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Spain: monthly demand up but slowdown noted

23 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement consumption in the first nine months of 2015 increased by 4.8 per cent, but the growth rate decelerated in the past three months, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. At the end of June 2015, the market expanded by 8.6 per cent. The slowdown in growth has been attributed to a drop in public works. While September demand posted an increase of 3.1 per cent to 982,379t, the CEO of Oficemen, Aniceto Zaragoza expressed his concern: "We are witnessing with gre...

Jaime Ruiz de Haro appointed as new Oficemen president

23 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Jaime Ruiz de Haro, president and CEO of Cemex Spain SLU Operations, has been elected president of Oficemen, the Spanish cement producers’ association, to replace Isidoro Miranda, CEO of LafargeHolcim in Spain. From his new responsibility, Mr Ruiz de Haro takes up the challenge to develop and implement initiatives to revive the Spanish cement sector, "an industry of great importance for the economic recovery," he stressed in his first statement after the appointment. Among the sector's prio...

Spanish consumption rises 8.6% in 1H15

17 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain reached 5.6Mt in the first half of 2015, reflecting an 8.6 per cent increase YoY, according to the latest data from cement association Oficemen. In June demand increased 7.5 per cent YoY. By the end of this year, the domestic market is forecast to grow 10 per cent to 11.8Mt, according to Oficemen. However, despite the positive data, the cement association’s president, Isidro Miranda, and director general, Aniceto Zaragoza, have called the expansion “insufficien...

Spain: domestic cement market growth slows to 5%

16 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement market saw its growth decelerate from 13 per cent in April to 5.4 per cent in May 2015, with 1,023,326t shipped to domestic customers, according to the latest data released by cement association Oficemen. In the year to date, consumption increased 8.7 per cent to 4,537,502t.

Spain: April cement demand up 13% YoY

20 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has expanded by 13.3 per cent to 961,712t in April 2015 when compared with April 2014, according to cement association, Oficemen. For the first four months, domestic demand increased by 9.7 per cent YoY to 3,514,175t “Although the data are starting to look much better, we know a lot of work remains to be done, because we do not expect to achieve a full recovery before the end of the next decade,” said Aniceto Zaragoza, Oficemen CEO.

Spain: 1Q15 cement demand up 8.5% YoY

20 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 8.5 per cent YoY to 2,553,962t in the first quarter of 2015. In March cement demand expanded by 12.3 per cent to 983,210t, according to cement association Oficemen. "Although these figures are well received and could indicate a change in trend, they are also insufficient. The growth in absolute numbers is small and keeps us on the threshold of lowest historical consumption, " Oficemen CEO, Aniceto Zaragoza, said. "Additionally, we are close to the reg...

Spain’s cement demand holds at just below 11Mt in 2014

21 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain reached 10.79Mt in 2014, largely stable when compared to the 10.74Mt recorded in 2013, latest figures released by domestic cement association Oficemen show. The bottoming out from a steady decline experienced in recent years was helped by the 12.5 per cent expansion of the domestic market in December. Output in Spain’s cement factories increased 5.4 per cent YoY to 13.91Mt from 13.2Mt in 2013. However, in December, inventories fell as production decreased by ni...

Spain: September demand up 6.1%

16 October 2014, Published under Cement News

In September, Spain’s cement consumption rose 6.1 per cent YoY to 959,150t, according to the latest figures issued by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Spain’s cement market saw demand drop by one per cent to 8,079,653t in 9M13 and as a result of the recent figures, Oficemen’s economic research department forecasts a one per cent drop in full-year consumption for 2014. "The industry recovery is still far off. It is necessary that the administration’s budget department is ser...

Spain’s cement market contracts 3% in August

18 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement consumption fell by a further three per cent in August 2014 to 819,249t. In the first eight months of 2014 domestic demand registered a two per cent YoY fall to 7.1Mt. “With these data we can talk about record lows, with figures even more daunting in regions such as Catalonia, with a cumulative decline of 15.8 per cent in the first eight months of the year,” said Oficemen CEO, Aniceto Zaragoza. “Given the weak state of the domestic market and to preserve activity in our pl...

Spanish consumption woes continue

15 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Spain's cement consumption fell two per cent YoY to 967,790t in June, according to the latest data from Oficemen, the country's cement association. The latest set of figures brings the total for the 1H14 to 5.2Mt, indicating a market contraction of 3.2 per cent over the same period of 2013. Isidoro Miranda, chairman, and Aniceto Zaragoza, CEO of Oficemen, have said they expect the year to close with a domestic demand of 10.4Mt and have called it "the worst year for the industry in half a ...