Skip to main content

Cement and clinker exports up 82.1% y/y in Cataluña in 2014

World Cement,

Figures released by Ciment Català, the representative body of the cement industry in Cataluña, Spain, indicate that consumption reached 1.31 million t in 2014. Although this represents a year-on-year decline of 10.7%, this is the smallest rate of contraction recorded over the last seven years. The amount of cement produced by the cement manufacturers associated with Ciment Català totalled approximately 2.24 million t last year, up 14.3% on 2013.

Export volumes of cement and clinker continued to soar in 2014, rising by 82.1% y/y to almost 2.85 million t.

In December 2014, consumption grew by 13.4% y/y to 101 389 t, while production dropped by 43.7% y/y to 113 220 t. Exports of cement and clinker were 8.5% higher than in December 2013, increasing to 203 468 t.

Adapted from press release by

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Optimisation 2020

Optimisation 2020 provides a unique online forum for cement industry professionals to hear first-hand from experts through a series of exclusive presentations from cement producers and industry experts.

Find out more and register for the series »



World Cement Spotlight with Rockwell Automation

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, sat down with Michael Tay, Advanced Analytics Product Manager at Rockwell Automation to discuss his recent article in World Cement.

Entitled ‘Smooth Sailing’, this article explains how machine learning can help save energy, reduce downtime and predict equipment failures, thus enabling the smooth running of cement plant operations.

Watch the interview now »


VDZ moves into new premises and reveals company rebrand

The group moved into its new premises at the beginning of September. The move to the new building has been accompanied by a new VDZ brand identity which can be seen for example on the company’s website or various print media.


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):