Saudi exports down demand up

Saudi exports down demand up
Published: 03 March 2004

According to Al-Riyadh newspaper (March 1, 2004), official statistics revealed that the total cement exports of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia decreased to 1.8Mt in 2003, down from 2.8Mt in the previous year. Only three companies out of the operating cement companies in Saudi Arabia managed to export last year including the Saudi Cement Company (1.1Mt), the Eastern Province Cement Company (498,000t) and the Southern Cement Company (212,000t).  Meanwhile, cement demand in Saudi Arabia stood at 22.2Mt in 2003, up from 20.3Mt in 2002, it was reported on March 1, 2004.