Lafarge: Positive development in
the first quarter of 2012

Lafarge records a positive development of the revenue and sales volume in the first quarter of 2012 - this applies to all business segments and to a major part of its markets, in particular the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin and North America. In the 1st quarter, the overall revenue increased by 5% compared to the previous year. The operating income sharply increased by 28%. Despite this, the results of the 1st quarter have a seasonal character as experience shows.

It was already possible to realize cost savings of € 70 million from the overall amount of €400 million Lafarge is aiming at for...

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