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Middle East: diversification is key

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Following years of conflict, the potential for cement demand in the Middle East is huge. Add to this the drive by governments to develop and expand various industries to reduce their reliance on oil and gas revenues. Meeting this demand, however, requires investment at a time when state revenues have plummeted and the region is facing escalating humanitarian crises. Global oil prices declined by more than 50 per cent in March 2020 as lockdown measures grounded international flights ...

Iranian cement market contracts 12% in October

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement demand declined 11.7 per cent MoM to 5.05Mt in October 2021. In addition, producers exported 0.65Mt of clinker and 0.29Mt of cement, according to the Iranian cement association. In term of output, 7.02Mt of clinker and 5.46Mt of cement were produced in October 2021. When compared with September 2021, clinker production increased 2.8 per cent while cement output was down 9.2 per cent.

Iran's cement industry to prepare alternatives amid fuel shortage

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran is facing the prospect of power shortages amid an insufficient supply of natural gas, according to Trend News. As a result, cement plants are expected to store mazut as an alternative fuel over the next few days, says the secretary of the Cement Industry Association, Abdolreza Sheikhan. Mr Sheikhan also noted that an electricity outage during the summer had previously led to a cement shortage in the market and an increase in prices. Therefore, he expressed concern about the prospect ...

Iranian cement consumption up 34% MoM in September

22 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market expanded 34 per cent to 5.72Mt in September 2021 when compared with August 2021, when demand reached 4.27Mt, according to the Iranian cement association. Cement production in Iran reached 6.01Mt in September 2021, up 25.5 per cent MoM, while clinker production stood at 6.83Mt, representing a MoM increase of 34.4 per cent MoM. In addition to supplying the domestic market, Iranian cement producers exported 0.89Mt of cement and 0.4Mt of clinker in September 2021. In...

Iranian cement demand expands 7% MoM in August

28 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement consumption reached 4.27Mt in August 2021, according to the Iranian cement association. This represents a 6.8 per cent uptick when compared with July 2021. Cement and clinker production stood at 4.79Mt and 5.08Mt, respectively. In addition to supplying the domestic market, Iranian cement producer exported 0.32Mt of cement and 0.44Mt of clinker.

Iran’s Mercantile Exchange sets up separate cement trade hall

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) will set up a separate hall for cement trades from 25 September 2021, according to IME’s director for market operation. Following the announcement of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade on banning the purchase and supply of cement outside the commodity exchange and determining the time for the presence of buyers and sellers of cement in the commodity exchange, the process of admission of cement companies and buyers to the exchange has accelerated. ...

Iranian cement sales down in July

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement market contracted by 30.8 per cent MoM to 4Mt in July 2021 from 5.78Mt in June 2021. Clinker production declined from 6.75Mt in June 2021 to 3.95Mt in July 2021 while cement output decreased to 4.38Mt in July from 6.02Mt in June. In addition to a shrinking domestic market, exports of cement and clinker in July fell to 0.41Mt and 0.3Mt, respectively when compared with the previous month, when cement and clinker exports stood at 0.36Mt and 0.63Mt, respectively.

Cement sold through Iran's mercantile exchange rises

18 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The operations manager of the Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME), Abbas Yaghoubi, has provided an update regarding the offering of all the country's cement via the IME, according to Trend News. Currently, 56 companies out of 78 cement companies have been admitted to offer their products through the IME, but further companies are expected to also accept and submit documents. "The trend of cement offering in the IME is upward," said Mr Yaghoubi. "The offering of cement via IME started from 1...

Iran cement production capacity tops 88Mta in FY20-21

17 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s nominal cement production capacity totalled 88Mta in FY20-21, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade (MIMT).  Meanwhile, total cement production over the last year was 69.3Mt, of which 15Mt was exported to Iraq, Afghanistan and some Southeast Asian countries and 64Mt was used locally, stated MIMT.  More than 70 cement factories were operational in Iran, which produced 27 types of cement, of which Type II and V are the most popular.

Iranian cement demand reaches 5.78Mt in June 2021

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market consumed 5.78Mt of cement in June 2021, remaining level with the 5.78Mt reported in May. This demand was entirely met by local cement production, which reached 6.02Mt in June while clinker production stood at 6.75Mt. In May cement and clinker output reached 6.1Mt and 6.68Mt, respectively.  In addition, 0.63Mt of clinker and 0.36Mt of cement was exported in June. Exports of both clinker and cement fell when compared with May, when clinker exports were at 0.79Mt a...