Vicat cement sales down by 2.8% to Euro855m so far in 2013


Updated Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT

France: The Vicat Group has reported that its consolidated cement sales have fallen by 2.8% year-on-year to Euro855m for the first nine months of 2013 from Euro879 in 2012. No reason was given for the decline. Cement sales volumes rose by 1.4% year-on-year to 13.7Mt. Overall the company saw its total sales remain stable year-on-year at Euro1.74bn.

"The United States, Switzerland, Turkey and Kazakhstan again delivered healthy business levels while political and security factors in Egypt and competition in India and Senegal continued to weigh on the Group's performance in these regions," said Guy Sidos, CEO of Vicat.