Spanish consumption rises 8.6% in 1H15

Spanish consumption rises 8.6% in 1H15
Published: 17 July 2015

Tagged Under: Consumption Oficemen Spain 

Cement consumption in Spain reached 5.6Mt in the first half of 2015, reflecting an 8.6 per cent increase YoY, according to the latest data from cement association Oficemen. In June demand increased 7.5 per cent YoY.

By the end of this year, the domestic market is forecast to grow 10 per cent to 11.8Mt, according to Oficemen. However, despite the positive data, the cement association’s president, Isidro Miranda, and director general, Aniceto Zaragoza, have called the expansion “insufficient”. They called upon the government to make major investments into infrastructure to help boost cement demand.