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Kyzylkumcement sees net profit rise 71%

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s Kyzylkumcement saw a net profit of US$20.3m in January-June 2020, rising 70.9 per cent YoY. Revenue also advanced 12.4 per cent to US$97.1m. In the 1H20 the plant increased cement production by three per cent YoY to 1.75Mt, which amounted to 32.2 per cent of the total cement production in the country. Kyzylkumcement is also intending to build its fourth line for the production of clinker by the end of 2020, with the project valued at US$112.63m. The project will be finance...

Breedon Group PLC announces GBP581m revenues for first eight months trading

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc delivered revenues for the first eight months of the year of GBP531m (2019: GBP624m), including a one-month contribution from its recently-acquired Cemex assets in the UK. The Board has reviewed the latest management forecasts and is now in a position to reinstate guidance for the 2020 financial year. Accordingly, Breedon Group currently anticipates delivering second-half underlying EBIT broadly in line with the 2H19, which would deliver a result in excess of the average ...

Bestway reports 31% drop in FY19-20 turnover

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based Bestway Cement reported a gross turnover of PKR63.7bn (US$383.4m) in the financial year ended 30 June 2020, down 19 per cent YoY when compared with PKR79bn in FY18-19. Net turnover fell 31 per cent from PKR53.6bn to PKR37.1bn. Gross profit for the year decline from PKR16bn in FY18-19 to PKR1.1bn in FY19-20. Profit after tax dwindled to PKR0.5bn from PKR10.1bn in the previous financial year. The declining results have been attributed by a significant drop in prices, a substan...

China’s cement production up 4% in July

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement output increased 3.6 per cent in July as a pick-up in the economy drove cement consumption, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Information technology. China produced 220Mt of cement in July 2020 when compared with July 2019. In the first seven months of 2020, production declined by 3.5 per cent YoY to 1.22bnt. The sector’s total revenues fell 5.5 per cent YoY to CNY510.9bn (US$74.7bn). Its total profits reached CNY92.6bn.

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd posts PKR3.6m loss

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd (MLCF) has reported a loss of PRK3.559m (US$226.3m) for the year ended 30 June 2020. Brokerage Arif Habib Ltd in a report said, “Topline of the company witnessed a dip of 21 percent YoY to PKR6bn in 4QFY20 as its dispatches tumbled 20 per cent YoY to 1.02Mt tagged with lower retention prices in the region.” In FY20 revenue reached PKR29.11bn, up 12 per cent YoY as lower retention prices offset the impact of a 41 per cent YoY hike in sales to 5.163M...

Lafarge Zambia posts losses of ZMW12.3m in 1H20

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zambia Plc has posted losses of over ZMW12.3m (US$615,000) during its financial half-year period ending 30 June 2020. The company saw increased production costs and the local kwacha currency devalued during the period. Lafarge Zambia will continue to focus on developing the export market to sustain its growth as the domestic market remains substantially oversupplied with the commodity.

Taiwan's producers see decline in August revenue

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Universal Cement Corp has reported a 3.5 per cent YoY decline in August revenue to TWD366.9m (US$12.5m), against TWD380.4m in the same month of 2019. However, in the January-August 2020 period, the company posted an 8.7 per cent YoY rise in revenue to TWD3.44bn from TWD3.16bn. Elsewhere, Hsing Ta Cement saw a 14 per cent fall in August 2020 revenue to TWD625.7m from TWD727.9m last year. In the first eight months of the year, revenue dipped 7.4 per cent YoY to TWD4.54bn.

Lucky Cement posts 23% rise in August revenue

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Lucky Cement has announced a 22.9 per cent YoY rise in August revenue to TWD366.8m (US$12.5m) from TWD298.5m in the same month of 2019. In the first eight months of 2020, the company posted a 26.9 per cent YoY advance in revenue to TWD2.98bn from TWD2.3bn.

Saudi cement sales rise 38% to 4.3Mt in August 2020

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The aggregate sales of 17 Saudi cement producers climbed 38 per cent to 4.3Mt in August 2020, compared to 3.1Mt in the same month last year, reported Yamama Cement Co. As many as 16 cement producers reported higher sales, headed by Al-Jouf Cement Co with a YoY rise of 131 per cent in August. Al-Safwa Cement Co was close behind with an increase of 116 per cent YoY. Northern Region Cement Co's sales dropped by 32 per cent YoY.   Seven companies exported 144,000t of cement in August. Saudi C...

Fauji Cement posts FY2020 loss of PKR59m

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Co Ltd declared a loss of PKR59m (US$0.355m) for the year ended 30 June 2020. The company earned PKR2.824bn in the year ended 30 June 2019. “FCCL’s topline witnessed a decline of 27 per cent YoY to PKR3.75bn during 4QFY20 led by weaker retention prices as well as an 11 per cent dip in dispatches to 705,000t (local off-take dwindled by five per cent YoY to 700,000t),” reported Arif Habib Ltd in its analysis. In FY20 the topline suffered a decline of 17 per cent YoY as lower re...