Iran exports US$637m of cement

Iran exports US$637m of cement
Published: 24 August 2010

Iran has exported more than US$637m of cement during the past Iranian calendar (ended March 20), says the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance.

Iraq, the Persian Gulf littoral states, the Central Asian countries and Afghanistan were the major destinations for Iran’s cement, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. 

According to IRNA news agency, Iraq imported more than 1.5Mt of cement worth US$456m to be named the major importer of the Iranian product. 

Iran currently produces some 65Mta of cement.

Mehr news agency reported earlier this month that factories in Iran produced nearly 20Mt of cement during the first four months of the current year, showing a 16 per cent increase compared with the same period of the previous year.