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Northern Cement reports 'robust' 3Q19 sales

24 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia's Northern Region Cement Co has reported 'robust' 3Q19 financial results, according to General Manager, Obeid bin Saad Al-Subaie. "The Kingdom did not witness an improved cement demand, yet, the prices' increase helped the cement producers adjust their status," stated Mr Al-Subaie. He also added that the company has abundant stockpiles of white cement. In November, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman launched the Northern Region Cement Co's white Portland cement project, with a c...

Hail Cement records 52% revenue increase in the 3Q19

24 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Hail Cement has recorded a SAR7.6m (US$1.95m) net profit in the 3Q19, compared with a loss of SAR18.3m in the year-ago period. Revenue also improved 51.7 per cent YoY to SAR62.2m from SAR41m. In the first nine months of 2019, revenue advanced 40.6 per cent to SAR184.2m from SAR130.9m. Net profit finished at SAR28.22m against a loss of SAR32.1m in the 9M18.

Yamama Cement sees revenue surge 73% in the 3Q19

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Yamama Cement Co has returned to profit in the 3Q19, posting a SAR45.7m (US$12.1m) profit against losses of SAR46.3m in the year-ago quarter. Revenue also surged 73.1 per cent YoY to SAR186.5m. In the first nine months of 2019, net profits reached SAR178.5m compared to a SAR58.7m loss in the 9M18. The company also recorded a 56.8 per cent YoY increase in revenue to SAR565.7m from SAR360.8m.

Al Jouf Cement renews export licence

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

A company statement for Al Jouf Cement of Saudi Arabia stated that the company has received its renewed cement export licence as well as a new clinker export licence on 15 october 2019. Both licences are active immediately. Al Jouf Cement received its first cement export licence in February 2017.

Aggregate cement sales rise 17% in Saudi Arabia

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Aggregate cement sales of 17 producers in Saudi Arabia reported an overall average increase to 3.71Mt in September 2019, up 17.27 per cent compared to 3.16Mt in September 2018. The report, by Argaam, recorded domestic cement sales of 3.59Mt in September 2019 from the 17 companies. Leading the way in increased production was Northern Province Cement, whose sales rose to 183,000t in September 2019 from 35,000t in September 2018. The highest cement production was achieved by Southern Cem...

Arabian Cement's Rabigh plant to begin operations in 2Q20

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction work on Arabian Cement Co’s grinding plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, is now 99.3 per cent complete. Full completion is due in the 1Q20 and commercial operations are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of next year. The company has stated that the contractor’s failure to comply with the schedule had caused project delays, according to a stock market filing. However, the delay in construction work has not affected the costs associated with the project and is not expected to...

Najran Cement has reappointed its chairman

04 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia's Najran Cement Co has reappointed Mohammed bin Manaa Aballala (non-executive member) as its chairman. Salah bin Yassin Allaf (independent member) was named as deputy chairman, while Abdulsalam Abdullah Aldriabi was reappointed as CEO.

Hail Cement resumes operations after shutdown

23 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Hail Cement has resumed operations of its production line after shutting down for maintenance works . However, cement crushers and its packaging line remained active during the shutdown. The financial impact of the temporary stoppage is expected to appear in 3Q results.

Al Jouf Cement reports 2Q profit

09 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement producer Al Jouf Cement posted sales of SAR46.2m (US$12.3m) in 2Q19, representing a 70 per cent rise when compared with 2Q18 when sales reached SAR27.2m, according to Reuters. Net profit after zakat and tax in the second quarter rose to SAR0.1m, a significantly improved performance when compared with 2Q18 when the company posted a loss of SAR13.7m. The rise in profit has been attributed to and increased sales volume and average selling price.

Qassim Cement sees 2Q profit rise

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement producer Qassim Cement reported a net profit after zakat and tax of SAR70.5m (US$18.8m), a 383 per cent increase YoY, when net profit reached SAR18.4m, according to Reuters. Second-quarter sales surged from SAR88.1m in the 2Q18 to SAR154.5m in the 2Q19. The rise in sales was driven by an increase in average selling prices.