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Carthage Cement posts 61% rise in turnover

20 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Carthage Cement has posted a 61 per cent YoY rise in turnover to TND163.8m (US$59.09m) for the first half of 2021, against TND102m in the same period of last year. Clinker production increased 99 per cent to 829,000t and cement production was also up 48 per cent to 612,000t in the second quarter of 2021. Local market turnover in the 2Q21 advanced 69 per cent YoY to TND123m. Revenue from cement exports reached TND17m during the 1H21, up from TND0.7m in the year-ago period.

Morocco's cement consumption up 21% in June

13 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Asment Temara, Ciments de l'Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc increased by 20.6 per cent to 1,363,579t in June 2021, up from 1,130,864t in June 2020, according to an IPSOS report on behalf of the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. Retail sales, the largest cement market segment in Morocco, saw a 12.8 per cent YoY advance to 863,695t in June 2021 while sales to the ready-mix concrete market saw the largest increase, 55.1 per cent YoY, to 266,3...

Asment Temara’s automated truck dispatch approach

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos Morocco has implemented a new automatic truck dispatch system to manage the flow and loading of trucks within its Asment Temara cement works. The move is part of the group’s global strategy to improve the customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of processes. By Fabricio Perretto Rodrigues, Votorantim Cimentos Europa, Asia & Africa. Votorantim Cimentos Morocco installs a new automatic truck dispatch system at its plant in Temara, Morocco ...

Les Ciments de Bizerte reports 7% revenue increase

18 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Les Ciments de Bizerte has reported a TND421,000 (US$152,235) net loss in the year ended 31 December 2020, against a TND9.4m net loss in the previous year. Revenue also advanced seven per cent YoY to TND111m from TND103.5m in 2019. Cement production saw a marginal increase from 661,829t to 663,491t in 2020, despite the production halt in March and April due to the pandemic lockdown. Sales prices also rose during the year, with a comparable level of sales despite the total closur...

Sinai Cement sees net sales rise 34% YoY

18 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Sinai Cement has seen its net loss widen to EGP147.97m (US$9.45m) in the first quarter of 2021, compared to EGP105.8m in the year-ago period. However, net sales increased 33.5 per cent YoY to EGP282.63m from EGP211.73m in the 1Q20.

South Valley Cement's net losses narrow in first quarter

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s South Valley Cement has posted a net loss of EGP35.69m (US$2.28m) during the first quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of EGP41.39m in the year-ago period. The company’s revenue declined 30 per cent YoY to EGP62.12m from EGP88.75m in the 1Q20.

Dal Machinery & Design completed Bouskoura cement order

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Dal Machinery & Design (DMD) has manufactured a 4m diameter kiln outlet seal for LafargeHolcim's Bouskoura cement plant in Morocco. The order was placed in November 2020 and was completed in June 2021. An additional order was placed for a kiln outlet shell and supervision service. The kiln outlet shell was manufactured with a diameter of 4.4m. Delivery was on April 2021 and installation jobs will be performed within June 2021.

Moroccan deliveries up 69% in May

10 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association, APC, were up 68.5 per cent to 882,785t in May 2021 from 523,848t in May 2020, according to data published by the Ministry for Housing and Urbanisation. In the first five months of 2021 total deliveries reached 4,446,117t, representing a 25.4 per cent increase from 4,342,862t in the January-May 2020 period.

Morocco’s market dynamic

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Pending the real estate sector recovery, cement demand in Morocco will be driven in the coming years by both major infrastructure projects and the emergence of the southern regions which are evolving into becoming top-tier economic hubs. At the moment, there is a significant increase in capacity while local operators are showing interest in exports. By Maria Iraqi and Taha Jaidi, Attijari Global Research, Morocco. Moroccan cement demand is expected to return to pre-COVID levels by 202...

Morocco’s cement deliveries up double in April

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries by Moroccan cement producers Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc increased by 111.6 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in April 2021, according to the national cement association, APC. In April 2020 deliveries stood at 0.552Mt. The ready-mix concrete segment saw the largest growth, by 276 per cent YoY, as its offtake reached 227,182t in April 2021, from 60,399t in the year-ago period. The building segment advanced 184.8 per cent YoY to 58,460t...