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Spain’s cement consumption sees 12% YoY in April

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand rose by 11.7 per cent YoY in April, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The growth has been attributed due to a recovery in housing starts, particularly in large cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, which have seen apartment prices rise in the last three years. In the last 12 months up to April, 12.4Mt of cement were consumed in Spain, which represents an additional 1.25Mt when compared with the same period of the previous year. New residential h...

Spanish cement demand growth decelerates

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain saw its growth slow to 7.6 per cent in March 2018, when compared with the previous month, according Oficemen’s Cement Demand Index (IDC). For the rolling year, from April 2017 to March 2018, consumption rose to 12.4Mt, an increase of 0.9Mt when compared with the same period in the previous year. While the latest market expansion represents 13 months of growth, the March data point to a strong deceleration of growth. Oficemen has attributed this slowdown to the effe...

Spain sees 12% YoY rise in demand in February

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain increased 11.7 per cent YoY in February, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In the 12 months ending February 2018, domestic cement consumption reached 12.6Mt, up 1.3Mt or 11.5 per cent YoY. Cement and clinker exports from Spain continue to fall with the 12 months ending January 2018 noting a 10 per cent YoY decrease in exports. In the 4Q17 civil works accounted for 5.6Mt of cement demand, up 11 per cent YoY and accounting for 53 per cent ...

Cement demand in Spain shows double-digit growth

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain expanded by 11 per cent in the 12 months up to January 2018 when compared with the year-ago rolling year, according to the new Cement Barometer, prepared by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. The latest figure has seen domestic consumption rise for 11 consecutive months with YoY double-digit increases noted in the past two months. However, cement and clinker exports have continued their decline, falling 10 per cent in 2017.

Spain's cement industry in drive to reduce CO2 emissions 80% by 2050

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

According to a new report by Oficemen, the Spanish cement industry is undertaking steps to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 when compared with 1990 as base year. In its “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry for the reduction of carbon emissions by 2050”. Conventional means such as increased energy efficiency and co-processing will enable the sector to reduce its CO2 footprint by 35 per cent compared to the base year. The roadmap foresees improvements in thermal efficiency ...

Oficemen names Jesús Ortiz as new president

31 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Oficemen, the Spanish cement association, has appointed Jesús Ortiz as its new president. Mr Ortiz is currently CEO of HeidelbergCement in Spain. With a degree in Economics and Business Management from a French university, he succeeds Jaime haro.

Spanish producers adapt to survive

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Spain's road back to high cement volumes seems a rather tortuous journey with Fomento de Constructions & Contratas (FCC) announcing a net loss of EUR1625.2m this week for its close of business in 2016. While the financial impact being felt on Spanish producers is extenuated with exchange rate fluctuations, the report also highlighted that construction business for the company was down 17 per cent in its domestic market, while the Spanish building market had fallen by 35.4 per cent for the c...

Spain: domestic cement consumption falls 3.1% in 2016

31 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Spain's total cement consumption for 2016 reached 11,140,639t, down more than 350,000t compared to 2015 and representing a 3.1 per cent YoY fall. December's monthly figure was equally as poor, down 3.8 per cent YoY to 804,372t. Disappointing domestic sales were offset, albeit only in part, by a growth in export volumes of 5.6 per cent to 9,782,631t. "After almost a decade of deep crisis, the outlook for 2017 is very worrying," explains the president of Oficemen, Jaime Ru...

Oficemen: plant closure possibility if power price continues to rise

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Oficemen warned of a potential closure of cement plants and stoppages if the price of electricity in Spain continues to rise and cement production becomes more expensive, endangering the competitiveness of Spanish cement in the export markets. Power accounts for around 30 per cent of production costs. "If the export market is not viable due to the increase in electricity costs, we will not be able to maintain production levels as they are now and plants dedicated to exports will be closed...

Spain: demand sees 7% YoY decrease in October 2016

18 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 7.2 per cent YoY in October to 936,568t, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. For the first 10 months of 2016, cement demand has fallen by 3.4 per cent YoY to 9,328,077t – 324,831t less than in 10M15. Oficemen expects full-year cement consumption to fall by over three per cent.