Egypt’s EFIC aims to launch compound fertiliser production line


The Egyptian Financial and Industrial Company (EFIC) is looking to establish a new production line for some compound fertilisers, a source with the company has told Daily News Egypt.The company is currently holding discussions at the Board of Directors level to do so, with the project to be announced within three to six months. A total of 80% of the new line’s production is expected to be exported, with the remaining 20% to be sold locally.The company’s management expects the project to take around three years to break even and contribute to cash flow, and is expected to double profits. However, funding for the project has not yet been decided.Plans for a potassium sulphate production line have been dismissed, and replaced with this new product line.At the same time, EFIC’s local market share of 55%-60% is expected to be maintained in 2021. A total of 90% of the company’s production volume was sold locally during 2020, with the remaining 10% exported.

It plans to increase its percentage of export sales in 2021 to about 20%.The company’s management is expecting its working capital to increase by 10% in 2021, due to a stock-up of inventories, and to cover the more...