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Tanga Cement profit rises 56 per cent, Tanzania

31 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Tanzania-based Tanga Cement, part of the Holcim Group, has posted a  56 per cent YoY rise in net profit to TZS15bn (US$9.5m) due to increased exports and stable electricity supplies. Gross profit was also driven by a 14 per cent rise in domestic sales while exports increased 35 per cent YoY.  Commenting on the results, acting Chairman, Prof Samuel Wangwe said: "With substantially reduced maintenance and electricity costs, gross profit for the period increased by 40 per cent to TZS30.25b...

New order for Cemengal in East Africa

18 July 2012, Published under Cement News

EPC contractor Cemengal of Spain has been awarded a new contract for its Plug & Grind® ball mill technology by a customer in East Africa. The Plug & Grind is set to be operational by spring 2013. Cemengal said the new unit will “allow our Client to penetrate into the market rapidly, while minimising cement production and distribution costs.” Among the benefits of the Plug and Grind system are its quick erection time, flexibility and reduced operational costs, Cemengal said in a statement.

Pakistan cement exports earn US$339m in 9MFY2011-12

25 April 2012, Published under Cement News

During 9MFY2011-12 (July-March), Pakistan cement exporters saw recovery in cement exports in terms of value. In Pakistani currency, the export also rose by 6.06%. In addition, the average cement price improved. The Pakistan cement manufacturer and exporters  exported 6.51Mt of cement and earned US$339.208m compared to 6.72Mt at US$329.696m in the corresponding period last year. The figures indicate that cement exports fell by 3.07% in terms of volumes but increased 2.89% in terms of dolla...

Oman forecast to see increased exports

09 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Oman is expected to witness increasing exports this year thanks to demand from markets like Yemen and East Africa, a new research report has forecast. Raysut Cement is expected to be a major beneficiary as exports accounted for 32 per cent of sales in 2011, states the report by EFG Hermes. Domestic cement consumption, meanwhile, is expected to rise by seven per cent during the current year to 6Mta with local production being able to meet demand. Domestic production this year is estimated ...

Athi River Mining: East Africa expansion

02 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based cement producer Athi River Mining (ARM) earlier this week reported a significant rise in 2011 cement sales on the back of new domestic cement capacity. The company is now nearing completion of the first of three projects in the Tanzanian market and has secured additional funds for expansion as it seeks to harness increasing demand in the promising East Africa region. I n 2011, group turnover rose 37% YoY to KES8.2bn (US$99m) as cement sales increased 72%. This was helped by “t...