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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. “...

Cemex completes Buñol cement plant sale

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has successfully closed the previously announced sale of its white cement business, including its Buñol cement plant in Spain, to Çimsa Çimento Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS, for a total consideration of approximately US$155m. Cemex will retain its white cement assets, business activities and investments in Mexico and the United States, as these are not part of the announced divestment. Proceeds from this divestment will be used primarily to fund the company’s bolt-o...

EU economic recovery threatened by building material shortages

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

European construction executives are increasingly concerned that the building material shortage and higher material prices could undermine the EU's flagship EUR800bn Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP). The Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has reported that cement prices have increased by 10 per cent in a single month, timber prices were up 20 per cent and bitumen prices have risen 15 per cent in three months. Market analysts suspect that the higher building material prices, product shortage...

Votorantim Cimentos set to acquire Cementos Balboa

30 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos, through its Spanish subsidiary Corporación Noroeste, has entered into an agreement for the full acquisition of Cementos Balboa. Cementos Balboa has an integrated plant in Alconera, southwest Spain, with an installed production capacity of 1.6Mta. "This transaction, which I am pleased to announce today, exemplifies our growth and positioning strategy in Spain, strengthening our current footprint in the country", said Marcelo Castelli, Global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos....

LafargeHolcim Carboneras increases AF use by 34% in 2020

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras plant in Almeria, Spain, increased its use of alternative fuels by 34 per cent YoY to 80,900t in 2020. As the company reduced its consumption of fossil fuels, it avoided the emission of 53,564t of CO 2 into the atmosphere as a result. LafargeHolcim is investing in a new installation for the use of construction and demolition waste-derived fuels (CDRs) that "will allow to avoid the emission of 24,000t of CO 2 per year and achieve a thermal replacement of 70 per c...

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...

Cemex releases new low-carbon cement to European market

26 May 2021, Published under Cement News

As part of its innovative Vertua ® low-carbon product portfolio, Cemex España has launched its new high-performance grey cement type II 52.5 R to the European cement market This cement has been tailored  to provide superior performance to the precast and infrastructure segment by providing early strength such as that obtained by Type I cement but with ~20 per cent lower direct CO 2 emissions, says Cemex. The new cement is part of Cemex’s “Future in Action” climate strategy, which aim...

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...