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.
On 22 June 2016, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Consultation linked to the Fitness Check for the construction sector. Concerning EU legislation which applies to consturction products, the Association highlighted that the both the Ecodesign Design Directive and the Construction Products Regulation have a very similar scope and implementation rules.
In the context of the debate on the future of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), one of the issues on the table is the ability (or not) of a sector to pass on to their customers additional costs arising from to the purchasing of CO2 allowances.
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