Cement consumption in Catalonia closes the decade with only one third of the previous

Although the closing of 2019 has experienced, after the decline of 2018, a growth, statistics indicate that in the second decade of the 21st century (2010-2019 period) cement consumption in Catalonia has been 21 million tons, a fall 69% compared to the 68 million tons consumed in the 200-2009 decade. This situation has been aggravated, [...]

February 6th, 2020|

The Catalan cement industry participates in the Climate Action Summit

Representatives of the cement sector in Catalonia, including the president of Ciment Català Salvador Fernández Capo, have participated in the preparatory work for the first Catalan Climate Action Summit, and have attended the joint event held on January 17 in Barcelona. The summit has been a first meeting point to structure a road map, in [...]

January 27th, 2020|

The cement sector promotes measures against the climatic emergency while the market remains atony and exports fall drastically

Despite the clearly negative market context, the Catalan cement industry has launched an ambitious plan of measures to fight against the climatic emergency with a final horizon of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2050 compared to the 1990s. This program of actions occurs at a time when the domestic market shows [...]

December 30th, 2019|

The Catalan cement industry invested 3.7 million euros in environmental improvements during 2018

According to a report by the Generalitat, during the 2018 financial year the Catalan cement industry invested € 3,656,883.96 in environmental improvements, mainly focused on the energy recovery of waste, in the reduction of particulate emissions from cement kilns, in the increase in energy efficiency and the decrease in visual impact. In 2018, environmental investment [...]

November 28th, 2019|

Exports of Catalan cement factories fall by 18% in the last year

The advance of statistical data of the cement sector corresponding to the month of October 2019 confirms the loss of competitiveness of the Catalan industry, which suffers an 18% drop in exports in the last year, with a total of 2.1 million tons. This will be the fourth consecutive year of declining exports, which have [...]

November 25th, 2019|

The lack of support for Circular Economy energy policies undermines the competitiveness of the Catalan cement industry

The crisis of the Catalan cement industry, which seemed to have subsided after 4 years of recovery in domestic market consumption, is faced with a new threat front due to the lack of competitiveness in international markets. In the last 12 months, cement and clinker exports have decreased by more than 629 thousand tons, 23%. [...]

October 14th, 2019|

CASA Cataluña prepares new visits to factories with political representatives

The Autonomous Committee for Monitoring the Agreement on the sustainable use of resources in Catalonia (CASA) has agreed in its last working session to strengthen the dissemination activities of the sector among political representatives. The meeting, held in Barcelona on September 19, established a program of visits to cement factories for parliamentarians and leaders of [...]

September 30th, 2019|

Cement consumption in Catalonia grows by 9% annually and exceeds 2 million tons

Cement consumption in Catalonia during the period July 2018 to June 2019 has exceeded 2 million tons - for the first time since 2012 - and grows at an annual rate of 9%. The improvement of the internal market, in any case, isn’t enough for the consolidation of companies, which have a production capacity of [...]

July 29th, 2019|