Polish demand rises
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Demand for aggregates in Poland reached 110million tonnes in the first six months of 2011 – up 6million tonnes on the same period last year due to increased road construction activity.
Aggregate volumes for the full year of 2010 reached 200million tonnes but demand this year is expected to be between 215 and 220million tonnes.
However, new legislation that is due to come into force on 1 January 2012 may impact on further growth in the industry and the quarrying sector is waiting for full clarification of the new rules. The new laws are aimed at reducing illegal quarrying activity to create fair competition between legal operations.