In 2017, the world’s main cement manufacturers have registered overall positive sale results, backed by price increases and stable cement volumes

Backed by strong-performing regions such as Asia Pacific, the largest cement producers worldwide managed to report solid sales volumes, thus reflecting in satisfying results in terms of net sales and EBITDA margins.

Cement volumes remain stable

When it comes to sold volumes of cement, the selected largest cement manufacturers reported a stable trend on a yearly basis. This sample accounts for approximately 30 percent of the global ex-China consumption of cement.

LafargeHolcim reported a 10.2 percent decline in sold volumes, reaching 209.5 million tons in 2017, due to company’s divestments. On a like-for-like basis, the company witnessed a 3.3 percent increase in cement volumes, reflecting positive performances in Asia Pacific and Latin America.

 

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