On 19 November, The Concrete Initiative launched the results of a study by consulting group Le Bipe, focusing on the multiplier effect of the cement and concrete industry on Europe's economy. The study clearly concludes that this important industry contributes to local growth and jobs in a low carbon economy. in fact, for every € generated in this sector, €2.8 are generated elsewhere in the economy. Here you will find a brief summary of the results of this study as well as a direct link to the study itself.
In Europe, there is still a large amount of waste which cannot be recycled. Fortunately, there are several other solutions available for this waste - and co-processing in the cement industry is one of them!
Q4 2015 national account figures revealed that no EU countries experienced recession in 2015. The fastest growing economy in 2015 was Malta (4.9%) followed by Luxembourg (4.7%), while the lowest were Greece (zero growth) and Italy (0.6%).
Brussels, 14 June 2016 – According to the latest figures available, European cement production recorded a moderate growth of 0.9% in 2015, compared to the previous year. This translates into 248 million tonnes of cement in the CEMBUREAU Member countries1. When put into a global context, of the 4.6 billion tonnes produced, CEMBUREAU members accounted for 5.4%. China remained the world’s largest cement producing country, accounting for just over 51% of global production.