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Dangote defends price criticism

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has defended recent criticism of its cement prices saying they are in line with or lower than prices across the rest of the West African coast, reports The Punch. The company has come under fire for increasing the price of its cement in Nigeria, in particular, putting it significantly more expensive than in the likes of Benin - a claim refuted by the company, which says its prices in Nigeria have not risen and points out that it is important to distinguish between Dangote’s ...

BUA invests in technology to lower costs

11 August 2023, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement has announced plans to invest in state-of-the-art technologies in a bid to reduce operating costs after reporting a 20 per cent increase in the cost of sales in the first half of 2023. According to the company, the increase was due to higher raw materials costs, energy costs, depreciation charges, and repair and maintenance costs. The Nigeria-based company has already invested in lower-pressure peroxide plants to reduce power consumption, and designed all its plants with tech...

Dangote Cement appoints independent non-executive director

08 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc has appointed Alvaro Poncioni Mérian as independent non-executive director. Mr Mérian is founder and managing partner of EDNAM Capital, UK, and founder and executive chairman of Munegu Partners, Hong Kong. According to New Telegraph, Mr Mérian obtained a Master of Science Degree in Management and Finance from HEC Paris and Master of Arts Degree in Public Affairs and International Relations from Sciences-Po Paris. He was also previously global head of building material...

Nigerian cement sector expands 16% YoY in 1H23

07 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Three of Nigeria’s leading cement producers have reported combined revenue of NGN1.37trn (US$1788m) in the opening six months of 2023, despite the challenging business environment. According to The Sun, Dangote Cement , BUA Cement and Lafarge Africa Plc ’s combined revenue marks a 16.1 per cent increase in the country’s cement industry sector compared to the same period last year. Combined profit after tax for the three companies also improved, up 2.5 per cent YoY to NGN277.7bn, of which...

Dangote reports 82% advance in pan-African revenue

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has reported total sales volumes of 13.4Mt in the first half of 2023. Its pan-African sales, which includes all cement plant operations outside Nigeria, came in at 5.4Mt, up 11.6 per cent YoY, mainly due to robust demand in Ethiopia, Senegal, Zambia and Congo.  Group revenue in the 1H23 stood at NGN950.8bn (US$1.23bn), up 17.7 per cent YoY, while pan-African revenue advanced 81.8 per cent to NGN336.4bn. Recurring profit after tax was up 37.4 per cent to NGN292.2bn, while ...

BUA Cement posts 1H23 revenue of NGN221bn

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

BUA Cement of Nigeria reported revenue of NGN221,067m (US$284.9m) in the 1H23, up 17.2 per cent from the NGN188,562m recorded in the 1H22.   Operating profits totalled NGN86,940m in the 1H23, up 11.8 per cent from NGN77,737m in the 1H22. Profit before tax amounted to NGN76,425m, up from NGN77,378m in the 1H22. Profit after tax totalled NGN63,616m, a rise of 3.7 per cent from the NGN61,364m seen in the 1H22.

Sudden rise in Nigerian cement prices

17 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Nigeria have risen suddenly, reportedly driven by high inflation that advanced to 22.4 per cent in May. In some markets, a 50kg bag of cement has increased in price from NGN4600-4700 (US$5.92-6.04) to NGN5000 in the space of a few days. According to The Guardian, the prices of building materials have increased by more than 70 per cent between 2022 and July 2023. Retailers have blamed this on higher logistics costs, along with higher fuel costs due to the removal of the fu...

Lafarge Africa's Roadcem gets government approval in Nigeria

06 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa ’s road cement brand Roadcem has been approved for use by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in Nigeria. The product which is environmentally friendly increases the strength and bearing capacity of roads, reduces the thickness of the pavement structure, and modifies the chemical and mineral structure of soil materials. In Nigeria there is high variability in the quality of soil across the country. The use of traditional methods of excavating, placing and compacting ...

Lafarge Africa launches Eco Label

27 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa Plc  (part of Holcim ) has announced the launch of its Eco Label branding to help communicate the environmental benefits of its sustainable building solutions and build on the company’s net zero pledge. Eco Label represents a broad range of green cements for high performance, sustainability and circular construction, says the cement producer,  Lafarge’s UniCem brand, which contributes about 23 per cent of the company’s entire volume, is now eco-friendly. Products that ar...

Lafarge Africa appoints new CEO

15 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Mr Lolu Alade-Akinyemi has been appointed group managing director/chief executive officer (GMD/CEO) of Lafarge Africa  (part of Holcim ) with effect from 1 July 2023. Prior to this appointment, Mr Alade-Akinyemi was the company’s CFO and the supply chain director. He was appointed an executive director to the board on 8 April 2020. He has over 20 years of cross-functional experience in finance, supply chain, business development, and sales. According to the company, Mr Alade-Akinyemi i...