Cement consumption in Spain increased 5.49% YoY to 20.57Mt in the first five months of 2005, the Spanish Cement Makers Association (OFICEMEN) said.
In May 2005 alone, cement consumption rose 11.26% YoY to 4.57Mt. Cement production in Spain increased by 5.4% YoY to 19.87Mt in the first five months of 2005. Spanish cement exports went up by 0.76% YoY to 619,418t between January and May 2005. Imports for the period fell by 14.9 pct year-on-year to 3.4Mt.
In the 12 months to May 2005, cement demand in Spain stood at 49.06Mt, a 4.88% YoY rise.