PPC reports on its four months to 30 July 2019

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South Africa: PPC has reported an increase in it earnings before interest, tax, and depreciation (EBITDA) of 5 - 10% for the four-month period to 30 July 2019 compared to a year ago.

Against a backdrop of subdued domestic demand and competitive pricing by importers (whose imports increased 22.0% year-on-year to 0.64Mt in the first half of 2019), the group has held gross debt at a similar level to that reported in March 2019, implementing its US$4.56/t saving initiative and a focus on its most profitable market segments, with sales reduced by 10-15% in the four months to 30 July 2019 compared with 2018.

PPC’s financial report states that South African cement producers have engaged the relevant authorities for a cement standards check.

Last modified on 04 September 2019

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