27 August 2019

of Dangote Cement says its Pan African sales increased 2.7% to nearly 4.7
million tons for the six months ended June 30th 2019. The company also revealed
that its Tanzania Plants now runs on gas turbines, just as sales volumes from
its Senegal Plants are more than 100% of its rated capacity.

are signs of better days ahead for the company’s investors. The company paid
N272.6 billion as dividends to its shareholders last financial year,
translating to N16 per 50kobo share, an increase of 52.4% against total
dividend of N178.9 billion or N10.50 per share paid for the 2017 financial

Chairman, Aliko Dangote, recently said its cement terminals in Lagos State and
Onne, Rivers, would be concluded before the end of 2019, further improving its
market share. He promised that the terminals, which were delayed by equipment
suppliers, would earn about $700 million in foreign exchange through cement
exportation to sub-Saharan Africa.

said: “Later in 2019, we will open export facilities in Lagos and Port Harcourt
that will enable us export clinker initially to our grinding facility in
Cameroun and then to new grinding plans we are building in West Africa…Not only
will these generate useful foreign currency for Dangote Cement to support other
expansion projects outside of Nigeria, they will also help to increase the
output of our Nigerian plants.”

further revealed that the company would be exporting cements through the
terminals to Ghana, Cameroun, Sierra Leone and Congo, among others, thereby
making Nigeria the biggest exporter of cement in sub-Saharan Africa.

that the project will improve job creation and increase prosperity of the
country, he said the company’s capacity will also increase on the completion of
the terminals.

Dangote Cement is Africa’s leading cement producer with nearly 46Mta capacity across ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. A fully integrated quarry-to-customer producer, it has a production capacity of 29.25Mta in Nigeria. Its Obajana plant in Kogi state, Nigeria, is the largest in Africa with 13.25Mta of capacity across four lines; its Ibese plant in Ogun State has four cement lines with a combined capacity of 12Mta, while its Gboko plant in Benue state has 4Mta. Through its recent investments, Dangote Cement has eliminated Nigeria’s dependence on imported cement and has transformed the nation into a net exporter, serving neighbouring countries that lack the limestone necessary for cement manufacturing.

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