Jordan Cement Factories exports

Jordan Cement Factories exports
Published: 18 March 2004

Jordanian cement producer Jordan Cement Factories Company (JCFC) exported 800,000t of cement in 2003, according to the company’s director general, Samir al-Bairaqtar.  No comparative figures were available. The company’s annual capacity stands at some 4.4Mt and local cement demand totals 2.7Mta, al-Bairaqtar said. JCFC will continue to allocate the greater part of its output for the local market. The company has taken all necessary measures to meet the expected increase in local cement consumption in the summer of 2004. The largest foreign markets for the company’s production are Iraq and Syria. Exports to the Palestinian territories have decreased by some 30 per cent since the beginning of the Intifada in September 2000, al-Bairaqtar added.