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Last month we were informed by one of our concrete suppliers Cemex that they are going to be increasing their prices at the start of 2013. The reasons given were that the combination of increased input costs such as rising fuel prices and investment in new equipment, along with the additonal costs of new EU legislation when Phase 3 of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme comes into effect, has left their business model unsubstainable for the future. Therefore they will have to pass the cost on to their customers.
Along with the new EU laws are existing laws like the Carbon Reduction Commitment and the Carbon Floor Price, which will also contribute to the increased costs. These costs will be the same for any company, and although we have not heard from our other suppliers, they may also have to raise their prices.
Here at CD Designs, we will try our best to not pass on any increased costs for our pattern imprinted concrete driveways and patios to our customers, but at the end of the day as with any business, if this is not sustainable we may have to regretably increase our base costs.
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17th January 2013