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Spanish cement demand slips 0.4% in October

01 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has edged down by 0.4 per cent YoY to 1,264,554t in October 2022, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The fall represents a six-month decline since May. Exports from Spain were down 22 per cent YoY in September, resulting in a 20 per cent drop in the year to date of 20 per cent. Imports decline by 55 per cent YoY on the back of falling domestic consumption, but in the year to date they have increased 14.5 per cent YoY. “In the first 10 months...

Cement consumption in Spain down 3% in September

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement market contracted by 3.4 per cent YoY in September to 1,245,816t, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. Moreover, the fifth-consecutive monthly decline has pushed the volume on a year basis into the red, with domestic cement sales contracting by 0.2 per cent YoY in the January-September 2022 period. External trade also lacks lustre as exports were down 5.4 per cent YoY to 4,251,175t in September. "Furthermore, the accumulated figure for the last 12 months (mo...

Cement demand in Spain continues to decline in August

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain saw a decline of 8.6 per cent in July and 5.3 per cent in August, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. This has resulted in a 2.3 per cent drop in cement consumption for the year to date to approximately 9.8Mt. “The latest data from the cement statistics continue to point to a slowdown in the construction sector in our country, which has been brewing for a four-month period, and which is also supported by the analyses of other institutions su...

Spain's road to net zero

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry saw domestic demand pick up in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic considerably impacted on the sector. However, its safety net of exports continues to face the twin challenges of high energy costs and imports from countries where carbon legislation is less strict as it accelerates on its road to net zero. By OFICEMEN, Spain. The Spanish cement industry plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 Spain’s economy rebounded in 2021 after being deeply impact...

Spanish 1H22 cement demand stable, exports down

25 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain remained stable in June, registering a -0.1 per cent slip when compared to June 2021, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In the first six months of 2022, demand increased by 2.5 per cent to 7,487,569t, but exports were down 21 per cent YoY to 2,908,877t. Going forward, Oficemen expressed concern about the economic context of rising interest rates and high inflation, indicating a possible recession. In addition, it appealed to the governme...

Spanish cement consumption grows by 9% in April

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption grew by 8.8 per cent in April to 1,346,704t, according Oficemen (Spanish Cement Association). This figure represents the recovery of 108,632t compared to the same month last year. The evolution of last month has allowed the recovery of 1.4 points in the accumulated growth of the first quarter, compared to March. This indicator now stands at 4.8 per cent, which represents, in absolute values, a consumption of 4,787,803t, approximately 220,000t more than in the...

Minister thanks by Spanish industry for energy auction agreement

12 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Teresa Ribera, Spain’s third vice president and minister for the ecological transition and the demographic challenge, has been personally thanked for her efforts and commitment in achieving a mechanism for energy auctions that has been agreed with the European Commission. The Alliance for the Competitiveness of Spanish Industry, made up of ANFAC (automotive), AOP (refining), ASPAPEL (paper), FEIQUE (chemicals and pharmaceuticals), FIAB (food and beverages), OFICEMEN (cement) and UNESID (s...

Oficemen and Air Liquide sign decarbonisation collaboration agreement

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The president of Oficemen, the Spanish Cement Association, Jose Manuel Cascajero and the director general of Air Liquide, Benedicte Levinson have signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate the decarbonisation of the cement industry.   In particular, it has been decided to work together on possible technical solutions, including: • Oxycombustion with H 2 injection (Hydrocombustion). • Carbon capture • Energy efficiency • Construction technologies (CO 2 cured concrete). The ...

Spain's hopes for the future

26 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement industry saw a more positive 2021 than initially expected as domestic demand took a jump of 11 per cent YoY to support the country’s recovery to pre-pandemic levels. Aniceto Zaragoza, general manager of the country’s cement association, Oficemen, explains the cautious optimism and challenges that lie ahead for the sector.  By Aniceto Zaragoza, Oficemen, Spain. The Spanish cement industry benefitted from public works in 2021 as it recovers after the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Spanish cement consumption drops by 16% in March

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption fell by 15.5 per cent in March, to 1,164,416t, according to Oficemen, Spain's cement association. This figure represents a loss of 213,479t compared to the same month last year, largely due to the transport strike, with a heterogeneous incidence throughout the national territory, said the association. “The situation resulting from the stoppage of transport has already been corrected in our industry and, currently, the supply chain to and from our factories is operati...