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.

 

Wednesday, 02 August 2006 02:00

Protea eyes prospects in some African markets

Hotels and hospitality group Protea Hotels is "actively" looking to establish a presence in a number of other African countries, said managing director Arthur Gillis yesterday.

Tuesday, 03 May 2005 02:00

Demand triggers record cement sales

Domestic cement producers have benefited handsomely from the strong rise

Cement sales in the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) increased 5.7 percent last month as economic growth spurred demand from the construction industry.

Wednesday, 01 December 2004 02:00

Swaziland spreads its wings with major projects

Swaziland's government is wooing foreign investors with a host of property development initiatives it hopes will make the kingdom an attractive place in which to conduct business.

Wednesday, 03 November 2004 02:00

Swaziland opens huge trade facility

The Swaziland government will, officially open the first of four major projects it has in order to provide world-class facilities for trade fairs.

Wednesday, 21 April 2004 02:00

FNB banking operation in Lesotho

South African banking group First National Bank (FNB) - part of Firstrand (FSR) - is to establish a banking operation in Lesotho.

Monday, 26 January 2004 02:00

Building and construction 2004

Outlook for 2004

Impetus driving the December deadline is next year's US presidential elections after Bush's first term

Monday, 09 June 2003 02:00

Exports to US leap as firms use Agoa

US trade envoy Robert Zoellick's says SA's 45% rise last year outperformed continental average of 10%

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