CRH 'resilient to inflation’ as sales jump 13%

The building materials giant expects earnings to hit over €5.5 billion by the end of the year

Albert Manifold, the CRH chief executive. Picture:

Revenues increased by 13 per cent at building materials group CRH over the last nine months, with the company sticking to its full year earnings forecast of €5.5 billion.

In a trading update the firm announced that sales jumped to $24.4 billion (€23.8 billion) between the start of January and the end of September.

Earnings before deductions (EBIDTA) rose by 14 per cent to $4.2 billion, with CRH saying it expected this number to rise ...