Cement Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

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The global cement market reached a volume of more than 5 Billion Tons in 2018. The market is further projected to reach around 6.2 Billion Tons by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of around 3.5% during 2019-2024. Cement is a grey-coloured inorganic substance which is often lime- or calcium silicate-based. Apart from this, it also contains chalk, iron ore, bauxite, shell, clay, marl, slate, shale, etc. A mixture of this fine powder, water, sand and gravel is used in masonry as it results into a rock-like substance. There are two kinds of cement available, namely hydraulic and non-hydraulic cement. Hydraulic cement reacts with water to set whereas non-hydraulic cement reacts with carbon in the surroundings. Cement represents one of the essential commodities used in the construction industry.

Global Cement Market Drivers/Constraints:

  • One of the major factors driving the growth of the cement market is the revival of the construction industry. This has resulted into a surge in the commercial, residential and infrastructural projects including offices, housing complexes, dams, tunnels and bridges, in turn, boosting the consumption of cement.
  • Mega infrastructure projects, such as China’s One Belt and One Road (OBOR) and Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project to link its eastern and western regions, are further likely to stir up the consumption of cement. Some of the other growth-inducing factors include industrialisation, rising population and increasing purchasing power of the consumers.
  • The production of cement is associated with various health hazards such as lung and lip cancer since it contains carcinogenic components. This is one of the major factors posing a threat to the growth of the cement market.


Type Insights:

On the basis of type, the market has been bifurcated into blended, portland and others. Currently, blended cement holds the largest market share. It is a blend of OPC and other mineral admixtures or additives like fly ash, slag and silica fumes. 

End-Use Insights:

Based on end-use, the market has been segregated into residential, commercial and infrastructure segments. Amongst these, the residential segment accounts for the majority of the total market share. This can be accredited to the rising global population which has boosted the demand for new residential buildings.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, Asia Pacific enjoys the leading position in the global cement market. The increasing number of nuclear families and rising household incomes have created a positive demand for shelter, thereby bolstering the growth of the cement market in the region. Other major regions include North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is highly fragmented with the presence of numerous small and large manufacturers. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • CNBM
  • Anhui Conch
  • Jidong Development
  • Lafarge Holcim
  • Heidelberg Cement


This report provides a deep insight into the global cement industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a cement manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the cement industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global cement market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global cement industry?
  • What are the key end-use segments in the global cement industry?
  • What are the key product types in the global cement industry?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global cement industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global cement industry?
  • What is the structure of the global cement industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global cement industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the global cement industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • How is cement manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for cement?
  • What are the transportation requirements for cement?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a cement manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1   Preface
2   Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5   Global Cement Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1 Volume Trends
        5.2.2 Value Trends
    5.3    Price Analysis
        5.3.1 Key Price Indicators
        5.3.2 Price Structure
        5.3.3 Margin Analysis
    5.4    Market Breakup by Region
    5.5    Market Breakup by Type
    5.6    Market Breakup by End-Use
    5.7    Market Forecast
    5.8    SWOT Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Strengths
        5.8.3    Weaknesses
        5.8.4    Opportunities
        5.8.5    Threats
    5.9    Value Chain Analysis
        5.9.1    Quarrying/Mining
        5.9.2    Primary Processors
        5.9.3    Manufacturers
        5.9.4    Large Construction Firms and Exports
        5.9.5    Retailers and Departmental Stores
        5.9.6    End-Consumers
    5.10    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.10.1    Overview
        5.10.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.10.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.10.4    Degree of Competition
        5.10.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.10.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.11    Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6   Performance of Key Regions
    6.1    Asia Pacific
        6.1.1 Market Trends
        6.1.2 Market Forecast
    6.2    North America
        6.2.1 Market Trends
        6.2.2 Market Forecast
    6.3    Europe
        6.3.1 Market Trends
        6.3.2 Market Forecast
    6.4    Latin America
        6.4.1 Market Trends
        6.4.2 Market Forecast
    6.5    Middle East and Africa
        6.5.1 Market Trends
        6.5.2 Market Forecast
7   Market by Type
    7.1    Blended
        7.1.1 Market Trends
        7.1.2 Market Forecast
    7.2    Portland
        7.2.1 Market Trends
        7.2.2 Market Forecast
    7.3    Others
        7.3.1 Market Trends
        7.3.2 Market Forecast
8   Market by End-Use
    8.1    Residential
        8.1.1 Market Trends
        8.1.2 Market Forecast
    8.2    Commercial
        8.2.1 Market Trends
        8.2.2 Market Forecast
    8.3    Infrastructure
        8.3.1 Market Trends
        8.3.2 Market Forecast
9   Competitive Landscape
    9.1    Market Structure
    9.2    Production Capacities of Key Players
10  Cement Manufacturing Process
    10.1    Product Overview
    10.2    Detailed Process Flow
    10.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    10.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
11  Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    11.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    11.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    11.3    Plant Layout
    11.4    Plant Machinery
    11.5    Machinery Pictures
    11.6    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    11.7    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    11.8    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    11.9    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    11.10    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    11.11    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    11.12    Other Capital Investments
12  Loans and Financial Assistance
13  Project Economics

    13.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    13.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    13.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    13.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    13.5    Income Projections
    13.6    Expenditure Projections
    13.7    Financial Analysis
    13.8    Profit Analysis
14  Key Player Profiles
    14.1    CNBM
    14.2    Lafarge Holcim
    14.3    Anhui Conch
    14.4   Jidong Development
    14.5   Heidelberg Cement


List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Cement Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Cement Market: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2011-2018
Figure 3: Global: Cement Market: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2011-2018
Figure 4: Cement Market: Price Structure (in US$/Ton)
Figure 5: Global: Cement Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2018
Figure 6: Global: Cement Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2018
Figure 7: Global: Cement Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2018
Figure 8: Global: Cement Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 9: Global: Cement Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Figure 10: Global: Cement Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 11: Global: Cement Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Cement Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 13: Asia: Cement Market (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 14: Asia: Cement Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 15: North America: Cement Market (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 16: North America: Cement Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 17: Europe: Cement Market (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 18: Europe: Cement Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 19: Latin America: Cement Market (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 20: Latin America: Cement Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 21: Middle East and Africa: Cement Market (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 22: Middle East and Africa: Cement Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 23: Global: Blended Cement Market (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 24: Global: Blended Cement Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 25: Global: Portland Cement Market (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 26: Global: Portland Cement Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 27: Global: Other Cement Market (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 29: Global: Other Cement Market Forecast (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 30: Global: Cement Market: Residential (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 31: Global: Cement Market Forecast: Residential (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 32: Global: Cement Market: Commercial (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 33: Global: Cement Market Forecast: Commercial (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 34: Global: Cement Market: Infrastructure (in Million Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 35: Global: Cement Market Forecast: Infrastructure (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 36: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 37: Cement Manufacturing: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 38: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 39: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 40: Cement Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 41: Cement Production: Manufacturing Cost Breakup (in %)


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Cement Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2024
Table 2: Global: Cement Market Forecast: Breakup by Region, (in Million Tons) 2019-2024
Table 3: Global: Cement Market Forecast: Breakup by Type, (in Million Tons) 2019-2024
Table 4: Global: Cement Market Forecast: Breakup by End-Use, (in Million Tons) 2019-2024
Table 5: Global: Cement Market: Competitive Structure
Table 6: Global: Cement Market: Production Capacity Major Key Players
Table 7: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 8: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 9: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Crushing Unit Machinery (in US$)
Table 10: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Raw Mill Machinery (in US$)
Table 11: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Raw Meal Homogenizing Unit Machinery (in US$)   
Table 12: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Clinker Unit Machinery (in US$)
Table 13: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Coal Powder Unit Machinery (in US$)
Table 14: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Cement Powder Milling Unit Machinery (in US$)    
Table 15: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Cement Packaging Unit Machinery (in US$)    
Table 16: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Summary of Machinery Costs (in US$)    
Table 17: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
Table 18: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 19: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 20: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 21: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 22: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 23: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation
Table 24: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 25: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 26: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 27: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 28: Cement Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account (in US$)


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