Top 10 cement producers in 2017, by Global Cement

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1. LafargeHolcim

The largest cement producer in the world by installed capacity. In 2017, Lafarge has 149 integrated cement plants with a total of 287.3 Mt/yr, as well as 57.9 Mt/yr of grinding capacity across 71 plants. This gives it a total of 220 plants and 345.2Mt/yr of cement capacity.

2. Heidelberg

Heidelberg Cement, Germany’s Heidelberg Cement continued to acquire new capacity in 2017 following its major acquisition of Italcementi in 2016. It now boasts 159.3Mt/yr of cement capacity across 102 active integrated facilities and another 26.1Mt/yr from 39 active grinding plants. This gives it a total of 185.4Mt/yr of installed active cement capacity across 141 sites.

3. Cemex

Despite the growth of UltraTech cement, Cemex has just held on to its third position in the top 10 analysis. At the end of 2017 Cement had a total of 91.6Mt/yr of cement capacity in 2017 across 52 active integrated plants and nine active grinding plants. It has a total of 61plants.

4. UltraTech Cement

With a total capacity of 91.4Mt/yr, UltratEch Cement is the largest Indian producer on the list. Following the acquisition of Paiprakesh Associates’ 21.1Mt/yr cement capacity in July 2017; it now has 18 integrated plants.


Brazil’s Votorantim has 43 integrated plants that share 60.2Mt/year of cement capacity, plus 16 grinding plants that add another 10.6Mt/yr. This gives it 70.8 Mt/yr of capacity across 59 sites.

6. InterCement

Number six on the list of top cement producers, is InterCement. The company operates in Brazil, Mozambique, Spain, South Africa, Portugal, Angola and Argentina, with 53.5Mt/yr of cement capacity across 28 active integrated and 14 active grinding plants.

7. CRH

CRH grew rapidly between 2015 and 2016 due to its range of assets from the merging Lafarge and Holcim. It has 50.5Mt/yr of cement production capacity across 39 integrated and 15 grinding plants CRH will become even larger in early 2018 when it completes its $3.5 billion acquisition of Ash Grove Cement in the United States. This will provide an additional eight integrated plants with 7.5Mt/yr of cement capacity. It has also submitted a formal offer for the cement assets of South Africa’s Pretoria Portland Cement, PPC.

8. Buzzi Cement

Italy’s Buzzi Unicem is the 8th largest cement producer on the list. It has 49.2 Mt/yr of cement capacity, with production interests in nine countries in Europe and North America.

9. Eurocement

Eurocement is predominantly based in its home nation of Russia, although it also operates in Ukraine and Uzbekistan. It has a total capacity of 47.2Mt/yr, entirely from integrated capacity.

10. Dangote Cement

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement is Africa’s largest home –grown cement producer. It now has a total of 43.8Mt/yr of integrated and grinding capacity at 10 integrated plants and two grinding plants in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Cameroon and Ghana.

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