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Aalborg Portland posts record turnover in 2018

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Denmark-based Aalborg Portland has recorded a five per cent rise in turnover to DKK8.90bn (US$1.37bn) in 2018, compared with DKK8.5bn in 2017, which is the company’s highest-ever turnover. The improvement is due to large acquisitions in Belgium and the US, which with satisfactory returns have been able to compensate for stagnation in construction activity in the Nordic region. "We are proud that in 2018 we have delivered both the highest turnover and the best result in the Group's history...

Bamburi Cement sees operating profit fall to KES0.8bn in 2018

16 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim) has reported that operating profit fell to KES0.8bn (US$7.92m) in the 2018, from KES4.2bn in 2017. The decline was attributed to higher energy costs in power, coal and petcoke as well as price rises in raw materials and imported clinker. However, group turnover grew by 3.7 per cent from KES36bn in 2017 to KES37.2bn in 2018.

Raysut Cement reports 10% revenue increase in 1Q19

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement Co has released its unaudited consolidated financial results for the 1Q19, reporting a 9.8 per cent YoY increase in revenue to OMR23m (US$59.84m) from OMR20.96m. However, profit before tax declined 77.2 per cent in the first quarter to OMR248,478, compared with OMR1.09m of the year-ago period. Total profit and comprehensive income attributable to shareholders decreased 46 per cent to OMR242,951 from OMR450,161.

Kuwait Portland Cement sees 12% profit rise in 2018

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Kuwait Portland Cement Co recorded a net profit of KWD2.49m (US$8.2m) in the 4Q18. This represents a 150 per cent YoY advance when compared with KWD997,000 (US$3.2m) in the same period of 2017. In 2018, the company achieved a 12 per cent rise in earnings to KWD10.3m from KWD9.19m in 2017, according to a bourse filing. Operating income expanded by 4.3 per cent YoY to KWD8.87m from KWD8.5m in 2017.

Cameroon cement industry reaches sales of XAF191.9bn in 2018

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s four cement producers achieved a total turnover of XAF191.9bn (US$330.4m) in 2018, according to sources in the country’s tax administration. Market leader Dangote Cement Cameroon sold 1.2Mta of cement, resulting in a sales figure of XAF86.4bn. LafargeHolcim-owned Cimencam increased its revenues to XAF70.7bn following the inauguration of its new 0.5Mta Nomayos plant in Yaoundé suburb on 2 April 2019. Cimaf Cameroon, part of the Morocco-based Adoha group, achieved a turnover o...

Attock Cement profit shrinks by 25% in 9MFY19

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Lt (ACPL) has announced its financial result for nine months period ended 31 March 2019 by declaring a net profit of PKR1.376bn (US$9.715m), down by 25 per cent YoY, as compared to PKR1.826bn in the same period last year. Net sales of the company during the 9MFY18-19  increased by 36 per cent to PKR16.15bn. Analysts attribute the rise in sales to stable growth in domestic sales, a considerable advance in clinker export sales and a positive impact of the country's cur...

CCNN reports record net profit of NGN5.7bn in FY18

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) has released its FY18 results, reporting a net profit of NGN5.7bn (US$15.75m) , 77 per cent higher than in 2017. The earnings report is the first since the merger with Kalambaina Cement. Revenue reached NGN31.7bn, up 62 per cent YoY. EBITDA rose by 86 per cent to NGN7.9bn. CNN produced 0.76Mt of cement and sold over 0.74Mt. Sales in Nigeria rose by 49 per cent YoY to NGN28.9bn, while export figures rose from NGN0.2bn in 2017 to NGN2.9bn in 2018. T...

Steppe Cement records strong sales in 1Q19

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement reports that in the 1Q19 the cement producer sold 266,393t of cement for KZT4455m (US$11.76m), compared to 197,179t of cement for KZT2313m in the 1Q18, an increase of 35 and 93 per cent, respectively. Steppe Cement reports that higher transport tariffs and rental expenses have been offset by savings due to better utilisation of the wagon fleet and increased sales in markets close to the factory. Kazakhstan’s cement market grew by 3.6 per cent in the 1Q19 and Steppe Ceme...

Taiwanese cement companies report positive results in 1Q19

10 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp reported improved revenues for March 2019 at TWD10.877bn (US$352.62m), up 11.6 per cent when compared with TWD9.75bn in March 2018, according to Dow Jones Newswires. Universal Cement Corp revenues remained largely stable in March 2019 at TWD437.14m, when compared with TWD437.497m in the same period the previous year. Revenues for Lucky Cement Co slipped 0.6 per cent to TWD313.093m in March 2019 from TWD314.84m in March 2018. January-March 2019 In the January-March 2...

PT Semen Indonesia sees 10% revenue rise in 2018

03 April 2019, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia increased revenues by 10.3 per cent YoY to IDR30.688trn in 2018 from IDR27,814trn in 2017. The company’s consolidated sales volume reached 33.153Mt, including the sales from Thang Long Cement in Vietnam. Export sales from its Indonesian production base advanced 68.7 per cent to 3.157Mt when compared with 1.871Mt in 2017. The Indonesian cement producer saw its cost of revenue advance by 7.6 per cent to IDR21.357trn when compared with IDR19.854trn in the previous year. ...