China cement production increases by one-third

China cement production increases by one-third
Published: 27 April 2011

Cement production in China reached 164.56Mt in March 2011, up 29.8% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Production volumes ended the first quarter 2011 at 369.85Mt, 18.1% ahead of 2010, and confirming expectations that China is set for another record year.

In February, Xiangzhong Kong, Secretary General of the China Cement Association, told International Cement Review that cement consumption in China would reach a record 2bnt in 2011, up 7% YoY.