Belgium cement consumption rises by 4.6% to 6.4Mt in 2015


Updated Thu, 12 May 2016 09:36:19 GMT

FEBELCEM, the federation of cement producers in Belgium, has reported that cement consumption rose by 4.6% year-on-year to 6.4Mt in 2015. It attributed the growth to favourable weather and growth in residential construction. It expressed concern that imports of cement also rose in 2015 by 18% to 1.51Mt from 1.28Mt. This increased the market share of imports to 23.6%.