Positive signs of recovery
CEMBUREAU released figures this summer on the production performance of its members in the European cement sector in 2015. They reveal a modest positive annual growth rate of 0.9 per cent to 248Mt, when compared to the year before.
The annual growth registered by the European cement sector in 2015 reflects positive signs of recovery. Even with significant differences across EU member states, the construction market seems to have picked up. However, following the events surrounding Brexit, uncertainty looms.
On an international level, China remains a very important player in the global market, representing 51.3 per cent of the world’s production. In comparison, Cembureau member countries and the EU28 represent 5.4 and 3.7 per cent, respectively, of global output.