South African cement sales edge 1.1% higher

South African cement sales edge 1.1%  higher
Published: 11 May 2011

Cement sales in SA moved 1.1% higher YoY in April to 816,338t from 807,820t at the same period in 2010, data from the Cement and Concrete Institute showed on Tuesday.

Domestic sales on a year-to-date basis declined 1.9% to 3.29Mt, from 3.35Mt for the same period in 2010.

The moving annual total in SA was down 5.2% YoY in April to 10.81Mt from 11.4Mt in April 2010.

The group noted that April had one less sales day than in 2010. If this was taken into account, sales were 6.7% higher than April 2010, it said.