Production of cement increased by 29 per cent in April, compared to March. In January-April 2007 production of cement rose by 30.2 per cent, as compared with the same period of 2006, to 3,867,000t. As Ukrainian News earlier reported, in March 2007 cement output grew by 33.1 per cent, in comparison with March 2006, to 1,063,000t.
In 2006, production of cement grew by 12.9 per cent compared to 2005 to 13,732,000t. More than 15 companies produce cement in Ukraine, and their total annual capacity is more than 20Mt.