China is the world's largest cement market, and its annual demand takes a share of 48% in global demand. In 2006, cement yield in China exceeded 1.2 billion tons. The growth of the demand of new dry process cement production lines is mainly driven by the newly added cement demand as well as the replacement of behindhand manufacturing techniques.
Presently, per-capita cement consumption in China was only 9.61 tons, far behind the maximum 14 tons in developed countries. As predicted, China's cement yield will be between 1.2 billion tons and 1.3 billion tons in the year 2010. The figure will rise to 1.4 billion tons by 2015.
As of 2006, half of cement yield in China were produced in behindhand shaft kilns or small-scale dry process kilns, and the new dry process production lines only take a share of 50%. In the light of Special Planning for the Development of China Cement Industry, new dry process cement production lines will have a proportion of at least 70% by 2010. It is expected that the demand brought by the upgrading and replacement of behindhand manufacturing techniques will be up to 40 to 50 million tons in 2007-2009.
In 2006, the company earned RMB4.5 billion from abroad, a share of 61.9% in its total revenues. Regarding global market shares (except for Chinese market), Sinoma together with FLsmidth and KHD ranked the top three, accounting for accumulated share of over 70%.
Revenues of Sinoma from Domestic Market and Overseas Market (100 million RMB)
Fluctuations of Cement Demand in China
Figure: Comparison of Yields by New and Old Dry Process Production Lines in China