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Manufacture of Cement, Lime and Plaster Updated Report Available
BY Duncan Bekker
South Africa
26 October 2015
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The Manufacture of Cement, Lime and Plaster


This report focuses on the manufacture of cement and other cementitious products both domestically and regionally. Total sub-Saharan demand for cement totalled an estimated 80 million tons during 2014 with South African sales of cementitious products reaching 13.1 million tons. Statistics South Africa reported that the value of domestic sales of non-metallic mineral products, which includes cement, stood at R23bn for the first six months of 2015.


A sector Under Pressure


The domestic cement market is currently characterised by fierce competition and resultant depressed profit margins, with market leader PPC reporting that profit for the first six months of 2015 was down 38% year-on-year. The huge levels of competition have been brought on largely by industry over-supply, partly as a result of cement imports from Pakistan. The amount of Pakistani cement being traded locally has prompted accusations of dumping being brought before the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac). The high levels of competition have been exacerbated by the entrance of new players into the South African market, including Mamba, recently established by the Jidong Development Group, one of China’s largest building materials firms, and Sephaku Cement, a subsidiary of Dangote Cement, Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturer. As a result, a number of local firms are aggressively expanding their regional operations in an effort to compete with other African and multinational players who are also focusing on the market in the rest of Africa.


Report Coverage


The report on the domestic and regional cement sector describes the current market, outlines developments within the sector and focuses on factors influencing the success of industry. The report also profiles 11 key players in the local market and details the continental footprint of six major cement manufacturers, including multinational Lafarge Africa Plc and Germany-based Heidelberg Cement.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
2.3. Advertising and Marketing 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.2. Regulations 17
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 18
4.2. Continental 19
4.2.1. Pricing 28
4.3. International 29
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
5.1. Economic Environment 30
5.2. Government Infrastructure Spending 31
5.3. Input Costs 32
5.4. Cyclicality 33
5.5. Labour 33
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 34
5.7. Environmental Concerns 36
6. COMPETITION 37
6.1. Barriers to Entry 38
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 39
8. OUTLOOK 39
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 40
10. REFERENCES 40
10.1. Publications 40
10.2. Websites 41
COMPANY PROFILES 43
Afrisam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 43
Bontebok Limeworks (Pty) Ltd 48
Cape Lime (Pty) Ltd 51
Idwala Industrial Holdings Ltd 54
Kerneos Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 58
Lafarge Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd 60
Lime Distributors (Pty) Ltd 65
Lime Sales Ltd 67
NPC-Cimpor (RF) (Pty) Ltd 68
PPC Ltd 70
Saint-Gobain Construction Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd 77
Sephaku Holdings Ltd 80