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
201 185 SOCIT TUNISIENNE DE LAIR AIR TRANSPORT TUNISIA 682,899 -5.79% -96,714
202 196 ELLERINE HOLDINGS (ELH)* DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 675,069 NA 60,330
203 182 NAMDEB DIAMOND CORP. MINING NAMIBIA 674,052 -9.60% 99,616
204 203 NIGERIAN BOTTLING CO. BEVERAGES NIGERIA 666,214 NA 16,020
205 283 INWI (ex WANA CORP.) TELECOMS MOROCCO 661,998 51.75% 0
206 204 MONDI SHANDUKA NEWSPRINT* MEDIA SOUTH AFRICA 652,343 NA 0
207 253 TOTAL SNGAL PETROL. SERVICES SENEGAL 651,572 27.60% 0
208 254 OPTIMUM COAL HOLDINGS MINING SOUTH AFRICA 649,643 28.54% 76,650
209 223 DANGOTE SUGAR REFINERY AGRIBUSINESS NIGERIA 648,646 10.56% 43,306
210 207 LAFARGE CIMENTS CONST. MATERIALS MOROCCO 646,551 2.43% 193,257
211 261 SOCIT NATIONALE DE SIDRURGIE STEEL MOROCCO 645,350 33.03% 17,217
212 189 AFRICAN OXYGEN CHEMICALS SOUTH AFRICA 644,314 -9.29% 22,476
213 205 ALGRIE TLCOM MOBILIS* TELECOMS ALGERIA 633,120 NA 0
214 208 AFRICAN REINSURANCE CORP. INSURANCE NIGERIA 631,490 0.63% 69,199
215 198 CARGILL WEST AFRICA AGRIBUSINESS CTE D IVOIRE 629,701 NA 2,328
216 227 JORF LASFAR ENERGY CO. ELECTRICITY MOROCCO 629,679 9.12% 0
217 200 TRIDENT STEEL STEEL SOUTH AFRICA 627,647 -6.27% 0
218 222 LABELVIE RETAIL MOROCCO 627,313 6.67% 5,356
219 249 INNSCOR AFRICA HOTELS ZIMBABWE 627,077 21.49% 38,711
220 252 BELL EQUIPMENT AUTOMOBILE SOUTH AFRICA 622,794 21.75% 36,463
221 211 MVELAPHANDA GROUP* DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 618,643 NA 130,257
222 287 SOC. MAROCAINE DE CONST. AUTOMOBILES AUTOMOBILE MOROCCO 618,183 44.30% 0
223 194 RAUBEX CONSTRUCTION SOUTH AFRICA 618,107 -9.63% 41,906
224 243 WAFA ASSURANCE INSURANCE MOROCCO 613,219 16.60% 94,073
225 242 CATOCA SOCIEDADE MINEIRA MINING ANGOLA 611,300 15.92% 0
226 271 ECONET WIRELESS TELECOMS ZIMBABWE 611,116 31.85% 165,741
227 213 OLAM NIGERIA* AGRIBUSINESS NIGERIA 611,020 NA 4,090
228 266 PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS ICT SOUTH AFRICA 609,196 27.86% 27,048
229 340 PETROLEOS DE MOAMBIQUE PETROL. SERVICES MOZAMBIQUE 608,951 79.65% 1,827
230 241 SSNIT INSURANCE GHANA 605,371 14.40% 313,033
231 238 NESTL NIGERIA AGRIBUSINESS NIGERIA 596,582 10.61% 102,367
232 235 LEWIS GROUP RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 596,574 8.40% 98,330
233 231 SUDANESE TELECOM CO. TELECOMS SUDAN 594,369 6.16% 43,171
234 220 HOLDING DAMNAGEMENT AL OMRANE REAL ESTATE MOROCCO 588,830 -0.03% 0
235 256 TOTAL PETROLEUM GHANA PETROL. SERVICES GHANA 586,712 18.90% 13,624
236 263 GROUPE CFAO ALGRIE DIVERSIFIED ALGERIA 585,873 21.42% 0
237 234 PHARMACIE CENTRALE DE TUNISIE PHARMACEUTICALS TUNISIA 581,040 5.04% 8,956
238 330 TRENCOR SEA TRANSPORT SOUTH AFRICA 570,990 61.29% 211,250
239 206 GROWTHPOINT PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE SOUTH AFRICA 569,885 -9.94% -39,671
240 226 AIR MAURITIUS AIR TRANSPORT MAURITIUS 568,291 -1.65% 12,850
241 - JOHANNESBURG WATER CO. WATER SOUTH AFRICA 567,237 NA 47,290
242 277 SALAM GAZ PETROL. SERVICES MOROCCO 565,165 24.93% 15,739
243 - SAHAM FINANCES INSURANCE MOROCCO 563,976 NA 17,769
244 229 SA DES BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN BEVERAGES CAMEROON 563,189 -0.57% 87,342
245 262 CDG DVELOPPEMENT REAL ESTATE MOROCCO 557,472 15.33% 64,806
246 300 DELTA CORP. AUTOMOBILE ZIMBABWE 554,767 35.97% 73,747
247 202 ADCOCK INGRAM HOLDINGS PHARMACEUTICALS SOUTH AFRICA 546,987 -18.13% 92,631
248 255 PTROLE DU MAGHREB PETROL. SERVICES MOROCCO 541,249 NA 0
249 - MVELASERVE DIVERSIFIED SOUTH AFRICA 540,517 NA 13,809
250 239 MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION* CONST. MATERIALS SOUTH AFRICA 536,956 NA 40,622
 

'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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