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Oficemen Asks for Building Sites not to be Shut Down & Cement Consumption in February Reveals a Slowdown in the Sector

Cement consumption in Spain fell by 0.5% in February to 1,171,084 tons, down by around 5,500 tons compared to the same month in 2019, according to the latest cement statistics data. As such, it has now recorded four consecutive months of decreases, even before the coronavirus crisis, showing a clear slowdown in the construction sector.

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Cement consumption in Spain fell by 0.5% in February to 1,171,084 tons, down by around 5,500 tons compared to the same month in 2019, according to the latest cement statistics data, which is compiled by the trade association Oficemen. As such, cement consumption has now recorded four consecutive months of decreases, even before the coronavirus crisis, showing a clear slowdown in the construction sector.

These figures mean that cumulative consumption so far this year has decreased by 4.5% to an absolute value of 2,206,568 tons, down by 105,000 tons compared to last year.

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