France: Vicat’s sales revenue has fallen by 0.9% year-on-year to Euro1.87bn in the first nine months of 2016 from Euro1.88bn in the same period of 2015. However, its cement sales volumes rose by 10% to 16.6Mt from 15.1Mt. It noted that negative currency effects had affected its results.
“Excluding currency effects, our sales during the period were boosted by further growth in the US, improvement in the French market and a rebound in the markets in India, Egypt and Kazakhstan. In Turkey, business trends remained brisk in spite of recent events. In West Africa, the strong performance recorded in Senegal helped to partly offset the decline in Mauritania. Lastly, the temporary slowdown in our business in Switzerland held back the Europe (excluding France) region,” said the group’s chairman and CEO, Guy Sidos.