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Spanish cement exports increase 36% YoY in June

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement exports have seen growth slow to 35.9 per cent YoY to 3.8Mt in the first half of 2021, down from 38.2 per cent in the 5M21, according to Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In June 2021 alone the country exported 684,266t of cement, representing a YoY advance of 23.5 per cent. "Although we celebrate the recovery of exports, after the drop below 6Mt in 2020, the truth is that, in our opinion, the instability of international markets due to the incidence of the pandemic cont...

1H cement demand in Spain sees 17% rise

14 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 17.3 per cent YoY to 7,309,916t in the first half of 2021, according to Spanish cement association, Oficemen. When compared with the 1H19 demand dipped 1.4 per cent. The positive trend in demand has been due to high sales in June 2021, which registered the highest volume since June 2011. A total of 1,389,619t of cement were sold in Spain, representing advances of 4.7 and 9.3 per cent when compared with the same month in 2020 and 2019, respectively. “...

Spain’s cement market expands 17% in May

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 16.9 per cent to 1,333,508t in May 2021, according to Oficemen. However, the cement association points out that the rise is from a low base when compared with May 2020, due to the country’s lockdown due to COVID-19. Likewise, the market expanded by 21.3 per cent YoY to 5,921,135t in the first five months of 2021. “The sector has not yet recovered its pre-pandemic levels, since if we compare the monthly and accumulated figures for the year with the equi...

Spanish cement consumption advances 116% in April

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The cement market in Spain has expanded by 116 per cent YoY to 1.239Mt in April 2021 while demand in the first four months of 2021 increased 24.5 per cent YoY to 4.617Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. However, the organisation urges caution as the rise noted in April 2021 is from a low base in April 2020, which saw the lowest sales volume since the start of records 57 years ago. When compared with April 2019, there is a moderate growth of 3.4 per cent. “However...

Cement consumption in Spain up 8% in 1Q21

19 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand advanced 8.4 per cent YoY in the first quarter of 2021, reaching 3,378,281t, reports Oficemen, the country’s cement association. The hike reflects the low based of demand in the 1Q20 as the country entered lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. “You have to look very cautiously at the percentage data for March, which show a growth of 52.6 per cent when compared to the start of the pandemic, when the stoppage of many of the works weighed down consumption by about 30...

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...