The development of the Chinese cement industry in 2013 and 2014

In China, the national cement output grew at 9 %, reaching more than 2.4 billion tons in 2013. However, the growth rate of cement capacity began to slow. The output in 2014 is estimated to be nearly 2.6 billion tons, with a growth rate between 6 % and 8 %. The proportion of large new dry process production line capacity is more than 60 %, with a cement production integration degree of more than 70 %. The growth of cement output is beginning to reach its peak.

1 Introduction

According to preliminary statistics, China’s cement output will be more than 2.4 billion tons and account for over 60 % of the global cement in 2013. Such high output induces concerns and questions as to whether China’s cement production is near its peak limit or whether there will be a marked decline. This article provides a comprehensive introduction of the development history during the past few years, current development status, and expectations for the next few years with regards to China’s cement industry.

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