Spanish demand continues downward trend

Spanish demand continues downward trend
Published: 16 June 2011

Spanish cement consumption in May was 2.1Mt, down 11.6 per cent compared to May 2010, continuing the negative trend experienced by the market the first months of the year. Cement production fell by 19 per cent, reaching 2.1Mt.

For the last 12 months, (June 2010-May 2011) cement production was down by 7.9 per cent  and consumption by 12.1 per cent to 23.8Mt. With this volume, per capita demand is currently at levels registered in 1987.  Exports, meanwhile, have increased by 23% to 3.9Mt but imports have shrunk by 42.7 per cent.