revenue advance 15% YoY in 9M22

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has reported group revenue of NGN1177.3bn (US$2.68bn) in the first nine months of 2022, up 15.2 per cent YoY. Group EBITDA over the same period advanced by 0.2 per cent to NGN515.9bn, with an EBITDA margin of 43.8 per cent. Profit after tax fell 23.4 per cent YoY to NGN213.1bn, mainly due to exchange losses from the depreciation in the CFA and cede. Group sales volumes in the 9M22 came in at 20.8Mt, down 6.2 per cent YoY. “To mitigate the impact of significant increase in ...

CIMAF Gabon to build clinker factory in Meba

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Gabon is establishing a clinker factory in the Meba area of Gabon, 40km east of the capital. CIMAF’s project was announced at the prime minister's office on 13 September, with the signing of an investment agreement between the leaders of CIMAF and the Gabonese authorities. No further details were given at the time. The Moroccan owned company currently operates a 0.85Mta grinding plant in Libreville.

Cameroon government lowers price of cement

05 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The government of Cameroon has announced a decrease in the price of bagged cement. The drop comes in view of the country’s increasing cement production capacity, according to the Ministry of Commerce. As a result, the price of a bag of 42.5 R-grade cement will fall to XAF4800 (US$7.26) from XAF5100 in Douala and from XAF5400 to XAF5100 in Yaoundé. In terms of 32.5 R-grade cement, in Douala, the price will decrease to XAF4100 from XAF4600 while in Yaoundé the drop will be from XAF4900 to ...

Mira SA plans 0.7Mta plant in Cameroon

26 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Mira SA will soon launch the construction of an industrial cement plant in the north region of Cameroon. The XAF120bn (US$182.9m) project see the construction of a 0.7Mta clinker production unit. The completion of this project will make Mira SA the second-largest clinker producer in the region, behind Cimencam. In October 2021, the country's Prime Minister, Joseph Ngute, launched the construction of a new Cimencam plant in Figuil. This unit added 0.5Mt of cement to the company’s annu...

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...