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Spanish cement market contracts 3.1% in 2016

26 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain closed at 11,140,639t in 2016, representing a 3.1 per cent YoY fall, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. In December, domestic cement consumption dropped 3.8 per cent to 804,372t when compared with December 2015. Exports have to some extent offset the contraction of the Spanish market, rising 5.6 per cent YoY to 9,732,631t. Oficemen expects the market to stagnate in 2017 with growth below one per cent, depending on the trend in residential c...

Spain: Port of Seville quadruples cement shipments in 2016

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Port of Seville, Spain, increased its throughput of cement by 481 per cent to 74,200t in 2016. In addition, the port has expanded its business lines and diversified goods accepted by the port. This includes since the start of this year the shipment of clinker, which was previously shipped by other ports in Andalucia. The port’s location close to Portland Valderrivas’ Alcalá de Guadaíra plant has also proved beneficial for such shipments.

Spain: LafargeHolcim Valencia plant cuts production

13 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's cement plant in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain, cut production by almost 10 per cent in 2016 in response to the import restrictions imposed by Algeria, its biggest market. The group is exploring its options to sell the Valencia product cement elsewhere, with Colombia being a potential buyer. In addition, LafargeHolcim holds a permit to extract sand and gravel from the Salt de Llop quarry, but this is due to expire in December 2017. The municipal government in Sagunto is repor...

Oficemen: full-year cement demand in Spain expected 3% down

20 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain edged up 0.6 per cent YoY in November to 1,008,191t, according to the country's cement association, Oficemen. In the January-November period, consumption fell three per cent YoY to 10.336Mt. The association expects full-year domestic cement sales to be down three per cent when compared to 2015. "The electricity price has risen more than 80 per cent from April to October and leaves us at the edge of the abyss in the international markets," explains the CEO of Oficeme...

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...

Portland Valderrivas board approves Giant 55% sale to Elementia

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The board of Spain’s Cementos Portland Valderrivas has formally approved the sale of a 55 per cent stake in its US unit Giant Cement Holding to Mexico’s Elementia, owned by Carlos Slim, who owns a 35.6 per cent holding in the Mexican company via his Grupo Carso. The deal includes a US$220 capital increase in Giant with subscription rights granted to Elementia, who will extend a loan of US$305m to the US unit. Giant’s parent company, FCC, has also given the go-ahead. Slim’s holding com...

Spain: Portland Valderrivas quadruples 9M loss

25 October 2016, Published under Cement News

FCC subsidiary Cementos Portland Valderrivas of Spain reported a EUR233.3m loss in the first nine months of 2016, quadrupling its loss noted in 9M15. Revenues stood at EUR429.3m, 1.6 per cent below Jan-Sep 2015, as a result of shrinking markets in Spain and Tunisia, according to the company’s filing with the National Market Commission (CNMV). Cement sales advanced 1.7 per cent, aggregates by 30.8 per cent and mortar by 2.8 per cent, but concrete sales were down 23 per cent. However, EB...

Spain sees demand fall 3.4% in September

14 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption contracted 3.4 per cent in September to reach 973,047t, according to the country’s cement organisation, Oficemen. In the January-September 2016 period demand slipped 2.9 per cent to 8.4Mta. Oficemen CEO, Aniceto Zaragoza, has insisted that the situation remains “very delicate” for the sector and he does not expect the situation to change in the next few months. The association emphasised that investment recovery in infrastructure should be a political priorit...


13 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Votorantim Cementos Spanish subsidiary Cementos Cosmos is to restart cement production at its Oural works in Galicia (Spain) in 2017 following a four-year closure.  This is expected to lead to the creation of 40 direct jobs, 50 indirect jobs and a further 300 indirect employment opportunities.