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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...

Spain's cement sector closes plants as energy prices rocket

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Spain's cement industry reacted to rising energy prices with the temporary closure of several cement plants. Cementos Portland Valderrivas, Tudela Veguin and FYM-HeidelbergCement have all taken action, calling upon the Spanish government to address the high electricity prices, which have been further aggravated by the war in Ukraine. ICR looks at the background to Spain's energy price spike and Oficemen's news on the latest market results. Spanish cement consumption grew by 14 p...

Spanish cement demand expands 14% in February

17 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 14 per cent YoY to 1,269,455t, representing the best sales in February in the last five years, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. “The cement industry is experiencing an energy emergency situation. Currently, almost half of the kilns in the sector have had to stop as a result of the high electricity costs derived from the war,” explained the association’s General Director, Aniceto Zaragoza. “Now that the European Commission has alr...

Spanish cement demand reaches 15Mt in 2021

04 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 11 per cent YoY to 15Mt in 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Moreover, sales exceeded those reported in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic made its appearance, but remain firmly under the 20Mt mark that would signal market stabilisation. Exports sales saw a 10.2 per cent uptick to 6.7Mt in 2021 when compared with 2020. Imports expanded by 27.4 per cent YoY to 1.1Mt with the arrival of clinker accounting for 0.551Mt, up 107...

Spain's cement market expands 9% in November

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 9.1 per cent YoY to 1,318,146t in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Demand in the first 11 months of 2021 advanced 10.6 per cent YoY to 12.738Mt when compared with the 11M20. "In these 11 months, consumption accumulated growth of 10.6 per cent, an evolution that slightly improves the forecasts made by our research department in September and allows us to observe with moderate optimism the evolution of the domestic mar...

Cement consumption in Spain up 10% in October

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand has expanded by 10.1 per cent to 1,302,750t in October 2021, according to data from Oficemen. In the January-October 2021 period domestic cement consumption advanced 12 per cent YoY to 12.458Mt. "The figures for October bring us closer to the end of the year in which we could recover the volume of pre-pandemic consumption for 2019, in line with what was already indicated in September,”said Oficemen President, José Manuel Cascajero. However, exports declined 14.2 per ...

Çimsa joins Oficemen

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Çimsa has joined the Spanish cement manufacturers association, Oficemen. The Turkish company has recently started its production activity in Spain, after the acquisition of the white cement factory in Buñol, Valencia, from the Mexican group Cemex. With a production capacity of nearly 0.6Mta, the Buñol plant is among the most technologically advanced in Europe. "With the integration of the Buñol factory into our production and distribution networks, we will increase our white cement p...

Cement market in Spain expands 4% in September

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain advanced 4.4 per cent to 1,305,861t in September 2021 when compared with the equivalent period in 2020, according to Spain's cement association, Oficemen. In the first nine months of the year, demand increased to 11,127,341t, up 12 per cent YoY. Exports from Spain in September 2021 declined 5.9 per cent to 482,241t when compared with September 2020. However, in the 9M21 there was a 22 per cent increase YoY. Imports expanded by more than 10 per cent in the Janu...

Oficemen appoints new president

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

José Manuel Cascajero Rodríguez, president of Cemex España Operations, has been elected president of Oficemen. He succeeds Victor García Brosa. He will lead the Spanish cement sector’s initiatives to address the challenges highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Spanish cement industry has once again demonstrated, since the beginning of the pandemic, its essential character for the maintenance and recovery of our economy. Today, more than ever, the Spanish cement sector plays a key role...

Spanish cement consumption rises 13% in 8M20

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has grown by 13 per cent YoY in the first eight months of the year, reaching 9,581,951t, says Oficemen, Spain's cement association. In the current scenario, Oficemen estimates that the year will close with growth of nine per cent, when compared to 2020. This would consumption to reach 14.6Mt, similar to the 14.72Mt reported for 2019, the last year not affected by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The forecasts for 2021 would be in line with t...