Cement as a water-based binder is applied to bind other building materials together which is consumed in the production of mortar and concrete during the construction process. Its ability to hold the structure together made cement an important inseparable substance in construction industry, attracting many countries to invest on cement production.

The top cement producers by country from 2014 to 2018 (in million metric tons) are shown in the bellow table and chart:

As seen on the pictures, China is largest cement producer of the world, producing over 2000 million metric tons of cement per year from 2014 to 2018. All other top cement producers are manufacturing less than 300 million metric tons of cement per year including India, USA, Turkey, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Egypt, Iran and Brazil respectively.

Iran is the 11th country in cement output from 2014 to 2018. In 2014 and 2015, Iran produced 65 million metric tons of cement each year. Then on 2016 it decreased to 53 million metric tons which improved to 54 on 2017 and last year Iran manufactured 53 million metric tons of cement.

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