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Publication of the study on the competitiveness of the European cement and lime sectors

date:  06/03/2018

The study on the competitiveness of the European cement and lime sectors has been published.

The cement and lime industries are mature sectors, which are vital for a range of downstream industries, products and services. Over the last 10 years, both sectors have witnessed major downturns, and future prospects are less than certain. A key issue for both the cement and lime sectors and, in turn, for policy makers, is to better understand how resilient the sectors are when responding to external shocks, notably changes in demand, but also regulatory reforms and new initiatives (at EU, national, regional and local levels). Against this background, the aim of this study is to offer an assessment of the competitiveness of the EU cement and lime sectors.