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Spain's cement demand in May up, worsening trade balance

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY to 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. In the first five months of 2019, the domestic cement market has expanded by 13.7 per cent YoY while in the 12-month period from June 2018 to May 2019 consumption rose 10.4 per cent to 14.11Mt. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grow...

La Araña cement works to install new crusher

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Spain-based La Araña cement plant, owned by FYM-HeidelbergCement, has received approval from the town’s planning department to build a new slate crusher. The EUR3m project is expected to reduce noise and dust emissions from the operations. The new equipment will replace two existing crushers, which are around 60 years old. The assembly of the crusher will start at the beginning of next year with commissioning to follow in summer.

Spanish cement consumption expands 7% YoY in April

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Demand Index, presented by Oficemen, the Spanish cement producers’ association, has registered an increase of 7.1 per cent in April when compared with April 2018. This represents a fall of nearly two percentage points when compared with March 2018, according to the association. Between May 2018-April 2019 total cement demand in Spain reached 13.57Mt, up 0.9Mt in the previous-year period. However, export growth continues to trend into negative territory. In the 12 months up t...

Cementos Portland Valderrivas and AICIA sign R&D agreement

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement producer Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV) and the Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation of Andalucía (AICIA) have signed an agreement to jointly conduct research and development work. Both organisation will carry out projects in the areas of cement production technology, industrial engineering, environment and safety at work. The two-year agreement was signed by CPV's Alcalá de Guadaíra Plant Manager, Miguel Ángel Martínex, and AICIA Managing Director, Fran...

Spain’s cement demand up 9% in March, exports continue to fall

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 8.7 per cent YoY in March 2019, according to Oficemen, the domestic cement association. In the rolling 12-month period (April 2018-March 2019) the associations Cement Barometer estimates domestic demand at 13.58Mt, up from 12.48Mt in the April 2017-March 2018 period. The association has attributed the rise mainly to the construction of 100,000 housing units in 2018. “We welcome this data with optimism, since [the construction of] more than 100,000 hom...

Spain’s cement demand up 6% in February

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain, as measured by Oficemen’s Cement Demand Index, has increased 6.1 per cent YoY in February. In the March 2018-February 2019 period total cement consumption in Spain reached 13.4Mt. Cement and clinker exports fell 12.7 per cent to 7.9 per cent YoY in the February 2018-January 2019 period.The rise in CO 2 emission rights prices and the increasing power costs continue to impact negatively on the domestic industry’s competitiveness in export markets, according to Ofic...


02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has agreed to sell its operations in Latvia, where it owns the 1.6Mta cement plant at Broceni, as well as import and marketing operations in Sweden, where there are four, Finland (three), Norway (four), Estonia (1) and a 38 per cent stake in Lithuania's sole cement plant, to the privately-owned Schwenk Zement for EUR340m. To help finance the purchase, Schwenk is selling its 69.8 per cent stake in Schwenk Namibia on a Singapore-based investor for some US$73m.       Cemex has also ag...

Cement companies purchased 0.3Mt of fly ash from Endesa power station

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

UK and North American cement companies as well as the nearby LafargeHolcim plant have bought some 0.3Mt of fly ash from the Endesa power station in Carboneras, Spain, in 2018. The fly ash is shipped to overseas customers from the port of Endesa Pucarsa. In addition, Endesa has also sold 30,000t of slag and 60,000t of gypsum from its lime plant.

Cemex to sell white cement plant to Çimsa

21 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has reached a binding agreement with Çimsa Çimento to divest its white cement business, including its Buñol plant in Spain, for approximately US$180m. The final agreement is expected to be signed in April 2019, with the closure of the sale forecast for 2H19. The divestment does not include the company's white cement business in Mexico or the investment in USA-based Lehigh Cement. The deal is part of Cemex's ongoing restructure, with the potential proceeds to be m...

Oficemen predicts slower market expansion in 2019

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain expanded by eight per cent in 2018, resulting in a domestic demand of 13.4Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. For 2019, the association predicts a 3-6 per cent rise in cement demand. "2018 has been an atypical year, with ups and downs in growth, which has gone from the two digits with which it started the year, touching 12 per cent, to close with only an eight per cent increase, which means a growth of barely 1Mt in absolute values, maint...