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INC reports record July sales

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguay-based Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has reported a record volume in cement sales at the end of July, reports Agencia de Información Paraguaya. The company sold 1,610,708 bags of cement in July, or an average of 48,500 bags/day. INC President, Ernesto Benítez spoke about the new milestone of 1,610,708 bags sold in a single month. “Not only the best-selling product is pozzolanic, but also masonry and structural cement. Both had a significant rebound," he said. He added the dat...

GB sales of heavy-side building materials slump in 2Q20

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The latest statistics released by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) show that sales of heavy-side building materials, including aggregates, ready-mix concrete (RMC), asphalt and mortar saw unprecedented declines during the 2Q20. Aggregates sales volumes were 38 per cent lower, RMC 39 per cent and asphalt 28 per cent on a quarterly basis. The swift closure of housebuilding sites as the lockdown was announced in March resulted in the mortar market suffering an even sharper fall in deman...

Nuvoco wins the FICCI CSR Award 2018-19 for education

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd has won the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) CSR Award 2018-19 in the Education category for their project ‘Shikshit Sunderhattu’ at the 18th edition of FICCI CSR Awards. The award ceremony was held virtually on 27 July 2020 in the wake of COVID-19, where Shri Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, facilitated the award to Joydeep Chatterjee, who heads Nuvoco's CSR and Corporate Affairs,  for the ‘Shikshit Sund...

Good start to financial year for Pakistani producers

03 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry displayed a robust jump in sales during the first month of the current fiscal year (FY20-21). The significant increase in dispatches also reflected in the performance of scripts on Pakistan's Stock Exchange (PSX) for the last few days.   According to provisional cement data compiled by AHL Research, July 2020 displays an uptick of seven per cent MoM to 4.97Mt (June 2020: 4.62Mt) led by growth in south. Total dispatches show a considerable increase of 41 per cent Yo...

1H20 results show regional impact of coronavirus on cement demand

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, the cement industry majors have been announcing their business results for the first half of 2020. The business results of Dangote Cement, Cemex, UltraTech, HeidelbergCement, Titan and Vicat give the first clear indications of how the cement sector has been impacted and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in various regions of the world. Africa Dangote Cement was first to announce its 1H20 results and announced a two per cent growth in revenue to NGN476.9bn (US$1.23bn). April...

Vicat's 1H20 results see consolidated sales of EUR1.3bn

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat has announced 1H20 results with consolidated sales of EUR1.304bn, down 2.7 per cent from EUR1.340bn in 1H19. EBITDA reached EUR213m, representing a decline of 6.7 per cent on EUR228m earned in 1H19. The EBITDA margin stood at 16.3 per cent in the 1H20 compared with 17 per cent in 1H19. First-half operational sales of the cement business rose 0.9 per cent on a reported basis, and 1.9 per cent at constant scope and exchange rates. The concrete and aggregates business recorded a...

State Bank reviews the cement industry’s performance for the period 9MFY20

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan released its 3QFY20 report on ‘The State of Pakistan’s Economy’ on 30 July. According to the report, successful stabilisation measures that had fostered macroeconomic improvement in July 2019-February 2020 provided a valuable cushion against the downturn faced from late March 2020 onward in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The cement industry was also recovering during July 2019-February 2020. Cement dispatches rose by 10 per cent during this period compared to ...

HeidelbergCement's 1H revenue declines by 10% to EUR8.25bn

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Group revenues decreased by 10.4 per cent to EUR8.254bn compared to  EUR9.212bn in 1H19 and the company posted a loss of EUR3.095bn for the 1H20. In addition to lower sales volumes, the decline in revenue is also due to the changed business policy at HC Trading, reported HeidelbergCement. Cement sales reached 56.3Mt in the 1H20, a decline of seven per cent from 61Mt in the 1H19. Aggregate sales totalled 134.8Mt in the 1H20, down seven per cent from 145.6Mt in the 1H19 and r...

LafargeHolcim records net sales of CHF10.7bn in 1H20

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim recorded net sales of CHF10.693bn (US$11.7m), a decline of18.1 per cent compared to the prior year of CHF13.059bn, reflecting the severe impact of the implementation of strict lockdowns of construction sites in several major operating countries. The strong appreciation of the Swiss franc against all currencies accounted for 6.2 per cent of the absolute decrease. Following the easing of the lockdowns, net sales in all five regions resumed prior-year levels by the end of June. R...

Breedon Group sees revenue decline by 25% to GBP353.3m in 1H20

29 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc announced its interim (unaudited) results for the six months ended 30 June 2020 with revenue reaching GBP353.3m, representing a 25 per cent drop from GBP447.4m in 1H19. Breedon recorded cement sales of 0.8Mt in the 1H20, down from 1Mt in 1H19, while ready-mix sales declined to 1Mm 3 in the 1H20 from 1.5Mm 3 in the 1H19. Breedon also sold 8Mt of aggregates and 1Mt of asphalt in the period, down from 9.9Mt and 1.4Mt, respectively in the 1H19. Despite the COVID-19 lockdown ...