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Prospects for the GCC industry

19 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economy has come under pressure from falling oil revenues, but economic diversification is paying off. Moving into 2024, cement market growth is expected across the region, headed by construction projects in Saudi Arabia and UAE, but cement overcapacity continues to overshadow the production base. The GCC cement markets of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain are poised for growth in 2024, lead by residential and commercial activ...

Saudi cement exports down 18% YoY in January

15 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia reported a 17.8 per cent YoY decline in its cement exports in January 2024 with volumes falling from 638,000t in January 2023 to 524,000t in the same period a year later. According to Aljazira Capital, domestic sales in January this year came in at 4.48Mt, compared to 4.28Mt in the same period a year earlier, marking a 4.7 per cent improvement.  The Saudi cement sector’s total utilisation rate stood at 63.8 per cent in January 2024, reports Zawya. Meanwhile, clinker inventori...

Yamama Cement posts 7% YoY fall in revenue in 2023

14 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia's Yamama Cement Co has announced revenue of SAR935.19m (US$249.38m) for 2023, down 7.23 per cent on the SAR1008.1m seen in the previous year. Operational profit was down 17.93 per cent from SAR333.13m in 2022 to SAR263.55m in 2023. Net profit over the same period has declined 14.49 per cent from SAR355.79m to SAR304.25m. Profit per share also fell, down from SAR1.76 and SAR1.5. The downturn in revenue and profit has been attributed to a low volume and value of sales as loca...

Sinoma wins Yamama Cement new line project

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Sinoma has been awarded the Yamama Cement production line upgrade contract. According to Saudi media, the contract is for a full-scale upgrade of the cement production line, aiming to increase its capacity to 12,500tpd. Building upon the relocation of the existing 10,000tpd cement production line, this project aims to achieve technological innovation and capacity enhancement. Sinoma Overseas is entrusted with the comprehensive engineering design, procurement and supply of new equipment,...

Yamama Cement starts kiln inlet installation

23 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The first steel column of the kiln inlet at Yamama Cement ’s 12,500tpd project in Saudi Arabia was successfully installed on 18 January 2024, 13 days ahead of schedule. Sonoma Overseas Development Co Ltd is the engineering procurement and construction supplier for the project. The column, following the traction of the crawler crane, slowly descended and seamlessly placed itself to the preset position. With the “first shot” fired, the project officially kicked off its steel constructio...

Southern Province appoints new chairman and deputy

18 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based Southern Province Cement Co has appointed Saad Bin Abdulaziz Alkroud as chairman of the Board of Directors. Mansour bin Abdulaziz Al Saghir was named as vice chairman and Saudi Al Burgan as secretary of the Board of Directors.

Al Jouf Cement secures six-month export deal

11 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Jordan-based Rabou’ Al Taybeh Co has agreed to receive clinker exports from Al Jouf Cement Co of Saudi Arabia for a period of six months. The contract’s value stands at SAR30m (US$8m), representing more than 10 per cent of the company’s total revenues, states Mubasher. The Tadawul-listed company highlighted that the agreement will reflect positively on its income statements, starting from the 1Q24 until 2Q24. The clinker export agreement is subject to renewal. Al Jouf operates a 3.5M...

Sinoma wins Eastern Province Cement contract

09 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based Eastern Province Cement Co has awarded the contract for a new cement production line to China’s Sinoma CDI. The new line, which is costing US$270m, will have a production capacity of 10,000tpd and will be located at Eastern Province’s existing site in Khursaniyah. According to Mist News, the contract covers design, supply, delivery, construction, and installation of the cement production line on the basis of a complete turnkey contract for engineering, supply, con...

Saudi cement demand to see 3% uptick in 2024

05 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Saudi Arabia is forecast to advance by three per cent in 2024 in terms of volumes, compared to a decline of eight per cent in 2023, reports Aljazira Capital. The first 11 months of 2023 saw local dispatches fall to around 43Mt, marking a 7.4 per cent contraction YoY, mainly driven by weak construction activity in the housing sector. Going forward, demand is expected to come primarily from the construction of giga projects, fuelled by government spending. According to ...

Saudi producers warn of rising production costs

05 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Saudi Arabia have received a notification from Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) that the price of fuel products used in cement production will be increasing in price, effective from 1 January 2024.  Arabian Cement Co , Yamama Cement Co , Qassim Cement Co and Al-Jouf Cement Co are among the cement manufacturers who have warned customers that this adjustment “will impact production costs and efforts are currently underway to calculate the expected financial impa...