Germany: HeidelbergCement’s sales revenue rose by 11% year-on-year to Euro9.95bn in the first half of 2022 from Euro8.94bn in the same period in 2021. Its cement and clinker sales volumes dropped by 4.8% to 58.8Mt from 61.8Mt, while its profit for the period attributable to shareholders dropped by 28% to Euro542m from Euro755m. During the reporting period, the producer reduced its net debt by 8.9% to Euro6.79bn from Euro7.45bn.
Chair Dominik von Achten said "The first half of 2022 was characterised by the strong increase in energy and raw material prices. In this persistently difficult market environment we were again able to significantly increase our revenue.” He continued, “In view of the unprecedented increase in energy prices in recent weeks, the second half of the year remains challenging. For the full year, we continue to expect a significant increase in revenue, while for the result from current operations we now anticipate a slight decline on a comparable basis compared to the strong previous year.”