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Dangote Cement clocks in with iris technology

11 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement is keeping an eye on staff arrival and attendance with an iris recognition system to keep tabs on its 30,000 employees located in five countries in Africa. Dangote's operations in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Republic of Congo will use the iris-ID system. The software is contactless and simply uses the coloured part of the eye surrounding the pupil to identify staff. According to Preasanna Kumar Burri, Dangote Group chief information officer, the traditi...

Cement production in Senegal sees 10% drop in March

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

By end March 2019, cement production in Senegal fell by 9.9 per cent, or 65,000t, when compared with March 2018, according to data by cement plants quoted by Journal du Cameroun. Output declined to 590,700t in March 2019 from 655,700t in the same period the year before. Export sales decreased by 28.4 per cent YoY to 140,100t from 195,800t in March 2018. Meanwhile, domestic sales edged up by 0.1 per cent to 458,800t (March 2018: 458,300t).

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 ...

Mali cement prices rise under absent Senegal imports

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Mali have risen sharply with some blaming the absence of Senegalese imports while others have put the blame firmly at the door of the government and Diamond Cement. A present, the ex-works cement price is XOF87,500/t (US$149.09/t). However, low output at Diamond Cement’s cement plant is insufficient to serve the 3Mta Malian market. While the company has a cement capacity of 1Mta, output at the plant is currently 0.645Mt, according to representatives of the cement producer. ...

Vicat can expect higher returns in USA and Brazil

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced its 1Q19 results with a positive turnover increase of 4.7 per cent to EUR600m. It is a good opportunity to take a closer look at this multinational and the strength of cement demand in some of the countries where it is operating. In France, where the company's headquarters are located, the market has been one of the key supports in Vicat's 8.1 per cent rise in turnover to EUR225m. The company cited favourable macroeconomic and industry conditions supported by high ...

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 shortage in Senegal intensifies

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Technical issues at Sococim’s cement factory are affecting the company’s clinker supply and are impacting on Senegal’s cement output, according to Senegal Direct. The country has already suffered a shortage of the product and has seen prices increase from XOF3000 (US$5.13)/bag to XOF3300/bag.

No change for Senegal maximum cement prices

18 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The maximum cement price in Senegal will remain at previous year’s level, according to the country’s Ministry of Commerce. "Pursuant to the provisions of Article 43 of Law No. 94-63 of 22 August 1994 on price, competition and economic litigation, ceiling prices for ex-factory cement are set at prices previously applied as of 1 January 2018", indicated a decree sent to the Agence de Press Sénégalaise. The announcement follows a recent price increase by Sococim, which had lifted its price ...

Dangote Cement

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote has placed several orders with the Aumund Group for its projects in Nigeria and Senegal. For the Obajana Line 5 and Okpella plants in Nigeria, both 6000tpd, Aumund is supplying a total of six belt bucket elevators and four pan conveyors. In addition, Schade Lagertechnik, also part of the Aumund Group, will supply two stackers, two portal reclaimers and additional stockyard equipment. Aumund Beijing has also received orders from Dangote for the cement producer’s Apapa project and its ...

Gambia raises tax on Senegalese imports

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Gambia has imposed a new import tax regulation on cement being imported from Senegal that has exacerbated the shortage of cement and increased prices in the country. Both the Commissioner General of GRA, Yankuba Darboe, and the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Mod Secka, confirmed that a cabinet decision was reached on the increment of excise duty on cement, imported from neighbouring Senegal. A five per cent excise tax was put on the CIF import value from 1 January 2019. Th...