Lafarge - October 2013

Lafarge WAPCO Cement Nigeria, one of Lafarge's two main subsidiaries in Nigeria, has reported a 6.3 per cent increase in turnover to NGN74.27bn (€344.0m) for the first nine months of 2013, giving rise to a pretax profit of NGN 20.66bn (€95.7m). In the third quarter, the pretax profit jumped by some 65 per cent, though turnover was just five per cent ahead, as the three-week maintenance period that was taken in the comparative period last year, and let to the import of clinker, did not re-occur this time.

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