Cement production in Saudi Arabia 2013-2018

As of 2018, the estimated production volume of cement in Saudi Arabia was 4.5 million metric tons. The production in Saudi Arabia peaked in 2016 at 6.2 million metric tons but has since then declined.

Global market overview

The total production volume of cement worldwide was at the time over four billion tons. According to projections for 2030, the global cement production will rise to over 4.8 billion metric tons. Saudi Arabia was, until recently, a leading global cement producer but has been overtaken by Turkey and Japan in this regard since 2019. China, however, was still the world’s leading cement producer with over 2.2 billion metric tons. India soared to second place with 320 million metric tons of produced cement.

Cement market in Saudi Arabia

Within the Gulf Cooperation Council states, Saudi Arabia was still the leading cement producer. In terms of installed capacity, Saudi Arabia’s Southern Province, Saudi Cement, Najran cement, and Yanbu Cement were the leading cement companies in the GCC region along with Qatar National CC. The market size of the cement industry of Saudi Arabia was worth around 5.3 billion U.S. dollars. It is not only an important export commodity but also crucial for the domestic construction industry, which is an important GDP generator of the country.

Cement production in Saudi Arabia from 2013 to 2018

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Release date

March 2019


Saudi Arabia, MENA

Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*The 2017 and 2018 figures are estimates.
The 2013-2016 values were taken from previous editions.

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