May YoY cement sales in Germany slightly up

May YoY cement sales in Germany slightly up
Published: 21 June 2010

The German cement industry registered 2.22Mt of domestic cement sales in May 2010 – up 0.5 per cent from 2.14Mt in May 2009.

From January 2010 to May 2010 the industry recorded 7.66Mt of domestic cement shipments, whereas over the same period in 2009 cement shipments amounted to 8.22Mt. While the month of May was better than a year ago, the overall cement sales for the period from January to May are still down on last year’s figures by some 6.29 per cent.


German cement industry statistics January -May 2010   
   
            Domestic shipping in the month            Domestic shipping cumulative
            metric tonnes                                          metric tonnes

Month       Old Länder    New federal    Total            Old Länder    New federal        Total

January       375.953            75.574         451.527         375.953          75.574            451.527

February      598.250           125.803       724.053         974.203           201.377        1.175.580

March       1.584.431           373.923      1.958.354        2.558.634     575.300          3.133.934
   
1Q10           2.558.634        575.300       3.133.934      2.558.634       575.300         3.133.934

April            1.807.168        508.084         2.315.252    4.365.802     1.083.384        5.449.186

May              1.730.950        484.901        2.215.851     6.096.752    1.568.285        7.665.037


Total             6.096.752       1.568.285        7.665.037      6.096.752    1.558.285     7.665.037