Lafarge

First-half results 2013

The Lafarge Group recently presented its results for the first half of 2013. Volumes declined –cement volumes decreased 6% from 69.7 in 2012 to 65.2 million t, pure aggregates 0.5% from 84.2 to 83.8 million t and ready-mix concrete 5% from 15.7 to 15.0 million t.

Consolidated sales decreased 5% from € 7.6 billion to € 7.2 billion in the first half of 2013, at constant scope and exchange rates sales decreased 2%. In the second quarter consolidated sales decreased 3% affected by adverse foreign exchange. At constant scope and exchange rates they were stable, as increased prices across all product...

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