Cement production increased by 4.7% YoY in Jan-Sep and reached 37.9Mt, according to data of the Turkish cement manufacturers’ association (TCMB). Cement sales rose by 5% y/y to 33.4Mt in the same period. Cement exports rose by 3.25% YoY to 4.5Mt. Clinker production increased 8.4% YoY to 30.8Mt in Jan-Sep.
Most of the cement production took place in the Marmara region with 11.5Mt that is followed by the Central Anatolian region where 6.4Mt of cement were produced, data of the TCMB also showed. Cement production stood at 47.4Mt in 2006 and is expected to surpass 50Mt this year.