China’s cement output increases in first seven months

China’s cement output increases in first seven months
Published: 29 August 2007

China’s total cement output reached 735.1883Mt in the first seven months of 2007, up 15.41% YoY, according to the latest information from the China Cement Association.

Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Hebei, Henan, Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan and Anhui Provinces ranked first to tenth in that order in terms of the highest cement output in the period. Tianjin Municipality, Qinghai Province and Tibet Autonomous Region took the last three positions with the lowest cement output.

Shanghai Municipality’s cement output reached 805,300t in July, up 3.1% YoY, according to the Shanghai Municipal Cement Industry Association. The total cement output in the first seven months was 5.1444Mt, down 2.21% YoY. A total of 1.3316Mt of cement entered Shanghai from other provinces and cities in July, up 11.92% YoY, with a total of 8.761Mt in the first seven months of 2007, up 4.75%.

Total investment in the cement industry reached RMB28.04293bn in the first seven months of 2007, up 36.54% YoY, according to the latest information released by China Cement Association. In 2007, the Beijing and Shanghai Municipalities did not increase the fixed asset investment in the industry. The completed investment in the cement industry decreased by 59.9%, 16.1%, 11.3%, 56.4%, 45.3%, 83.1%, 12% and 19.7% in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxin, Shandong, Guangdong, Hainan, Qinghai Provinces and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region respectively.