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Oficemen names Jesús Ortiz as new president

31 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Oficemen, the Spanish cement association, has appointed Jesús Ortiz as its new president. Mr Ortiz is currently CEO of HeidelbergCement in Spain. With a degree in Economics and Business Management from a French university, he succeeds Jaime haro.

Spanish producers adapt to survive

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Spain's road back to high cement volumes seems a rather tortuous journey with Fomento de Constructions & Contratas (FCC) announcing a net loss of EUR1625.2m this week for its close of business in 2016. While the financial impact being felt on Spanish producers is extenuated with exchange rate fluctuations, the report also highlighted that construction business for the company was down 17 per cent in its domestic market, while the Spanish building market had fallen by 35.4 per cent for the c...

Spain: domestic cement consumption falls 3.1% in 2016

31 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Spain's total cement consumption for 2016 reached 11,140,639t, down more than 350,000t compared to 2015 and representing a 3.1 per cent YoY fall. December's monthly figure was equally as poor, down 3.8 per cent YoY to 804,372t. Disappointing domestic sales were offset, albeit only in part, by a growth in export volumes of 5.6 per cent to 9,782,631t. "After almost a decade of deep crisis, the outlook for 2017 is very worrying," explains the president of Oficemen, Jaime Ru...

Oficemen: plant closure possibility if power price continues to rise

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Oficemen warned of a potential closure of cement plants and stoppages if the price of electricity in Spain continues to rise and cement production becomes more expensive, endangering the competitiveness of Spanish cement in the export markets. Power accounts for around 30 per cent of production costs. "If the export market is not viable due to the increase in electricity costs, we will not be able to maintain production levels as they are now and plants dedicated to exports will be closed...

Spain: demand sees 7% YoY decrease in October 2016

18 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 7.2 per cent YoY in October to 936,568t, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. For the first 10 months of 2016, cement demand has fallen by 3.4 per cent YoY to 9,328,077t – 324,831t less than in 10M15. Oficemen expects full-year cement consumption to fall by over three per cent.

Cemtech's 25th Anniversary Conference & Exhibition

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement professionals from over 40 nations gathered at The Westin Palace, Madrid, to celebrate Cemtech’s 25th Anniversary on 18-21 September. Following major events staged in Dubai and Manila earlier this year, this final celebration marked another successful year of growth for the industry’s leading independent cement conference. Delegates settle down to the first morning presentations in the conference hall Cemtech conferences now span the globe, with annual events in Europe, M...

Spain's cement demand resumes growth

15 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 3.2 per cent to 930,593t in August when compared with August 2015, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The developments breaks a five-month stint of market contraction. In the first eight months of the year, cement demand has slipped 2.8 per cent to 7.419Mt. "Data from the summer confirm the sector’s new entry into recession, severely affected by the fall in investment in public works, which has already been noted in the decrea...

Spain: cement demand down 7.5% YoY

27 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption saw a 7.5 per cent YoY drop in May 2016 to 965,465t, according to the latest figures published by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In the first five months of the year, the domestic market contracted 2.7 per cent when compared to the same period in 2015. Total demand in Spain is 4.47Mt. Oficemen attributes the fall to national budget deficits and the lack of political stability as well as the absence of measures for public works to recover.

Spain: April cement demand contracts 3.3%

23 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 3.3 per cent YoY in April, slipping to 946,329t, according to Oficemen. The latest data bring the figures for the first four months of 2016 to 3,512,140t, reflecting a decrease of 1.2 per cent YoY. Oficemen attributes the decline particularly to public works, which, according Oficemen’s director general, Aniceto Zaragoza, "is being much worse than expected and does not correspond to the approved by government budgets, which means there is a slowdown of...

Spanish demand up 8.4% in February

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain has grown 8.4 per cent YoY to 891,297t in February, according to the latest figures of Oficemen, the country’s cement association. According to Aniceto Zaragoza, Oficemen’s general director, the data are consistent with the association’s forecast for 2016 which expects the cement market to grow by seven per cent. For the first two months of 2016, demand reached 1,638,713t, representing a 3.9 per cent YoY advance.