Iran’s cement capacity reaches 86Mta

Iran’s cement capacity reaches 86Mta
05 December 2012

Iran’s cement production capacity is currently 86Mta, according to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Speaking at the sidelines of an inauguration ceremony, Mr Ahmadinejad underlined the cement industry’s strong development in recent times considering that six years ago it was still dependent on imports.

The country currently produces some 76Mta of cement. In the first seven months of the current Iranian year (beginning 20 March 2012) cement output amounted to some 43.28Mt, a YoY rise of 4.74 per cent, the IRIB News Agency reported.

Esfandiar Salarvand, managing director of Fars & Khuzestan Cement Company said in October that Iran plans to export 12Mt of cement in the current calendar year. Mehdi Ghazanfari, Industry, Mine and Trade Minister, also said in August that the country's cement production capacity will reach 110Mt by 2015.

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