China produces 2.18Bt of cement in 2012

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China: Cement output in China increased by 7.4% year-on-year in 2012 to 2.18Bt, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Clinker output rose by 1% to 1.28Bt. Obsolete cement production capacity of 220Mt/yr was eliminated.

In other news the China Building Material Federation has released production information for regions in north-western China. Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region produced 41Mt of cement in 2012, a year-on-year increase of 32.8%. Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region saw cement output increase by 10% to 16.1Mt. Shaanxi Province saw cement output increase by 16.3% to 76Mt. Gansu Province saw cement output increase by 32% to 36.7Mt.

Last modified on 27 February 2013

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