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Carthage Cement’s sales and profits halve in first half of 2022

Tunisia: Carthage Cement recorded a 48% year-on-year drop in its sales in the first half of 2022, to US$52.1m from US$101m. The producer’s net income for the half was US$4.73m, down by 51% from US$9.74m. It carries forward accumulated losses of US$315m.

Carthage Cement attributed its continued losses to delays to its commissioning of its upcoming new cement plant, as well as additional costs on top of the initial investment. It relied on short-term credits for part of the project’s funding. The company has restructured its bank loans and increased its capital to US$52.9m, in addition to an issue premium of US$10.8m.

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