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Českomoravský Cement plans CZK300m sustainability investment into Radotín

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Czech cement producer Českomoravský Cement is preparing an investment of CZK300m (US$13.71m) to improve the environmental performance of its Radotín plant. The purchase of a new vertical mill and other environmental measures will enable the works to reduce CO 2 emissions by 12 per cent and electricity consumption by 24 per cent by 2030. The company intends to select the technology for the new mill this year and prepare project documentation for the building permit application in 2023....

Czech Republic sees domestic sales up 4% in 2020

12 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The Czech Republic’s cement output declined 1.2 per cent YoY to 4.51Mt in 2020, which was still the second-highest level since 2008, according to preliminary data. Overall domestic sales expanded by 4.2 per cent to 4Mt. Cement exports declined 26 per cent to 562,720t, with the most important markets being Slovakia (almost 50 per cent), Poland (about 25 per cent), Germany (18 per cent) and Austria (10 per cent), according to the Czech News Agency.

Lafarge Cement sees record sales in 2020

21 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Despite the coronavirus pandemic  in 2020 Czech-based producer Lafarge Cement reported a nine per cent YoY rise in sales to CZK1.55bn (US$72.1m) and pretax profit went up by 60 per cent to CZK555m. This represents the best income figure in its history, said Miroslav Kratochvil, who leads the LafargeHolcim subsidiary. The pandemic saw higher staff and operational cost. However, the increased expenditures were offset by savings, Mr Kratochvil said. Demand for building materials continues thi...

Hranice sees 12% increase in 2020 profit

26 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Czech cement producer Cement Hranice, owned by Germany-based Dyckerhoff AG, saw its profit rise 12.1 per cent YoY to CZK561.5m (US$26.2m) in 2020 on sales of CZK1.797bn, up 1.2 per cent YoY. "Cement and other product sales declined by 3.4 per cent YoY in 2020 owing to lower supplies to the sister Slovak company ZAPA beton," said board member Roman Michalcik. Cement sales in the Czech market totalled CZK1.386bn, while exports accounted for the rest. Domestic sales increased by around CZK4...

Czech cement production reaches 4.57Mt in 2019

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement output in the Czech cement industry increased 3.2 per cent YoY to 4.57Mt, a level not seen since 2008, reports the Czech news agency, CTK. In the last six years, cement production has increased by more than 40 per cent. Sales expanded by 1.5 per cent YoY to 3.84Mt, according to preliminary data of the Czech cement producers association. Exports rose by 1.9 per cent YoY to 760,613t, with nearly half of volumes delivered to Slovakia, followed by Germany (29 per cent), Austria (15 pe...

Cement Hranice records 5% sales increase

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Czech Republic-based Cement Hranice saw a 4.7 per cent YoY increase in sales to CZK1.78bn (US$71.45m) in 2019. However, the company’s net profit fell 2.3 per cent YoY to CZK501m. Domestic sales reached CZK1.347bn during the year. "Sale of cement and other products was 1.5 per cent lower in annual terms mainly due to a drop in supplies to the sister company, ZAPA Beton, in Slovakia," said Roman Michalcik, board member. The decline in net profit has been attributed to the growing cost...

ICCC and Czech cement

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The 15th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic, on 16-20 September 2019. ICR speaks with Jan Gemrich of the Czech Cement Association and Lukas Perka of VUMO about the conference and the latest developments in the Czech cement sector. ICCC 2015, which took place in Beijing, China, provided a forum for cement scientists and producers alike Carbon capture and reuse as well as the reduction of all GHG are becoming  maj...

Czech cement market can ride the construction wave

23 August 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Cemex reported that its cement sales in the Czech Republic had increased by 70 per cent and yet it had still made a net loss of US$13.18m in 2018. Cemex's 2018 results were impacted by the merger of Cemex Group companies and Cemex Development Sro in May 2018. The company points to insufficient capacities and tensions in the labour market as potential hiccups down the line. Cemex is the second-largest player in this market with an integrated 1.2Mta cement plant as well as a 0.3...

Cemex Czech Republic reports net loss in 2018

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Czech Republic reported a net loss of CZK307.1m (US$13.18m) in 2018, declining from a profit of CZK194.9m in the previous year. However, sales increased 70 per cent to CZK3.81bn, with more than 98 per cent generated on the domestic market. The results were positively impacted by a merger with Cemex Cement and Cemex Development, according to an annual report. "The company recorded a YoY increase in the total volume of sales in 2018 thanks to the merger as well as thanks to the organic ...

Czech cement production increased 10% in 2018

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Czech Republic’s cement output increased 9.8 per cent YoY to 4.43Mt in 2018, the largest amount since 2008, according to data from the country’s cement producers’ association. The production rise has been attributed to demand from the domestic construction industry and an increase in exports. Consumption advanced 7.7 per cent to 4.25Mt, compared with 3.95Mt in 2017. Cement exports surged by 36.4 per cent to 746,610t last year, with Slovakia accounting for around 60 per cent, Germany f...