Uzbekistan produces 5.8Mt of cement – over a half of region’s output

Uzbekistan produces 5.8Mt of cement – over a half of region’s output
Published: 09 January 2007

In 2006 Uzbekistan produced 5.8Mt of cement, which is more than a half of the Central Asian region’s total output. Uzbekistan’s domestic sales exceeded 4.4Mt – the remaining 1.12Mt were sold to foreign construction companies, Uzstroymateriali Company said. 
 
In the next few years Uzstroymateriali is planning to launch five new cement productions. The construction of plants in Surkhandarya, Jizzakh regions and Karakalpakstan was first announced last year during the spring construction fair.  
 
According to the specialists of Uzstroymateriali, new productions will be based on more efficient dry methods, which will make them more competitive in the domestic and foreign markets.  
 
Uzbekistan currently has five major cement producers: Uzstroymateriali includes Ahangarancement, Kuvasaycement, Kyzylkumcement, Bekabadcement, and Angrencement (white cement producer). Four of them operate full technological cycles.  
 
The total production capacity currently makes up 5.8 million tonnes a year, which does not fully satisfy the demand of the Uzbek construction industry yet.