About Cement Industry in India
Indian Cement Industry has seen both ups and downs. However, its competitiveness and tendency to grow for achieving a technologically sound status has helped the industry see an impressive increase in export. Today, export of Indian cement may see further growth on account of an expected increase in production and consumption level. The industry is predicted to grow by 9 to 10% along with bringing stabilization in rates.
About Export of Cement from India
Abounding in about 130 big and 300 small cement plants, India's cement production capacity stands at 167.36 million tonnes. Currently, the cement industry in India is positioned at number 2 in the world. With incorporating modern techniques in the production, the Indian cement industry has not only been able to meet domestic demands but also serving well to the international arena. Undoubtedly, the credit for this can be attached to the superlative quality of the cement produced in India, which in turn has helped in registering boom in exports.
But, along with that, growth in Indian cement export has also been the result of the varieties that are produced here. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Portland Blast Furnace Slag Cement (PBFS), Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC), Rapid Hardening Portland Cement, Oil Well Cement, Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement and White Cement are some of the types of cement that are available here.
Some cement plants have even gone an extra mile in their endeavor to launch committed jetties in order to promote huge transportation and export.
Comparative Outlook of Export of Cement from India
During 2007-08, the export of cement from India touched the 2.16 million tonnes mark. However during 2008-09, the cement export from India stood at 1.46 million tonnes.
In spite of seeing fall during 2008-09, the export segment of the industry is expected to grow again on account of various infrastructure projects that are being taken up all over the world.
Major Cement Companies in India
- Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited
- India Cements Limited
- Jaiprakash Associates
- Grasim Industries
- Ultratech Cement
- Century Cements
- Madras Cements