Spanish Cement Consumption at 16.04Mt

Spanish Cement Consumption at 16.04Mt
Published: 19 May 2005

Cement consumption in Spain increased 4.21 per cent year-on-year to 16.04Mt in the first four months of 2005, Spanish Cement Makers Association (OFICEMEN) said on May 18, 2005.  The increase resulted from the growth of the construction sector in Spain for the period. In April 2005 alone, cement consumption rose 16.02 per cent year-on-year to 4.53Mt. 
 
Cement production in Spain increased by 5.5 per cent year-on-year to 15.4Mt in the first four months of 2005. Spanish cement exports went up by 6.89 per cent year-on-year to 490,067t between January and April 2005. Imports for the period fell by 1.2 per cent year-on-year to 2.5Mt.  In the twelve months to April 2005, cement demand in Spain stood at 48.65Mt, a 3.9 per cent year-on-year rise.