Energy efficiency trends in cement industry
- Slight decrease of the specific consumption of cement since 2000 in Italy, Germany, Sweden, France, Croatia and Poland.
- Since 2007, increase in this specific consumption, in countries hit by the recession (e.g. Portugal and Spain), and stabilization 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