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Steppe Cement records 6% rise in volumes for 1H19

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Steppe Cement has sold 780,315t of cement in the first half of 2019, an increase of six per cent YoY from 738,228t in the year-ago period. The revenue from the sale of cement has surged 34 per cent to KZT14bn (US$36.6m) from KZT10.5bn. The average price of its cement, excluding VAT, rose to KZT18,042/t, compared with KZT14,276/t in the 1H18. The company’s local market share increased slightly to 17 per cent from 16 per cent. The overall cement market in the country contracte...

Steppe Cement records strong sales in 1Q19

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement reports that in the 1Q19 the cement producer sold 266,393t of cement for KZT4455m (US$11.76m), compared to 197,179t of cement for KZT2313m in the 1Q18, an increase of 35 and 93 per cent, respectively. Steppe Cement reports that higher transport tariffs and rental expenses have been offset by savings due to better utilisation of the wagon fleet and increased sales in markets close to the factory. Kazakhstan’s cement market grew by 3.6 per cent in the 1Q19 and Steppe Ceme...

Steppe Cement 1H18 volumes rise by 14%

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In the 1H18 Steppe Cement Ltd sold 738,228t of cement for KZT10,539m (US$30.7m), compared with 650,333t of cement for KZT8553m in 1H17. This represents an increase of 14 per cent in volume and an increase of 23 per cent in turnover over the same period in 2017. The average price for the current period for delivered cement was KZT14,276/t (ex VAT), compared with KZT13,151/t in the corresponding period of 2017. The ex-factory price for the current period was KZT11,560/t, compared with KZT11,...

Steppe Cement sees 20% revenue rise in 2017

16 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement has announced that its full-year revenue for 2017 was 20 per cent higher than the previous year, reports Alliance News. The revenue for the period increased to KZT21.4bn (US$65m) from KZT17.9bn seen in 2016. The rise in revenue has been attributed to both an increase in cement prices and the volume of cement sold. The Kazakhstan-based manufacturer saw a 3.8 per cent YoY increase in the sales volume of cement, to 1.63Mt from 1.57Mt. Prices were up 15 per cent for 2017, with a...

Steppe Cement repays bonds

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Kazakh cement producer Steppe Cement has repaid bonds issued in November 2012, according to StockMarketWire. The bonds totalled KZT1.49bn (US$4.48m) and were paid out of the cash flow of the company. The repayment of the bonds reduced the net debt of Steppe Cement to US$16m.

Steppe Cement price focus helps lift 1H turnover

19 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement reported a 15 per cent decline in volumes for the first half of 2017 while turnover was up by four per cent over the same period as the Kazakhstan-based producer focussed on pricing. In a market update for the first half of the year published on Monday, the company said sales volumes fell to 650,333t from 761,777t a year earlier. Meanwhile, turnover reached KZT8553m (US$26.2m) versus KZT8190m in 1H16. The average price for delivered cement in the 1H17 increased to KZT13,15...

Steppe Cement 1Q17 volumes down as Kazakh market contracts

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement reported a 35 per cent YoY decline in cement sales volumes to 124,669t in the first quarter of 2017 as cement consumption in Kazakhstan fell five per cent YoY. In March 2017 alone, domestic consumption was down by 12 per cent, partly due to extended holidays, Steppe Cement said in a trading update released last week. The company added that it continued its strategy of increasing prices at the expense of market share. As a result, its market share fell from 16 per cent in...

Kazakhstan: Steppe Cement FY16 results

13 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement Ltd recorded revenue for the year ended 31 December 2016 of KZT17.94bn (US$54.01m), representing an eight per cent drop YoY from KZT19.53bn recorded last year. A sales volume of 1,570,140t of cement was achieved in 2016, a four per cent decline from 1,643,136t reported in the previous year. Average price (ex-VAT) for delivered cement was KZT11,426/t (US$34.4/t) in 2016, a four per cent decrease on 2015. This drop in price was mostly due to competition among local companie...

Kazakhstan: Steppe Cement refinances US$15m loans

01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement has announced that it has refinanced two loans worth a combined US$15.3m, StockMarketWire reports. A loan of US$5.5m due this month has split into three tranches, the last of which now falls due in November 2018. A US$9.8m loan contracted in 2014 will now be repaid in equal monthly instalments until November 2021. "The refinancing exercise allows Steppe Cement to spread the repayment of principals over the coming years and paves the way to pay dividends consistently once ...

Kazakhstan: a nation’s vision

17 October 2016, Published under Cement News

While the need for infrastructure and housing is considerable in Kazakhstan, lower oil receipts, a depreciating tenge and sluggish global growth conspire against elevated levels of public spending. However, the government has pinned its hopes on foreign investment to meet construction demand as well as expand the cement production base, which in turn will reduce expensive imports. While cement demand growth rates of the past are not expected going forward, Kazakhstan still has a co...