Over three million tons of cement and clinker exported from Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.14/ Trend F.Karimov/
Iran exported over three million tons of cement and clinker in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21, the Mehr News Agency reported.
The figure rose by 47 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.
Some 1.59 million tons of cement were exported in the second calendar month, showing a 66.5 per cent growth year on year.
In December 2012, Iranian Industry, Mine, and Trade Deputy Minister Vajiollah Jafari said by reaching the annual output capacity of 115 million tons, Iran will become world's third largest cement producer in the coming years.
Iran's cement output will reach 75 million tons by the end of current Iranian calendar year, ISNA reported.
Iran plans to increase its cement output up to 85 million tons by the end of the next Iranian Calendar year. The world's total cement production in 2011 stood at 3.6 billion tons. Iran plans to export 12 million tons of cement in the current calendar year.
Industry, Mine and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said in August 2012 that the country's cement production capacity will reach 110 million tons by 2015.