Taiheiyo Cement profits rise despite coronavirus

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Japan: Taiheiyo Cement’s consolidated net profit in the nine-month period which ended on 31 December 2020 was US$355m, up by 22% year-on-year from US$292m in the same period in 2019. Sales fell by 2% to US$6.24bn from US$6.33bn.

The company said that domestic demand fell in the second quarter of the 2021 financial year due to the suspension of construction work during a local coronavirus lockdown. Cement sales volumes of Japanese producers were 29.6Mt, a decrease of 5% yet exports rose by 6% to 8.22Mt. Public and private sector demand remained sluggish into the third quarter of the financial year due to process delays and a shortage of construction workers. However, its cement business recorded a year-on-year price increase.

Last modified on 10 February 2021

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