Cement: key figures

Published on 6 February 2008

Annual cement production in France is 20 million tonnes. Each day the cement industry produces 55,000 tonnes of cement.

Annual cement production in France is 20 million tonnes.

Each day the cement industry produces 55,000 tonnes of cement.

Each French person "consumes" 365 kg of cement per year i.e. 1 kilo a day.

BREAKDOWN OF CEMENT USE

Building 13 million tonnes (65 %)
Civil Engineering 7 million tonnes (35 %)

BREAKDOWN OF SALES

* Ready-mixed concrete: 9 million tonnes (45 %)

* Prefabricated Concrete Industry 4 million tonnes (20 %)

* Materials traders 6 million tonnes (30 %)

* Direct use at worksites 1 million tonnes (5 %)

* Sales in bags 30 %

* Bulk sales 70 %

Cement is mainly used to make concrete, but some is also used in mortars and grouts.