15 June 2017

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - May 2017

As hundreds of leaders meet in Beijing this month for the Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation, China National Building Materials (CNBM) has said that it expects to take full advantage of the proposed “Belt and Road” initiative to revive the Silk Road linking China to Asia ...

15 June 2017

UltraTech Cement - May 2017

UltraTech Cement expects cement demand in India to grow by 4-6 per cent in the next fiscal, according to Managing Director, KK Maheshwari. Speaking to the Indian press, he said that housing, which currently accounts ...

02 June 2017

LafargeHolcim - May 2017

LafargeHolcim's first-quarter turnover amounted to CHF5630m (EUR5209m). The Asia-Pacific region generated 31 per cent of group turnover, while Europe represented 25.8 per cent and North America 15.8 per cent. Latin A...

02 June 2017

CRH - May 2017

CRH's underlying sales in the first quarter improved by around three per cent, with European turnover advancing by six while in The Philippines there was a 12. per cent decline. Group EBITDA in the first half is expe...

02 June 2017

Buzzi Unicem - May 2017

Buzzi Unicem's 1Q17 turnover improved by 8.9 per cent to EUR588.5m. Net debt at the end of March was 4.1 per cent higher at EUR979.9m, while capital expenditure was reduced by 29.0 per cent to EUR49.2m. Cement delive...

02 June 2017

Vicat - May 2017

Vicat's first-quarter turnover eased by 0.5 per cent to EUR551m, which represents an underlying advance of 1.4 per cent. The cement turnover declined by three per cent to EUR283m, as cement shipments advanced by 1.2 ...

02 June 2017

Cimpor - May 2017

Cimpor’s 1Q17 turnover eased by 0.3 per cent to EUR452.9m, while EBITDA recovered by five per cent to EUR84.1m. The trading profit (EBIT) improved by 3.1 per cent to EUR36.7m. The net financial charge came down by 18...

02 June 2017

Titan - May 2017

Titan's first-quarter turnover improved 7.1 per cent to EUR361.8m and EBITDA advanced by 18 per cent to EUR51.1m. After a EUR5m (EUR25.1m) exchange loss there was a pretax loss of EUR0.7m compared with a pretax loss ...

02 June 2017

Cementir - May 2017

Cementir's first-quarter turnover rose by 33 per cent to EUR279.9m while on a like-for-like basis the improvement was just 0.5 per cent. EBITDA improved by 7.9 per cent to EUR23m, with only the Nordic countries showi...

31 May 2017

Dangote Cement - May 2017

Dangote Cement has reported record results for the first three months of 2017, driven primarily by higher prices. Group revenue for the quarter came in at NGN208.2bn (US$679.6m), compared to NGN140.5bn in the same pe...

31 May 2017

Anhui Conch - May 2017

The opening quarter of 2017 has seen revenues by Anhui Conch jump 28.58 per cent to CNY13.6bn (US$1.97bn), compared to CNY10.6bn in the same period last year. Operating profit, total profit and net profit attribut...

31 May 2017

Semen Indonesia - May 2017

Semen Indonesia is planning to expand its non-cement business to become a “building material company” rather than a cement company, according to Rizkan Chandra, Semen Indonesia’s president director. This follows the ...

31 May 2017

PT Indocement - May 2017

Indonesia’s domestic cement consumption increased by just 0.5 per cent YoY in the 1Q17, according to PT Indocement. The company’s domestic sales volume fared little better, improving by 0.7 per cent over the same per...

31 May 2017

PPC - May 2017

According to a cautionary announcement issued by PPC on 11 May, discussions on “the merits of a potential merger” between PPC and AfriSam are “still in progress”. Talks were revived in February this year as both comp...

31 May 2017

Cementos Argos - May 2017

Cementos Argos has reported a 6.1 per cent fall in consolidated revenue in the opening quarter of 2017 with almost three-quarters of its revenue and EBITDA now coming from outside its home market of Colombia. Overall...

02 May 2017

Votorantim - April 2017

Votorantim, formerly Votorantim Industrial, generated a turnover 8.7 per cent lower at BRL26,738m (EUR8046m) and EBITDA declined by some 38 per cent to around BRL4300m (EUR1294m) while, although the net interest char...

02 May 2017

CRH - April 2017

CRH's underlying sales in the 1Q17 improved by around three per cent, with European turnover advancing by six per cent while in The Philippines there was a 12. per cent decline.  The group EBITDA in the 1H17 is expec...

02 May 2017

Cemex - April 2017

Cemex will retain full ownership of Cemex Croatia as the European Commission has blocked its sale to HeidelbergCement-Schwenk joint venture, Duna-Drava Cement. Cemex Croatia operates three cement works, seven batchin...

02 May 2017

HeidelbergCement - April 2017

HeidelbergCement subsidiary, Cadman Materials, in the US has agreed to acquire the Pacific Northwest downstream activities of Cemex for around US$150m. The assets involved are in the states of Oregon and Washingto...

26 April 2017

Cementos Argos - April 2017

February 2017 saw cement consumption in Colombia contract by 3.5 per cent, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Just over 1Mt was consumed in the second month of the year, compared to 1,045,900t in the...