Concrete consumption in Spain hits record

Concrete consumption in Spain hits record
Published: 18 May 2005

The consumption of concrete in Spain reached a record 82.35 million cu m in 2004, an 1.6 per cent year-on-year increase, according to data of Spanish Association of Concrete Producers (ANEFHOP), released on May 17, 2005.  The all-time high consumption resulted from the high number of construction works carried out in Spain, which offset the drop in public tenders in 2004. 

The president of ANEFHOP, Francisco Alonso Carpi, however, expressed his worries for the future of the sector over the next few years in case the construction sector in Spain slows down as a result of the decrease in public procurement contracts and the drop of the European Union (EU) financing. Cement demand in Spain increased 3.5 per cent year-on-year to 47.8Mt in 2004, according to the Spanish Cement Makers Association OFICEMEN.