Cement demand in Spain rises

Cement demand in Spain rises
Published: 13 February 2004

Cement demand in Spain reached 3.4Mt in January 2004, up 1.64 per cent year-on-year, Spanish Cement Makers Association Oficemen said on February 12, 2004.  Spanish cement makers produced 3.12Mt of cement in January 2004, a rise of 7.9 per cent year-on-year. For the same period, imports of cement decreased 0.5 per cent from January 2003 to 611,052t, while cement exports rose 60 per cent year-on-year to 107,740t.

Cement consumption in Spain increased 5.08 per cent year-on-year to 46.2Mt in the 12 months to January 2004. In the same period production totalled 44.9Mt, up 6.7 per cent year-on-year, imports rose 7.7 per cent year-on-year to 8.0Mt and exports dropped 8.5 per cent year-on-year to 1.3Mt. Cement demand in Spain reached 46.06Mt in 2003, a 4.4 per cent year-on-year increase.