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Germany: Cement consumption increases slightly

In Germany, approximately 27.1 million t of cement were used in 2014. This represents a 2.2 % increase in consumption as compared with the previous year. “Significant catch-up effects from 2013 and mild weather really bolstered cement consumption, particularly in the first quarter of 2014,” said Gerhard Hirth, President of VDZ. However, the generally reserved economic climate had a dampening effect on construction investment over the rest of the year.

According to the figures now available, domestic demand for cement was almost completely covered by German manufacturers. Just 1.2 million t, or...

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