Romania’s cement production dropped 16% in the first half of the year, to 2.94Mt, according to the cement companies’ association CIROM.
Moreover, the local cement sales saw a 17% decline on the year in January-June, to 2.99Mt.
Clinker output declined by 16%, to 2.19Mt.
Overall sales by local cement producers, excluding imports, shrank by 20%, to 2.88Mt.
Cement and clinker imports amounted to some 130,000t in January-May this year. In the same period of 2009, there were no imports.