Belarus output up 10 per cent in first six months

Belarus output up 10 per cent in first six months
Published: 21 July 2008

Belarus’ cement output in the first six months of 2008 totaled 2Mt, a 10 per cent YoY increase, according to the Ministry of Statistics and Analysis.

Cement output reportedly amounted to 391,800 tons in June, or 1.2 percent less than in May. The stockpiles of cement increased by 370 per cent YoY in the first six months to 61,900 billion rubels, or 18.5 per cent of the average monthly output, the statistics ministry said.

The Council of Ministers directed in December that the domestic cement supply should increase by 47 per cent in 2008 to 5.4Mt, with 1.2Mt coming from abroad, and to 9.5Mt by 2010.