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Construction in Great Britain contines to decline, warns MPA

09 August 2023, Published under Cement News

New figures from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) provide more concrete evidence of the slowdown in Britain’s construction industry. The latest quarterly survey from the MPA – covering aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and mortar in Great Britain – reveals a decline in actual sales volumes during the second quarter of 2023. The drop in construction activity, particularly in new housing, along with the impact of cost inflation on other areas such as roads, has contributed to the...

Lime production in Great Britain to be net zero by 2040

23 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Lime producers in Great Britain have launched an ambitious plan to accelerate decarbonisation and deliver net negative carbon emissions by 2040, reports the Mineral Products Association (MPA). Spearheaded by the industry’s trade body, MPA Lime, the Net Negative 2040 Roadmap explains how the sector can go beyond net zero a decade ahead of the UK’s overall 2050 target by deploying technologies such as fuel switching and carbon capture, as well as recognising lime’s natural carbon-absorbing pr...

Demand for mineral products falls for second quarter in a row, says MPA

14 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Demand for aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete has declined for the second quarter in a row in the 3Q22, according to the UK-based Mineral Products Association (MPA). MPA members supply around 90 per cent of the total market for minerals and mineral products in Great Britain, predominantly to the construction industry.  Sales volumes were not only down on 2021 but also below their 2019 level. Over the past year, compared to 2019, aggregates sales have fallen 2.3 per cent, asph...

Breedon trading exceeds expectations

21 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon, a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, today issued an update on recent trading. The Group’s recent trading update, published on 18 November 2020, noted continuation of positive trading into the fourth quarter. Since then, the company said performance has continued to exceed expectations across the group, with revenues in November ahead of the prior year, on a like-for-like basis. "This strong trading performance has continued into December, in part...

GB sales of heavy-side building materials slump in 2Q20

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The latest statistics released by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) show that sales of heavy-side building materials, including aggregates, ready-mix concrete (RMC), asphalt and mortar saw unprecedented declines during the 2Q20. Aggregates sales volumes were 38 per cent lower, RMC 39 per cent and asphalt 28 per cent on a quarterly basis. The swift closure of housebuilding sites as the lockdown was announced in March resulted in the mortar market suffering an even sharper fall in deman...

MPA reports falling demand in GB for heavy-side building materials in 2019

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for heavy-side building materials in Great Britain, including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and mortar, has been weak throughout 2019, claims the Mineral Products Association (MPA). With demand failing to pick up again in the final quarter of the year, sales volumes for these materials were lower in 2019 compared to 2018, down 3.9  per cent for ready-mixed concrete, -2.2 per cent for aggregates, -1.7 per cent for mortar and -0.8 per cent for asphalt. Declining markets pro...

MPA publishes long-term aggregate demand and supply study for GB

31 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out long-term aggregate demand and supply scenarios for Great Britain (GB) level until 2030. Launched at the joint Royal Town Planning Institute/Mineral Products Association Mineral Planning Conference held on 24 May at the NEC in Birmingham, the study aims to provide industry and industry stakeholders with indications of the potential volumes of aggregates that may be needed to satisfy future demand, reflecting the UK's needs for constr...

United Kingdom: fire at Cemex’s South Ferriby plant

19 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s South Ferriby works in Lincolnshire was hit by fire on Sunday, according to reports in the local press. The fire, which began due to a fuel leak, spread to cables, pipework and a disused control room within the kiln room. In addition to damaging these areas, the remainder of the building suffered smoke damage. This is not the first disruption suffered by the 0.75Mta plant. In December 2013 the facility was put out of action by flood water from the Humber river.

CMA consults on draft GB cement market data order and undertakings

29 February 2016, Published under Cement News

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on measures to restrict the disclosure and publication of Great Britain cement production and sales volume data. The measures are contained in two documents: the draft Cement Market Data Order and the draft final undertakings. The order proposes to restrict the disclosure and publication of production and sales volume data by cement producers in Great Britain. In addition, the CMA proposes to accept the final undertakings offered by ...

CMA publishes final cement price announcement order

26 January 2016, Published under Cement News

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final order prohibiting cement suppliers in Great Britain from sending generic price announcement letters to their customers. The CMA first consulted on the proposed order in September 2015 and following changes made as a result of responses received, consulted on an amended version in December. The order sets out that suppliers of cement and cementitious products in Great Britain (GB) will be prohibited from sending generic pri...