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Dangote maintains cement prices despite currency devaluation

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Group has not increased the price of its cement products, despite the naira devaluation by the Central Bank of Nigeria, according to The Punch. Instead, the group’s Sales and Marketing Director, Rabiu Umar, stated that it had released 2000 trucks into the market to increase distribution and counteract the cement price hike in the country. The price increase has been attributed to a sudden 40 per cent demand increase. "We in the past had an opportunity to export our ceme...

Sephaku Cement CEO passes

20 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The death of Peter Fourie, Sephaku Cement (Dangote Cement South Africa) CEO, was announced on Wednesday.  Mr Fourie had suffered a stroke a week earlier and had been admitted to hospital but did not recover. The board said: "It is with deep sadness that the board of directors announces the passing away of Pieter Fourie early this morning... Pieter was part of the SepHold founding management who dared to disrupt the long-standing cement industry oligopoly in 2005." SepHold Board Cha...

Nigerian cement volumes climb to record levels for Dangote in 1Q21

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's Nigerian operations sold over 4.9Mt, including exports, up 22.2 per cent on the 4Mt sold in 1Q20. This represents the highest quarterly volume sold from the company's Nigerian operations. When looking at the domestic sales alone, our Nigerian operations sold 4.8Mt, up 18.7 per cent YoY.     While the company's ex-factory prices have remained stable since the end of 2019, revenues for Dangote’s Nigerian operations increased by 33.7 per cent to NGN239.7bn. In Nigeria, Dango...

Dangote Cement records robust EBITDA growth in 1Q21

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc announced group revenues of NGN332.7bn (US$874.4m) in the 1Q21, up 33.5 per cent. Group EBITDA rose by 55.8 per cent to NGN178bn, while Pan-African EBITDA reached NGN23.7bn, an increase of 61.9 per cent. Profits after tax increased by 48.1 per cent to NGN89.7bn. Dangote Cement's group sales volumes rose by 18.7 per cent to 7.5Mt and Nigerian volumes increased by 22.2 per cent   to 4.9Mt. Pan African volume growth saw double-digit growth of 12.8 per cent. "The first ...

Dangote defends Nigerian cement prices

13 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Group’s Executive Director, Devakumar Edwin, has confirmed that its ex-factory price for bagged cement in Nigeria is between NGN2450 (US$6.43) in Obajana and Gboko and NGN2510 in Ibese. The clarification has been made amid reports that the company sells cement in Nigeria at higher prices than in its other markets, particularly in Ghana and Zambia, according to Vanguard. While a bag of cement sells for an equivalent of US$5.1 in Nigeria, it sells for US$7.2 in Ghana and US$5.95 in ...

Sephaku Cement sees 10% revenue increase in 2020

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

South Africa's Sephaku Cement (Dangote Group) has reported a nine per cent YoY increase in sales volumes for 2020, despite 1H20 volumes being down 8.5 per cent YoY. In the 3Q20 the company recorded its highest quarterly volumes to date, according to a statement. The company’s after-tax profit for 2020 was ZAR44.4m (US$2.99m) compared to ZAR1.3m in the previous year. Revenue also increased 9.8 per cent YoY to ZAR2.40bn from ZAR2.18bn in 2019, due to the relative increase in sales volume. EB...

Cement prices rise in Ghana

29 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Tamale, Ghana, have risen amid reports of a cement shortage, according to Ghana News Agency. Ghacem and Dangote Cement brands are being sold at GHS50 (US$8.68)/bag while Diamond Cement and other brands are currently around GHS48/bag, up from GHS47 and GHS45, respectively. Construction companies in the region are expected to pay the higher prices for the limited stock to complete their projects before the rainy season begins.

Dangote Cement records strong pan-African cement volumes in FY20

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's regional performance in FY20 saw its domestic market of Nigeria return volumes of 15.73Mt, a rise of 11.5 per cent on the 14.11Mt recorded in FY19. Cement and clinker sales in Nigeria rose by 14.3 per cent in FY20. The company saw a strong ‘V-shaped’ recovery in cement demand in Nigeria in the 3Q20 with volumes recorded at 4.29Mt for the quarter and this was relatively sustained with strong 4Q20 volumes of 3.91Mt. Dangote reported decreased market disruptions as a result of...

Dangote Cement Group reports FY20 revenues of NGN1034.2bn

24 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has released its FY20 results, reporting group revenue up 16 per cent to NGN1034.2bn (US$2718.1bn) when compared with FY19. Group EBITDA totalled NGN71.3bn, up 49 per cent on FY19 and pan-African EBITDA reached a record NGN478.1bn. Group gross profit amounted to NGN596,226m, up 16.5 per cent from NGN511,682m in FY19. Net debt at the end of the period stood at NGN337,275m. Michel Puchercos, Group CEO, said: "Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a reco...

Dangote Cement confirms appointment of CFO

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has confirmed the appointment of Guillaume Moyen as chief financial officer, with effect from 18 March 2021. Mr Moyen joined Dangote Cement in February 2019 as Group CFO (Operations) and was appointed Acting Group CFO in March 2019. He is in charge of finance and IT and has more than 20 years’ experience in multi-national industrial and services companies, notably operating in emerging markets.