China: Data from the National Development and Reform Commission reports that the profits of local cement companies more than doubled to US$64bn in 2018 compared to 2017. Cement output grew by 3% year-on-year to 2.18Bnt, according to the Xinhua News Agency. Cement sector growth has been attributed to rising cement prices. In December 2018 the average price of cement was 10.6% higher than at the same time in 2017.
Chinese cement company profits double in 2018 due to price rises
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