Major countries in worldwide cement production 2015-2019

This statistic shows the worldwide cement production, by major producing countries, from 2015 to 2019. In 2019, cement production in the United States amounted to some 89 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 2.2 billion metric tons in 2019, followed by India at 320 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 2018 amounted to some 2.17 million metric 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 102 million metric tons in 2019. In the U.S., most cement is consumed between May and October. In Europe, CRH, a top cement manufacturer headquartered in Ireland, generated 30.21 billion euros in revenues in 2018.

Major countries in worldwide cement production from 2015 to 2019

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Estimated.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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