Energy efficiency trends in cement industry

  • Decrease of the specific consumption of cement since 2000 in 5 EU MS (Italy, Sweden, France, Croatia and Poland).
  • Since 2007, this specific consumption has increased in countries strongly affected by the economic crisis (e.g. Portugal and Spain). It slightly decreased 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.

Specific consumption of cement

Specific energy consumption of cement (2021)