Tehran, Iran, May 18
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's Industry, Mine, and Trade ministry reported that the country produced 4.501 million tons of cement in the first calendar month of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 - April 20).
Over 70 percent of the mentioned figure (some 3.234 million tons) was supplied to the domestic market in the mentioned month, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on May 18.
Some 6.291 million tons of clinker was also produced in Iran during the mentioned period.
Iran totally exported one million tons of cement and clinker to foreign countries in the first calendar month.
Iran's cement output amounted to 69.68 million tons in the twelve month period wichi ended on March 20.
Some 71.904 million tons of clinker was also produced in the mentioned period.
Iran exported 18.812 million tons of cement and clinker in the mentioned 12-month period, which shows 37.8 percent increase compared to its preceding year.
Cement accounted for 14.348 million tons of the mentioned amount.
Some 55.622 million tons of cement was also consumed domestically in the mentioned period.