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Dangote forecast to increase market share in sub-Saharan Africa

06 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The removal of tariffs and non-tariff barriers under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will help Dangote Cement Plc’s expansion plans in sub-Saharan Africa and increase its consumption to 275Mt across 16 countries by 2030, according to a projection released by the Nigeria Office for Trade Negotiations. The Dangote Group has also forecast a 27.1 per cent market share in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018, with this expected to reach 59.4 per cent by 2030. According to the report, sub...

Carthage Cement wins 350,000t clinker contract

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Carthage Cement has been awarded the contract for the export of 350,000t of clinker to sub-Saharan Africa with delivery in 2018. The order will allow the cement company to enter the sub-Saharan market and further develop its exports.

Africa's grey gold

24 November 2014, Published under Cement News

As investors’ appetite for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is whetted and confidence grows, the region offers a positive scenario in terms of future cement demand. While some international majors appear on the back foot, new entrants are keen to gain a foothold in the market and expand their operations in this increasingly-competitive market. By T Hadley, Baobab Advisory sarl, France. Figure 1: per capita cement consumption vs per capita GDP, 1995-2014 Africa’s cement consumption has d...

Lafarge Zambia plans to double capacity

13 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zambia plans to double capacity by adding another production line at its Chilanga cement plant, as the country's leading cement producer seeks to tap domestic market growth. "The new production line is still at design stage, but we will be looking at ramping up production to 4000tpd to 5000tpd once construction is complete," Emmanuel Rigaux, Lafage Zambia chief executive officer, told journalists after a Chinese delegation led by Ambassador Zhou Yuxio toured the plant. Construc...

UniCem begins construction of new line, Nigeria

14 March 2014, Published under Cement News

United Cement Company of Nigeria (UNICEM) has started construction of its second line to meet growing demand for cement in Nigeria. Addressing journalists in Calabar, Olivier Lenoir, managing director of the company, said that the new 2.5Mta line will double UniCem’s existing capacity to 5Mta upon completion in 2016. Sinoma of China is constructing the new kiln line. The project also includes a 45MW captive power plant by Wartsila Nigeria Ltd, the work for which has already begun.

CIMAF to construct new Ghana cement facility

05 March 2014, Published under Cement News

The government of Ghana has signed an agreement with CIMAF of Morocco for the construction of a 1Mta cement facility. According to the terms of the agreement signed on Monday, 3 March 2014, the new plant is to be located close to the city of Tema, local media reported. The agreement was signed by Mawuena Trebarh on behalf of Ghana’s Minister of Trade, Haruna Iddrisu as well as Saad Sefrioui, General Director of Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF Ghana Ltd). “CIMAF Ghana Limited plans to bui...

CIMAF starts construction of Mali plant

24 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Morocco’s CIMAF will build a new cement works in Mali – the company's seventh cement works in sub-Saharan after its expansion plans in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A ceremony to mark the start of construction was held in the rural town of Dio, where the plant will be located. It is the second works to be sited in the area after the unit built by India’s Diamon Cements. The CIMAF works will have a capacity of 0.5Mta (with op...

Lafarge Cement Zambia scales back exports to meet domestic needs

02 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zambia has reduced its exports by 15 per cent due to buoyant domestic construction market needs. Eugene Chungu, corporate affairs and communication director, told AllAfrica press: "In terms of exports, we have reduced from 35 per cent to 20 per cent of the total produce so that we focus on domestic consumption because the construction sector is booming. Mr Chungu added that Lafarge is currently exporting to five African countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (the company's ...