Domestic cement consumption increased by 13.3% y/y to 961 712 t in Spain in April 2015. According to Oficemen, cement consumption also improved in January – April 2015 when compared to the corresponding period in 2014, growing by 9.7% y/y to more than 3.51 million t.
Commenting on the latest statistics, Oficemen’s Aniceto Zaragoza noted that the figures are promising but that a full recovery may not be reached until the end of the next decade. However, he pointed out that the innovation displayed by the country’s cement industry was an important competitive advantage. Some 206 types of cement are produced in Spain, all of which have high quality certifications, said Zaragoza.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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