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Dangote Cameroon imports clinker from Nigeria and Congo to ensure 1Q supply

06 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement sold 354,000t of cement in the Cameroon market in the 1Q24, representing 35 per cent of total cement production in the country, according to EcoMatin. While ongoing infrastructure projects in the country supported sales by Dangote, the company has faced challenges due to inflationary pressures and increasing fuel costs. Dangote has delivered significant quantities of clinker to Cameroon to support its local output. From its base in Nigeria, the company delivered 178,000t whi...

Congolese government raises cement price

06 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Following requests from domestic cement producers, the government of the Republic of Congo has increased the prices of wholesale cement per tonne and retail cement per 50kg bag. The price of cement has increased by more than 50 per cent compared to the approved price as production costs have soared. Type 42.5N cement is now sold in Brazzaville at XAF90,000/t (US$147.78/t) and XAF4900/50kg bag. In Pointe-Noire the price is XAF88,000/t and XAF4700/bag. In certain parts of the country, such a...

Congo's Tao-Tao plant project 45% completed

18 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Work on the new Tao-Tao cement plant in the Niari department of Republic of Congo has been 45 per cent completed, according to Les Echos du Congo Brazzaville. The second plant in the Niari region is expected to come online in 2024, following an agreement between the Congolese and Indian governments. Earlier, the company announced the construction of a 1.8Mta plant in Mafoubou. The new plant will have a cement capacity of 0.6Mta and enable the country to increase its production of cement.

SONOCC announces resumption of production

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Société nouvelle des ciments du Congo (SONOCC) will restart its production of cement from 31 January after several weeks of work stoppage, said the company’s Director General, Il Xingtao. It is expected that the additional output will help alleviate the cement shortage in the Republic of Congo and put an end to soaring cement prices. Prices have jumped to XAF120,000 (US$206.67) to date from XAF70,000 in November 2021. At present only Forspak’s plant is operating but is unable to cover na...

DR Congo orders cement imports

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Minister of Foreign Trade of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean Lucien Bussa, has ordered the import of 100,000t of cement from the Republic of Congo as domestic supply falls short of volumes needed, according to Desk Eco. “Following our discussions on 24 August 2020 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, I make it my duty to inform you that I have just authorised the import, into the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of 100,000 tonnes of grey cement from the Republic of Congo. This is...

Dangote's 1H20 results see 2% revenue growth

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement reported group revenue up two per cent to NGN476.9bn (US$1.23bn) in the 1H20. Group EBITDA rose to NGN218.1bn and pan-African EBITDA increased by 31.6 per cent to NGN31.5bn. Profit before tax was up 4.7 per cent to NGN162.9bn and net debt stood at NGN372.1bn at the end of 30 June 2020. Michel Puchercos, Group CEO, said:  "I am humbled by the fact that we continue to be in a strong position despite the economic downturn that the world is facing due to COVID-19. Although April ...

Cement price rises in Pointe-Noire

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo, has seen a significant hike in the past few weeks, according to AllAfrica. The price increased from XAF60,000 (US$101.12)/t to XAF70,000/t, or in some cases, to XAF76,000. In terms of bagged product, prices have ranged between XAF3500-3800/t. The rise bucks recent trends that have seen prices fall as new cement plants have come online.

Dangote Cement

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The first quarter of 2019 saw Dangote Cement report a 2.3 per cent YoY increase in volumes to 6.3Mt. Over the same period, however, group revenue declined by 0.8 per cent to NGN240.2bn (US$668m) while EBITDA contracted by 11.2 per cent to NGN111.8bn. Nigeria: despite a subdued economy, the cement market grew by six per cent in 1Q19 with Dangote supplying almost 4Mt. Revenues, however, fell by 2.3 per cent to NGN169.9bn, EBITDA contracted by 10.4 per cent and margins fell to 60.9 per cent ...

Dangote Cement sees volumes rise, revenues down in 1Q19

29 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement reported increased volumes of 6.3Mt, up 2.3 per cent YoY, in the first quarter of 2019. However, group revenues slipped 0.8 per cent to NGN240.2bn (US$668m) and group EBITDA fell 11.2 per cent to NGN111.8bn. Nigeria Despite a subdued domestic economy, Nigeria’s cement market remained robust, expanding by six per cent in the 1Q19. However, the rate of growth slowed in February and March. As a result, Dangote’s Nigerian operations supplied nearly 4Mt, its third-highest qua...

Cement in the heart of Africa

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Following two particularly challenging years and considerable overcapacity, the cement industry in the Republic of Congo can look forward to better times. The government is set to increase investment in housing and public spending to advance the country’s infrastructure, and provide for its growing and young population.  With 1.8m people, Brazzaville is Congo’s largest city and accounted for over 100,000t of cement consumption in 2017 The economic crisis in the Republic of Congo...