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Iran produces over 50 mln tons of cement in 8 months

Business Materials 8 December 2013 14:22

Azerbaijan, Dec.8
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Iran's cement output in the first eight months of the current calendar year (which started on March 21) surpassed 50 million tons, IRNA reported on December 8.

The figure shows a 2.2 per cent increase compared to the same period of the previous year.

Some 49.264 million tons of clinker was also produced in the mentioned period, which is 3.5 per cent more than previous year.

Iran's cement production in the 8th calendar month of Aban (ended on Nov. 21) stood at 5.657 million tons.

Iran exported 11.268 million tons of cement in the first seven months of the current calendar year (which started on March 21) surpassed 44.56 million tons, the Industry, Mine, and Trade Ministry reported on November 20.

The figure shows a 37 percent increase compared to the same period of the previous year, the IRNA News Agency reported.

Abdolreza Sheykhan, an official with the Iranian Cement Producers Association said earlier this month that some 1.11 million tons of cement and 437,382 tons of clinker were exported in the 7th calendar month (September 23 - October 22), which is by over 150 percent more than the same month of the previous year.

The IRNA News Agency reported on June 23 that Iran currently exports cement to 24 countries including Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Oman, India, and China.

Seven countries out of the mentioned 24 accounted for 97 per cent of Iran's total cement exports.

Iraq with 63 percent, Azerbaijan with 4 per cent, and Turkmenistan with 7 percent were the main importers of Iranian cement.

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