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ACC sees EBITDA rise 21% in the 3Q20

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC Ltd has reported a 19.8 per cent YoY increase in consolidated profit after tax to INR3.64bn (US$49.59m) for the 3Q20, against INR3.03bn during the same period last year. Operating EBITDA also advanced 20.5 per cent YoY to INR6.71bn from INR5.57bn. Overall net sales remained flat at INR34.68bn from INR34.64bn in the July-September period last year. The company saw net sales growth of four per cent YoY in its cement segment, with sales volumes also reaching 6.49Mt from 6.44Mt...

South Valley Cement sees net loss contract in the 1H20

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s South Valley Cement has seen its net loss contract to EGP69.82m (US$4.45m) in the 1H20, compared with EGP100.82m in the 1H19. However, in the 2Q20 sales declined 21.5 per cent YoY to EGP196m from EGP249.67m in the corresponding period of 2019.

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh posts 3% increase in net sales

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh recorded a three per cent rise in net sales during the third quarter of this year, increasing to BDT3.655bn (US$43.09m) from BDT3.558bn in the 3Q19. "Our efforts on health, cost and cash have ensured that we stay focused during the crisis while our fast progress on digital helped us being effective in the market place" said Rajesh Kumar Surana, CEO and country representative. Profit after tax advanced 71 per cent to BDT654m for the 3Q20, compared to BDT381m in ...

PPC sees group revenue decline 2% YoY

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based PPC has seen its group revenue decline two per cent YoY to ZAR10.241bn (US$618.23m) in the year ending 31 March 2020, compared with ZAR10.494bn in the previous year. Excluding Zimbabwe, revenue fell seven per cent from ZAR9.047bn to ZAR8.380bn, mainly due to a decline in revenues from South Africa cement. Furthermore, the company posted a loss of ZAR2.39bn in the FY19-20 against a ZAR162m profit in the year-ago period. Cost of sales declined three per cent YoY to ZAR8.2...

Yanbu Cement sees a 33% rise in net profit

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu Cement has seen a 5.4 per cent YoY increase in revenue to SAR240m (US$64m) for the third quarter of 2020, against SAR227.97m in the 3Q19. The company also saw a 33.2 per cent YoY rise in net profit to SAR82.48m from SAR61.94m in the year-ago period. The improvement was attributed to higher revenue and lower expenses.   Over the nine-month period ended 30 September, Yanbu recorded a net profit of SAR210.12m, up 20 per cent YoY from SAR174.9m in the 9M19.

INC raises cement price

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguayan cement producer INC has increased the price of a bag of cement by PYG2500 (US$0.42). The company is now selling cement for PYG39,800/bag. The company has attributed the need to increase cement prices due to higher transport costs. The low water level in the Paraguay river has led to the need to use trucks to move raw materials and has also resulted in cement shortages in the country. INC is aiming to maintain supply at 35,000-40,000 bags/day.

Raysut Cement reports 5% fall in revenue

15 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement has announced its unaudited results for the 9M20, reporting a five per cent YoY fall in revenue to OMR65.24m (US$169.67m) from OMR62.13m in the year-ago period. The company also saw a OMR10.65m loss after tax for the nine months ending September 2020, compared to an OMR1m profit in the 9M19.

Chryso acquires majority stake in APTEX

15 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Chryso Group has signed of an agreement to acquire a majority stake in APTEX, a Moroccan construction chemicals company. The Chryso brand has made construction chemicals for the Moroccan market for more than 30 years, while APTEX has been operating for two years in the country, and has a production unit and an application laboratory located in Casablanca. The Chryso-APTEX joint venture will provide cement manufacturers, concrete and precast producers, applicators, construction comp...

Dalmia Cement announces CFO resignation

15 October 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement (Bharat) has announced the resignation of Jayesh Nagindas Doshi from the position of whole-time director and chief financial officer. The board has approved to relieve Jayesh Doshi from the closure of business hours on 31 October 2020.

Premier Cement sets date for production at new units

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s Premier Cement is yet to begin production at two of its new manufacturing units despite being fully-prepared in March, as a few key foreign experts and employees could not return to Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We could not start production within the stipulated time due to the absence of some technical experts and workers from China and Denmark," said Mohammed Amirul Haque, managing director. After operating on a trial basis for a month, the units were schedu...