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Ugandan exports to DR Congo up 30% in 2019-20

01 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Exports of cement from Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have increased by 27,000t in the last two years, according to Israel Tinkasimire, Hima Cement’s commercial director. The increase represents a 30 per cent expansion and has created an alternative market for Ugandan cement companies since Rwanda considerably reduced its intake of Ugandan cement in February 2019, when Kigali closed the country’s borders. Cement exports in the FY19-20 declined to US$59.9m compared to US$6...

Cement price in DRC jumps to US$33

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

n the last two months, the price of a bag of cement increased from US$23 to US$33 in Mbuji-Mayi, Kasai Oriental province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Dominique Ilunga, provincial director of the Fédération des Entreprises du Congo (FEC), explains: “We have a supply problem at the moment. We believed that with the Ndomba route, supplies could be regular, but unfortunately, we were still stuck with the difficulties of water level and dredging and beaconing on this route so that fluctuation...

DR Congo orders cement imports

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Minister of Foreign Trade of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean Lucien Bussa, has ordered the import of 100,000t of cement from the Republic of Congo as domestic supply falls short of volumes needed, according to Desk Eco. “Following our discussions on 24 August 2020 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, I make it my duty to inform you that I have just authorised the import, into the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of 100,000 tonnes of grey cement from the Republic of Congo. This is...

PPC Barnet opens new headquarters

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC Barnet Manufacturing is inaugurating its new headquarters in the heart of Kinshasa’s business district, Democratic Republic of Congo. The move represents the company’s new ambitions and development strategy in the domestic market, according to Zoom Eco. "Our new establishment makes it possible to enhance teamwork, promote communication between employees and above all bring our customers and stakeholders closer together," said PPC Barnet CEO, Iqbal Omar, during the opening ceremony.

CIMAF Gabon inaugurates second line

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ciments d’Afrique (CIMAF) Gabon has inaugurated its second production line at the Owendo plant. The 0.35Mta line will lift the plant’s total capacity to 0.85Mta after an investment of XAF9bn (US$16.3m). It includes a new-generation 50tph crusher and two 500m3 storage silos. To optimise production the company plans a further XAF65bn investment to build a clinker production plant. At present CIMAF Gabon leads Gabon’s cement market. The country has a total annual output of 1.2Mta, double the ...

Gabon sees 2% drop in 1Q cement production

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The first three months of 2020 saw cement production in Gabon fall by 1.7 per cent YoY to 109,954t, according to Gabon’s General Directorate for the Economy and Fiscal Policy. Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, this has started to impact the domestic market as prices are rising following a shortage of supply.

Dangote Cameroon appoints new MD

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Cameroon appointed Bertrand Thaïs Mbouck as new managing director, succeeding Abdullahi Baba. In addition to postings within the group, Mr Mbouck has also served as investment adviser at Cemac since January 2018 and held posts at Senegal-based SUWA between 2012-15.

Dangote Cement Cameroon SA donates PPE equipment

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of its corporate social responsibility project, Dangote Cement Cameroon SA has handed over personal protection equipment (PPE) kits worth XAF100m (US$165,000) to the Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health to support healthcare workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Speaking at the handover of the materials, Country Manager of Dangote Cement Cameroon SA, Abdullahi Baba, said, "These are important products for medical personnel. Dangote Cement is a corporate responsible...

Gabon cement consumption up 9% in 2019

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Gabon cement market expanded 8.5 per cent YoY to 529,814t in 2019 on the back of strong domestic demand and sales saw a 9.7 per cent YoY increase to XAF39.6bn (US$65.3m), according to data from the country’s Directorate General of the Economy and Fiscal Policy. Cement production in Gabon increased by 10.6 per cent YoY to 538,729t in 2019. The rise in output is attributed to improved efficiency of production equipment but also to the resumption of the CimGabon plant. Domestic output wa...