China: China National Building Material Company (CNBM) revenue grew by 19% to US$32.6bn in 2018 from US$27.4bn in 2017. Its profit rose by 44% to US$2.09bn from US$1.46bn. Its adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased by 18% to US$6.33bn from US$5.37bn.
By product line its cement sales rose by 25% to US$18.7bn from US$14.9bn. Concrete sales rose by 31% to US$6.17bn from US$4.70bn. Overall sales rose in most regions, with the exception of the Middle East and Africa. The group’s cement companies’ cement production volumes fell slightly to 336Mt and cement sales fell by 2.4% to 323Mt. Particular declines in cement sales were noted at North Cement, Sinoma Cement, Tianshan Cement, Ningxia Building Materials and Qilianshan. The group’s overall concrete sales volumes rose by 3.4% to 96Mm3.
Sales from its engineering services division rose by 9% to US$5.09bn from US$4.67bn.