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Quarterly results propped up by steep price increases

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The latest quarterly results reveal that cement producers are increasingly turning to price rises to offset the ongoing jump in energy costs, while they struggle to maintain margins. In addition to price increases, companies are reviewing their energy portfolios, fuel types and accelerating the shift to alternative fuels. In Indonesia PT Indocement  saw its energy costs reach 50 per cent of total production cost in the third quarter of 2022, prompting the company to implement three price...

Ibeto Cement reopening could provide jobs for Igbo people

20 October 2022, Published under Cement News

While Dangote Cement 's Obajana plant has caused alarm at the manner and violence of its sudden closure, the long-term closed plant of Ibeto Cement still holds the potential for thousands of jobs for the Igbo people in the southeast. Iyke Uzukwu, a Nnewi-based analyst, wants the federal government to reopen the cement plant to release these jobs. Mr Uzukwu has called on the leadership of the Ohaneze Ndigbo group, which represents the Igbo people, to add its voice to the issue of the Ibet...

Dangote volumes up 4% in 1Q22

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote has reported a 24.2 per cent YoY increase in group revenue to NGN413.2bn (US$995.4bn) in the opening quarter of 2022. Group EBITDA over the same period advanced by 18.6 per cent to NGN211bn giving a margin of 51.1 per cent. Sales volumes for the group fell by 3.6 per cent YoY to 7.2Mt as operations relying on cement and clinker imports, namely Ghana, Sierra Leone and Cameroon, were disrupted by global supply chain issues. Profit after tax in the 1Q22 advanced by 18 per cent YoY to re...

Dangote: powerhouse of Africa and Nigeria

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Through the use of financial ratio analysis, this month’s Technical Forum examines how Dangote Cement – the powerhouse of Africa and Nigeria – has managed to achieve a strong and sustained financial performance. Dr Clark looks at why Dangote Cement is right at the top of the range of performance for cement companies The benchmarking of a cement factory and cement company performance remains a major part of Whitehopleman and Dr Clark’s work. When such benchmarking exercises are b...

Senegal sales up 12% YoY

11 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Senegal advanced 12.7 per cent MoM and by 11.9 per cent YoY in November 2021, according to its National Agency for Statistics and Demography (ANSD). Output from the plants of SOCOCIM, Dangote and Ciments du Sahel increased by 11 per cent MoM  and by 20.7 per cent YoY in November 2021. Exports declined 5.6 per cent in November 2021 when compared with export shipments in October 2021 although YoY they were up 29.6 per cent.

Dangote allowed to resume overland exports

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s government has allowed Dangote Cement to resume exports across the country’s land borders, reports Bloomberg. The step has raised expectations that the country may be opening up trade with its neighbours again. Land borders have been closed for over one year as authorities curbed smuggling and wanted to boost local production. While it encouraged the consumption of locally-grown produce such as rice, factories across west Africa have been impacted by the closure. The regime of ...

Côte d’Ivoire: year of uncertainty

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

With COVID-19 affecting economic activity throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the cement market in Côte d’Ivoire faces a particularly uncertain year as presidential elections and a political crisis add further factors of volatility to the sector. In addition, new plant projects provide extra capacity in an industry that is already subject to over-capacity. By Limak Holding, Turkey. The cement market of Côte d’Ivoire continues to provide some opportunities going forward, but overcapacity...

Sephaku Holdings reappoints executive director

25 March 2020, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s Sephaku Holdings has announced that Kenneth Capes has been re-appointed as an executive director and CEO of Métier Mixed Concrete Proprietary Ltd, with effect from 1 April 2020. Mr Capes’ experience spans the manufacture of ready-mixed concrete to quarrying. He first joined the company’s board as an executive director in 2013, as part of the founding owners of Métier following its acquisition in the first quarter of 2013. “The board welcomes the appointment of Kenneth as an...

Dangote Cameroon sees 7% sales drop in 2019

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Sales volumes of Dangote Cameroon fell 6.5 per cent YoY to 1.1Mt in 2019. Cement prices averaged at US$108/t in the financial year. "We had to deal with a drop in volumes due to security problems in the North West and South West region of the country as well as new competitor capacities. Overall, volumes were down 6.5 per cent in 2019 from 2018 due to increased competition in key markets, "said Dangote in its annual report. The company expects to improve its sales in 2020 due to the const...

Dangote Cameroon sees 6% sales drop in 9M19

22 November 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of 2019, Dangote Cameroon reported a decrease in its domestic performance with sales down six per cent. "Our 1.5Mta clinker mill in Douala sold about 866,000t of cement in the first nine months of 2019, down six per cent from 920,000t sold in the same period in 2018. We estimate that our market share was 40 per cent during the period," said the group. The decline in performance has been attributed by the company due to persistent security problems in the northwes...