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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....

Oficemen asks government not to “paralyse the construction sector”

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement manufacturers with plants in Spain have requested the country’s government not to paralyse the construction sector in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the national alert, considering it necessary to maintain its activity so that "the country is prepared for the exit of the crisis". "With the service sector paralysed, construction now becomes an essential pillar so that the Spanish economy does not freeze," says the cement association, Oficemen. It advocates "maintenance ...

Cement demand in Spain falls 9% in January

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption declined 8.6 per cent in January 2020 to 1,035,484t when compared with the year-ago period. The latest fall represents the third-consecutive month of decreases, not seen since the last quarter of 2016, according to Oficemen. In the rolling year until January 2020 the growth of domestic cement demand slipped 1.4 percentage points to 4.5 per cent YoY. "The beginning of this year maintains the deceleration path initiated in the last half of 2019," explained Oficem...

Cement consumption in Spain grows 6% in 2019

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain increased 5.9 per cent YoY to 14.254Mt in 2019, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. However, the cement association expressed concern about the lower rate of growth in the second half of the year. “The trend was up during the first six months of 2019, when it increased at a rate close to 11 per cent but stagnated in the second half, even with a slight fall of 0.2 per cent in the accumulated [demand] from July to December, compared to the same pe...

Spanish cement demand falls 4% in November

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 4.4 per cent YoY to 1.104Mt in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In the year to date, demand has reached 13,321Mt. Exports dropped 30.2 per cent YoY to 0.449Mt from approximately 0.648Mt in November 2018. In the January-November period exports have dropped 21.5 per cent YoY to approximately 5.842Mt. Meanwhile, imports, of mainly clinker, have grown 41 per cent in November and 100 per cent in the year to date to 0.45Mt. “A...