Mexico: GCC’s sales rose by 9.7% year-on-year to US$466m in the first half of 2021 from US$424m in the same period in 2020. Its earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased by 15.3% to US$147m from US$127m. Cement sales volumes grew by 3.2% and 11.5% in the US and Mexico respectively. Concrete sales volumes fell by 21.1% in the US but grew by 22.8% in Mexico.
“Cement demand is stronger than pre-pandemic levels and construction activity is expected to remain robust throughout the year. Every kiln at GCC is up and running,” said Enrique Escalante, GCC’s chief executive officer.