Iranian cement production reaches 49Mt mark

Iranian cement production reaches 49Mt mark
Published: 12 December 2012


In the first eight months of the Iranian calendar year (beginning 20 March) the country’s cement production rose six per cent YoY to 49.14Mt against 46.34Mt in the same period of last year.

However, cement production in the period fell short of the 5.09Mt anticipated as output in the month of Aban (the eighth month) missed expectations. Production during the month reached 5.87Mt – less than the 6.42Mt that had been forecast but ahead of the 5.2Mt produced in the period of the previous year.

Some 47.59Mt of clinker was produced over the eight month period, up 6.7 per cent from the 44.6Mt manufactured in the same month of the previous year. Again, production levels during Aban failed to meet expectations with clinker output reaching 5.87Mt compared to the 6.18Mt anticipated but still ahead of the 5.38Mt produced in the previous calendar year.

Abeyek Cement produced the largest amount over the period with output totalling 2.3Mt and 2.39Mt of cement and clinker, respectively.