Tuesday, 12 February 2008 02:00

SA cement sales up 5.8%

The moving annual total of cement sales in South Africa increased 5.8% year-on-year (y/y) in January 2008 from the 7.4% y/y increase reported in December, according to Cement and Concrete Institute (CNCI) data released on Monday.

At the end of January 2008, cement sales were reported up to 15.290 million tons from the 14.448 million tons reported a year earlier.

Construction IndustryTotal sales in January, however, amounted to 982,424 tons from 1.008 million tons in January 2007, a decrease of 2.5%.

Exports of cement in January decreased 79.7% to 6,713 tons from 33,430 tons a year earlier.

Sales to Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia amounted to 1.191 million tons of the total sales in January, up from 1.030 million tons a year earlier.

Cement sales in South Africa grew 6.6% in 2007 to a record 14.1 million tons. This followed an 11.0% rise in 2006, an 11.6% gain in 2005, a 17.4% surge in 2004 and a 7.0% climb in 2003.

The 2010 soccer World Cup stadia, some new dams and the Gautrain project have been adding to cement demand.

 

Holcim reported a doubling in its nine month net profit and said it expected to post a record result for 2007

Thursday, 19 October 2006 02:00

Building on tight deadline for 2010

Danny Jordaan has admitted that the completion dates for the upgrade and construction of 10 stadiums are tight

Monday, 14 June 2004 02:00

Holcim is the new name

Alpha (Pty) Ltd to rebrand

Monday, 01 March 2004 02:00

Good year for cement

Last year was a good year for the South African cement industry, with sales up by nearly 7% compared to 2002.

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