Around 39 336 t of cement was sold in the Canary islands in September 2014. According to the Canary Islands Institute of Statistics (ISTAC), this brings the accumulated sales figure for this year to 343 141 t.
In Lanzarote, 3099 t was sold in September alone, representing a decline of 16.2% y/y and 11.3% m/m. However, sales reached 33 462 t in the January – September period, an increase of 13.1% on January – September 2013, when 29 573 t of cement was sold.
According to figures released by Association Professionnelle des Cimentiers du Maroc, cement sales totalled 1.306 million t in September 2014, down 10.78% on the 1.464 t sold in September 2013. In the first nine months of this year, sales reached approximately 10.655 million t. This is 5.73% lower then the corresponding period in 2013, when 11.302 million t of cement was dispatched.
The volume of bulk solids handled by the Port of Barcelona grew by 7% y/y in January – September 2014, with cement and clinker volumes up 24% y/y. Overall, the port saw the traffic of goods increase by 7% y/y to 34.9 million t in the first nine months of this year.
Although the region’s cement association, Ciment Català, has not released consumption figures for September yet, consumption fell by 17% y/y in August 2014. However production rose slightly as exports of cement and clinker increased by a staggering 131.9% y/y to 229 946 t. In Spain as a whole, domestic consumption improved by 6.1% y/y in September 2014 but dropped by 1% y/y in the first nine months of 2014.
Edited from various sources by Louise Fordham
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/21102014/september-cement-stats-canary-islands-morocco-cataluna-702/