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Morocco’s key producers see 4% uptick in October domestic sales

08 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc ) expanded by 3.7 per cent YoY to 1,087,867t in October 2023 from 1,048,975t in October 2022, according to the Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy. Infrastructure sales jumped by 64.6 per cent YoY to 78,541t in October 2023 from 47,724t in October 2022, but the largest market, retail, noted a 3.2 per cent Yo...

Egypt: controlling the variables

06 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Economic headwinds are exerting pressure on Egyptian cement producers and end-users. The cement sector is now playing a game of controlling the variables having introduced a production quota system in 2021 that has helped companies return to profitability. However, the long-term sustainability of this strategy remains doubtful. By Abdelkhalek Mohammed, Prime Securities, Egypt. Over the past two decades Egypt’s cement industry has gone from boom to bust to recovery (© givaga) The...

Holcim Algeria buys automatic ship loader for Djendjen port operations

26 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Algeria invested EUR3m in an automatic ship loader for its operations at Djendjen port. The 18,000tpd ship loader will speed up clinker loading at the port, reducing waiting times and demurrage costs, as well as maintain product quality. It is also expected to reduce the operations’ environmental footprint by reducing dust and other emissions.

Moroccan cement dispatches down 11% in September

11 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc ) have decreased by 11 per cent YoY to 1,045,795t in September 2023 from 1,174,683t in September 2022, according to the Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy. Dispatches to the infrastructure segment of the construction market increased by 31.5 per cent to 73,160t in September 2023 from 55,619t in September 20...

Suez Cement rebrands as Heidelberg Materials

11 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC) has rebranded as Heidelberg Materials, reaffirming its vision to continue to lead the change in the sector towards sustainability and digitalisation, reports Mist News.  “Today we merge the legacy of two iconic companies, with almost 100 years of local experience and 150 years of global experience from Heidelberg Materials, to lead the field in driving down carbon emissions, pioneering a circular economy in construction, unlocking new customer bene...

Moroccan cement deliveries up by 8% in August

08 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by members of Morocco’s cement association APC ( Asment Temara , Ciments de l’Atlas , Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc ) have increased by 7.6 per cent YoY to 1,153,378t in August 2023 from 1,071,990t in August 2022, according to the Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy. The infrastructure segment increased its off-take in August 2023 by 30.2 per cent YoY to 71,224t, followed by an increase of 15.8 per cent YoY to 112,546t in...

Minister visits Sigus cement and calls for more competitive cement pricing

05 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Sigus Cement ( GICA Group ) recently welcomed the inspection field visit of the Minister of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, Ali Aoun, to the wilaya of Umm Al-Bawaqi, Algeria.  Mr Aoun called for improving the competitiveness of cement prices when selling to contribute to the completion of major technical projects in the country, in addition to intensifying efforts aimed at developing the export of cement, where he stressed the support of the public authorities.   He inspected t...

South Valley Cement narrows loss in 1H23

18 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement producer South Valley Cement has announced sales of EGP464.01m (US$15.02m) in the first half of 2023, up from EGP326.11m in the same period a year earlier. The 1H23 saw the company post a net loss of EGP76.25m, down 35 per cent YoY from the EGP117.01m loss seen in the opening six months of 2022.   South Valley Cement, part of Building Materials Industries Co , currently runs one cement plant, located in Beni Suef. 

Misr Cement (Qena) reports revenue advance in 1H23

17 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Misr Cement (Qena) Co has reported net sales of EGP1900m (US$61.49m) for the six months ended 30 June 2023, up from EGP1295m in the same period a year earlier. Net profit before income taxes for the 1H23 has come in at EGP86.37m, down from EGP101.46m in the opening six months of 2022, while operating income has advanced from EGP131.62m in the 1H22 to EGP172.98m in the same period the following year. The second quarter of 2023 saw net sales of EGP994.39m, an advance on the EGP...

Morocco’s cement market expands by 24% in July

14 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries by  APC members Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc in July 2023 increased by 23.9 per cent YoY to 780,927t from 630,479t in July 2022, according to the Ministry of National Territory Planning, Land Planning, Housing and City Policy, based on APC data. The key retail sector saw a 23 per cent YoY advance to 526,847t in JulY 2023 when compared with 428,521t in July 2022. Ready-mix concrete producers increased their off take by...