According to the Statistical Service of Cyprus, total cement production increased to 155,000t in April 2006 compared to 149,000t in April 2005, up by 4.7 per cent. Local cement consumption decreased by 19 per cent YoY to 118,000t, while cement exports increased by 87.8 per cent compared to April 2005, reaching 11,000t.
Data for the period January-April 2006 show that total cement production increased marginally by 0.8 per cent YoY to 578,000t. Local cement consumption decreased by 6.7 per cent YoY to 508,000t, while export sales increased by 145 per cent YoY to 73,000t. Overall consumption increased by 1.1 per cent YoY.