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BBMG Corp posts 17% fall in revenue in 2022

30 March 2023, Published under Cement News

China’s BBMG Corp has posted a 16.8 per cent YoY decline in revenue in 2022 to CNY102,822.2m (US$14,938m). Net profit over the same period fell 66.6 per cent to CNY1739.9m, while basic earnings per share contracted from CNY0.27 to CNY0.11. Sales of cement in 2022 came in at 78Mt, while clinker sales reached 8.9Mt, giving a combined annual sales volume of 86.9Mt, marking a 12.8 per cent YoY decline. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, national cement output in 2022 was...

CNBM reports 17% drop in sales in 2022

27 March 2023, Published under Cement News

China National Building Material Company Ltd (CNBM) has reported sales of CNY230.167bn (US$33,441m) in 2022, down 16.5 per cent YoY from CNY275.618bn in the previous year. Net income over the same period fell from CNY17.094bn to CNY8.650bn, while basic earnings per share declined from CNY1.932 to CNY0.944. Net profit fell to CNY7.96bn in 2022 compared to CNY16.3bn in 2021, down 51 per cent YoY.  According to the company, cement production contracted 10.5 per cent to a decade-low of 2.13bt ...

Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings) hit by construction standstill in 2H22

23 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings) Co Ltd has reported revenue of HKD492.88m (US$62.8m) in 2022, down from HKD513.23m in the previous year. Profit for 2022 came in at HKD48.5m, compared to HKD84.6m in 2021, while earnings per share fell from HKc16.8 to HKc10.6 over the same period. Revenue from sales of cement products stood at HKD281.45m in 2022, marking a contraction from HKD310.3m in 2021.  According to the company, the fall in cement revenue was due to Vietnam’s real estate and construc...

China Shanshui Cement preliminary profit down 73%

17 March 2023, Published under Cement News

China Shanshui Cement has posted a preliminary profit for the full year of CNY748.7m, down 73.0 per cent YoY on the back of falling sales, according to Reuters. The company’s operating revenue in 2022 reached CNY21.49bn. Going forward, the group will focus on improving product quality and reducing costs. Cement demand, which was sluggish throughout 2022, is expected to stabilise and decline in 2023.

Oman Investment Authority starts sale of Oman Cement Co to Huaxin

14 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) has started the process for divesting its majority stake in Oman Cement Co. Ibrahim bin Said al Eisari, director general of private ownership at OIA, said: “This exit comes in accordance with a plan pursued by OIA aimed at achieving a number of goals, including attracting foreign investment to the sultanate. This will contribute to achieving economic diversification and transfer of modern technology to the targeted sectors.” OIA will sell its entire sha...

Taiheiyo Cement secures Japan's first transition-linked loan

10 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp has raised capital from the Development Bank of Japan Inc through a transition-linked loan, marking the first time transition finance has been secured by the cement industry in Japan. According to the company, transition-linked loans are a financing framework designed to support companies working to reduce greenhouse gases in line with strategy, linking the borrower’s performance against predetermined Sustainability Performance Targets (SPTs) with the terms of the loan...

Taiheiyo’s Jiangnan-Onoda suspends cement business in Nanjing, China

01 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp announced that its consolidated subsidiary Jiangnan-Onoda Cement Co Ltd has decided to suspend the cement manufacturing and sales business in Nanjing City, China. The competitive environment in China has become increasingly challenging due to the technical advances in local capital and the expansion of the scale of its production base. Therefore, Taiheiyo Cement has decided to suspend the operations of Jiangnan-Onoda Cement to focus on the policy set out in the group...

Taiwan Cement fined for price fixing

22 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) is one of 18 firms fined a combined TWD213m (US$7m) for forming a ready-mixed concrete (RMC) price-fixing cartel, accord to Taipei Times. Since 2018 the companies have regularly met in person and messaged via apps to control the supply of RMC and drive up prices, reports the Fair Trade Commission. TCC faces an individual fine of TWD50m but has said that it will appeal against the ruling. “TCC’s ready-mix concrete quality and price have been considered to be the ...

West China Cement Ltd: new appointments

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Dr Ma Weiping has resigned as executive director and chief executive officer of West China Cement Ltd , effective from 2 February 2023. According to the company, Dr Ma has chosen to leave “to devote more time to his other personal endeavours”. The board thanks Dr Ma for his valuable contributions to the company during his time at West China Cement Ltd.  Effective immediately, Cao Jianshun has been appointed executive director and chief executive officer. Mr Cao has extensive experience i...

Asia Cement forecasts 75% fall in profit

20 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement (China) Holdings Corp has issued a profit warning stating that its unaudited profit attributable to equity holders for 2022 is expected to decline by approximately 75 per cent YoY. This is being blamed on a fall in sales volumes and selling prices of the company’s products, along with an increase in the cost of coal, compared to 2021. Full results for 2022 will be published at the end of March 2023.