ADB: Consumption of cement in Azerbaijan to increase by 6 percent per year
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 7 / Trend N. Ismayilova /
Consumption of cement in Azerbaijan will increase by 5.8 percent per year until 2012 based on the growth of GDP per capita. It leads to a consumption of 505 kg per capita, the report said.
"In 2008, domestic consumption of cement in Azerbaijan amounted to 3,2 million tons, which was 374 kilograms per capita," a statement said.
It is compared to the level of consumption per capita in Eastern Europe, but much smaller than in other countries of the region.
Shortage of cement in Azerbaijan in 2008 amounted to 1,27 million tons, increasing dependence on imports.