The German Competition Authority issues its report on its inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete sector

Bundeskartellamt publishes report on its inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete sector* Today the Bundeskartellamt has published the final report on its inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete sector. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: "The cement and ready-mix concrete industry is highly important for the economy as a whole. In Germany it achieves annual turnovers of more than five billion euros. In the past we have uncovered several cartels and imposed fines in this sector. Our sector inquiry shows, however, that we must also take action to improve the structural conditions in this market in order to stimulate competition. We will therefore continue to focus closely on this sector and will, for example, examine interlocks that raise competition law

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority issues its report on its inquiry into the cement and ready-mix concrete sector, 24 July 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2017, Art. N° 84552

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