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Arabian Cement Co 1Q revenue rises 11% YoY

03 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) said first-quarter revenue increased by 11 per cent to EGP585m (US$76.6m) compared to EGP529m a year earlier. The advance was mainly attributed to a 13 per cent increase in volumes as prices slip over the period. However, net profit dropped 52 per cent YoY to EGP56m, while the net profit margin was down 12 points to 10 per cent, the company in a statement. ACC said the EBITDA stood at EGP184m,19 per cent below than EGP227m in the corresponding period of last...

Price variations across UEMOA capitals

29 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The price of a 50kg bag of cement varies from XAF3000 (US$5.01) to XAF6000 across the six capitals of Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) states.  In Senegal’s capital, Dakar, the price is XOF3000, one of the lowest in the west African sub-region. Meanwhile, in Lomé (Togo) it is XOF4050 and in Cotonou, Benin, 50kg of cement costs XOF4200. Consumers in Bamako, Mali, pay XOF4500 while their counterparts in Yaoundé, Cameroon, part with XOF4400-4600. Prices are marke...

Cemex raised to Buy at Longbow

28 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex is upgraded to Buy from Neutral by Longbow, based on continually improving fundamentals in the cement industry with price increases of 8-10 per cent supported by volume growth of 6-8 per cent. In a report published Wednesday, Longbrow Research analyst said utilisation rates are climbing and contacts are concerned about available capacity in late 2015 and early 2016; these factors, including limited driver availability, suggest continued suppliers' pricing power. US driver A re...

Adelaide Brighton predicts 2015 sales gain

28 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Australian construction materials group Adelaide Brighton says cement and clinker product sales volumes should be "similar to or greater than" levels in the prior year. Lime sales, which declined 7.7 per cent in 2014 after a downturn in the gold sector, were also anticipated to be similar or slightly higher than last year. The group told shareholders at today's annual general meeting that after last year's acquisitions, Adelaide Brighton was expecting to book around $4.4m worth of syn...

Holcim Indonesia's 1Q15 revenue declines on weak demand

05 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim Indonesia recorded a decline in sales revenue of five per cent to IDR2.25trn in the first three months of the year, as volumes were down by seven per cent, reflecting the contraction in domestic demand over the period. Net income dropped to IDR32.7bn (US$2.5m) in the January-March period from IDR323.6bn in the same quarter last year. National demand for cement fell to 13.9Mt compared to four per cent growth (or 14.3Mt) over the first quarter last year. In addition, at the ...

Egypt prices stable on surplus supply

28 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Producers in Egypt have decided to keep cement prices stable for the fifth-consecutive month, Minister of Supply, Khaled Hanafy, announced on Sunday. The price stability is due to surplus supply, Daily News Egypt quoted Medhat Staphanos, head of cement companies at the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FDI) as saying. Output has increased following the introduction of coal, which has helped alleviate the uncertainty of fuel sources. However, producers are still waiting an uptick in demand....

Fitch downgrades Shanshui to 'BB-'; on Negative Watch

20 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has downgraded China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd's Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating to 'BB-' from 'BB'. The ratings have also been placed on Rating Watch Negative. The downgrade is driven by our view that the current weak cement price in Shanshui's core markets will persist, and affect the company's ability to improve its financial performance. The Rating Watch Negative follows a public announcement that parties related to China Tianrui Group Cem...

Kazakhstan: Steppe Cement 1Q volumes down

15 April 2015, Published under Cement News

In the first quarter of 2015, Kazakhstan-based producer Steppe Cement reported a three per cent decline in sales volumes to 192,884t from 198,607t a year earlier. The company said in a statement that the Kazakhstan cement market rose by eight per cent over the corresponding quarter of last year. However, Steppe Cement’s market share fell from 17 per cent in 1Q14 to 15 per cent in 1Q15. Cement imports increased by 25,000t despite the new factory operating in west Kazakhstan while exports ...

Spanish watchdog includes Lafarge and Holcim in cartel proceedings

15 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Spanish competition regulator CNMC has included Lafarge and Holcim in the proceedings for alleged cartel agreements brought up against a number of sector players at the end of 2014. Additionally, the CNMC has extended the proceedings to Materiales y Hormigones and Hormibusa. The move was based on information gathered during several inspections carried out in September for alleged exchange of information, price fixing and market division practices in the cement and concrete sector. The CN...

Saudi cement sales see annual gains

09 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement sales for the month of February 2015 were 6.5 per cent higher than in February 2013 and 9.7 per cent higher than February 2014 when the market was impacted by a labour shortage caused by a government immigration crackdown, according to new research from NCB Capital. Sales were 3.3 per cent lower than in January 2015, but this was due to the shorter working month. NCB Capital said the increase was led by smaller players in the market like Najran Cement and Aljouf, who are co...