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Athi River Mining: East Africa expansion

02 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based cement producer Athi River Mining (ARM) earlier this week reported a significant rise in 2011 cement sales on the back of new domestic cement capacity. The company is now nearing completion of the first of three projects in the Tanzanian market and has secured additional funds for expansion as it seeks to harness increasing demand in the promising East Africa region. I n 2011, group turnover rose 37% YoY to KES8.2bn (US$99m) as cement sales increased 72%. This was helped by “t...

Bamburi Cement uncertain on 2012 outlook

27 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement, a unit of Lafarge, reported a 28 per cent rise in 2011 turnover supported by sales from its Ugandan unit but warns its performance this year could be affected by inflation and uncertain political outlook in the lead-up to Kenya's elections. The company earned a pre-tax profit of KES8.47bn at the end of 2011 from KES7.56bn in 2010. East Africa's largest cement maker had seen a 7.4 per cent decline in profits in 2010 compared to 2009. The group's turnover increased by 28 ...