World and U.S. cement production 2010-2019

Cement production reached an estimated 88.5 million metric tons in the United States in 2019, in comparison to the 4.1 billion metric tons of cement produced worldwide. Production of cement clinker reached about 78 million metric tons in 2019 in the U.S..

Concrete vs cement?

Cement is manufactured through the high temperature heating of materials like silica, alumina, and iron, which results in a material called “clinker”, which is then ground and mixed with limestone and gypsum to produce concrete. Concrete is essentially a mix of aggregates (sand and gravel or crushed stone) and paste (water and cement). Portland cement is a generic term to describe the type of cement used in almost all concretes.

Cement production

Production of cement remains under the 2005 record due to idle production plants, underutilized capacity at other plants, disruptions due to plant improvements, as well as the decreased costs of importing cement.

Cement production globally and in the U.S. from 2010 to 2019

United States*World**
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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide, United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Includes Puerto Rico.
** Estimate.

The figures for 2010 to 2017 are taken from a previous edition of the publication.

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