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About CEMBUREAU

CEMBUREAU is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe.

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Position papers

On 18 December 2014, CEMBUREAU responded to a consultation on the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR) launched by the European Commission, DG Enterprise. In its response, CEMBUREAU highlighted some issues encountered in the transition from the Construction Products Directive to the CPR.

Publications

The World Statistical Review provides information on cement production, imports, exports, total per capita consumption and population on a worldwide country basis.
In July 2013 three strategic directions were set out for the association: (i) continue to protect and defend our industry; (ii) promote concrete as a material of choice in sustainable construction and (iii) create a compelling case and broad alignment on the need for a competitive, local cement and concrete industry.
On 25 September 2013, CEMBUREAU unveiled its vision of what the cement industry could potentially achieve on the road to a low carbon economy of the future.

The role of cement in the 2050 Low Carbon Economy

This 2050 roadmap is based on 5 parallel routes that can each contribute to lowering emissions related to cement production, as well as concrete production.

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Key facts & figures

The economic slowdown continued in Q3 2014 across the EU. Some improvements in economic performance across EU economies were noted, but these performances continued to diverge amongst Member States.
The economic cycle bottomed out in Q2 2013 and rose in H2 2013 - yet ongoing austerity measures, deflationary pressures, low consumer and business confidence and slowdown in exports have resulted in rather weak H1 2014 macroeconomic figures.

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The Concrete Initiative

The Concrete Initiative wishes to engage with stakeholders on the issue of sustainable construction, and in particular the barriers and solutions to harness its multiple benefits.
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