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Good indicators for cement industry in Pakistan

05 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan government's intentions to lower the mark-up rates, encouraging cement dispatch data, a decrease in inflation figures and significant growing provincial export data have altogether renewed the investors' confidence in cement sector scripts at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).  Presently, Pakistan's central bank SBP Policy Rate is 13.25 per cent per annum, making borrowing too expensive for manufacturers in the country. The cement industry, along with other stakeholders of manufac...

China’s cement industry sees CNY80bn profit in 1H19

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s cement industry in the first half of 2019 saw profits advance by 20 per cent to CNY80bn (US$11.6bn), according to China Securities Journal. Cement output increased 6.8 per cent YoY to 1.05bnt in the January-June period, the highest growth rate in the last five years, as shown by data of the National Bureau of Statistics. The cement market expansion has been attributed to real estate and infrastructure growth. Fixed-asset investment, including capital spent on infrastructure, prope...

Bamburi Cement forecasts profit drop of 25% in 2018

11 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim group) has given a profit warning of earnings likely to drop by 25 per cent in 2018 following difficult market conditions and escalating international energy prices in Kenya and Uganda. "The company wishes to inform the shareholders and potential investors that, based on the preliminary assessment of the unaudited consolidated management accounts, the 2018 full-year earnings of the Group are expected to decrease by more than 25 per cent, compared with the year ...

It's all about the costs

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark considers the value of measuring and comparing the costs of making cement as the first step to optimising, ie minimising, those outlays as he discusses cost benchmarking and optimisation. Raw materials can be cheaper to extract with bulldozers The Technical Forum has covered many technical topics related to the production of cement over the years. However, we must always keep in mind that cement-making companies and factories must also be money-making operations to s...

Romania: sales and profits increase

07 June 2016, Published under Cement News

For the year 2015 three major cement producers in Romania saw an increase in both sales and profits. Holcim Romania increased its sales by 15 per cent in 2015, achieving a turnover of EUR253m (US$287.5m). The company also reported a net profit of EUR29m, 81 per cent higher compared to 2014. HeidelbergCement reported sales of EUR118m and a net profit of EUR25m, up 19 per cent from the previous year. CRH Romania, which took over Lafarge’s local operations, surpassed competitor Heidelb...

Arabian Cement Q1 profits drop 41%

31 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement have announced a fall in earnings of 40.5 per cent in 1Q16. The company earned EGP34.1m (US$3.85m) in 1Q16, compared with the EGP57.3m (US$6.47m) in the same period last year, according to consolidated financial results. Further, the unconsolidated profits for 1Q also fell 40.5 per cent YoY to EGP33.3m, from EGP56m. In 2015 Arabian Cement’s consolidated profits decreased 26 per cent YoY to EGP277.2m (US$31.2m) from EGP373.7m (US$42m).

Saudi Arabia: Yamama and EPPCO announce profits, Saudi Cement rebrands

21 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Yamama Cement and Eastern Province Cement Company have announced their first quarter earnings for 2016 with mixed results. Yamama, the larger of the two, saw its profits fall by 14 per cent YoY in 1Q2016, to US$40m. Yamama put this down to rising fuel prices, overuse of fixed assets, a rise in general and administrative expenses and investment losses. Eastern Province Cement Company reported that its 1Q2016 profits were up 3.5 per cent YoY. It attributes this growth down to a turnaroun...

Cementos Portland Valderrivas reduces losses

29 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Portland Valderrivas cut losses by nearly 99 per cent to EUR0.6m (US$0.8m) despite a sharp decline in domestic cement demand. In the 1H12, the company had made losses of EUR48.6m. Valderrivas also swapped assets with Ireland’s CRH in 1H13, which provided capital gains of EUR104.8m. Valderrivas chairman and CEO José Luis Sáenz de Miera said: “Results for the first half reflect efforts last year to reduce costs in Spain, where demand continues to shrink, and to improve e...

HeidelbergCement India notes INR80m 1Q13-14 loss

29 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Higher input costs as well as a rise in fuel and power costs pushed HeidelbergCement’s Indian subsidiary into the red. The company reported a loss of INR79.5m (US$1.34m) for the first quarter ended 30 June 2013 in a BSE filing. In the equivalent quarter of last financial year, the firm had reported a INR192.7m net profit. However, HeidelbergCement India saw 1QFY12-13 income from operation rise to INR3.668bn from INR3.0744bn in 1QFY12-13. Meanwhile, total expenses shot up from INR2.7...