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Production in construction down by 0.7% in euro area

26 July 2017, Published under Cement News

In May 2017 compared with April 2017, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.7 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1 per cent in the EU28, according to the first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the  European Union. In April 2017 production in construction grew by 0.3 per cent in the euro area and by 0.2 per cent in the EU28. In May 2017 compared with May 2016, production in construction increased by 2.6 per cent in the euro area an...

New international standard in Russia

04 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Russia has introduced Interstate standard GOST 31108-2016 “Cements Technical Specification,” as a national standard of the Russian Federation (RF), effective 1 March 2017. The technical characteristics requirements of the new standard are broadly similar to the EU’s EN 197-1: 2011 standard, except that GOST has 23 sub-types compared to the EN 197’s 39 sub-types. The World Cement Association (WCA) has welcomed the introduction of the standard as a step towards greater compatibility between ...

European Parliament to vote on removing cement sector ETS exemption

08 February 2017, Published under Cement News

On February 15 the European Parliament will vote on a report from its environment committee on the reform of the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS). Among the recommendations in the report is the suggestion that the practice of allocating permits to the cement sector covering all of its emission be stopped. According to reports in the Parliament Magazine, MEPs have been subjected to ‘intense’ lobbying from the cement industry. "The lobbying has been intense with representatives from t...

Construction output 0.8% in euro area

21 January 2016, Published under Cement News

In November 2015 compared with October 2015, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.8 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2015 production in construction grew by 0.6 per cent in the euro area and by 0.2 per cent in the EU28. In November 2015 compared with November 2014, production in construction expanded by 2.1 per cent in the ...

Cemex expected to receive EU clearance for Holcim Spain assets

05 August 2014, Published under Cement News

European Union antitrust regulators are expected to approve Cemex’s bid to acquire Holcim’s Spanish units without requiring concessions from the Mexican producer, a source told Reuters on Monday. Cemex has convinced the European Commission that the deal will not reduce competition in Spain, a person familiar with the matter told the news agency. Another source had previously told Reuters earlier this month that the Commission had objected to the deal. Last month the European Commission...

Companies contest EU ruling

04 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement companies have appealed to the European Court of Justice seven rulings the EU General Court upholding the European Commission's broad requests for information (RFI) in an antitrust investigation. Following the opening of its investigation, the Commission requested detailed and voluminous information from the investigated cement manufacturers. The companies challenged the requests before the General Court, alleging that the Commission failed adequately to explain the presumed infring...

CEMBUREAU: competitiveness and legal predictability are key to EU carbon market

15 November 2012, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU, the European cement association, said it will further reflect and analyse the European Commission’s report on the state of the European carbon market in 2012 so it can help to ensure that the cement industry can continue to plan long-term investment in Europe, within a stable, consistent and predictable legal environment. The European Commission is taking two key steps to address a growing demand-supply imbalance in the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). It proposes to delay...