Kazakhstan: Steppe Cement recorded earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of US$23.9m in 2019, up by 12% year-on-year from US$21.4m in 2018. Sales volumes of cement remained stable at 1.7Mt with local sales increasing by 4% and exports decreasing by 29% due to increased competition and negative currency effects. Steppe Cement said that overall domestic demand was 8.9Mt, up by 2% from 8.7Mt in 2018. The company operated at 88% production capacity and production costs per tonne rose by 10% due to increases in fuel and transportation prices.
Steppe Cement shares 2019 results
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