Swiss cement sales fall

Swiss cement sales fall
Published: 14 April 2005

Domestic sales of Swiss cement industry fell by 0.6 per cent to 767,345t in the first quarter of 2005, the industry association Cemsuisse said on April 13, 2005. Despite the cold weather in March 2005, cement sales remained almost flat year-on-year due to the upward trend in the construction activity. A total 49.6 per cent of the cement deliveries were transported by railway and 50.4 per cent by road. Earlier the association said that it expected a 3.0 per cent to 5.0 per cent year-on-year drop in cement sales in 2005.