Iran production sees record monthly high

Iran production sees record monthly high
Published: 23 September 2009

Cement production in Iran hit a record monthly high of 7.4Mt (July 23 to August 22), the deputy industry minister said.

Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) quoted Mohammad-Masoud Samieinejad saying that for the first time in the country during the summer season, “we have seen the greatest amount of cement distribution which shows how active the construction industry is in Iran”.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) reported that over 85 per cent of the cement produced by Iranian factories was used in the construction sector while the remaining 15 perc ent was used for other projects.

Samieinejad said: “In the first five months (of the Iranian calendar year- starting March 22) over 1.2Mt of cement was exported and it is predicted that this figure will reach 5Mt by the end of the (Iranian calendar) year.

Source: Tehran Times