Iran cement exports hit 11M tons
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 28
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran exported nearly 11.8 million metric tons of cement and clinker in the first seven months of the current year, which started on March 21.
Abdolreza Sheykhan, an official with the Iran's Cement Producers Association said that some 3.6 million metric tons of cement and 8.13 million metric tons of clinker were exported in the mentioned period, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported on Nov. 28.
He went on to note that the figure is 3.4 percent more than in the same period of last year.
"Some 45 million metric tons of clinker were produced in the country in the mentioned period," he said. "The figure is 5 percent more than in the same period of the previous year."
He went on to note that some 41.6 million metric tons of cement were also produced in the seven-month period.
Iran's cement output amounted to 69.68 million metric tons in the twelve-month time span which ended on March 20. Some 71.904 million metric tons of clinker was also produced in the mentioned period.
Iran exported 18.812 million metric 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 metric tons of the mentioned amount. Some 55.622 million metric tons of cement was also consumed domestically in the mentioned period.
Iran with total production of 65 million metric tons ranked as the world's third largest cement producer in 2012.
Former 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.