Iran’s cement exports up 32%

Iran’s cement exports up 32%
17 September 2018

Iran’s cement exports expanded by 32 per cent during the first four months of the current fiscal year (20 March-22 July 2018), according to the country’s Customs Administration.

The country exported cement to the value of US$107m, representing a 32 per cent YoY rise, and a volume of 2.7Mt, up 24 per cent YoY. In addition, 2.2Mt of clinker was exported with a value of US$60m. 

Destinations included Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Cement and clinker exports to Oman and Kuwait saw significant growth.

Iran’s cement production reached 13.36Mt in the first quarter of the fiscal year (20 March-20 June 2018), down 5.7 per cent YoY, according to data from the Iranian Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade.

In the last financial year, ended 20 March 2018, domestic cement production reached 55.19Mt, remaining stable when compared with the previous fiscal year. Of this total, over 49Mt was supplied to the domestic market – a three per cent increase when compared with the previous year. Clinker production during this period edged up one per cent YoY to 58.1Mt.

Some 6Mt of cement and 6Mt of clinker was exported in the 12-month period, representing a decrease of 16.8 per cent and an increase of six per cent, respectively.

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