Global Cement Database on CO₂ and Energy Information

"Getting the Numbers Right" (GNR)

The "Getting the Numbers Right" (GNR) is a voluntary, independently-managed database of CO2 and energy performance information on the global cement industry. Standard web-based reports are available to interested stakeholders.

The database delivers uniform, accurate and verified data so that the industry can understand its own current and future performance potential. Key drivers of emissions and performance are also included. The database also provides policy makers with current performance data to aid their analysis and decisions.

The GNR database now covers data up to 2016 (competition law concerns recommend a one-year time lag in publishing data). It has grown over the years to cover 849 individual facilities producing 807 million tonnes of cement. This represents 19% of global cement production. Starting from the 2012 dataset, version 3 of the CSI's "CO2 and Energy Protocol: CO2 and Energy Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Cement Industry" (published in 2011) has been applied, which new indices include data on electricity use in clinker making and on electricity generation using waste heat.

Standard web-based reports are available for the following regions and countries:

View global and regional data...

World regions
Individual countries
GNR Project Reporting
  • World
  • Africa
  • Asia (excluding China, CIS, India, Japan and Korea) + Oceania
  • Central America
  • China + Korea + Japan
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • Europe (EU28)
  • Middle East
  • Morocco + Algeria + Tunisia
  • North America
  • South America (excl. Brazil)
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • USA

Click here for an overview of countries covered by each region. 

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The system is open for all interested parties to view data. The years for which data is available are: 1990, 2000, and 2005 to 2016. For more complex requests, see Make a Request for GNR System Data.Individual queries about specific issues are answered within strict confidentiality guidelines (see below). Charges may be levied on data requests to cover operational costs, especially with regard to complex data requests.

The database complies with anti-trust laws and is managed by an independent third party service provider. Individual participants may only see reports based on their individual company data or aggregated results. Confidential information on individual companies or plants is not disclosed, nor made accessible, and is protected by contractual and data security measures.

Further information

  • GNR info sheet (English / Chinese / Spanish) providing a quick overview.
  • Cement Industry Energy and CO2 Performance: 'Getting the Numbers Right' (English) giving more detailed explanation of the system.
  • You can also contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if your company or organization is interested in finding out more about participating in the GNR system or about making data queries.