Africa, Middle East sales boost Holcim figures

31 July 2014

Holcim has released its key financial data for the first half of 2014 (ended 30 June). Consolidated cement sales rose by 2% in 1H14 to 70 million t. This positive development was primarily due to good performances in North America, Africa Middle East and Europe. 

Aggregate volumes increased slightly by 0.2% to 69.6 million t, which is mainly attributable to improved results in North America and Asia Pacific. 

Ready-mix concrete volumes were down 3.9% to 18.1 million m3, with growth in several European countries as a result of restructuring measures in 2013 unable to compensate for volume declines in Latin America caused by the restructuring of the segment in 2013. 

Asphalt volumes increased by 21.8% to 4.1 million t.

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