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Tanzania: Tanga Cement launches new all-purpose cement

21 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement Plc (AfriSam Group) has set its eyes on capturing more of the residential and infrastructure construction market in Tanzania. Its new Mkombozi all-purpose 32.5N cement was launched in Dar es Salaam yesterday, reports the Citizen. "This is all-purpose cement meant for various construction activities," said Leslie Massawe, Tanga Cement's sales manager. "It is a step by the company to approach Tanzanians with an innovative product of high quality and affordable to the people."...

Dangote exports Ethiopian cement to Kenya

31 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Kenya's cement market is now being supplied with cement from a new source as Dangote has started exports from its 2.5Mta Ethiopian plant to the east African country. Industry sources said the majority of the exports are destined for road construction projects in the north of Kenya. The step is expected to drive down prices in a market that has seen virtually no price changes in the past decade. Dangote said that the cement exported to Kenya is priced at around KES7400 (US$74)/t or up ...

Tanzania: cement producers optimistic for future

25 August 2016, Published under Cement News

In the face of overcapacity and cheap imports in the local market, cement producers in Tanzania remain optimistic about future prospects, which seem more positive in light of a continuing construction boom. Tanzania has an installed production capacity of 8.3Mta and a current demand of only 4.3Mta, but major infrastructure projects are expected to drive business and boost growth. Local producer Tanga Cement reported a decline in profit for 2015 compared to the previous year as a result of...

Tanzania: Tanga to inaugurate second clinker line

02 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement plans to commission its second clinker line this month, more than doubling output to 1.25Mta. The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Charles Mwijage, expects to inaugurate Tanga’s project on 16 August. The company, which trades as Simba Cement, invested US$152m into the expansion. The new clinker line will have a capacity of 775,000tpa, which added to the existing 500,00tpa capacity will create an overall clinker capacity of 1.25Mta.

Dangote reports 60% rise in sales in 1H16

29 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2016. The company saw its revenue grow by 20.6 per cent to NGN292.2bn (US$925m) but lower selling prices, higher fuel costs and the impact of Pan-African plants in ramp-up phase saw its EBITDA down 10.2 per cent to NGN132.5bn. The EBITDA margin reached 45.4 per cent. Net debt stood at NGN293.3bn, giving a net gearing of 43.1 per cent. In terms of group cement volumes, Dangote sold 59.5 per cent more cement YoY...

Tanzania: Tanga Cement to double clinker capacity

31 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Tanga Cement Company Limited (TCCL) has announced plans to raise output to 1.2Mt once the new kiln line is operational at its plant in northeastern Tanzania, East African Business Week reports. Construction of the new kiln is to begin shortly and will raise capacity at the Tanga plant from its current level of 0.5Mta. Grinding capacity is already thought to be 1.2Mta, meaning that the plant has had to rely on clinker imports in the past. Speaking at its annual general meeting, Chai...

Tanzania: Twiga dividends increase 15%

27 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Twiga Cement announced at its Annual General Meeting held in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the dividend had risen from TZS267 (US$0.12) in 2014 to TZS306 in 2015. This increase is a result of profits going up to TZS56.2bn despite depreciation of the shilling, which had an impact on both fuel and quarry services. Alfonso Rodriguez, Twiga Cement managing director, said that the company saw 2015 as a year for consolidation, with particular focus on cost reduction and management control. Mr...

Tanzania: Tanga Cement seeks to cut costs as profits fall

17 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement has said that it will concentrate on cutting costs in an effort to counteract falling revenues, the Citizen reports. The company, whose profit fell to TZS8.24bn (US$3.8m) in 2015, held its annual general meeting this week. Speaking at the event, Board Chairman, Lau Masha, said: "Improving operational efficiency and containing production costs continues to be a major focus for the company... we have spent a lot of money in the last few years so as to ultimately reduce costs an...

Tanzania: Tanga Cement Co looks to cut costs with rail deal

19 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Tanga Cement Company has signed a deal with Tanzania Railway Ltd to transport 35,000t of cement a month to Mwanza and Kigoma. The deal would see the state rail company ship 15,000t to Mwanza on Lake Victoria and 20,000t to Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika. Both destinations are remote from cement producing regions and as a consequence currently pay high prices for cement. Tanzania’s Citizen newspaper reports that cement prices in the two cities are between US$7.76 and US$8.76 per bag. Thi...

TPCC profits rise, dividend announced

18 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC) profit increased by three per cent to TZS56.2bn (US$25.72m) in 2015, despite depreciation of the shilling that had a negative impact on fuel, spares and quarry services, according to a report in the Tanzania Daily News. TPPC, trading on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) as Twiga cement, said profits rose due to stable domestic cement demand and an increase in production capacity last year which pushed up sales volumes by 22 per cent. The compan...