Turkey cement output

Turkey cement output
Published: 06 January 2004

Turkey's cement output increased to 26,946,360t between January and September 2003, up by 6.07 per cent year-on-year.  Factories in the northwestern Marmara region produced 7.636Mt of cement, followed by factories in central Anatolia with an output of 4.592Mt, the Turkish Union of Cement Producers said on January 5, 2003.  Turkey's cement exports totalled 5,554,952t, up by 1.012Mt compared to the same period of 2002.  The Turkish cement sector exported to Iraq some 400,000t of cement worth $20m (15.8 mln euro) between June and November 2003, the management board chairman of the Union of Cement Producers, Adnan Ignebekcili, said in early December 2003. The exports of the Turkish cement sector to Iraq could increase in the coming years but their volume would remain insignificant for the sector which is targeting 10Mt exports a year, Ignebekcili added.  Turkey's cement production is expected to total 30Mt in 2003.