HeidelbergCement’s US agg sales up in fourth quarter 2020

By |  February 26, 2021

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HeidelbergCement aggregate sales volumes in North America were up slightly in the fourth quarter (3 percent) but down slightly for 2020 (1.7 percent).

Cement (2.2 percent) and ready-mixed concrete (1.8 percent) sales volumes in North America were also up in the fourth quarter. On the year, cement sales volumes were down 3.5 percent while concrete sales volumes were up slightly (0.9 percent)

Asphalt sales volumes in North America were down 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter and down 1.9 percent in 2020.

Global view

Globally, aggregate sales volumes were also up in the fourth quarter (0.6 percent) and down on the year (3.9 percent). Fourth-quarter cement sales volumes were up 1.7 percent and asphalt sales volumes were up 0.4 percent, while concrete sales volumes were down 1.9 percent.

On the year, HeidelbergCement’s global asphalt sales were down 2.6 percent while cement sales were down 3.1 percent and concrete sales were down 7.4 percent.

“We closed the 2020 financial year with a top result,” says Dominik von Achten, chairman of the managing board at HeidelbergCement. “We were able to not only reach but exceed our forecast for all key figures. The key to this success was the good operational performance across our market regions and business lines.

“We managed to more than compensate for the coronavirus-related decline in sales volumes through consistent spending discipline,” von Achten adds. “This is a great result of the entire HeidelbergCement team, of which I am very proud. My thanks therefore go to all employees for their extraordinary commitment in the past year.”

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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