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Cimerwa reports revenue increase in FY19-20

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Rwanda’s Cimerwa has seen its revenue increase one per cent YoY to RWF63bn (US$63.79m) in the financial year ended September 2020. Profit after tax reached RWF1.9bn, while EBITDA was at RWF1.95bn for the FY19-20. During the year, Cimerwa produced and sold 421,000t of cement, an improvement on the previous fiscal despite a 40-day shutdown on cement production due to the effects of COVID-19. "There has been an increased demand from a number of large infrastructure projects, such as the c...

PPC sees rise in sales volumes in the 3Q20

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s PPC has announced that its cement sales volumes increased 20-25 per cent YoY in the third quarter of 2020. "This trend has continued in October with strong cement sales volumes experienced for the month, up 15-20 per cent compared with the same period last year," said the group in an operational update. The rise in sales has been attributed to individual consumers instead of construction companies. In July-September 2020, sales volumes in PPC Zimbabwe and PPC Barnet i...

National Cement starts supplying Rwandan market

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

National Cement of Kenya has introduced its Simba brand into the Rwandan cement market having seen strong demand for infrastructure in the country, including a new airport in Bugesera.  The Kenyan producer is supplying cement importers from its recently-opened Nakuru plant, which is approximately 500km from the Rwandan border. "The Rwandan market is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Since the government of Rwanda is implementing and supporting several projects, the shor...

Zimbabwe sees demand up in July

31 August 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC says demand for cement in Zimbabwe is very strong, despite effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. In its latest operational update, the regional cement producer reported that its operations ramped up in May in all regional operations, including Zimbabwe. “The total cement volumes sold by the international subsidiaries also showed double-digit growth comparing July 2020 with July 2019. The demand is especially strong in Zimbabwe and Rwanda and the growth of sales volumes during Ju...

PPC and subsidiaries record double-digit growth in July

20 August 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC reports that its total volumes at its international subsidiaries saw double-digit growth in July compared to sales in July 2019. "The demand is especially strong in Zimbabwe and Rwanda and the growth of sales volumes during July has been positive in the DRC as well," PPC said. "The increased sales volumes and the effect of the cost reduction and cash preservation measures have resulted in cash flows for the last months showing a positive trajectory." Double-digit YoY growth of cement...

CIMERWA set to list shares on stock exchange

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Rwandan cement producer CIMERWA is set to list its shares on the Rwandan Stock Exchange on 3 August, the company said in a press statement. Each share is trading at RWF120 (US¢12.6), the government expects to raise a total of RWF41.3bn. The step is part of the government to sell its stake in the cement company, joining other shareholders that have expressed an interest in exiting from the business. The government owns a stake through Agaciro Development Fund, Rwanda Social Security Board, ...

Rwanda's cement shortage sparked by classroom building

21 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa is seeing a sharp rise in cement prices in Rwanda, following a cement shortage that has been driven by the Ministry of Education's programme for 20,000 classrooms to be built before September in the country. Cement prices have climbed from RWF8500 (US$8.92) to RWF13,000 (US$13.64) in recent days. Cimerwa's retail prices for cement are lower at RWF8800 for Surewall, RWF9800 for Surecem and RWF10,800 for Surebuild. The company expressed displeasure at traders selling cement at h...

Rwanda's Prime Cement set to begin operations

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

A new cement plant under construction in Musanze, Rwanda, is set to begin marketing its product next month. Prime Cement Ltd is expected to begin production at around 50,000tpm or 600,000tpa of cement. "Preparations are on high gear. Most of the equipment and machinery are in their place and a few remaining are on their way from Mombasa. No wonder, we shall be on the market next month," said Eric Rutabana, the plant manager. The works is expected to begin selling cement at RWF9000/bag (U...

East African prospects

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The east African cement markets of Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and Burundi have continued to experience rising levels of cement consumption over recent years with investments in infrastructure and affordable housing. However, the COVID-19 crisis is likely to take its toll on cement consumption growth in 2020. Uganda has both one of the largest economies and cement industries in East Africa, with capacity growth fuelled by growing confidence on the back of expected oil revenues The...

CIMERWA to list on stock market

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

CIMERWA has said that it is currently in the process of listing its shares on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE). Mr Sigei, CEO, said that the transaction is currently in the hands of the relevant regulators and will be announced in due course. The listing of the company will also depend on its market performance, which has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic despite a significantly financial book last year, reports KT Press. If listed, CIMERWA will be come the ninth company on the RS...