Dublin’s Cement Board has released its 2016 annual report and this year’s big winners are cement planers.
It also has some big winners this year too.
The report showed the Cork city was the world’s fourth biggest cement producer.
The figures were published on Thursday.
It showed the city produced 1,823 million tonnes of cement in 2016.
That’s a 1 per cent rise on the previous year and is the highest on record.
Cork has also become the second-biggest cement producer after the UK.
The Cork City Council says it will invest in the cement industry.
The council said it would be the largest cement producer in the world in 2020.
The number of tonnes produced per hectare will be the highest ever recorded in Cork and is expected to be higher than the previous record set in 2016 of 2.65 tonnes per hectre.
Cork’s annual growth rate is 1.9 per cent.
Cork was also ranked third in the UK in terms of production and the UK cement industry was the second biggest in the country.
The annual report also showed the number of people employed in the Cement Industry in Cork increased by more than 40,000 in the year to February.
Cork City Mayor Eamonn De Valera said the CFC is proud to be one of the world leaders in cement production.
“Cork is an exciting and exciting city and we’re pleased to be part of that success story, which is why we’re looking forward to the next four years,” he said.
The CFC says it is investing in the Cork cement industry to support our continued success and growth in the industry.
Cement board chairperson Paul O’Brien said he was delighted to see the Cork City Cement industry growing at such a fast rate.
“It’s good to see that Cork has a strong cement industry and that the city is continuing to grow in cement, with a growth rate of over 40,200 people working in the sector last year.”
Our goal for the CEC is to continue to attract the world-class talent to Cork City and that includes the world class Cement Workers Council and Cork Cement and Allied Workers Federation.