Yaoundé - 10 June 2023 -

Socapalm expects 9.5% increase in profit by the end of 2022, despite unfavorable environment

Socapalm expects 9.5% increase in profit by the end of 2022, despite unfavorable environment
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 26 October 2022 12:19

(Business in Cameroon) - The Cameroonian Palm Company (Socapalm) expects its turnover to increase by 9.5% by the end of 2022. The subsidiary of Luxembourg-based rubber company Socfin says its ordinary activities before taxes should be around CFA15 billion, against CFA13.7 billion the previous year, despite a rather unfavorable environment.

In a recent performance report, Socapalm mentioned poor weather conditions coupled with a sharp decline in palm nut purchases due to competition from the informal sector. Indeed, the latter offers better prices as it can market its production at almost twice the price approved for Socapalm, which has remained unchanged since 2008. Because of this mismatch, the palm oil company expects its production to fall by 2% this year. Also, its pre-tax net profit dropped by 0.2% YoY to CFA17.45 billion over the first half of 2022 while its post-tax net profit dropped by 6.26% YoY from CFA12.65 billion to CFA11.86 billion.

Yet, the company remains optimistic and bets on a "rigorous management" of its operating costs and the "improvement" of agricultural and industrial techniques to achieve good results by the end of the year.


Import traffic was very dynamic at the Kribi port’s multipurpose terminal in 2022, reports from the Port Authority PAK showed. According to available...
The Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Minader) has just launched a call for expressions of interest to recruit private partners...
Malian Cheick Fantamady Kanté is the World Bank's new Director of Operations for Cameroon. The newly appointed manager was officially presented to the...
Cameroonian Jacques Edjangue has been confirmed Thursday as the Vice President for People and Talent Management of the African Development Bank (AfDB)...

Mags frontpage

Business in Cameroon n110: April 2022

Covid-19, war in Europe: Some Cameroonian firms will suffer

Albert Zeufack: “Today, the most important market is in Asia”

Investir au Cameroun n120: Avril 2022

Covid-19, guerre en Europe : des entreprises camerounaises vont souffrir

Albert Zeufack: « Le marché le plus important aujourd’hui, c’est l’Asie »