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Ciments de Bizerte posts 5% rise in 2Q turnover

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Ciments de Bizerte posted a 4.5 per cent rise in turnover to TND22.4m (US$7.8m) in the second quarter of 2019 when compared with the equivalent period in 2018. Cement production decreased by 4.1 per cent YoY in the 2Q19 to 143,283t. However, clinker output rose 7.3 per cent YoYt to 166,810t. Following completion of annual maintenance work, the company expects a significant rise in production, sufficient to meet domestic and export demand.

Ciments de Bizerte reports 7% rise in 1Q total revenues

26 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Les Ciments de Bizerte has reported a 6.9 per cent rise in total revenues to TND19.416m (US$6.4m) in the 1Q19 thanks to its resumption of exports, according to l’Economiste Maghrébin. Domestic sales in the period increased 5.1 per cent to TND19.364m while export sales reached 328,193t, up 25.7 per cent YoY. Output from the company’s production base fell 16.8 per cent YoY to 124,445t of cement in the 1Q19 while clinker production fell by 43.3 per cent YoY to 130,640t. The decr...

Carthage Cement sees revenues up 3% in 1Q19

23 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Carthage Cement has reported a three per cent increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2019. Revenues were up to TND59.771m (US$19.889m) from TND54.862m. The company’s clinker and cement output expanded 10 and 26 per cent, respectively when compared with the 1Q18. However, clinker exports were down YoY to TND8.5m due to disruption at the ports, which led to deliveries being postponed from March to April 2019. In aggregates production increased by three per cent YoY b...

Tunisian cement producers sign new AF charter

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nine Tunisian cement plants have signed a new charter on sustainable development and social responsibility, which seeks to harness new energy and alternative fuels produced through waste recovery. "The industrialists of nine cement plants, signatories of this charter, will be led to use the waste and to valorise non-recyclable and non-reusable products as alternative fuel," said Samir Majoul, president of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). Mr Majoul ...

New Carthage Cement tender to launch in June

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Three months following the announced lack of tender success for the sale of the shares held by the Tunisian state in the capital of Carthage Cement, a financial restructuring, including the transfer of a block of shares representing 50.52 per cent of the capital, is being implemented at the cement plant to launch a second call for tenders by June 2019, according to ilBoursa. To restore financial stability and encourage compliance with future banking commitments of the cement producer, Al Ka...

Tunisian clinker exports surge in 2018

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Clinker exports in Tunisia increased 382 per cent to 1.5Mt in 2018 when compared with 311,000t in 2017, according to data published by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Cement exports edged up by 3.7 per cent YoY to 273,000t in 2018. In terms of clinker production, output rose by 6.7 per cent YOY to 7.353Mt from 6.89Mt in 2017. Cement production remained stable at 7.3Mt when compared with 2017. Domestic market demand also remained level at 7Mt ...

When the going gets tough

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The north African cement sector is facing a challenging time as declining demand has put into perspective the current overcapacity in the industry. With most of the region affected, export options are limited. Higher energy costs have also brought further challenges in some countries. By Kais Kriaa and Fatma Charfi, Alpha Mena, Tunisia. With production capacity tipped to reach 30Mta in 2019, Algeria’s cement industry has been transformed and has now become a net exporter of cement....

Carthage Cement revenues up 37% in 2018

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Carthage Cement reported a turnover of TND237.2m (US$79.6m) in 2018, an increase of 37 per cent when compared with a turnover of TND173m in 2017. Clinker output rose by 13 per cent YoY in 2018. Revenues from clinker exports reached TND47m in 2018, representing 20 per cent of the Tunisia-based company’s overall sales and more than off-setting the loss of cement exports due to Algerian government restrictions. In addition, the cement producer was also able to shave off three per cent of its...

Potential investors in Carthage Cement seek improved conditions

17 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The call for tenders for the sale of 50.52 per cent of Tunisia-based Carthage Cement attracted several investors, of which five prequalified and were asked to submit their financial offers by 7 December 2018. However, despite their clear interest, they were unable to submit a financial offer for acquisition, according to African Manager. While these investors have reiterated in writing their continued interest in reaching a deal, they have asked for an improvement in the conditions of th...

Time to take a chance in Tunisia?

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Tunisian-based United Cement Investor announced that it will build a new 1.5Mta integrated cement plant in Tataouine, Tunisia, with work starting in March this year. This will be the most southerly cement plant in the north African country, situated 120km from the coastal city of Gabes and about 300km from the Libyan capital of Tripoli. However, starting new plants in Tunisia is a hazardous affair.

 Carthage Cement In October 2018 Carthage Cement recorded a 29 per cent YoY ...