Cement sales up in Saudi Arabia

Cement sales up in Saudi Arabia

Despite poor sales in November and December, the sales of cement for companies in Saudi Arabia rose by 4 per cent year-on-year from 53.5 million t in 2012 to 55.6 million t in 2013. Clinker production of all cement producers increased by 14.7 per cent to 4.89 million t in December 2013, compared to 4.26 million t in December 2012.

Sales of Yamamah Cement saw a 6 per cent decrease in December 2013 to 4.79 million t, compared to 5.08 million t in December 2012. Jouf Cement Company and Riyadh Cement too, reported a 37 per cent and 30 per cent drop in sales, respectively, during December 2013. Companies that outperformed in the market include Madinah Cement, Arabian Cement, Northern Province Cement and Safwa Cement. Sales for these producers increased by 40 per cent, 37 per cent, 22 per cent and 16 per cent, respectively.

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