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Nigeria: Dangote closes cement plant

07 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The management of Dangote Cement Plc has finalised arrangements to temporarily close down its 4Mta Gboko Plant as a result of competition and excess cement in the market, according to Guradian News. The Group Head, Corporate Communication, Dangote Group, Anthony Chiejina who confirmed this in Lagos, said the move was necessitated by the glut in the market arising from the success currently being recorded with the exponential increase in local production of cement and further compounded by ...

Dangote orders 500 heavy-duty trucks from Beiqi Foton

21 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Nigerian cement producer Dangote Cement has awarded the contract for 500 Foton-Daimler heavy-duty trucks to Beiqi Foton, one of China’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Dangote Cement sees 22% rise in 2012 pretax profit, Nigeria

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Nigeria-based cement producer Dangote Cement said it expects pretax profit to reach NGN143bn (US$910m) for full year 2012 on strong demand, a rise of 22 per cent compared to the NGN118bn achieved last year.   The company said forecasts were based on the 2.6Mt of cement it sold in the last quarter of the year and on improved gas supply. The company will spend around NGN110bn in capital expenditure this year. "Nigeria has a low per capita consumption ... so we believe there is a huge pent u...

Dangote nine month profit rises 13.5 per cent

02 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Nigeria's Dangote Cement said on Thursday its pretax profit for the nine months to September rose 13.5 per cent to NGN105.8bn (US$673.63m), compared with NGN93bn in the same period last year. Revenue for the nine month period hit NGN208.3bn, compared with NGN173bn in the same period of 2011. Dangote said heavy rains and flooding affected sales in the third quarter, but profit margins remained strong at 63 per cent owing to the effect of gas supplies which returned to normal to cut ener...

New Nigeria cement plant under planning

08 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ABUCCIMA) announced it is to build a cement factory in Abia state, Nigeria, in partnership with foreign investors and the state government. Dr Solomon Nyaba director general of ABUCCIMA told local press that work is scheduled to start very soon. “Abia is a good place for investment because the government is willing to provide incentives to investors,” Business Day quoted him as saying. “The state has huge deposits of li...

Nigeria eliminates need for imports in first nine months

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CMAN) has stated that Nigeria has not imported cement since the beginning of the year, thus helping the Federal Government’s aim of making the country self-sufficient in cement. Speaking at a forum in Calabar, Cross River State, at the weekend, president of CMAN, Joseph Makoju, lauded the Federal Government for policies that have prevented the need for cement imports, thereby, protecting local industries. “For the first time in Nigeria’s h...

Ashaka Cement sees profits rise 54 per cent

27 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Nigeria-based Ashaka Cement plc has reported a YoY increase in profits of 54 per cent from NGN1.614bn (US$10.3m) to NGN2.489bn for 2Q2012 ended 30 June 2012. The company saw turnover rise to NGN12.261bn from NN10.22bn in 2Q2011. Commenting on the result, analysts at FBN Capital Ltd said the impressive performance may not be unconnected with efficient management of distribution and logistics as well as higher utilisation of coal to fuel power plants. “While we do not yet have management...

Nigeria: Dangote Group employment drive

20 August 2012, Published under Cement News

To generate more employment in the area, Dangote Group has unveiled plans to establish an agro-sacks manufacturing company at Ibese, Ogun state, to complement the Dangote Cement plant in the community as part of the company’s efforts to create employment, as well as other ventures. President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote disclosed these investment plans during a meeting with Ibese community host members of Yewa North Local Government Council of Baales. Dangote, who was represented ...

Lafarge: July '12

03 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's 1H turnover increased by an underlying 4.9 per cent to €7614m and the EBITDA rose by 7.8 per cent to €1523m, while the trading profit increased by 14.7 per cent to €1022m. A lower €46m gain was taken on the sale of emission permits in the period. The net attributable profit, after charging restructuring costs and writing €200m off the assets in Greece, tumbled 95 per cent to €13m. Net debt at the end of June was 12 per cent lower at €12,550m and the gearing increased slightly from...

Dangote Cement pretax profit rises, Nigeria

03 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s leading producer Dangote Cement said on Thursday its pretax profit for the first half grew by 23 per cent YoY to NGN71.3bn (US$443m), from NGN58.1bn last year. Turnover at the cement maker climbed to NGN142bn during the period, compared with NGN112.7bn a year ago, it said in a filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange.