Iran exports rise 36.2% in first nine months

Iran exports rise 36.2% in first nine months
Published: 13 January 2014

Tagged Under: Exports Iran 

Iran exported 14.425Mt of cement and clinker in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, representing a rise of 36.2 per cent YoY.

Total exports comprised 11.164Mt of cement and 3.261Mt of clinker, Abdolreza Sheikhan,secretary of the union of cement industry employers, revealed.

For the full-year, Iran plans to export 12Mt. The country also plans to increase cement output to 85Mt by the end of next year, according to report.

In August, former Iranian Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said that domestic capacity would reach 110Mt by 2015.

Export markets include Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, the UAE, Georgia, Oman and India.