Spain: February consumption up 8%

Spain: February consumption up 8%
Published: 19 March 2015

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Spain’s demand for cement increased 8.3 per cent in February to 810,104t, when compared with February 2014, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association.

For the first two months of 2015, consumption advanced 6.6 per cent YoY to 1.6Mt.

However, Oficemen CEO, Aniceto Zaragoza, highlights that more needs to be done to consolidate growth. "In continuing this trend, it will take more than a decade to just reach half of cement consumption recorded in 2007. We believe it is necessary that the Public Administration urgently structures specific impact measures to consolidate and stabilise the situation in the internal market in the medium / long term. Only then, the industry in general and the cement sector in particular can enter a path of real growth and job creation drive, consolidating the economic recovery," he said.