South Africa monthly cement sales solid

South Africa monthly cement sales solid
12 February 2008

Cement sales in South Africa increased 5.8 per cent YoY in January 2008 from the 7.4% YoY increase reported in December, according to Cement and Concrete Institute (CNCI) data.

At the end of January 2008, cement sales were reported up to 15.29Mt from the 14.45Mt reported a year earlier.

Total sales in January, however, amounted to 982,424t from 1.008Mt in January 2007, a decrease of 2.5%.

Exports of cement in January decreased 79.7% to 6713t from 33,430t a year earlier.

Sales to Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia amounted to 1.191Mt of the total sales in January, up from 1.03Mt a year earlier.
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