Kenya: ARM Cement posted a pre-tax profit of US$22m for 2014, up by 1% from 2013. ARM's revenue fell by 3% year-on-year to US$150m, mainly because there was no additional capacity expansion during the year.
ARM Cement has predicted that 2015 will be better, with growth in turnover and profit.
"The cement markets continue to grow at double digits with significant demand from the infrastructure segment," said ARM in a statement. Booming economies in east Africa have buoyed cement demand in recent years, but local firms are preparing for increased competition from new entrants like Nigeria's Dangote Cement.