News ID: 276875
Published: 0305 GMT November 16, 2020

Iran’s six-month cement output tops 35m tons

Iran’s six-month cement output tops 35m tons
IRNA

Iran’s cement production hit 35.6 million tons in the first six months of the current Iranian year (March 20-September 21), up 14.4 percent compared to the related figure for last year.

According to data released by the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the country’s cement production stood at 31.1 million tons in the first half of the previous Iranian year, IRNA reported.

Production of cement was reported to be six million tons in the month to September 21, 5.3 percent less than the figure for the previous month, in which the output stood at 6.4 million tons.

Currently, there are 96 cement production lines active in 74 factories across Iran, most of which are less than 10 years old.

New production units have a greater share of the total output in this sector.

The country’s cement production capacity is currently 85 million tons per year and the domestic demand is 65 million tons.

Iran is now one of the seven largest cement producers in the world.

According to the data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Iran exported over 5.8 million tons of cement worth about $128 million during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year.

India, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, Qatar, Kenya, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, and Oman were among the countries importing Iranian cement during the said period.

Iran exported about $7 billion worth of construction materials in the last Iranian year (ending March 19).


 

   
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