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Spain’s cement consumption falls 2% in February

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has declined 2.4 per cent YoY to 1,136,748t in February 2021, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Cement consumption in the first two months of the year saw a 10.1 per cent drop when compared with the 2M20. In terms of exports, volumes increased by 29.2 per cent YoY in February 2021. “We are observing this export improvement with great caution. We cannot forget that we are still immersed in a pandemic situation, which still weighs on local prod...

Spanish demand down 19% in January

24 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain decreased by 19.2 per cent YoY to 842,861t in January 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Demand was impacted by the stoppage of works due to snowstorm Filomena as well as subsequent clearing operations that lasted for a fortnight. In addition, January had two fewer working days than last year. “The storm, although temporary, has been the last straw to a situation that, as we have been saying, is already critical for a sector, that o...

Cement demand in Spain down 10% in 2020

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spanish has declined by 9.7 per cent to 13.288Mt in 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The drop was already apparent in January and February, but with the lockdown due the the COVID-19 pandemic, demand in March, April and May fell by more than 1.2Mta when compared with 2019. It was not until December that demand seemed to pick up as cement consumption increased 8.2 per cent YoY to 1.022Mt, but from a low base in 2019. Exports In 2020 S...

Spanish cement demand drops 13% in October

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain has fallen 13.1 per cent YoY to 1,205,482t in October 2020, according to Oficemen. In the first 10 months of 2020, domestic consumption has decreased 12.3 per cent YoY to 11,055,411t when compared with the 10M19. “Due to its multiplier effect on the economy and employment, investment in infrastructure should play a relevant role in direct aid and in the financing that our country will receive from Europe. In Spain we have accumulated an investment deficit of mo...

Spain's September demand advances but exports drop

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has declined by 11.6 per cent YoY to 9.858Mt at the end of the 3Q20, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In September cement consumption edged up by 0.9 percent YoY to 1.246Mt. However, Oficemen President, Víctor García Brosa, warned against an overly optimistic outlook. “This slight positive value does not change the strongly negative trend of the year, and that, as we have already indicated, will probably cause us to close the 2020 financial y...

Spanish cement demand falls 5% in August

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain declined 5.1 per cent YoY in August 2020, following a 3.4 per cent drop in July, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Exports have expanded, with a growth of 11-14 per cent in July and August. “The moderation of the falls in July and August makes sense if we remember that these are data that are compared with those of the second half of 2019, when cement consumption returned to the red for several months, finally closing the calculation from ...

Spain's cement demand falls 17% in 1H19

21 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain declined 16.5 per cent to 6.1Mt in the first half of 2020 when compared with the 1H19, according to Oficemen, the country’s  cement association. The association attributes the fall to the halt in construction works due to the coronavirus pandemic. "In June, many of the works paralysed during the confinement, for example, real estate developments, were resumed, but the monthly positive data should not make us think of a recovery in the sector," explains Oficemen p...

Spain’s demand for cement contracts 18% in May

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has fallen 17.8 per cent YoY to 1.144Mt in May as construction works halted in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. However, cement exports increased 11 per cent YoY while imports fell 55.6 per cent YoY. In May output from domestic cement plants. declined 5.6 per cent YoY to 1.4Mt, when compared with 1.5Mt of cement manufactured in May 2019. January-May 2020 In the year to date, cement production droppe...

Cement consumption in Spain hits record low in April

21 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Spain saw cement consumption down 50 per cent YoY in April 2020 to less than 0.6Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The decline in demand has been attributed to the suspension of non-essential works between 30 March and 9 April. "If the economy is not reactivated immediately, we can find ourselves facing a situation in the consumption of cement in our country worse than the worst year of the previous crisis," concludes Oficement President, Victor García Brosa. In ...

Spain's cement consumption falls 28% in March

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain decreased 28.3 per cent YoY to 923,581t in March 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The level had not been seen since 1965, excluding the recessions of the last decade. However, exports saw an 11 per cent recovery after 33 months of decline with 54,588t of cement exported. January-March 2020 In the first quarter of 2020 cement consumption fell 12.7 per cent to 3.143Mt, or 457,246t less when compared with the 1Q19 when demand reached 3....