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Steppe Cement Ltd preliminary update to 31 December 2015

14 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement Ltd recorded revenue for the year ended 31 December 2015 of KZT19,537m (US$54m), which was seven per cent lower than the KZT20,925m recorded in the corresponding period of 2014. Sales volumes reached 1.6Mt, an improvement of two per cent YoY. The average price (ex-VAT) for delivered cement was KZT11,890/t in 2015, an eight per cent decrease compared with KZT12,975/t in 2014, mostly due to price pressure from Russian imports until the KZT devaluation in August 2015. For 2015,...


05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Belgique is closing five ready-mixed concrete plants in Flanders, a move that will affect around 60 employees. The works being closed are at Furness, Ostend, Bruges, Izegem and Herentals. Lafarge Cement Zambia, which has a combined capacity of 1.4Mta from its two works, is to quadruple its exports to Congo and from Malawi. In additioin, the production should be increased by 0.1Mta from next month. The Chinese LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement Company is to invest some US$150...

New Kazakhstan cement plant agreement signed

15 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement Co of China has signed an agreement to invest US$150m in the construction of a 1Mta cement plant in the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan. The deal was signed by Berdybek Saparbayev, governor of the Aktobe region, and Xu Yongmo, chairman of the board of Huaxin Cement. The agreement was concluded during Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov's official visit to China. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in mid-2016. The new plant will produce various cement types, incl...

Huaxin plans Kazakhstan plant investment

29 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement producer Huaxin Cement plans to invest US$150m in the construction of a cement plant in Aktobe region of Kazakhstan. Construction of the dry-process cement works, to be located in the village of Priozernoye in Kargaly district, is scheduled to start in 2016, according to local press reports/ On Wednesday Regional Governor Berdibek Saparbayev met representatives of the Chinese corporation. It is expected that a cooperation agreement between the regional administration and Hua...

Steppe Cement revenue falls on lower pricing

14 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement Ltd Tuesday said revenue in the first nine months of 2015 fell four per cent YoY as increased sales were offset by lower cement prices. Kazakhstan producer said revenue in the third quarter of 2015 experienced a small rise to KZT7.77bn from KZT7.65bn a year previously. That brought revenue for the first nine months of 2015 to KZT16.04bn, down four per cent YoY from KZT16.77bn. Revenue fell in the first nine months as the four per cent YoY rise in sales volumes to 1.34Mt from ...

Huaxin Cement to launch 5Mta project in Kazakhstan

12 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Shanghai-listed Huaxin Cement Co, Ltd will erect a cement project with a capacity of 5Mta in Kazakhstan. The new dry-process cement production line will start construction by the end of the year. (Source: Xinhua's China Economic Information Service)

Vicat considers extension of Kazakh plant and construction of new terminal

29 September 2015, Published under Cement News

The Kazakh Vice Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan, Albert Rau, has met with President of Vicat Group, Guy Sidos, and Honorary President of the group, Jacques Merceron-Vicat, to discuss the operation and possible extension of Vicat's existing production plant at Zhambyl. The meeting also announced the construction of a US$10m terminal in Astana in 2016, according to reports by AKI Press. The terminal will also act as a packing plant, research and testing centre. Vi...

Steppe Cement first-half loss narrows, Kazakhstan

11 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement Ltd Friday said its first-half loss before tax narrowed to US$2.29m from US$6.40m in the previous year. Loss after tax totaled US$2.2m, narrower than the US$4.1m loss in the prior year.  Consolidated turnover fell to US$44.7m from US$51.8m. Sales increased to 717,654t from 709,459t. The average ex-factory price decreased from 10 per cent to KZT10,797/t, due to competition from Russian companies helped by the Rouble exchange rate and the reaction of the main local factories...

HeidelbergCement 'most exposed' as Kazakh tenge falls

20 August 2015, Published under Cement News

After Kazakhstan scrapped the trading band for its currency and moved to a free-floating exchange rate, the Kazakh Tenge dropped 23 per cent today.  Among the European Building Materials companies JP Morgan notes that HeidelbergCement is the most exposed. The German-based cement major generated around approximately one per cent of its EBITDA in Kazakhstan and JP Morgan expect the translational FX impact is likely to be c.37bps hit on EBITDA and around a one per cent hit on earnings per sh...

Steppe Cement names new chairman

06 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement Ltd on Monday said it has appointed Paul Rodzianko, independent non-executive director, as its independent non-executive chairman. Rodzianko is currently the chairman of Steppe Cement's audit committee and a member of its nomination and remuneration committees. The new chairman is taking over from Malcolm Brown, who retired on 28 May due to health reasons.