Last update November 2021
EU refers to the EU27
Energy efficiency trends in cement industry
- Decrease of the specific consumption of cement since 2000 in 6 EU MS (Italy, Germany, Sweden, France, Croatia and Poland) and in the UK.
- Since 2007, this specific consumption has increased in countries strongly affected by the economic crisis (e.g. Portugal and Spain). It remained stable at EU level.
- Differences among countries are explained by differences in the efficiency of clinker production, the energy intensive component of cement, as well as in the ratio clinker to cement production: the higher this ratio, the higher the specific energy consumption.