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
251 240 CONCOR* CONSTRUCTION SOUTH AFRICA 535,301 NA 55,215
252 248 SONATEL MOBILES TELECOMS SENEGAL 534,856 3.33% 0
253 192 METOREX MINING SOUTH AFRICA 533,394 -22.18% 69,458
254 212 CTP HOLDINGS MEDIA SOUTH AFRICA 533,091 -13.31% 56,866
255 214 BUSINESS CONNEXION GROUP ICT SOUTH AFRICA 529,868 -13.25% 11,341
256 490 IRELAND BLYTH CONSTRUCTION MAURITIUS 528,822 150.07% 18,848
257 230 METAIR INVESTMENTS AUTOMOBILE SOUTH AFRICA 527,408 -6.60% 50,155
258 264 LIBYA OIL MAROC PETROL. SERVICES MOROCCO 525,114 8.94% 5,830
259 344 MAUREL & PROM GABON PETROLEUM GABON 524,936 57.17% 208,760
260 219 ILIAD AFRICA CONST. MATERIALS SOUTH AFRICA 519,472 -12.12% -29,696
261 274 EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES GROUP BEVERAGES KENYA 519,436 14.02% 13,723
262 181 RMB HOLDINGS INSURANCE SOUTH AFRICA 518,018 -30.79% 1,434,415
263 247 GROUPE ETRHB HADDAD* CONSTRUCTION ALGERIA 517,919 NA 59,189
264 294 SOCIT NATIONALE DLECTRICIT ELECTRICITY SENEGAL 509,928 22.77% 0
265 244 RMA WATANIYA INSURANCE MOROCCO 508,531 -3.03% 0
266 367 ALLIANCES DVELOPPEMENT IMMOBILIER REAL ESTATE MOROCCO 504,164 63.71% 113,004
267 273 EGYPT KUWAIT HOLDING CO. DIVERSIFIED EGYPT 499,251 8.84% 182,011
268 291 TANZANIA BREWERIES BEVERAGES TANZANIA 496,588 18.33% 98,408
269 257 OLYMPIC GROUP* DIVERSIFIED EGYPT 493,098 NA 21,894
270 160 KENYA POWER AND LIGHTING ELECTRICITY KENYA 491,558 -44.01% 48,820
271 236 COMPAGNIE IVOIRIENNE DLECTRICIT ELECTRICITY CTE D IVOIRE 490,592 -10.58% 12,267
272 259 RENAULT MAROC* AUTOMOBILE MOROCCO 490,021 NA 0
273 289 ABU QIR FERTILIZERS & CHEMICAL IND. CHEMICALS EGYPT 488,006 15.21% 222,316
274 190 ZURICH INSURANCE CO. SOUTH AFRICA INSURANCE SOUTH AFRICA 477,773 -31.45% 15,299
275 275 ENT. NATIONALE DE TRAVAUX AUX PUITS PETROLEUM ALGERIA 473,205 4.22% 42,739
276 284 GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES MINING GHANA 471,007 8.85% -2,502
277 237 DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSING NETWORK RETAIL SOUTH AFRICA 465,811 -14.43% -3,725
278 328 BULYANHULU GOLD MINE MINING TANZANIA 465,037 29.24% 0
279 267 TOTAL TUNISIE PETROL. SERVICES TUNISIA 463,395 -2.01% 8,085
280 286 CIMENTS DU MAROC CONST. MATERIALS MOROCCO 461,948 7.62% 113,340
281 309 EGYPTIAN IRON & STEEL CO. STEEL EGYPT 461,025 16.38% -55,699
282 - SEPLAT PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CO. PETROLEUM NIGERIA 452,596 NA 63,156
283 303 LESIEUR CRISTAL AGRIBUSINESS MOROCCO 452,481 11.57% 3,833
284 295 EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES KENYA BEVERAGES KENYA 449,639 8.40% 125,224
285 250 OCEANA GROUP AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 449,177 -12.79% 40,920
286 258 MOOLMANS MINING SOUTH AFRICA 449,030 -8.48% 0
287 - LEONI WIRING SYSTEMS TUNISIA AUTOMOBIle PARTS TUNISIA 445,599 152.17% 4,216
288 276 COMAIR AIR TRANSPORT SOUTH AFRICA 440,648 -2.68% 9,457
289 299 PZ CUSSONS NIGERIA PHARMACEUTICALS NIGERIA 439,424 7.55% 15,463
290 218 NORTHAM PLATINUM MINING SOUTH AFRICA 438,596 -26.10% 42,890
291 281 RAYA HOLDING FOR TECH. AND TELECOM. ELECTRICAL equip. EGYPT 437,119 -0.08% 5,908
292 307 COMP. MAROCAINE DES HYDROCARBURES PETROLEUM MOROCCO 436,382 8.86% 0
293 260 MRS OIL PETROL. SERVICES NIGERIA 432,098 -11.38% 6,309
294 251 MUSTEK ICT SOUTH AFRICA 430,653 -16.05% 11,622
295 306 AES AFRICAN POWER CO. ELECTRICITY CAMEROON 429,884 6.57% 156
296 359 ENGEN RD CONGO PETROL. SERVICES DR CONGO 429,782 36.19% 11,558
297 285 OFFICE NATIONAL DE LEAU POTABLE* WATER MOROCCO 429,746 NA 16,270
298 313 SOC. FRIGORIFIQUE ET BRASSERIE DE TUNIS BEVERAGES TUNISIA 429,261 11.67% 52,438
299 302 AFRIQUIA GAZ ENERGY MOROCCO 427,893 5.28% 40,656
300 265 SOC. NAT. DOPRATIONS PTROLIRES PETROLEUM CTE D IVOIRE 427,828 -11.12% 67,007
 

'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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