Armenian exports rise in first six months of 2013

Armenian exports rise in first six months of 2013
Published: 16 October 2013


Armenian cement exports have increased over the first six months of the year despite a drop in domestic output.

Data from the National Statistics Service reported by ArmInfo that over the January-June 2013 period, cement production declined 3.2 per cent to 180,000t from 186,300t in the same period of the year before, while exports rose 64 per cent from 56,000t in 1H12 to 92,000t in the first half of this year.

While the Armenian construction market continues to feel the effects of the global financial crisis but, neighbouring Georgia has proved to be a key export market as building activity there rises.  

In 2011 Armenia was reported to have exported 98,000t compared to the 34,000t in 2010.