Major countries in worldwide cement production from 2012 to 2017 (in million metric tons)

Major countries in worldwide cement production 2012-2017 This statistic shows the worldwide cement production, by major producing countries, from 2012 to 2017. In 2017, cement production in the United States amounted to some 86.3 million metric tons. Thus, the United States is among the global top three cement producers.
Worldwide cement production

China produces the most cement globally by a large margin, at an estimated 2.4 billion metric tons in 2017, followed by India at 270 million metric tons in the same year. China currently produces over half of the world’s cement. Global cement production is expected to increase from 3.27 billion metric tons in 2010 to 4.83 billion metric tons in 2030. In China, the cement production in 2015 amounted to some 2.31 million tons.

Cement is used to bind material together and is categorized as either non-hydraulic or hydraulic. Hydraulic cements are composed of silicates and oxides that can set and harden even when exposed to water. Cement today is mostly used as stucco for buildings in wet climates, as mortar for applications near sea water, and as part of developments for strong concretes. Cement consumption in the United States decreased after the 2008 economic downturn, down to 71.5 million metric tons in 2009. Since then however, consumption has gradually increased to an estimated 96.2 million metric tons in 2016. In the U.S., most cement is consumed between May and October. In Europe, CRH, a top cement manufacturer headquartered in Ireland, generated 23.6 billion euros in revenues in 2015.
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201220132014201520162017*
China2,2102,4202,4802,3502,4102,400
India270280260270290280
United States74.977.483.283.485.986.3
Vietnam605860.5617078
Turkey63.971.375777777
Indonesia325665656366
Saudi Arabia505755556163
South Korea4847.363.2635559
Egypt46.15050555558
Russia61.566.468.4695658
Iran707265655356
Brazil68.87072726054
Japan51.357.453.8555653
Mexico**35.434.63535--
Thailand**37423535--
Germany**32.431.33232--
Pakistan**32313232--
Italy**33222223--
201220132014201520162017*
China2,2102,4202,4802,3502,4102,400
India270280260270290280
United States74.977.483.283.485.986.3
Vietnam605860.5617078
Turkey63.971.375777777
Indonesia325665656366
Saudi Arabia505755556163
South Korea4847.363.2635559
Egypt46.15050555558
Russia61.566.468.4695658
Iran707265655356
Brazil68.87072726054
Japan51.357.453.8555653
Mexico**35.434.63535--
Thailand**37423535--
Germany**32.431.33232--
Pakistan**32313232--
Italy**33222223--
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This statistic shows the worldwide cement production, by major producing countries, from 2012 to 2017. In 2017, cement production in the United States amounted to some 86.3 million metric tons. Thus, the United States is among the global top three cement producers.
Worldwide cement production

China produces the most cement globally by a large margin, at an estimated 2.4 billion metric tons in 2017, followed by India at 270 million metric tons in the same year. China currently produces over half of the world’s cement. Global cement production is expected to increase from 3.27 billion metric tons in 2010 to 4.83 billion metric tons in 2030. In China, the cement production in 2015 amounted to some 2.31 million tons.

Cement is used to bind material together and is categorized as either non-hydraulic or hydraulic. Hydraulic cements are composed of silicates and oxides that can set and harden even when exposed to water. Cement today is mostly used as stucco for buildings in wet climates, as mortar for applications near sea water, and as part of developments for strong concretes. Cement consumption in the United States decreased after the 2008 economic downturn, down to 71.5 million metric tons in 2009. Since then however, consumption has gradually increased to an estimated 96.2 million metric tons in 2016. In the U.S., most cement is consumed between May and October. In Europe, CRH, a top cement manufacturer headquartered in Ireland, generated 23.6 billion euros in revenues in 2015.
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February 2018
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Worldwide
Survey time period
2012 to 2017
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* Estimated.
** Data for 2016 and 2017 not available.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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