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BUA Cement sees 19% revenue increase

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA Cement has seen a 19.3 per cent increase in revenue to NGN209.47bn (US$549.5m) in 2020, compared to NGN175.51bn in the previous year. Operating profit also climbed 15.5 per cent YoY to NGN82.5bn from NGN71.42bn. Profit after tax also rose 16.3 per cent to NGN70.51bn from NGN60.61bn in 2019.

Rising to the challenge

25 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and the way we work. CBMI has successfully navigated the impact of the crisis by progressing with construction of the Kalambaina Cement Plant Line 3 project for BUA Group in Nigeria, and continuing operation and maintenance contracts for the producer. By Xintao Zhao, Bao Tian, Xiaolong Li, Ban Ding, CBMI Construction Co, Ltd, China. Kalambaina Cement Plant Line 3 site view, pictured in March 2020 Learning to live and work with co...

Nigeria: search for new markets

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

While Nigerian cement volumes rose sharply in the 3Q20 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is limited room for strong volume and price growth. For the oligopolistic domestic cement industry, competitive pressures are a central theme and cost efficiencies remain key. Given challenges locally, new export opportunities could potentially be opening up. By Afrinvest, Nigeria. For Nigeria’s cement industry, competitive pressures remain important despite the sharp rise in domestic volumes i...

BUA Cement sees growth in Nigerian market

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, BUA Cement completed its NGN115bn (US$291bn) Series 1 corporate bond issue. The company is set on an expansion programme that will result in its production capacity reaching 22Mta by 2022 with three new production units established in Edo, Sokoto and Adamawa states, adding 9Mta to group cement capacity. BUA Cement sees a good opportunity to grow further in its domestic market of Nigeria, despite the presence of Dangote Cement, which has an installed capacity of 29.3Mta in Niger...

BUA Cement completes NGN115bn Series 1 corporate bond issuance

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement Plc has successfully completed its NGN115bn (US$291bn) Series 1 corporate bond issue as part of its NGN200bn bond issuance programme. The development is the largest ever corporate bond issuance in the Nigerian Debt Capital Markets. BUA Cement's N100bn Series 1 issue is a seven-year issuance priced to a rate of 7.5 per cent and was oversubscribed by NGN137.82bn. Meanwhile, BUA Cement announced its intention to increase production capacity to 20Mta by 2022. Its newest 3Mta plant i...

Manufacturers to offer discounted cement for Nigerian housing project

04 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s cement manufacturers have agreed to discount cement prices for the construction of houses under the federal government’s Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). "They have agreed to give cement for this project at a considerable discount which is a very helpful thing to do and we really commend and thank them for the contributions they are making, it is a very patriotic thing on their part. They also see the importance of this Mass Housing Programme," said Yemi Osinbajo, the country's...

Mfamosing plant is presented with MANCAP product quality certificates

30 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has presented the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) product quality certificates to Lafarge Africa Plc, Nigeria's operations.   The presentation comes after products from the company's Mfamosing plant satisfactorily met confirmatory and standardisation requirements set by SON. While presenting the certificates, Mallam Farouk A Salim, Director General of SON, said: "Lafarge products at the Mfamosing plant were awarded the ...

Prices escalate by 35% in Nigeria

29 December 2020, Published under Cement News

A rise in cement demand coupled with insufficient supply from the major cement producers has driven up prices by 35 per cent in Nigeria. An investigation carried out by The Punch publication indicated that a 50kg bag of cement, which cost between NGN2400 (US$6.32) and NGN2600 as of September this year, now sells for NGN3500. Stakeholders attributed the recent hike in price, which started in October this year, to a supply shortage resulting in “artificial” scarcity. According to the ...

BUA and Sinoma sign US$1.05bn project agreement

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigerian cement producer BUA Cement Plc has signed an agreement with Sinoma CBMI of China to build three new cement plants with a capacity of 3Mta in Edo, Sokoto and Adamawa states. The 9Mta expansion project is estimated to cost around US$1.05bn and will bring BUA Cement’s total capacity to 20Mta, reports This Day. The new plants are in addition to the company’s 6Mta facility in Edo, the 3Mta works in Sokoto state and the 3Mta plant in Adamawa state, which is expected to be inaugurated in...

Dangote Cement set to begin share repurchase scheme

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement is planning to begin a share buyback programme, starting with a first tranche of 85.2m shares or 0.5 per cent of the total in issue. The purchase is set to take place on 30 December. It is Nigeria’s first company to undertake a share buyback, as previous attempts failed due to fears that the process may be abused. The repurchase plans are not expected to exceed 10 per cent of its issued capital. The shares being purchased will be held as treasury shares and could...