Turkey’s 2004 Cement output

Turkey’s 2004 Cement output
Published: 15 March 2005

Turkey’s cement output stood at 38.8Mt in 2004, surpassing 28.1Mt in the previous year, the Turkish Cement Manufacturers Association announced.  Turkey produced 26.2Mt of cement in 2002.  In 2004 the country exported 8.2Mt of cement, up from 7.4Mt a year ago. Cement exports in 2003 increased mainly due to a rise in exports to Iraq. In 2002 cement exports stood at 5.5Mt.  Apparently, Turkey’s cement exports to neighbouring Iraq, which increased to an all-time high of 2Mt in 2004, are expected to decrease in 2005 due to increasing security problems in the country.