Cement demand in Spain rises

Cement demand in Spain rises
Published: 15 July 2004

Cement demand in Spain stood at 23.87Mt for the first half of 2004, up 3.4 per cent year-on-year, Spanish Cement Makers Association OFICEMEN said on July 14, 2004.  Spanish cement output stood at 23.03Mt, a rise of 4.6 per cent year-on-year. Spanish cement exports went up 23 per year-on-year to some 749,000t, while imports decreased by 0.2 per cent from the first half of 2003 to 3.69Mt. Spain imported cement chiefly from Egypt, Turkey and Russia, some 1.4Mt of the whole imports for the period coming from these countries.

Cement consumption in Spain totalled 47Mt in the 12 months to June 30, 2004, a 4.2 per cent increase from the 12 months to June 30, 2003. Cement output stood at 45.66Mt from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004, an increase of 5.4 per cent year-on-year, exports for the period growing 4.4 per cent year-on-year and totalling 1.39Mt. Imports stood at 8.14Mt from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004, up 9.0 per cent year-on-year.

Cement demand in Spain totalled 4.43Mt in June 2004, an increase of 7.0 per cent year-on-year. In June 2004, cement output in Spain stood at 4.22Mt, up 5.4 per cent year-on-year, exports rose 52.5 per cent year-on-year to 141,418t, and imports dropped 7.1 per cent year-on-year to 618,109t.