Portugal: Cimpor has reported that its sales rose by 19.6% year-on-year to Euro1.30bn for the first six months of 2013 from Euro1.09bn in the same period in 2012. It attributed the rise to increased sales of cement and clinker from business expansion in South America following assets brought in by owner InterCement.
The subsidiary of Brazil's InterCement saw its volumes of cement and clinker rise by 4.1% to 13.5Mt from 12.9Mt. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose by 6.3% to Euro284m from Euro267m. It decreased its net loss by 63.5% to Euro74.8m from Euro204.8m.