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Cement production capacity of selected top companies 2018

In 2018, the largest cement company worldwide based on production capacity was Swiss company LafargeHolcim. Headquarted in Jona, Switzerland, they had a capacity of 367 million metric tons that year. LafargeHolcim is a supplier of building materials such as cement and aggregates in addition to ready-mix concrete and mineral components. Their main competitor, HeidelbergCement, had the second highest cement production capacity that year.

LafargeHolcim key figures

At the end of 2018, LafargeHolcim had a net income of about 1.72 billion Swiss francs (about 1.747 billion U.S. dollars based on the exchange rate at December 31, 2018). Their net sales in the 2018 fiscal year amounted to 24.47 billion Swiss Francs (or about 27.89 billion U.S. dollars). Their ready-mix concrete brought in a total of 50.9 million cubic meters in sales, with most of the sales deriving from Europe. They sold about 19.3 million cubic meters of ready-mix concrete that year to customers in Europe.

LafargeHolcim's workforce

LafargeHolcim employed about 77,000 people worldwide in 2018. Most of these employees were working in the Asia Pacific region, where 21,979 employees were employed. Europe followed, with 20,222 employees located there that year.

Capacity of selected top cement producers worldwide in 2018

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December 2018



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Supplementary notes

Rankings are based on the installed capacity of cement producers' integrated cement plants, including white cement plants, and excluding standalone grinding plants, plants under construction or in planning stages, and mothballed cement plants.

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