TÜRKÇİMENTO, the umbrella association of the cement sector, announced the production and sales figures for 2021. While the cement production of the TÜRKÇİMENTO members that represent 94% of the sector increased to 78,9 million tons by 9,2% year-on-year, domestic sales became 60,2 million tons with an increase of 8,2% in 2021. Around 22,5% of the cement produced last year was exported.
Fatih Yücelik, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TÜRKÇİMENTO, who announced the sector's data for 2021, said, “As the cement sector, we continued our activities in 2021 under difficult conditions, following 2020 in which we achieved a growth of approximately 23%. Demand, which was delayed in 2018, 2019, and the first half of 2020 when the sector experienced contraction, stepped in through the impact of favorable market conditions and contributed to growth in both the second half of 2020 and 2021". Yücelik summarized the latest data regarding 2021 as follows:
While the cement production of the TÜRKÇİMENTO members that represent 94% of the sector increased to 78,9 million tons by 9,2% year-on-year, domestic sales became 60,2 million tons with an increase of 8,2% in 2021.
Increase in domestic sales was observed in all regions except the Eastern Anatolia Region.
77,5% of the cement produced by the TÜRKÇİMENTO members with a total capacity utilization ratio of 71% was consumed in the domestic market, while domestic sales increased by 4,6 million tons. The increase in production was due to the domestic market demand, and the total exports of the sector dropped.
The total export amount of the cement sector declined by 1,9% to become 30,8 million tons. 18,3 million tons of the exports in question consisted of cement and 12,5 million tons of clinker.
In 2021, the total exports of the cement sector increased by 12,7% on value basis and climbed to 1 billion 256 million dollars. The total export amount of the cement sector dropped by 1,9% and became 30,8 million tons.
In the light of these data, Turkey continued its position as the second largest cement exporter of the world in 2021. Our most important markets in exportation, which is oriented to more than 100 countries, are the US, Israel, Ivory Coast, and Ghana.
With the estimated data of plants that are not members of TÜRKÇİMENTO, domestic market consumption, which was approximately 59,2 million tons in 2020, increased by 5,9% and became 62,7 million tons in 2021.