Rankings TOP 500 COMPANIES

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:00

TOP 500 COMPANIES IN AFRICA 2013

Each year, The Africa Report chronicles the fortunes of the top 500 companies in Africa's key business sectors. These rankings, which were published in February 2013, and are based on firms' 2011 performance, point to some of the important longer-term changes affecting African economies.
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Rank 2012 Rank 2011 Company Sector Country Turnover (Thds $) Turnover change Net profits
151 121 SUPER GROUP AUTOMOBILE SOUTH AFRICA 962,274 -18.36% 45,285
152 199 CONOIL PETROL. SERVICES NIGERIA 959,248 43.13% 17,959
153 125 ANGLOVAAL INDUSTRIES AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 944,031 -17.77% 85,704
154 142 HOSKEN CONSOLIDATED INVESTMENTS DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 934,866 -8.41% 203,597
155 - SOCIT GABONAISE DE RAFFINAGE REFINING GABON 913,388 NA -16,482
156 128 CMH GROUP AUTO DEALER SOUTH AFRICA 904,228 -18.36% 14,742
157 157 TARKWA MINES* MINING GHANA 899,455 NA 0
158 167 COSIDER CONSTRUCTION ALGERIA 898,035 8.61% 173,052
159 148 MASSBUILD CONSTRUCTION SOUTH AFRICA 893,024 -6.77% 0
160 225 GML DIVERSIFIED MAURITIUS 880,437 52.00% 55,641
161 162 SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE* POSTAL SERVICES SOUTH AFRICA 872,610 NA 0
162 130 AFGRI AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 866,741 -20.63% 23,336
163 149 TRANSNET PORT TERMINALS PORTS SOUTH AFRICA 866,495 -9.32% 0
164 164 SOC. NAT. DE DISTR. DES PTROLES AGIL PETROL. SERVICES TUNISIA 857,882 -0.27% 0
165 161 HULAMIN ALUMINIUM SOUTH AFRICA 854,469 -2.23% 9,786
166 228 SOCIT AFRICAINE DE RAFFINAGE REFINING SENEGAL 846,451 47.65% 0
167 153 TALAAT MOUSTAFA GROUP REAL ESTATE EGYPT 842,207 -7.92% 95,404
168 141 PRETORIA PORTLAND CEMENT CO. CONST. MATERIALS SOUTH AFRICA 838,369 -18.14% 96,414
169 272 WATANIYA TELECOM ALGRIE TELECOMS ALGERIA 812,926 76.09% 0
170 156 CLOVER HOLDINGS AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 803,528 -10.92% 21,984
171 133 SUEZ CEMENT CO. CONST. MATERIALS EGYPT 796,336 -24.44% 93,940
172 169 ADCORP HOLDINGS HUMAN RESOURCES SOUTH AFRICA 788,901 -2.62% 16,667
173 290 PRODUCE BUYING COMPANY AGRIBUSINESS GHANA 786,026 85.98% 16,698
174 174 POULINA GROUP HOLDING DIVERSIFIED TUNISIA 783,229 0.28% 30,047
175 - GROUPE CHIMIQUE TUNISIEN CHEMICALS TUNISIA 780,135 NA 26,580
176 165 MONDI PACKAGING SOUTH AFRICA PACKAGING SOUTH AFRICA 771,432 -10.07% 13,228
177 151 MPACT PACKAGING SOUTH AFRICA 771,432 -18.07% 11,029
178 168 BASIL READ HOLDINGS CONSTRUCTION SOUTH AFRICA 765,225 -5.63% 17,315
179 188 TUNISIANA TELECOMS TUNISIA 762,958 6.80% 0
180 187 CENTRALE LAITIRE AGRIBUSINESS MOROCCO 762,734 6.53% 50,637
181 191 ORIENTAL WEAVERS FOR CARPETS TEXTILES EGYPT 761,397 9.49% 40,148
182 171 GUINNESS NIGERIA BEVERAGES NIGERIA 753,108 -6.60% 109,182
183 184 AIR ALGRIE AIR TRANSPORT ALGERIA 734,160 0.04% 0
184 155 COMPAGNIE MINIRE DE LOGOOU MINING GABON 732,610 -19.18% 251,278
185 172 AVUSA MEDIA SOUTH AFRICA 732,376 -8.33% 19,160
186 233 EGYPTIAN ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS CO. ALUMINIUM EGYPT 732,356 31.55% 89,797
187 166 MTN GHANA TELECOMS GHANA 729,674 -14.18% 0
188 180 RAND WATER WATER SOUTH AFRICA 723,551 -3.77% 65,890
189 186 EASTERN COMPANY TOBACCO EGYPT 722,585 0.46% 104,396
190 201 LYONNAISE DES EAUX DE CASABLANCA WATEr, ELECtr. MOROCCO 717,726 7.31% 26,874
191 163 FORTE OIL PETROLEUM NIGERIA 712,524 -17.64% -94,907
192 82 MONDI GROUP SOUTH AFRICA PAPER SOUTH AFRICA 707,320 -59.88% -2,579
193 193 COMP. SUCRIRE MAROCAine DE RAFFINAGE AGRIBUSINESS MOROCCO 703,925 2.75% 72,239
194 170 CASHBUILD CONST. MATERIALS SOUTH AFRICA 696,082 -13.83% 18,450
195 197 MDITel TELECOMS MOROCCO 692,311 2.96% 0
196 215 SOC. NAT. BURKINAB DHYDROCARBURES PETROL. SERVICES BURKINA FASO 689,628 14.22% 9,522
197 173 SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORP. MEDIA SOUTH AFRICA 689,342 -12.40% 42,188
198 195 INVICTA HOLDINGS AUTOMOBILE SOUTH AFRICA 687,726 0.82% 60,378
199 177 EVRAZ HIGHVELD STEEL & VANADIUM CORP. STEEL SOUTH AFRICA 686,195 -11.01% 5,527
200 209 SAHAM HOLDING DIVERSIFIED MOROCCO 685,226 9.64% 0
 

'2011 results in thousands of US Dollars; * shows 2010 results; NA: Not Available'

METHODOLOGY

Of 6,256 African companies in our database, 6,147 received a detailed questionnaire. After cross-checks and verification, we established a ranking of Africa’s top 1,843 companies. The first 500 are published. To allow for comparison, we apply the same rules to all our data: 1) All financial data must have a clearly defined source, generally communicated to us by the companies themselves, and must refer to the year 2011 (in some cases 2011/2012); 2) If presented in the local currency, we convert the data into US dollar amounts according to the rate prevailing on 31 December 2011; 3) We include all companies that fall under legal jurisdiction of at least one of the 54 countries in Africa, which is why a holding company and a subsidiary can both feature in the list; and 4) Where we cannot obtain up-to-date figures, we use those of the previous year (marked with an asterisk and italics). After two years of silence, a company is struck off the rankings.



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