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Pakistan cement market continues contraction in August

05 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) estimated a decline in Pakistan cement dispatches in August and July-August 2022 (2MFY21-22) as the country experiences economic challenges, rising inflation, political unrest and heavy rains due to floods. Total cement dispatches (domestic deliveries plus exports) declined by 24 per cent in August 2022 to 3.296Mt when compared with 4.336Mt in August 2021. Of this total, domestic dispatches declined 23.8 per cent YoY to 2.9Mt from 3.81Mt i...

Morgan Stanley invests in ACC

05 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Morgan Stanley has bought a stake in Indian cement producer ACC Ltd. According to Mint, Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) has purchased 941,557 ACC shares at INR2290 each, marking an investment of INR2156m (US$26.9m). The deal was made through an open market transaction on 2 September 2022.

Adani Enterprises replaces Shree Cement in Nifty50 on NSE

02 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Adani Enterprises is to be included in the headline index Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) from 30 September 2022, replacing Shree Cement . According to The Economic Times, shares in Adani Enterprises have rallied over 88 per cent so far this year, taking its market capitalisation to INR3680bn (US$46,127m). After Adani Ports, this is the second stock from Gautam Adani to be included in the Nifty. Meanwhile, shares in Shree Cement have fallen by almost 21 per cent s...

Gujarat Sidhee Cement reports revenue fall

22 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Gujarat Sidhee Cement Ltd (GSCL) has recorded total income of INR1.89bn (US$23.69m) in the quarter ended 30 June 2022, compared to INR2.04bn in the quarter ended 31 March 2022. Net profit over the same period has advanced from INR32.2m to INR54.9m, according to Construction News. The India-based company runs one plant located in Sidheegram in Sutrapada Taluka, Gujarat State.  GSCL also announced the resignation of Dr Rahul Gupta as non-executive and non-independent director of the com...

Shiva Cement turnover down 88%

22 August 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s Shiva Cement has reported turnover for FY2021-22 of INR34.65m (US$433,491), down 88 per cent YoY, primarily due to the suspension of plant operations on the back of ongoing project activity. EBITDA over the same period fell four per cent to a loss of INR80.17m, while profit after tax fell 16 per cent to a loss of INR255.2m. This was due to lower sales volumes, which fell 89 per cent YoY in FY2021-22, along with an increase in the cost of production.    “Our main project, the 40...

JK Cement sees 33% increase in revenue

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Cement has reported revenue from operations of INR21,664m (US$271.5m) in the quarter ended 30 June 2022. This compares to INR16,336m in the same period a year earlier.  Net profit over the same period has fallen from INR2082.6m to INR1811.4m. Total expenses in the quarter ended 30 June 2022 came in at INR19,179m, versus INR13,557m in the comparable period in 2021, with power and fuel expenses rising from INR2994m to INR4856m. The company’s operating margin in the quarter e...

Indian producers turn to Venezuela for petcoke supplies

17 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The surge in global coal prices has prompted Indian cement producers to turn to petcoke instead with the country importing significant volumes from Venezuela for the first time. According to Live Mint, trade data shows that India imported at least four shipments of 160,000t of petcoke from Venezuela, arriving in India between April-June 2022. A further 50,000t cargo is due to reach Mangalore, India, over the coming days and a 30,000t shipment is expected to depart Venezuela for India later t...

CCI approves Adani acquisition of Ambuja and ACC stakes

16 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of Holcim ’s stake in Ambuja Cements Ltd and its subsidiary ACC Ltd by the Adani Group. The deal, which was initially entered into by Adani in May this year, will propel the group to become India’s second-largest cement producer. Holcim currently holds a 63.11 per cent share in Ambuja Cements and a 4.48 per cent share in ACC. Furthermore, Ambuja holds a 50.05 per cent stake in ACC. The acquisition will b...

Grasim Industries sees 41% YoY rise in revenue in 1QFY23

15 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Grasim Industries has reported a 41 per cent YoY increase in consolidated revenue in the 1QFY23. The three-month period saw revenue of INR280,420m (US$3518m), compared to INR199,190m in the 1QFY22. EBITDA advanced by 10 per cent YoY from INR47,360m to INR52,330m, while profit after tax saw a 19 per cent YoY rise from INR16,670m to INR19,330m on a consolidated basis. Despite inflationary cost pressures, the company also reported its best-ever standalone financial performance with revenue and ...

Pakistan's cement prospects

15 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Over the course of the 9MFY21-22 Pakistani producer profitablity has been supported by price retention and local demand, but falling exports and rising commodity prices are a cause for concern. Moreover, a slowdown in government spending on development projects could prevent domestic consumption from gaining traction. By Pakistan Credit Agency, Pakistan. A slowdown in government spending is expected to cool Pakistan’s cement demand growth In FY20-21 Pakistan’s nominal GDP increa...