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
301 268 GROUPE LOUKIL DIVERSIFIED TUNISIA 425,286 NA 23,258
302 270 ORANGE CTE DIVOIRE TELECOMS CTE D IVOIRE 425,270 -8.55% 15,627
303 321 SANIA CIE AGRIBUSINESS CTE D IVOIRE 424,999 15.77% -5,593
304 288 SIEMENS EGYPT* ELECTRICAL equip. EGYPT 424,108 NA 0
305 305 MTN CAMEROON TELECOMS CAMEROON 419,667 3.95% 56,291
306 293 FREEWORLD COATINGS* CHEMICALS SOUTH AFRICA 415,996 NA 22,690
307 341 BAMBURI CEMENT CONST. MATERIALS KENYA 415,178 23.23% 60,662
308 323 OFFICE NAT. DES CHEMINS DE FER DU MAROC RAIL TRANSPORT MOROCCO 415,061 13.64% 8,234
309 421 OK ZIMBABWE RETAIL ZIMBABWE 412,531 60.25% 10,306
310 292 HOLCIM CONST. MATERIALS MOROCCO 405,778 -2.88% 66,814
311 336 GHANA OIL CO. PETROL. SERVICES GHANA 405,562 18.07% 5,268
312 304 GROUPE TTS* HOTELS TUNISIA 403,893 NA 13,460
313 280 DANGOTE FLOUR MILLS AGRIBUSINESS NIGERIA 403,653 -8.42% 4,127
314 311 PRESS CORPORATION DIVERSIFIED MALAWI 403,614 4.15% 20,849
315 279 MTN CTE DIVOIRE TELECOMS CTE D IVOIRE 395,420 NA 58,919
316 351 SIDI KERIR PETROCHEMICALS CO. PETROLEUM EGYPT 393,647 21.53% 146,977
317 296 HOLDING MAROC. COMM. ET FINANCIRE DIVERSIFIED MOROCCO 391,851 -5.15% 0
318 353 MARIDIVE AND OIL SERVICES PETROL. SERVICES EGYPT 391,306 21.42% 42,112
319 319 HUDACO INDUSTRIES AUTOMOBILE SOUTH AFRICA 390,846 5.69% 39,843
320 338 UAC OF NIGERIA DIVERSIFIED NIGERIA 387,252 13.53% 62,131
321 - COMPAGNIE DES PHOSPHATES DE GAFSA MINING TUNISIA 386,250 NA 124,050
322 320 ORANGE MALI TELECOMS MALI 385,516 4.56% 119,627
323 391 LAFARGE CEMENT WAPCO CONST. MATERIALS NIGERIA 380,637 33.16% 51,820
324 331 AXA ASSURANCE MAROC INSURANCE MOROCCO 380,231 8.06% 0
325 314 MOBIL OIL NIGERIA PETROLEUM NIGERIA 378,189 -0.58% 22,838
326 315 CIEL GROUP DIVERSIFIED MAURITIUS 377,664 0.42% 23,822
327 397 SOC. AFRICAINE DE PLANTATIONS DHVAS AGRIBUSINESS CTE D IVOIRE 376,589 35.62% 88,323
328 432 TOTAL BURKINA PETROL. SERVICES BURKINA FASO 375,327 52.11% 0
329 317 SOC. NIGRIENNE DE PRODUITS PTROLIERS* PETROL. SERVICES NIGER 373,792 NA 12,343
330 350 CECAGADIS RETAIL GABON 371,953 14.82% 23,321
331 356 JUHAYNA FOOD INDUSTRIES BEVERAGES EGYPT 370,644 16.24% 30,717
332 358 ROYAL BAFOKENG PLATINUM MINING SOUTH AFRICA 365,377 15.27% 33,579
333 345 SEVEN-UP BOTTLING CO. AGRIBUSINESS NIGERIA 364,572 9.43% 12,600
334 325 SOCIT DES MINES DE LOULO* MINING MALI 363,717 NA 86,578
335 339 GROUPE MANAGEM MINING MOROCCO 356,399 5.10% 55,550
336 347 MEIKLES AFRICA DIVERSIFIED ZIMBABWE 354,102 7.16% -3,537
337 332 CNIA SAADA ASSURANCE INSURANCE MOROCCO 352,833 0.64% 0
338 334 SOC. DEXPL. DES MINES DOR DE SADIOLA* MINING MALI 349,288 NA 0
339 343 NAKUMATT HOLDINGS RETAIL KENYA 348,998 4.38% 3,190
340 - BUZWAGI GOLD MINE MINING TANZANIA 348,184 NA 0
341 322 COUNTRY BIRD HOLDINGS AGRIBUSINESS SOUTH AFRICA 348,153 -4.91% 15,062
342 335 MOHINANI GROUP* DIVERSIFIED GHANA 347,000 NA 0
343 - GUELB MOGHREIN COPPER-GOLD MINE MINING MAURITANIA 346,000 NA 0
344 392 AIRTEL ZAMBIA TELECOMS ZAMBIA 345,621 21.38% 55,907
345 337 ANOUAR INVEST* DIVERSIFIED MOROCCO 343,482 NA 0
346 318 SOCIT MAGASIN GNRAL RETAIL TUNISIA 343,270 -7.25% -15,296
347 308 REDEFINE PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE SOUTH AFRICA 338,357 -15.39% -74,578
348 402 SOC. NAT. DES TABACS ET DES ALLUMETTES TOBACCO ALGERIA 336,927 24.92% 170,430
349 414 MCEL MOAMBIQUE TELECOMS MOZAMBIQUE 336,339 28.01% 40,698
350 342 CAIRO POULTRY* AGRIBUSINESS EGYPT 336,022 NA 39,793
 

'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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