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Spain's cement demand edged up 3% in October

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased by three per cent to 1.3Mt in October when compared with October 2018. The rise has been attributed to an increase in housing construction. In the first 10 months of the year demand increased by eight per cent. However, the Spanish cement association, Oficemen, said that this represents a smaller advance than the 11.5 per cent noted in the first half of the year. Exports in the 10M19 have fallen 16.8 per cent YoY to 603,190t, or the equivalent of “alm...

Cement demand in Spain expands 3% in September

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has increased 2.6 per cent YoY to 1,162,861t in September 2019, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. However, Imports surged 87.5 per cent YoY to 50,000t. Demand in the first nine months of 2019 has advanced by 8.5 per cent YoY to close to 11Mt. However, exports have continued to fall. In September they slipped 2.7 per cent while for the 9M19 cement and clinker exports dropped 21.2 per cent YoY. The worsening export figure has been attributed b...

Spain's cement demand slips, exports drop 25% in August

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain declined 1.4 per cent YoY to 1,089,617t in August, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In addition to lower domestic sales, exports have dropped by a quarter, registering a fall for 27 consecutive months. In the first eight months of 2019 cement consumption increased 9.3 per cent YoY to 9,749,344t with exports decreasing 23.4 per cent. “An even more striking figure, if we take into account that imports have grown 87.3 per cent from January to Aug...

Oficemen names Víctor García Brosa as new president

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement association, Oficemen, has appointed Víctor García Brosa as its new president. Mr García Brosa is currently deputy general director of Cementos Portland’s managing board. A chemical engineer by training, he entered the cement industry in 2005, when he took up a post in Portland Valderrivas’ strategic planning unit. In 2015 he was appointed director general of the FCC subsidiary. He will succeed Jesús Ortiz, who will step down after a two-year tenure at the helm of Oficemen. ...

Cement demand in Spain down 3% in June

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 2.9 per cent to 1.2Mt in June 2019, the first drop in monthly demand since November 2018. The drop has been attributed to a slow public works sector Despite the positive evolution of housing, the non-reactivation of public works and the delay of the work already tendered is slowing the growth of cement consumption," said Oficemen President, Jesus Ortiz. Cement exports declined by 32 per cent in June 2019 to 450,728t when compared with June 2018. Mr Ortiz ex...

Spanish cement market expands 7% in May

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY in May, reaching 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen. In the first five months of 2019, demand for cement advanced 13.7 per cent YoY when compared with the 5M18. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grown by 25 per cent, reaching a figure higher than the 107,000 housing permits. In parallel, there are no signs...

Spanish cement consumption expands 7% YoY in April

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Demand Index, presented by Oficemen, the Spanish cement producers’ association, has registered an increase of 7.1 per cent in April when compared with April 2018. This represents a fall of nearly two percentage points when compared with March 2018, according to the association. Between May 2018-April 2019 total cement demand in Spain reached 13.57Mt, up 0.9Mt in the previous-year period. However, export growth continues to trend into negative territory. In the 12 months up t...

Spain’s cement demand up 9% in March, exports continue to fall

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 8.7 per cent YoY in March 2019, according to Oficemen, the domestic cement association. In the rolling 12-month period (April 2018-March 2019) the associations Cement Barometer estimates domestic demand at 13.58Mt, up from 12.48Mt in the April 2017-March 2018 period. The association has attributed the rise mainly to the construction of 100,000 housing units in 2018. “We welcome this data with optimism, since [the construction of] more than 100,000 hom...

Spain’s cement demand up 6% in February

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain, as measured by Oficemen’s Cement Demand Index, has increased 6.1 per cent YoY in February. In the March 2018-February 2019 period total cement consumption in Spain reached 13.4Mt. Cement and clinker exports fell 12.7 per cent to 7.9 per cent YoY in the February 2018-January 2019 period.The rise in CO 2 emission rights prices and the increasing power costs continue to impact negatively on the domestic industry’s competitiveness in export markets, according to Ofic...

Oficemen predicts slower market expansion in 2019

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain expanded by eight per cent in 2018, resulting in a domestic demand of 13.4Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. For 2019, the association predicts a 3-6 per cent rise in cement demand. "2018 has been an atypical year, with ups and downs in growth, which has gone from the two digits with which it started the year, touching 12 per cent, to close with only an eight per cent increase, which means a growth of barely 1Mt in absolute values, maint...