In September, cement production rose by 16.1 per cent or 156,000t compared with September 2003, to 1,126,000t.
In September, cement production fell by 6.8% or 83,000t compared with August. In January-September, cement production rose by 22.9% or 1,567,000 tons compared with January-September 2003, to 8,417,000t. As Ukrainian News earlier reported, in August cement production rose by 12.4% or 134,000 compared with August 2003, to 1,209,000 tons.
In 2003, cement production rose by 24.7% compared with 2002, to 8,916,000t. More than 15 enterprises produce cement in Ukraine, and their total annual capacity is more than 20Mt.