Lafarge’s cement sales in Romania rose 58.6 per cent YoY in terms of value in the first nine months of 2007.
In terms of volume, the company’s cement sales in Romania went up by 42 per cent YoY in January to September 2007.
The growth rate was the highest registered by Lafarge in central and eastern Europe during the said period of 2007, followed by Russia with 57.5 per cent and Poland with 46.6 per cent.
LaFarge’s combined cement sales in central and eastern Europe grew by 50 per cent YoY to EUR857m (US$1.26bn) in terms of value, and by 18 pct year-on-year to 11.8Mt in terms of volume.
EBITDA from operations in central and eastern Europe jumped 76 per cent YoY to EUR382m (US$560.32m).