Cement production in Egypt 2013-2019

The cement industry in Egypt has remained stable over the last several years although data indicates that there may be an increase in production over time. In 2018, Egypt's cement production was considerably higher than expected at som 81 million metric tons.

Global cement production

Cement is a milled mineral powder commonly composed of limestone, clay and marl. It is used as a binding agent as well as for construction. It is one of the most widely used construction materials across the planet. The worldwide production of cement is anticipated to continue growing. Globally China, India, and Vietnam are the top three cement producers as of 2019. Similarly, China, India and the U.S. are the top three countries for clinker capacity worldwide.

Egyptian cement industry

The Egyptian cement industry is dominated by some companies more than others. In 2012, the top cement company in Egypt was Suez Cement Group, followed by Lafarge Cement Egypt. Egypt is among the countries with the highest demand for cement worldwide as of 2018, and that demand is expected to increase through 2020.

Cement production in Egypt between 2013 and 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2013 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The 2019 figure is an estimate.
The values for 2013 through 2017 were taken from previous editions.

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