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National Cement Co makes net loss of EGP744m before tax

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

National Cement Co of Egypt recorded a net loss of EGP744m (US$41.5m) before taxes during the first nine months of fiscal year 2017-18, compared to a loss of EGP615.6m in fiscal year 2016-17. The company's financial indicators showed a total loss of EGP486.1m during the same period of the current fiscal year, compared to EGP422.9m in the nine months of the previous year. The company attributed the loss to production difficulties and the poor condition of the kiln. Meanwhile, the A...

Adverse weather and foreign currency exchange affect Titan's 1Q18

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Τitan Group 1Q18 results suffered from adverse weather conditions in the US and southeastern Europe, coupled with the strengthening of the euro against the US dollar and other currencies. Consolidated turnover reached EUR322.5m, recording a EUR39m decline compared to the previous year. EBITDA declined by EUR7.6m reaching EUR43.5m. Net profit after minorities and the provision for taxes was EUR0.9m, versus a EUR3.9m loss recorded in the 1Q17. Wet weather on the eastern coast of the ...

Cemex helps build new Sinai tunnel connection

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Through a joint venture with Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co), Cemex is supplying 350,000m 3 of concrete and 160,000t of cement for the construction of two tunnels that extend from the outskirts of the city of Port-Said in northeast Egypt to the Sinai Peninsula, passing under the Suez Canal. The project is part of the Egyptian government's plan for the development of the Sinai Peninsula by improving accessibility. Historically, the only access to Si...

Mixed results for Egyptian producers

14 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Alexandria Cement has announced a further consolidated net loss in the first quarter of 2018, which widened 17.1 per cent YoY to EGP34.78m. Furthermore, the company recorded a standalone net loss of EGP71.28m against a net profit of EGP12.63m seen in the year-ago period. Elsewhere, Misr Beni Suef Cement posted a 280.9 per cent YoY rise in net profit to EGP125.9m for 1Q18. Sales saw a significant increase of 77.3 per cent to EGP619.1m, compared to EGP349.1m of the previous year.

Saudi company to invest in Egyptian production lines

04 May 2018, Published under Cement News

A Saudi Arabian company is expected to invest EGP500m (US$28.37m) in three Egyptian production lines, according to Ahmed Abdel Razek, head of the General Authority for Industrial Development. Mr Razek stated that the company has requested 200,000m in the industrial zone of Alexandria's Borg-El-Arab, and the first line will commence in 18 months once the land is allocated. A joint cooperation protocol is expected to be signed between the two parties to exchange expertise and information on ...

Cement prices in Egypt fall after March high

23 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Following their rise to EGP1250/t in March, cement prices in Egypt are dropping back to EGP950 this month, according to AhramOnline. The resumption of production at the Arish Cement Factory, the partial resumption of production at Sinai Cement, and the start of trial production at the Beni Sweif Cement Plant have all helped increase the supply of cement on the market, leading to the drop in prices,” said Ahmed Al-Zeini, head of the Construction Materials Division at the Cairo Chamber of Co...

Increased demand for alternative fuel in Egypt

11 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Khaled Fahmy, has opened a cement production line at Arabian Cement Co’s facility in Ain Sokhna, Suez, that uses Hot Disk technology for alternative fuel production from recycled waste, according to Watani. At the opening, Dr Fahmy noted that now waste is being used as a source of alternative fuel, a new system of efficient collection and handling needs to be put in place. Since the rise in coal prices, there has been an increased demand for alternative fu...

Egyptian cement prices rise EGP250/t in March

09 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement prices increased by EGP250/t (US$14.14/t) to reach EGP1100/t at the beginning of March, reports Ahram Online. This has been attributed to some manufacturers using a halt in production in Sinai to raise prices, according to members of the Building Materials Division of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce.  The cement price hike is part of a wider increase in the cost of building materials, which could result in a 15-20 per cent rise in real estate unit prices over the year. “Rea...

LafargeHolcim treated 10Mt of waste in 2017

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s global waste treatment arm, Geocycle, treated 10Mt of waste in 2017, an increase of 13 per cent YoY. The company co-processed many different types of waste, including shredded industrial waste, spent solvents, used tyres and sewage sludge, according to a press release. "Sustainable building and living are key to the future and we are committed to playing an important role as the demand for sustainable construction solutions and sustainable buildings and infrastructure cont...

Cemex Day 2018

23 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex CEO, Fernando Gonzalez, opened the Cemex Day 2018 on 15 March, claiming that over the last four years they had built a stronger company, including achieving a US$6bn debt reduction and the highest net income in a decade at US$800m. Troubling countries for Cemex were Colombia and Egypt, but the multinational still delivered EBITDA of US$2.6bn in 2017. The company also announced US$250m strategic capex spending for 2018, targetting assets in the emerging cement markets of Brazil and...