Within the seven months of 2020, the enterprises of Eurocement group shipped abroad a record volume of cement – 329 000 t. This is higher than the figure for the entire year of 2018, when 314.6 000 t were exported, and 67% more than in 7 months of last year (197 000 t).
Deliveries to the Republic of Belarus, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Kazakhstan have grown significantly. Despite the fact that many foreign markets were subject to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic and some construction projects suspended work, export shipments in the ‘quarantine’ months – from February to May – almost doubled compared to last year, up to 190 000 t from 103 000 t.
This was achieved both by attracting new customers and by improving product quality. Thus, Peterburgcement fulfilled the requirements of Finnish consumers, and shipments to Finland in seven months of 2020 increased by one and a half times compared to 2019 – up to 35.6 000 t from 24 000 t.
At the same time, the deliveries of Eurocement Group to Kazakhstan in July four times exceeded the entire volume of shipment last year, breaking the mark of 3000 t. The quality of the holding's products made it possible to supply cement for the construction of the Kaztalovka – Zhanibek republican road.
Eurocement products are becoming more popular in Latvia and Estonia. The holding's cement is purchased both for housing construction and for road construction on the Riga-Jelgava highway. Deliveries to the Baltic countries in seven months of 2020 exceeded last year's volume eight times, exceeding 8000 t.
If this pattern of growth persists, Eurocement group’s exports will set a new record by the end of the year.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/05082020/eurocement-group-enterprises-exports-record-volume-of-cement/
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