Cement producer Lafarge Romcim registered a 24.2 per cent YoY increase in sales value and a 21.4 per cent rise in volume in the first half of 2006.
Lafarge Romcim expects its 2006 turnover to go up by seven per cent on the year to 680m new Romanian lei ($245.74m).
French Lafarge has invested over 300 mln euro ($383.6 mln) in the Romanian building materials market since it entered the country in 1997. The company has also set aside another EUR100m (US$127.87m) for investments between 2006 and 2012 in order to comply with the European Union (EU) environmental norms and to increase the productivity and quality of its services.
The group is active in Romania through Lafarge Romcim, limestone quarry Lafarge Agregate si Betoane and plasterboard producer Lafarge Arcom Gips.