The sustainable development strategy for China's cement industry is part of the social sustainable development strategy. China is one of the main markets for the production and consumption of cement in the world. China's effort on new dry cement since 1970s' has promoted the development of its cement industry. In 2007, cement output reached 1.35 billion tons in china, and during the first ten months of 2008, cement output has reached as many as 1.135 billion tons in China.
China's cement output and consumption has been the number one in the world since 1985. China's cement consumption will account for 54% of global cement consumption for the whole year of 2008.
In China, cement production and consumption are mainly distributed in East China and Central South China, and cement supply can basically meet the demand in those two regions. Elimination of backward production capacity will make cement industrial layout more rationalized.
However, along with the future movements of regional economic and adjustments of state's policies, in the developing regions, especially those where have an advantage of energy sources like central China and west China will be the key markets for cement in the future.
In the year of 2008, merger & acquisition was a hot topic for China cement industry. The companies such as Anhui Conch Cement, CNBM, Shandong Sunnsy Cement Group, Jidong Cement Company all accelerated their M & A movements .
Moreover, Nanfang Cement Co., Ltd which was fast co-established by Zhejiang Jianfeng Group, Zhejiang Hushan Group and Jiangxi Wannianqing Cement Co., Ltd for the purpose of market control of southeast China; Zhonglian Cement Co., Ltd also controlled the market of Huai River Economic Region by its strategic restructure with Xuzhou Conch Cement Co., Ltd., Taishan Cement Group and a number of other companies.