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Forterra plans fourth brick price hike in 12 months

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Forterra warns of further brick price hike in 12 months

The company’s product prices will have increased four times in the past 12 months. According to Forterra, trading is currently “robust” in revenue. Due to increasing costs, there will be a 23% rise over the previous period for the ten months ending October 31, 2022.

He stated the following in a City Forterra trade update: “Group income in the prior-year 23% period was driven by the selling price increases that were enacted on January 1st, April 1st, and most recently on October 1st when we raised the majority of our brick pricing by another 16.5%. We have informed consumers of essential future price increases that will take effect on January 1st, 2023, and we continue to act decisively to recover ongoing cost inflation.

The business claimed that “despite widespread inflationary pressures,” it has predetermined 60% of the gas prices for the upcoming year and would construct the new Desford brickworks within a £95 million budget.

“Inventories remain at record low levels,” CEO Stephen Harrison declared. “Despite the current uncertainty, we can mitigate the effects of declining demand by switching out imported bricks for a domestic product.”

Neil Ash, the current chairman of Etex Construction Performance Division, will be replaced by Harrison when Ash steps down in April of next year.

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