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Spain's cement market expands 9% in November

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 9.1 per cent YoY to 1,318,146t in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Demand in the first 11 months of 2021 advanced 10.6 per cent YoY to 12.738Mt when compared with the 11M20. "In these 11 months, consumption accumulated growth of 10.6 per cent, an evolution that slightly improves the forecasts made by our research department in September and allows us to observe with moderate optimism the evolution of the domestic mar...

Cement consumption in Spain up 10% in October

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand has expanded by 10.1 per cent to 1,302,750t in October 2021, according to data from Oficemen. In the January-October 2021 period domestic cement consumption advanced 12 per cent YoY to 12.458Mt. "The figures for October bring us closer to the end of the year in which we could recover the volume of pre-pandemic consumption for 2019, in line with what was already indicated in September,”said Oficemen President, José Manuel Cascajero. However, exports declined 14.2 per ...

Çimsa joins Oficemen

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Çimsa has joined the Spanish cement manufacturers association, Oficemen. The Turkish company has recently started its production activity in Spain, after the acquisition of the white cement factory in Buñol, Valencia, from the Mexican group Cemex. With a production capacity of nearly 0.6Mta, the Buñol plant is among the most technologically advanced in Europe. "With the integration of the Buñol factory into our production and distribution networks, we will increase our white cement p...

Cement market in Spain expands 4% in September

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain advanced 4.4 per cent to 1,305,861t in September 2021 when compared with the equivalent period in 2020, according to Spain's cement association, Oficemen. In the first nine months of the year, demand increased to 11,127,341t, up 12 per cent YoY. Exports from Spain in September 2021 declined 5.9 per cent to 482,241t when compared with September 2020. However, in the 9M21 there was a 22 per cent increase YoY. Imports expanded by more than 10 per cent in the Janu...

Oficemen appoints new president

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

José Manuel Cascajero Rodríguez, president of Cemex España Operations, has been elected president of Oficemen. He succeeds Victor García Brosa. He will lead the Spanish cement sector’s initiatives to address the challenges highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Spanish cement industry has once again demonstrated, since the beginning of the pandemic, its essential character for the maintenance and recovery of our economy. Today, more than ever, the Spanish cement sector plays a key role...

Spanish cement consumption rises 13% in 8M20

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has grown by 13 per cent YoY in the first eight months of the year, reaching 9,581,951t, says Oficemen, Spain's cement association. In the current scenario, Oficemen estimates that the year will close with growth of nine per cent, when compared to 2020. This would consumption to reach 14.6Mt, similar to the 14.72Mt reported for 2019, the last year not affected by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The forecasts for 2021 would be in line with t...

Spanish cement exports increase 36% YoY in June

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement exports have seen growth slow to 35.9 per cent YoY to 3.8Mt in the first half of 2021, down from 38.2 per cent in the 5M21, according to Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In June 2021 alone the country exported 684,266t of cement, representing a YoY advance of 23.5 per cent. "Although we celebrate the recovery of exports, after the drop below 6Mt in 2020, the truth is that, in our opinion, the instability of international markets due to the incidence of the pandemic cont...

1H cement demand in Spain sees 17% rise

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 17.3 per cent YoY to 7,309,916t in the first half of 2021, according to Spanish cement association, Oficemen. When compared with the 1H19 demand dipped 1.4 per cent. The positive trend in demand has been due to high sales in June 2021, which registered the highest volume since June 2011. A total of 1,389,619t of cement were sold in Spain, representing advances of 4.7 and 9.3 per cent when compared with the same month in 2020 and 2019, respectively. “...

Spain’s cement market expands 17% in May

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 16.9 per cent to 1,333,508t in May 2021, according to Oficemen. However, the cement association points out that the rise is from a low base when compared with May 2020, due to the country’s lockdown due to COVID-19. Likewise, the market expanded by 21.3 per cent YoY to 5,921,135t in the first five months of 2021. “The sector has not yet recovered its pre-pandemic levels, since if we compare the monthly and accumulated figures for the year with the equi...

Spanish cement consumption advances 116% in April

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The cement market in Spain has expanded by 116 per cent YoY to 1.239Mt in April 2021 while demand in the first four months of 2021 increased 24.5 per cent YoY to 4.617Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. However, the organisation urges caution as the rise noted in April 2021 is from a low base in April 2020, which saw the lowest sales volume since the start of records 57 years ago. When compared with April 2019, there is a moderate growth of 3.4 per cent. “However...