Increasing revenue in second quarter

In Q2 2012, cement sales volumes benefited from the sustained recovery of North America’s construction activity as well as from the strong growth of demand in HeidelbergCement’s markets in Asia. The increase in sales volumes in these Group areas more than compensated for losses in some European markets, caused by declining infrastructure expenditure. Due to a very positive development, aggregates sales volumes in North America rose, but could not completely offset the decrease in sales volumes in Europe.

In Q2 2012, the Group’s cement and clinker sales volumes rose by 3.5% to 24.5 million...

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