Cement Market

Analysis by Type (Blended, and Portland); and by Application (Residential, and Non-Residential) – Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023-2033

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Global Cement Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

The global cement market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 500 Billion by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 400 Billion in the year 2022. The growth of the market can be attributed to the surging demand for construction activities globally. The rising need for construction materials is a significant driver of the global cement industry. Construction is a key end-user of cement, and as the demand for new structures, facilities, and restorations in a country rise, so will cement consumption. For instance, by 2050, it is predicted that construction workers would add 3,500 new buildings to the daily pace. Furthermore, the introduction of cutting-edge technologies into the cement manufacturing process is also boosting the market expansion. A favorable market outlook is also being produced by the growing use of green cement in the construction of eco-friendly and sustainable buildings to reduce harmful emissions and enhance environmental health. Precast material makers are benefiting financially from the rising demand for products like blocks, roof panels, and tiles.

Cement-Market-scope. Cement is a critical commodity for growing economies. It is used for constructing mass construction which includes houses, civil workers, and industrial estates. Also, there has been huge investment made in the construction industry which is also estimated to influence the growth of the market over the forecast period. The Indian Parliament approved a bill in March 2021 to establish the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID), an approximate USD 3 billion development finance organization, to finance infrastructure projects in India. Population growth and urbanization are also important drivers for the cement industry, as more people relocate to cities, increasing the need for infrastructure and housing construction. Economic growth is also important, as it may result in higher expenditure on construction activities.

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Global Cement Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 400 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 500 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)

Global Cement Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Urban Population - A large number of people from rural areas are moving to the cities in search of a better life. This increases the demand for housing and infrastructure. The growing urban population is a significant driver of the global cement market. As more people relocate to cities, there is a greater need for housing, infrastructure, and commercial structures. This increases the demand for cement, which is a fundamental construction material utilized in the construction of large structures. By 2050, 68% of the world's population is expected to reside in cities, up from 55% in 2018.

  • Rising Number of Residential Projects- Residential housing construction, which includes single and multi-floor buildings, and houses, is a significant end-user of cement. As the population rises and urbanization increases, so does the need for houses, resulting in a rising demand for cement. Between 2002 and 2021, public residential building investment in the US increased dramatically in value. Approximately USD 10 Billion were spent on residential development projects by the public sector in 2021.

  • Rising Adoption of Green Cement - Green cement is a form of cement that has a lesser environmental effect than standard cement. It is also known as environmentally friendly cement or low-carbon cement. It is often created from alternative raw materials such as industrial by-products or debris, and it produces fewer emissions of greenhouse gases throughout the manufacturing process. In 2021, Hima Cement, a LafargeHolcim subsidiary, introduced Fundi, a masonry product used in bricklaying, plastering, and mortar operations that has a lower carbon footprint.

  • Rising Population-The population of the world is projected to rise by 2 billion people during the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion people today to 9.7 billion in 2050, with a potential peak of approximately 11 billion people around the year 2100.

  • Significant Rise in Remodeling -About 50% of respondents to a study taken in 2020 stated that they had remodeled their homes, and the median amount spent on renovations by a household increased to more than USD 13,000 in 2020 globally.


  • Hazardous Impact on Environment & Human Health - Limestone, chalk, shells, shale, clay, and silica sand are used as primary ingredients in the manufacture. The environment and human health are both negatively impacted by its manufacture in several dangerous ways. Particles of dust can irritate the nose and throat while also making breathing difficult. In addition, there is significant pollution generated during the production of this product. Hence this factor is estimated to hinder the growth of the market.
  • High Energy Consumption During Manufacturing Procedure
  • Stringent Government Regulations

Global Cement Market Segmentation

The global cement market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into residential, and non-residential. Out of these, the non-residential segment is anticipated to garner the highest revenue by the end of 2033, backed by growing non-residential activities such as dams, roads, stadiums, commercial complexes, industrial buildings, and others. Cement is utilized extensively in the foundations, walls, and floors of such buildings. The increased need for space, as well as the increasing interest in e-commerce activities, is increasing the requirement for warehouses and storage to strengthen the supply chain, and hence creating a growing demand for cement. According to reports, in the year 2021, the length of the national highway constructed in India was over 12.5 thousand kilometers.

The global cement market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by type into blended and Portland cement. Out of these segments, the Portland segment is anticipated to capture the largest share of the market by the end of 2033. This can be owed to the fact that Portland cement is the most widely used type of cement used all across the world as it can be used across a wide range of building projects. For instance, over 4.3 billion tons of Portland cement were produced in 2021.

Our in-depth analysis of the global cement market includes the following segments:

               By Type

  • Blended
  • Portland

               By Application

  • Residential
  • Non-Residential

Global Cement Market Regional Synopsis

The Asia Pacific cement market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033, owing to the growth of the construction industry in this region. Leading the industry in the region are nations such as China, India, and Japan, which are some of the biggest cement manufacturers and users worldwide. Accounting for more than half of the world's cement production and consumption, China is both the biggest market in the region and the entire world today. India is another sizable market, with a burgeoning construction sector owing to the growing population and housing needs. Furthermore, increasing the production of cement and growing demand for smart home from developing nations such as China and India is driving the regional industry. In these economies, growing income levels, expanding populations, and quick urbanization are expected to encourage the development of new homes. Cement production in India grew by approximately 3% in July 2022 compared to July 2021. From April to July 2022–2023, compared to the same time the previous year, its cumulative index rose by about 12%.


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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Cement Market

    • Cemex
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • InterCement
    • Holcim
    • CRH plc
    • Titan Cement International SA
    • Ultratech Cement Ltd.
    • Buzzi Unicem S.p.A
    • Mitsubishi Cement Corporation
    • China National Building Material Group Co., Ltd.
    • Drake Cement LLC


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Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the cement market?

Ans: The major factors driving the growth of the market are increasing urban population, rising number of residential projects, rising adoption of green cement, and others.

2) What would be the CAGR of cement market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033.

3) What are the challenges affecting the cement market growth?

Ans: Hazardous impact on environment & human health, high energy consumption during manufacturing procedure, and stringent government regulations are some of the major factors estimated to hinder the growth of the market.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of cement market in future?

Ans: The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

5) Who are the major players dominating the cement market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Cemex, InterCement, Holcim, CRH plc, and more.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the cement market?

Ans: The market is segmented by type, application, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in application in the cement market?

Ans: The non-residential segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.

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