Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.10
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran produced 35.8 million metric tons of cement in the first 6 months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21.
Abdorreza Sheikhan, the secretary of the association of Iranian cement producers, said that the country's cement output amounted to 6.3 million metric tons in the sixth calendar month of Shahrivar (August 23-September 22), Iran's Mehr news agency reported on October 10.
Iran exported 18 million metric tons of cement in the last Iranian year (ended March 20).
Iran has successfully started to use railroads to export cement to neighboring and Central Asian countries.
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 account for 97 per cent of Iran's total cement exports. The main importers of Iranian cement are Iraq (63 percent), Azerbaijan (4 percent), and Turkmenistan (7 percent).