Africa, Middle East sales boost Holcim figures
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.
For details of financial results, Holcim’s leadership journey, continued portfolio optimisation, the LafargeHolcim merger and Outlook for 2014, see: http://www.worldcement.com/news/contracts/articles/Holcim-recorded-an-increase-in-cement-and-aggregates-sales-in-1H14-199.aspx#.U9lSpjMcRes