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Tourah Cement sees net loss widen 205%

15 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Tourah Cement has seen its net losses widen 204.7 per cent YoY for the first six months of 2019, surging to EGP461.25m (US$27.78m) from EGP2.24m in the 1H18. On a quarterly basis, the company’s net loss advanced to EGP50.9m in the 1Q19 from EGP13.8m in the corresponding period of 2018.

Arabian Cement Co signs petcoke supply deal

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Arabian Cement Co has signed an agreement with Egyptian Refining Co, a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings, for the supply of 272,155t of petcoke. "This agreement aligns with Arabian Cement Co’s efforts to reduce production costs, and highlight our leading market position in implementing projects and signing agreements with key industry partners," said Sergio Alcantarilla, CEO of ACC. According to Mr Alcantarilla, the agreement will help diversify the company's energy sources and result...

Rimco Investments increases share ownership in Suez Cement

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Rimco Investments has purchased around 474,000 shares in Suez Cement (HeidelbergCement Group) raising its shareholding from 8.85 to 9.11 per cent. The total value of the deal was EGP3.79m (US$228,000) at an average price of EGP8/share. The Suez Cement Co includes the plants of Suez, Kattameya, Tourah and Helwan in Egypt.

El Nahda Cement partially stops production line at Qena plant

09 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt's El Nahda Cement has decided to partially suspend the main line at its 5500tpd Qena plant for nearly six months. The actions come as a result of a decrease in sales and an increase in clinker stocks, representing stagnant assets if not exploited, according to local media sources. The company plans to continue with a partial suspension and reliance on the available clinker, however would resort to complete suspension if the situation continues. Monthly updates of the situation for the...

South Valley Cement posts loss in 1Q19

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Following reports that its total profit fell 54 per cent in 2018 , Egypt-based South Valley Cement has announced that it made a loss in the first three months of 2019. The company has recorded a net loss of EGP38.45m (US$2.3m) in the 1Q19, compared to a net profit of EGP5.9m in the corresponding period of 2018.

Egyptian cement sales decline 8% in 1Q19

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in Egypt declined 7.7 per cent QoQ to 10.9Mt during the first quarter of 2019, while production decreased 8.1 per cent QoQ to 11.2Mt, according to the Central Bank of Egypt. The average price of cement slipped 0.8 per cent to EGP1190/t (US$71.2/t) in the 1Q19.

Tourah Cement halts production due to oversupply

18 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement producer Tourah Cement, owned by Heidelberg Cement, has suspended production as a result of oversupply in its domestic market. The company is considering liquidation. “Estimated cement consumption during 2019 will end at around 50Mt while total capacity of all competitors stands above 85Mt,” Tourah Managing Director, Jose Maria Magrina, said in a letter to employees last week and seen by Reuters. “This extra capacity is more than the total consumption in one year of countri...

Sama Cement reduces stake in Sinai Cement

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Sama Cement has announced that it has sold around 2m shares in Sinai Cement, decreasing its stake in the company from 9.689 per cent to 6.75 per cent, according to a statement released to the Egyptian Stock Exchange. The total value of the transaction was estimated at EGP16.5m (US$981,985), based on a price of EGP8.25 per share. The news follows El Sewedy Cement selling its 7.476 per cent share earlier in the month.

Vicat's Egyptian market share targeted to reach 5%

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat has a market share of under three per cent in Egypt, but Tamer Magdy, CEO of Vicat Egypt, claims that the company will achieve profit early next year, while it aims to take its market share to five per cent. Vicat acquired Sinai Cement, its Egyptian subsidiary near Al-Arish, in 2003. The Egyptian market has been challenging for Vicat and it stopped production in the 1Q18. The commissioning of new plants has caused considerable overcapacity of 30Mta in the country. Mr Magdy will look ...

Can Titan expect a better 2019?

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Titan Group announced its first-quarter 2019 results which saw a 12.5 per cent rise in turnover but also a EUR6.2m loss appearing on the company’s profit and loss account. While the US market and southeastern Europe returned healthy business results, the company’s performance was more muted in its other markets, particularly in Egypt and Turkey. However, going forward Titan sees the overall group outlook for 2019 as more favourable. The USA is Titan’s most important market, ge...