Tajikistan cement output increases over Jan-Nov 2013

Tajikistan cement output increases over Jan-Nov 2013
Published: 12 December 2013

Tagged Under: Tajikistan imports 

Tajikistan is working towards reducing its reliance on imports as domestic output increases following the commissioning of a new plant earlier this year, and more new projects are reported to be on the way. 

In the first 11 months of the year, the Central Asian country produced 306,000t of cement, some 83,200t more than the same period of last year, according to reports by Trend News Agency.

In August of this year a 1Mta Tajikistan-Cement cement plant joint venture was inaugurated, taking the country one step closer to its aim of self sufficiency in cement supply. The plant was constructed by Huaxin Gayur Cement. 

Five other cement producers already operate in the country and Tajikistan’s government has embarked upon a programme to encourage development of the domestic industry to reduce its import dependency. A further seven new projects are in the pipeline, however, these could push the industry into overcapacity in the long run.