Iran’s cement and clinker exports hit 17.5M tons

Business Materials 3 March 2015 17:07 (UTC +04:00)

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‬Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar.3

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran exported 17.5 million metric tons of cement and clinker in the first 11 months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21, 2014-February 19, 2015).

Secretary of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Association, Abdolreza Sheikhan said that 61 million metric tons of cement and 64 million metric tons of clinker were produced in the mentioned period, Iran's ILNA news agency reported March 3.

Iran currently exports cement to 24 countries including Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, as well as, 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.

Iran's cement and clinker exports stood at over 13.648 million tons in the previous calendar year, which ended March 20, 2014.

The country exported over 11.85 million tons of cement and 1.79 million tons of clinker in the mentioned period.

Iran produced 75 million tons of cement in previous year.

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