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Iran’s cement capacity reaches 86Mta

05 December 2012, Published under Cement News

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 ...

Pakistan: APCMA demands checks on smuggling of Iranian cement

04 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has requested the government  take measures to stop the smuggling of Iranian cement into the country to safeguard the domestic cement industry. Iranian cement is reportedly is finding its way to Quetta and other parts of Balochistan (Pakistan's Western province which shares its borders with Iran) through informal channels. Cement is being sold below the average price of locally produced cement of PKR451.50/50kg bag (US$4.62). ...

Pakistan: Building material costs to rise

15 November 2012, Published under Cement News

While local Pakistani companies are anticipating a rise in building materials costs over the next year, their counterparts in Iran are already experiencing a hike of up to 30 per cent under the pressure of trade sanctions. Cement prices have increased by 20 to 30 per cent in Iran this year compared to the year before. It's because of energy, transport and supply costs but most of all because of the sanctions. The suppliers are not selling at the same prices as before. The currency exchange ...

Iran six month output hits 36Mt

30 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Iran during the first six months of the current Iranian calender (beginning 20 March 2012) has reached 36Mt, Esfandiar Salarvand MD of Fars & Khuzestan Cement Company, told local press. Mr Salarvand said that Iran plans to export 12Mt of cement in the current calender year. Last month, Vajihollah Jafari deputy industry minister of Iran said that Iran plans to produce 75Mt of cement by the end of the current Iranian year (20 March 2013). According to Mehdi Ghazanfa...

Iran forecast to produce 75Mt cement by year-end

22 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran is projected to produce 75Mt of cement by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2013), according to local news reports. ISNA quoted Iranian deputy industry minister, Vajihollah Jafari, as saying that production capacity will be 86Mt by the end of the year. Iran exported over 6.8Mt of cement during the first six months of the current (Iranian) year.

Iran exports hit 6.8Mt in six months

15 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran exported over 6.8Mt of cement and clinker during the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20. Exports grew by 26.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. Exports of cement and clinker amounted to 1.21Mt in the sixth calendar month of Shahrivar, which ended on 21 September. Iran plans to produce 75Mt of cement by the end of the current year, the deputy industry minister, Vajihollah Jafari told the ISNA News Agency on September 14. ...

Iran cement prices increased by 22%

28 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran’s ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade announced on 23 September that it is to increase the price of cement by 22 per cent. This is the third price hike in seven years and the decision to increase prices this time is mainly due to increased raw material costs which have led to declining profit margins.   Moslem Dorrieh, the secretary of the Cement Industry Contractors Union, informed all Iranian cement factories that the ex-works price of bulk cement is as follows: • Type I-323: from I...

Iranian output rises three per cent in first five months

11 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Total Iranian cement production reached 30.5Mt in the first five months of the Iranian year (beginning 21 March 2012), a rise of three per cent compared compared to 29.6Mt produced in the same period of last year. Clinker production totalled 29.9Mt in the period  against 27.79Mt in Iranian year 2011. Cement and clinker exports for the first five months of this year was 5.6Mt, of which cement accounts for 4.87Mt.

Pakistan loses Afghan cement market share to Iran

20 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The declining trend of cement exports continues to worry Pakistani manufacturers as cement exports to Afghanistan have plummeted by 10 per cent annually, owing to availability of cheaper Iranian cement there. The industry said that the energy crisis and constant hike in petroleum products have made its product uncompetitive even in the neighbouring country, the main purchaser of cement from Pakistan. Industry sources said that historically US sanctions on Iran have been an impediment for...

Iran production rises in first four months of Iranian year

02 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 24.44Mt of cement in the first four months of the current Iranian year (20 March - 21 July 2012), IRNA reported. According to a report by the Industries, Mines and Trade Ministry, about 6.43Mt of cement was produced during the 20 June - 21 July. Clinker production, meanwhile, amounted to 5.64Mt during the same period. Last month, Mohammad Hassan Pourkhalil, secretary of the Cement Industry Contractors Union, said cement production surpassed 17.99Mt during 20 March-20 June, re...