Cement consumption in Spain grew by 8.6% in the first half of the year, bringing the total consumption to 5 624 834 t. This figure is 472 616 t greater than for the same period last year.
In June, consumption stood at 75 632 t, 7.5% more than the same month of 2014. For the full year consumption is expected to grow by 10%, which would place the end of the year at about 12 million t.
The CEO of Oficemen, Aniceto Zaragoza, commented, "We are in a year full of uncertainty, we are recording higher consumption in the months of March and April, justified by the habitual tendency of administrations to undertake work during the elections".
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
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