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Vicat reports sales of EUR2.07bn

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat Group’s consolidated sales reached EUR2.066bn in the first nine months of 2020, stable on a reported basis and up 2.1 per cent YoY at constant scope and exchange rates. EBITDA increased to EUR403m from EUR373m in the 9M19. Overall cement sales also advanced 8.4 per cent at a constant scope. “The Vicat Group’s performance over the first nine months of 2020 demonstrated its resilience and its tremendous ability to seize growth opportunities arising in its markets. The impact of COVID o...

COVID-19 closes WACEM's Tabligbo plant

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The West African Cement plant (WACEM) has shut down its grinding plant in Togo for two weeks. The 1.8Mta Tabligbo plant has closed to halt the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Trade and Industry released an official statement saying: "On October 30, 2020, the national coordinator in charge of the response against COVID-19 informed me about an outbreak at the WACEM, a company located in the free trade zone." The plant is situated 80km from Lomé, in the Yoto prefecture. The lat...

FLSmidth reports 33% decline in 3Q cement revenues

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

In the 3Q20 FLSmidth’s revenue amounted to DKK3834m (US$4181m) compared to DKK4736m in the 3Q19, down 19 per cent. Organic revenue decreased by 12 per cent, comprising a one per cent increase in mining and a 33 per cent decline in cement. The sharp decline in cement was due to a more severe pandemic impact on the cement industry and a low backlog.   In the 3Q20 FLSmidth’s order intake amounted to DKK3955m, compared to DKK4571m in the 3Q19, down 13 per cent. Organic order intake fell b...

Pakistan records 33% growth in October cement dispatches

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's domestic and overseas cement dispatches figures for October 2020 are officially yet to be released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA), but Lucky Cement Ltd's CEO, Mohammad Ali Tabba, has estimated a record growth to 5.7Mt, increasing from 4.4Mt in September 2020. The MoM rise of 29.5 per cent in dispatches in October was possible due to the increase in domestic and export demand as well as the speedy momentum in Pakistan's economy.   During an intervi...

Cementos Molins records net profits of EUR62m for 9M20

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins has announced its 9M20 results, with net profits reaching EUR62m, 12 per cent less than the same period last year. In comparable terms of exchange rates and hyperinflation adjustment, net profits to September grew by 13 per cent. Profits in the third quarter (July-September) stood at EUR29m, 44 per cent higher than the same quarter last year, when the net profit was EUR21m. Cementos Molins' revenues up to September were EUR546m, representing a decrease of eig...

LafargeHolcim records 3Q20 net sales of CHF6.46bn

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim recorded 3Q20 net sales of CHF6.455bn (US$7.046bn), down 9.6 per cent on the 3Q19. Recurring EBIT totalled CHF1.45bn in the 3Q20, rising 1.9 per cent YoY. Group cement volumes saw a modest decline of one per cent YoY to 52Mt from 52.5Mt in the 3Q19, with the segment's net sales falling nine per cent YoY to CHF4.12bn from CHF4.51bn. For the first nine months of the year, group net sales reached CHF17.15bn, declining 15.1 per cent from  CHF20.2bn recorded in the 9M19. ...

Cemex sees net sales rise to 3% to US$3.436bn in 3Q20

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced its 3Q20 results with net sales increasing by three per cent on a like -for-like (LfL) basis to US$3.436bn, while EBITDA rose by 15 per cent to US$728m.     Net operating earnings, before other expenses, rose by 20 per cent to US$453m on a LfL basis. Net debt plus perpetual notes fell by US$504m versus the previous quarter. Net sales in Mexico rose by 14 per cent on a LfL basis to US$723m. Operating EBITDA rose 16 per cent to US$246m on a LfL basis, versus...

Semen Indonesia looks to optimising market opportunities in pandemic

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SIG) has prepared a range of business strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, including optimising the company’s market potential. "The impact of this pandemic economically is very broad, so the health sector problems affect all sectors. But what we are doing is responding to today's challenges, ”said Director of Marketing and Supply Chain, Adi Munandir. The company is also targeting government projects as the public sector remains “sold in the midst of a...

Gazakh Cement kiln line commissioned during COVID-19 crisis

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Sustained Visions (SUSVI) and DAL Teknik Makina (DAL) have completed the kiln line upgrade at Gazakh Cement plant in Azerbaijan despite the COVID-19 restrictions. Kiln Line No1 at the plant was built by a Chinese OEM and commissioned in 2013 with a clinker production capacity of 2400tpd. The modernisation comprised an upgrade of the raw mill, the preheater section, the kiln, clinker cooler and clinker transport system. The key equipment was supplied and installed by DAL Teknik Maki...

Carthage Cement sees reduced COVID-19 impact on 3Q results

21 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Carthage Cement reported a less severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its turnover in the third quarter of 2020. The company’s turnover fell by six per cent to TND172m (US$63m) from TND183m in the 3Q19. In the 2Q20 turnover had fallen by 16 per cent due to the pandemic. Turnover in the domestic market increased six per cent YoY to TND151m when compared with the 3Q19 turnover of TND143m. Exports declined to TND1.193m when compared with TND1.225m in the 3Q19. However, del...