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Spain's cement demand up 9% in November

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement consumption index (IDC) noted a 9.2 per cent YoY increase in November 2018, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. MoM a 2.4 per cent decrease was reported. Between December 2017 and 2018, 13.4Mt of cement was sold – 1.1Mt more than in the equivalent period of the previous year. While consumption levels remain low – similar to the level noted in 1967 – they continue to rise. “We look with optimism at the investment growth contemplated by the Ministry of Deve...

Cement consumption in Spain up 10% in October

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain has risen 10.1 per cent YoY in October, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. In the past year, from November 2017 to October 2018, cement demand reached 13.3Mt in Spain – up 1.2Mt when compared with the previous year period. Exports fell by 11.9 per cent in September. Data for October are yet undisclosed.

Cement sales down in Canaries

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales on the Canary islands decreased 2.4 per cent in November, when compared with November 2017. Sales reached 52,221t, according to the Canary Statistics Institute. Cement sales fell on the main two islands – by 15.8 per cent to 17,602t on Gran Canaria and by 0.7 per cent to 21,969t on Tenerife. Other islands reported a rise.

Spain sees 9% rise in demand in September

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Demand Index has seen an 8.5 per cent increase YoY in September, but slipped 0.2 per cent MoM, according to data published by Oficemen. In the October 2017-September 2018 period, it is estimated that Spain has consumed 13Mt of cement with growth attributed to the residential sector. Clinker and cement exports continue to fall for the 16th month running. In August they fell by 8.4 per cent YoY.

Spain’s cement producers to be included in power support plan

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement producers will be included in plans to support the power-intensive industry, which is facing rising electricity bills, according to the country’s Minister of Industry, Reyes Maroto.  With this measure, the government plans to avoid new cases such as that of Cemex, which announced the closure of two of its seven cement works in the country. Cemex attributed the closure to the “increase in operating costs, mainly of fuels and electricity, the change in European CO 2 regulatio...

Domestic demand in Spain up 8%

13 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain noted an eight per cent YoY growth in June, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In addition, cement exports have seen an accelerated decline, falling by 10 per cent YoY. For 2018 the association expects consumption to advance by seven per cent YoY, closing the year with a demand of 13.3Mt.

Cemex Spain to close Gádor plant

17 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Spain has announced the closure of its Gádor cement plant, which has been in operation since 1977. The closure of the cement works, announced via an employment regulation fire (ERE) to the works committees at the plant, will see the employment of 100 permanent and 200 temporary workers. The step follows the earlier statement that the company will also end operations at the Lloseta facility in the Balearic Islands. Cemex has said that the restructuring is a result of the current sl...

Oficemen downgrades growth forecast

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers have reduced their growth forecast for 2018 from 12 per cent to seven per cent, according to Oficemen, Spain’s cement association. They attribute the lower growth rate to the economic slowdown and “paralysis” that governs the execution of public work. The extra demand generated by new housing is unable to offset the lower civil works activity, which accounts for the majority of cement consumption, according to the association. The construction of flats now accounts for 28 ...

Cementos Tudela Veguín to construct terminal in Gijón

14 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Tudela Veguín has announced plans to construct a terminal at Gijón port, Asturias, for the reception, storage and loading of cement. The terminal is expected to serve the facilities of the company’s subsidiary, Masaveu Industria, and occupy an area of 14,000m 2 . The project was given permission to proceed by the port authority after the deadline for a 20-day competition process expired. Therefore, the company will become the first to have a long-term concession on the exp...

Votorantim España appoints Alan Svaiter as new CEO

11 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Votorantim España has named Alan Svaiter as its new CEO, replacing Jorge Wagner, who has taken up the post of CEO of Votorantim Cimentos Europe, Asia and Africa. Mr Svaiter will oversee a 500-head strong business that includes four cement plants, two grinding units, 29 concrete plants, eight sand quarries and a mortar plant. Mr Svaiter, a Brazilian national, has been part of Votorantim since 2008 and after managing cement logistics for two years, he was appointed director of Engemix, Votora...