ARM Cement forecasts profits to rise by 35% in 2013

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Kenya/Tanzania: ARM Cement expects its revenue to grow year-on-year at a slightly faster rate in 2013 due new a new cement plant in Tanzania that increased its production capacity. Chief executive Pradeep Paunrana made the forecast in an interview with Reuters. The Kenyan cement producer expects similar growth in 2014.

A new cement grinding plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that was commissioned in 2012 increased ARM's cement production capacity by 0.75Mt/yr to 1.75Mt/yr. Another 1.2Mt/yr clinker plant in Tanga, Tanzania is due to start production in early 2014.

In July 2013 ARM reported that its pre-tax profits for the first half of 2013 had rise by 28% year-on-year to US$11.5m.

Last modified on 09 October 2013

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