Cyprus cement production up 4.8% in 2007

Cyprus cement production up 4.8% in 2007
Published: 21 January 2008

Total cement production in Cyprus rose by 4.8% in 2007 to 1.87Mt, according to the latest data from the Statistical Service, compared with 1.79Mt in 2006.

The biggest increase was recorded in local sales of “super white”, which rose by 10% to 10,614t.

Local sales of cement, helped by a buoyant construction sector, rose by 10% to 1,790,456t, while exports fell by 63.6% to 62,969.

Production of clinker fell by 1.6% to 1.5Mt, and there were no exports of clinker in 2007, compared with exports of 97,846t in 2006.