The top 10 global cement producers by installed capacity in 2018 produced a combined total of 1875.4metric tons per year 9MT/Year of integrated and grinding capacity, around 41.8 percent of the 44070.3mt/year total cement capacity.
Global Cement in its July-August Directory 2018, reported that China National Building Material (CNBM/Sinoma headquarter in China is the largest cement producers in the world with 521mt/year and account for 11.6 percent market share of the global cement industry capacity. CNBM, founded in 2014, operates 409mt/y of cement capacity solely in China via a number of subsidiaries. It is in the final stages of formally merging with fellow state-owned firm Sinoma, which has capacity of 112mt/y. when the merger is completed, it will form a cement player of 521 mt/y, by far the largest in the world, albeit, one that only operates within China. The enlarge entity will maintain the CNBM name.
According to the report, Lafargeholcim which occupied the topmost position last year fell to second position in 2018 with a grinding capacity of 356mt/year across its plants in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Its market share of the global cement industry is 8.0 percent. It noted that three years after the formal merger of Switzerland-based Lafarge and Holcim, the world’s largest multinational cement producer is still in a state of consolidation and flux. There have been senior level changes, job losses and a financial loss in 2017.
Anhui Counch emerged the third largest cement company in 2018 with 335mt/year or 7.5 percent of the industry’s market share.
Germany-based Heidelberg ranked fourth on the top 10 chart with 187/8mt/y or 4.2 percent share of the global industry and Mexico’s Cemex is the fifth largest cement company in the world with 95.6mt/y. Others are India’s Ultratech Cement 93.5mt/y; China Resources has 83.3mt/y Brazillian Votorantin 70.9mt/y, Taiwan Cement 69.0mt/y and CRH 63.3mt/y.