Saudi sales rise in June 2019

Saudi sales rise in June 2019
12 July 2019

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia increased 20 per cent YoY to 2.55Mt in June 2019, compared to 2.13Mt in the same month last year, according to data compiled by Yamama Cement Co.

Only four cement producers out of 17 in total reported lower sales for the month. Tabuk Cement saw the largest decline (-27.9 per cent to 57,000t), followed by Hail Cement (-21 per cent to 64,000t) and Yamama Cement (-13.4 per cent to 219,000t).

However, 12 manufacturers reported an increase in sales. This was led by Northern Province Cement (148.6 per cent to 87,000t), Riyadh Cement (48.6 per cent to 156,000t) and Umm Al-Qura Cement (45.7 per cent to 67,000t).

Total export sales for the month surged 54.3 per cent YoY to 145,000t against 94,000t in June 2018. Saudi Cement contributed almost half of this figure, exporting 75,000t in June 2019.

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