PPC raises PPC Zimbabwe stake

PPC raises PPC Zimbabwe stake

South Africa-based PPC has raised its stake in PPC Zimbabwe from 71% to 90%. In an operating update, PPC told investors that PPC Zimbabwe increased its sales by 19% year-on-year in the five months to 31 August 2023. Meanwhile, the group’s South African business raised its sales by 58% year-on-year over the same period. PPC attributed the growth to cost reductions and price increases across both markets, as well as ‘exceptionally strong’ growth in its cement volumes in Zimbabwe. Overall, cement volumes rose by 3% year-on-year.

PPC was previously reported to be considering selling its entire PPC Zimbabwe stake for US$200m in February 2023.